WASHINGTON (March 2, 2005) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) have formed a new group, the Coalition for Automotive Repair and Fair Information Xchange (CARFIX).
An opposite to the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality, the groups said CARFIX is designed to support the voluntary repair information agreement between the ASA, AAM and AIAM. It also counters the advocacy of a number of industry groups that favor the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, which would create criminal sanctions against auto makers for not providing repair and diagnostic information to independent auto repairers.
Creation of CARFIX was announced the same day as the Aftermarket Legislative Summit, in which other aftermarket groups such as the Tire Industry Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association lobbied Congress for passage of the Right to Repair Act.
“We want to make sure that our voice is heard, too,” said Jeannine Ginivan, CARFIX communications director.