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GM, Ford Make Key Codes Accessible to Registered Service Techs

June 03, 2008

LEESBURG, VA --– The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announced that both General Motors 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. GM and Ford had previously provided key code data to users in California only.

SDRM is a data exchange system conceived and designed cooperatively by automakers, the independent repair community, and the insurance and law enforcement communities. The system allows the aftermarket to access security sensitive information related to automobiles, such as key codes, PIN numbers, immobilizer reset information, and similar types of information. 

SDRM allows access to security-related information while protecting the safety and security of consumers and the integrity of automobile security systems.

"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 OEMs 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 participating nationwide in the SDRM also includes Honda, Kia, Land Rover, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota and Volvo.

For more details about the SDRM project, visit the NASTF Web site at



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