CARS Program and CARS.gov website information
The CARS Program was officially shut down on September 30, 2011 and the CARS.gov website was disabled on December 31. All administrative and enforcement actions performed by the CARS Compliance Division became unavailable after September 30. The Compliance Division directly addressed complaints, improper disposal of trade-in vehicles and ineligible applications. The Division has been most active since the deadline for dealers to file CARS application closed on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Active enforcement actions will be transferred to the applicable Federal and/or State law enforcement agencies, and any future CARS enforcement actions will be handled by these entities.