DMV: GOV. MALLOY: STATE WILL EXTEND EMISSIONS DUE DATE AND WAIVE LATE FEES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES SUBJECT TO GENERAL MOTORS RECALL

April 9, 2014
For Immediate Release
 
GOV. MALLOY: STATE WILL EXTEND EMISSIONS DUE DATE AND WAIVE LATE FEES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES SUBJECT TO
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL

Emission Test Dates For Affected Vehicles Extended to October 31, 2014
 
(WETHERSFIELD) -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Melody A. Currey today announced that DMV is extending the emissions due date and waiving late fees for applicable vehicles involved in the recent General Motors (G.M.) recall.
 
“We understand that affected residents are already under enough stress dealing with the G.M. recall and don’t want to add to their burden.  Their first priority should be remedying their vehicles’ safety issues,” said Governor Malloy. “We are extending emissions’ deadlines and waiving late fees to ease the pressure on Connecticut owners while they get through this extraordinary situation.” 
 
G.M. has recalled about 2.5 million of its compact cars, including 2.2 million in the United States, due to safety hazards related to a defective ignition switch. Last week the automaker said it was aware of a 13th death related to the faulty ignition switches.
 
“This is a serious problem and we want to help people as much as we can,” said DMV Commissioner Currey. “We see this effort as assisting these consumers as they work to get repairs done.”
 
This extension applies to the following vehicle makes and models:
 
 Model Years Vehicle Make and Model  Number in Connecticut on DMV Records 
2005 - 2010   Chevrolet Cobalt  2,971
2005 - 2010  Pontiac G5    87
2006 - 2011  Chevrolet HHR  1,295
2006 - 2010  Pontiac Solstice  147
2003 - 2007  Saturn Ion   726
2007 - 2010  Saturn Sky   51
2005 - 2006    Pontiac Pursuit (Canada)   0

The extension and waiver, which is effective beginning today (April 9th), apply to seven G.M. models and will remain in effect until October 31, 2014. Once the vehicle has been repaired, the emissions test must be completed. Anyone that fails to complete the emissions test by October 31th will be assessed with a late fee.  The extension and waiver apply only to emissions testing. Owners must renew their registrations on time and continuously maintain insurance to avoid additional late fees and penalties.
 
*DMV has posted a notice of the extension on its website here.
 

 




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