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server-down-200pxOn the final day of the Cash for Clunkers program, thousands of car dealers are frantically trying to get in all their past sales as well as sales from over the weekend. Dealers are required to enter in all sales by today at 8:00 pm but with this outage, the NHTSA will have to grant an extension. Here is the message one dealer sent to us when he was trying to enter in sales:
"To better meet the high demand we're experiencing, we have temporarily shut down the service so we can expand our capacity to more quickly serve your requests. Please visit the site at a later time. We apologize for any inconvenience."
The NHTSA website obviously could not handle the load and has been temporarily shutdown. This is not the first time the the NHTSA has experienced server load issues. When the program went live on July 27, 2009 the web servers were frequently rebooting dealers off during registrations.

Over $3 Billion In Cash for Clunkers Sales

It looks like the NHTSA information technology planners underestimated once again the popularity of the program and how many deals are still not entered into the NHTSA system. I predict that when the dust settles, the car sales completed under the CARS program will exceed the $3 billion dollars allotted for the program.

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