Open Safety Recall Management by Rapid Recon
HOW DEALERSHIPS CAN BENEFIT FROM
OPEN SAFETY RECALL MANAGEMENT

The VALUE PROPOSITION:

Rapid Recon clients can now close the loop on safety recall risk inside of the reconditioning process, by identifying safety recalls on their in-brand and off-brand pre-owned inventory daily. 

Rapid Recon, Inc. has partnered with AutoAp, Inc., the industry leader in safety recall management solutions, to integrate their highly accurate safety recall verification service into Rapid Recon’s robust reconditioning program. 

Here’s how YOU CAN BENEFIT:

REDUCED RECALL LIABILITY

Daily review of your dealership inventory using Rapid Recon’s Open Safety Recall Management SM, powered by AutoAp, significantly reduces the liability associated with selling vehicles with open safety recalls. Dealers have achieved up to 90% reduction in their open-safety recall rates. 

INCREASED WARRANTY REVENUE

Your Dealership may be missing service revenue opportunities provided by undiscovered in-brand open safety recalls. Identify open safety recalls on in-brand vehicles, and increase service profitability every day. 

IMPROVED CUSTOMER SAFETY

Repairing open safety recalls is the right thing to do for customer safety. Daily recall review gives you more time to get open recall repairs completed, avoiding potentially awkward and delayed deal closings.  

ENHANCED MARKET DIFFERENTIATION

With all of the negative safety recall press recently focused on dealers, you have an opportunity to leverage a commitment to a check every vehicle, every day and position your dealership as the as a market leader in safety. 

OPTIMIZED SERVICE BAY UTILIZATION

Discovering which in-brand vehicles have open safety recalls on a daily basis can give your service department more flexibility to schedule and fill available open service bay time slots.

REDUCED OVERHEAD COSTS

Publicly available safety recall data today has significant errors. Manually checking every vehicle, every day with this data is risky and takes considerable time and effort. Save time and money and let us do the work for you. 


Find out how easy it is to set up Rapid Recon into your workflow

Rapid Recon checks 100% of a dealer's used inventory everyday against our best-in-class safety recall data, reducing dealers' safety recall risk. 

Benefit from the latest advances in safety recall management technology, available in Open Safety Recall Management from Rapid Recon™, powered by AutoAp.


Industry Situation

In 2014, vehicle manufacturers issued an unprecedented number of safety recalls: The number of recalls in 2015 continues to be high, as manufacturers receive more NHTSA scrutiny. NHTSA issued an additional $70 million dollar fine on top of the $105 million dollar Consent Order to Fiat-Chrysler, for lapses in their safety recall processes. And with the recent “EPA-defeat” software scandal, VW’s fines and costs could top $1 Billion dollars.

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As a result, vehicle safety recalls have gained significant media attention and consumer safety risk is at an all- time high. Although manufacturers and their suppliers are the source of vehicle defects, auto dealers also are increasingly being held liable for selling vehicles with open safety recalls.

Federal law currently prohibits franchised car dealers from selling new vehicles with open safety recalls. Even though it is not yet illegal to sell used vehicles with un-repaired safety recalls, federal, state and municipal governments appear to be moving in that direction. The 2015 California Vehicle Code prohibits dealers from selling or offering for sale vehicles with open safety recalls for which the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) is applicable. And in 2014, through efforts by the city’s Dept. of Consumer Affairs, New York became the first U.S. City to prohibit selling used vehicles with open safety recalls. And the OEMs are beginning to require safety recalls be repaired for used vehicles to qualify for CPO status. 

Current Sources Have Significant Data Errors

AutoAp analysis of NHTSA’s safety recall database* found that as much as 30% of their safety recall data had significant inconsistencies and errors, and continues to find errors on an almost daily basis. And dealers who use SaferCar.gov to verify the safety recall status of off-brand vehicles put themselves at risk from the many “False Negatives” the government site returns on queries. Vehicle history reports also misidentify vehicles’ safety recall status, and sometimes even the OEMs themselves have data errors and/or provide inconsistent information. AutoAp has compiled and documented examples in all cases.

* www.prweb.com

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