BOSTON (May 21, 2012)—The Massachusetts Senate approved the Right to Repair Act on May 17, a major step for national proponents of the measure.
The Right to Repair Act would require auto makers to make available for purchase to vehicle owners and independent auto repairers the same repair and diagnostic information they give their franchised dealers.
Right to Repair supporters say the information currently available is incomplete and often difficult or expensive to access.
The Massachusetts legislature has until July 31 to act on the current version of the Right to Repair Act before adjournment.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition launched a campaign to obtain the final 11,000 signatures it needs to ensure the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act is on the state ballot in November.