Right to Repair legislation has been proposed in the Oregon House of Representatives. The bill would require manufacturers of motor vehicles to make tools, information, software and wireless capabilities available to owners, owners’ designees and vehicle repair shops. This also includes any other means to activate, code or program electronic controls, and modules used to diagnose, maintain or repair motor vehicles.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) says it opposes this bill because the association believes independent repairers already have access to third-party information providers as well as automaker websites to obtain service information. If concerns arise, repairers have the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) available to address issues related to service information, tools and training, ASA added.