United States Representative Jan Schakowsky Orders GAO Right to Repair Study

June 13, 2022

The Auto Care Association thanks chairwoman Schakowsky for her recent letter to the General Accounting Office (GAO) requesting examination of competition and cyber security issues related to access to in-vehicle data. The Association strongly agrees with the Chairwoman’s statement in the letter that “when manufacturers take steps to limit repairs by consumers and repair shops, it can increase costs to consumers, unfairly advantage manufacturer repair shops over independent repair shops, and affect consumers’ rights. Robust protection of consumers’ right to repair is critical to counteracting these impacts.”  We stand ready to assist GAO implementing this important request.