Illinois has a new piece of legislation. The bill, also known as HB 3133, would amend the state’s current Insurance Code to expressly forbid insurers from requesting deviations from OEM repair procedures, except for parts or ADAS calibration tools.
“No insurer shall specify the use of repair procedures that are not in compliance with original equipment manufacturer directives for those parts in the repair of an insured’s motor vehicle, nor shall any repair facility or installer use repair procedures that are not in compliance with original equipment manufacturer directives for those parts to repair a vehicle,” a portion of HB 3133 reads.
The bill would also add the following to Section 155.29 of 215 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5: “However, this subsection does not require the use of original equipment manufacturer repair parts or original equipment manufacturer advanced driver assistance system calibration tools that may be recommended in an original equipment manufacturer directive if the repair parts or calibration tools used are at least equal in like kind and quality and otherwise conform to original equipment manufacturer directives.”
To read the bill’s full text click here.
If you demand that OEM procedures are followed, yet allow use of inferior parts, you’re still not going to get the same outcome in an accident that you would by using OEM parts. It’s still a liability for whoever is repairing the vehicle.