Right to repair: Now is ‘our best chance’
December 9, 2022 – With the midterms wrapped up south of the border, American automotive aftermarket leaders are focusing on the next two years as pivotal in getting right to repair legislation in place.
“2023 and 2024, I believe, are our years to get this done,” said Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), under which aftermarket suppliers are represented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
“My concern is, if we don’t get it done in the next Congress, we’re going to miss our best chance. That doesn’t mean that we’ll never be able to address it. But we are going to miss our best chance.”
A right to repair bill was introduced in Canada earlier this year. Brian Masse, an NDP member of Parliament representing Windsor West in Ontario, introduced legislation as a private member’s bill.