WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2002) — Representatives of seven automotive aftermarket associations, including the Tire Industry Association, have written Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., asking him to continue his support of the Motor Vehicle Owners´ Right to Repair Act.
Sen. Wellstone sponsored the legislation in the Senate.
The Automotive Service Association never consulted other aftermarket associations when it made its information access agreement in September with 35 auto makers, the letter stated. "It is apparent the agreement needs an enforcement mechanism," it said. "Thus, the legislative remedy you initiated is very much in order."