GM and Ford Expand Participation in NASTF SDRM

May 30, 2008, 01:00 ET from National Automotive Service Task Force

    LEESBURG, Va., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National
 Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has announced that both GM and Ford
 have expanded their participation in the Secure Data Release Model (SDRM)
 to include the release of key codes to registered security professionals
 and service technicians in all 50 states. Prior to this announcement, GM
 and Ford had only provided key code data to users in California. "The SDRM
 continues to grow in importance and capability to address the difficult
 issue of access to security information for the automotive service
 industry," said Charlie Gorman, NASTF Chairman. "This expanded
 participation by GM and Ford is welcome and an important addition to the
 body of information made available by all of the OEM's who have been
 engaged with the SDRM from the beginning."
     GM and Ford join eight other manufacturers in providing access to key
 codes and other security information on a nationwide basis. The list of
 those car manufacturers who are participating nationwide in the SDRM also
 includes Honda, Kia, Land Rover, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volvo.
     For reference, all information on the SDRM is available on the NASTF
 website at This information also covers the registration
 process and qualifications necessary for a repairer or other security
 professional to access this security information. The website also provides
 a link to download the necessary forms to apply for inclusion in the
 national registry.
     NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps
 in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information,
 service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of
 automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was
 incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at
     As a 501(c)6 not-for profit organization, NASTF takes no position on
 any legislation that may be proposed or pending in state or national
 legislative bodies.

SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force