Senator Introduces Right to Repair Legislation

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair legislation (S. 2138) to the Senate on Feb. 26, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Similar to legislation introduced in the House (H.R. 2735), the bill will ensure that motorists retain the right to choose how and by whom their vehicles are maintained and repaired.

"The introduction of S. 2138 by Senator Graham represents another milestone in the battle to obtain passage of this critical legislation needed to ensure the future competitiveness of the independent aftermarket," said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and chief executive officer.

"Independents do not have the luxury of depending on the promises of the vehicle manufacturers," said Schmatz.

"Our service industry needs affordable and effective access to tools and information, not just this year, but for many years to come. The only way to make sure this happens is through passage of effective right to repair legislation," said Schmatz.

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