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Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:24

Automakers Push to Delay Massachusetts 'Right to Repair' Law

Written by Christian M. Wade, The Eagle-Tribune

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Massachusetts legislators are weighing changes to a voter-approved law that would give auto manufacturers more time to comply with requirements to turn over vehicle telematics data to owners and independent repair shop owners.

Question 1 was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the November 2020 elections and modified the state's “right to repair” law to allow auto repair shops to access telematics data from vehicles. A costly ballot fight pitted the nation's automakers against small repair shops backed by the retail parts industry.

 

But the auto industry is making a last-ditch effort to delay implementation of the changes as it fights to overturn the voter-approved law in federal court. 

 

To read more, see The Eagle-Tribune.