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 www.nastf.org. 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 www.nastf.org. 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