GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
Taxable sales in Nevada jumped 7.6 percent in August over the same month a year ago, with strong gains reported in several sectors including sales of cars and durable goods.