What You Need to know about Right to Repair?. AIA Presentation to CCIF Saturday June 18, 2005 Fredericton, NB. "Consumers own their cars, not the car company. It's their right to repair ." David Parde, President, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality. What is the Right to Repair?.
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AIA Presentation to CCIF
Saturday June 18, 2005
It's their right to repair."
David Parde, President, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality
If vehicle manufacturers deny access to the tools, training and diagnostic and repair codes to independent installers, they will not be able to repair late model vehicles.
“This effectively eliminates consumer choice.”
This is a huge problem for the automotive aftermarket!
1. Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2048) reintroduced by Rep Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
2. Bill requires car companies to make same service info and tools capabilities provided to franchised dealers available to independents
3. 2005 bill language changed to addresses car companies' concerns over trade secrets
4. New language provides more detail on enforcement by FTC 5. Bill has broad bi-partisan support
Any replacement parts tied to the computer control system requires access to diagnostic and repair codes. Also of concern is flash reprogramming requirements.