Right to Repair Act Introduced in Congress

October 11, 2001
Filed under Trailer News

Fittingly named the “Right to Repair Act,” a bill (HR 2735) that seeks to reaffirm consumer
choice in affordable vehicle repair has been introduced in the U.S. House of
Representatives. HR 2735 would provide independent service mechanics access to the computer
data that controls many vehicle systems and components, guaranteeing that they will have
the same information as dealers. Not included in this bill are engine and emissions-related
service information already addressed in the EPA’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) rules.
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Director of Outreach and Public Affairs Brian
Caudill noted, “We are pleased that legislation has been introduced to ensure consumers
have their choice of vehicle repair options. Furthermore, the ‘Right to Repair Act’ is
clearly a step forward for the independent service industry.”

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