Right to Repair

The Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act, which seeks "to ensure consumers have access to data relating to their motor vehicles, critical repair information, and tools, and to provide them choices for maintenance, service, and repair of their motor vehicles," was introduced in early 2023.

In the summer of 2023, automakers and independent repair shops announced a renewed agreement affirming that independent repair shops will continue to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information automakers make available to their dealers, including data needed to diagnose and repair a vehicle, and also covers all vehicle technologies and powertrains, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. 

The auto retail industry already provides cost-effective access to any information needed to service or repair vehicles, and therefore AIADA opposes unnecessary “right to repair” legislation.