Late on car payment? Lender could turn engine off remotely

Aaron Crowe

As if being behind on a car loan payment isn't bad enough, auto lenders now have the technology to remotely shut off the offending car's engine when payments are late.

Sales of the shut-off devices by one manufacturer, Littleton, Colo.-based Passtime, are up 33% over last year, and the company is increasing production to meet demand, according to an AOL Autos story.