– July 27, 2020 – Representatives from the Auto Care Association and its membership met with James Owens, deputy administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Friday, July 24, to discuss the data access referendum that will be included as “Question 1” on the ballot for Massachusetts voters this November. A vote in favor of Question 1 would give Massachusetts vehicle owners the ability to access their mechanical data and to provide authorization to share that data with their independent repair shops. The meeting focused on a July 20 letter the NHTSA sent to Massachusetts state legislators echoing the contention of the automakers that access to data by vehicle owners would create cyber security concerns.
– July 14, 2020 – The Massachusetts Right to Repair Committee turned in 24,000 signatures on Wednesday, July 1 to the Secretary of State regarding a ballot question that would mandate car companies provide car owners with control of repair data generated by their vehicles. The submission is more than the 13,374 signatures that are required by law to have a question placed on the ballot. While these signatures are usually collected manually, the COVID-19 virus forced the Committee to seek a consent decree from the Massachusetts Supreme Court that permitted the collection of signatures electronically.
Two-Time NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders adds name to growing list of professional drivers who support national campaign
BETHESDA, Md. – October 25, 2019 – National advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ has partnered with Melling Engine Parts for this year’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. The partnership will focus on fighting for drivers nationwide to secure access to and control of their car data.
BETHESDA, MD – July 9, 2015 –
The Auto Care Association salutes the Connecticut legislature for passing state bill S. 99, which mandates that at the time of the sale of a new motor vehicle, a new car dealer must deliver to the purchaser of the vehicle a printed explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Auto Care Association Complaints Get Attention
MD – October 27, 2014 -- Echoing the long-standing contention by the
Auto Care Association that automakers mislead consumers into wrongfully
believing that serving their vehicles outside dealerships might void
warranties, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has assailed the
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about its lack of urgency in
clarifying its interpretation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
BETHESDA, MD – May 27, 2014 -- The Auto Care Association, Automotive Oil
Change Association, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire
Industry Association joined forces to call on the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) to take immediate action to have Kia withdraw a
technical bulletin warning consumers not to use non-OEM filters, which
is clearly a violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).