The New Jersey General Assembly recently reintroduced the so-called “Right to Repair” bill after the 2007 session ended without its consideration. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) are against Assembly Bill 803.
New Jersey had joined Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York and Oklahoma in rejecting right-to-repair legislation.
Five years ago, the Alliance, ASA and AIAM addressed discrepancies in service information between manufacturers and independent repairers through the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). The associations believe the NASTF, along with the existence of automaker service information Web sites and third-party service information providers, precludes the need for such legislation.