What is automotive right to repair?

Right to repair is the principle that a vehicle owner should have the ability and choice to service their vehicle anytime, anywhere, anyplace. Automakers agree and support seamless independent auto service and repair.

Automakers offer drivers a wide range of repair options – more than any other industry. In fact, automakers already and routinely make available to independent repair shops all the parts, service information and vehicle data needed to diagnose and repair a vehicle.

Independent Auto Repairers, Automakers Strike Major Right-To-Repair Pact (July 2023)

Guarantees consumer choice in automotive repair.

Vehicles serviced "anytime, anywhere, anyplace."

Includes thousands of independent auto repair professionals.

Applies to all vehicle technologies and powertrains.

Covers access to telematics data required to diagnose and repair vehicles.

Letter to Congress (July 2023): Automotive Service AssociationSociety of Collision Repair Specialists, Alliance for Automotive Innovation.

Automotive right to repair exists. Always has, always will.

Automakers created OEM1Stop for repair technicians to get repair information.

Competition is alive and well in the auto repair industry. The system is working.

Letter to 28 state attorneys general on federal right to repair legislation.

Dig Deeper: Maine Telematics Ballot Initiative

In the News

Commentary: Maine right to repair referendum question oversteps the mark
(Portland Press Herald)

Automakers, repair shops strike new right-to-repair deal covering telematics data
(Automotive News)

Right to repair already exists for cars
(Washington Post)

What monopoly? Repair info is shared
(Automotive News)

Congress considers law that could lower auto mechanic costs
(FOX News)

Right-to-repair backers just after a data grab
(Automotive News)

'Right to Repair' progresses in Maine, but automakers are pushing back
(NBC News Portland)

Maine car repair shops seek wireless vehicle data, but manufacturers say they don’t need it
(Spectrum News)

Automotive Right to Repair: Myth and Fact