Congress takes up “Right to Repair” bill

Congress is addressing several bills, including H.R. 1449, concerning the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act, which is also known as “Right to Repair.” The bills, in their various forms, would require motor vehicle manufacturers to share the same repair information with independent repair shops that they do with auto dealerships.

Consumer rights organization along with independent repair shops and the Automobile Association of America (AAA) have been clamoring for the right to have access to the diagnostic codes and service information which is provided to the auto dealer shops.

Another strong lobbying group for the “Right to Repair” comes from farmers and people working in agriculture living in rural areas because many of these people repair their own motor vehicles, tractors and farm equipment and do not have access to repair shops in urban areas.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ oppose such bills because they believe that foreign manufacturers will use the data to steal trade secrets and manufacture inexpensive automobile parts without paying any research and development costs.

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