Auto Care Association Statement on Enforcement of Massachusetts Right to Repair Law

May 30, 2023

BETHESDA, Md. – May 30, 2023 –  The following statement can be attributed to Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey:

"Today the Judge in Massachusetts denied the Alliance’s request for an injunction holding that the Data Access Law remains in effect.  The next step will be for the Attorney General to issue the telematics system notice required by the Data Access Law on June 1. Unfortunately, the Court refused to provide an estimate of when he may issue a final decision in the case but indicated that a decision is not imminent. We are encouraged that the Judge denied the Alliance’s request for an injunction and that the Attorney General’s office will move forward by issuing the notice specified in the law on June 1. Without choice and independence guaranteed by the Data Access Law, there will be harmful effects on the motoring public, including being forced to pay more for repairs. We continue to encourage the Court to make a final decision."