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The battle over access to vehicle repair information has been
playing out in the court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
United States over the last few years and has gained further
momentum in the past year. The commonwealth has delayed
implementing the proposed law, which would require motor vehicle
owners and independent repairers to get expanded access to vehicle
maintenance and repair data, until a final ruling from the US
District Court judge for the District of Massachusetts, whose
decision remains pending. The outcome of the case is expected to
have wide-ranging implications for the aftermarket.

On a national level, the automotive Right to Repair movement in
the US gained traction on 3 February, 2022 as US Representative
Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a senior member of the House Committee on
Energy and Commerce, introduced the Right to Equitable and
Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act that ensures equal
access to auto repair data for independent repair shops. If passed,
the legislation would preserve consumer access to high-quality,
affordable vehicle repair by ensuring that, as vehicles continue to
become more technologically advanced, vehicle owners and
independent repair shops have equal access to repair and
maintenance tools and data as car companies and licensed
dealerships.

For more information, go to AftermarketInsight to read our full
interview
with Auto Care Association’s Aaron Lowe. In
the interview with IHS Markit, Aaron talks about the current state
of Right to Repair, in-vehicle data regulation at the international
level, cost implications over accessing the data, and more.

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Authors:
Nishant Parekh, Senior Research Analyst, Aftermarket Solutions, IHS
Markit
Todd Campau, Associate Director, Aftermarket Solutions,
Americas, IHS Markit




Posted 07 February 2022 by Todd Campau, Associate Director, Aftermarket Solutions, S&P Global Mobility

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