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TIMELINE OF RIGHT TO REPAIR
2010-2018

WHAT HAPPENED
  • 2000-2010

    Access Issues Start

    Automakers start restricting access of independent repair shops to repair and diagnostic information

  • 2011

    Legislation and Ballot Initiative

    Legislation and a ballot initiative to give owners and repair shops equal access are filed

  • 2012

    Big Win - 86%

    Ballot question passed in landslide with 86% support from Massachusetts voters

  • 2013

    Law takes effect

    The Right to Repair law provides repair shops equal access through each car's data port plug-in

  • 2016-2018

    Wireless Loophole

    Automakers start using wireless technology to undermine law

  • 2018

    Right to Repair - The Wireless Generation Begins

    New Right to Repair Legislation filed to protect consumers


Right to Repair Massachusetts
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