Right to Repair Racks Up Win in Massachusetts

March 10, 2023

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition recently scored a big victory when State Attorney General Andrea Campbell announced she will help implement the states’ right to repair law.

“On March 7, Campbell filed a notice of intent to terminate non-enforcement stipulation as of June 1, 2023 ,meaning that she will take action to implement the law,” say coalition officials.

“The attorney general’s office had suspended enforcement of the law,” pending the results of a court case that “has been repeatedly delayed for more than two years.

“On behalf of all Massachusetts independent repair shops and 4,000 members statewide, we thank Attorney General Campbell for standing with the voters and their right to get their car fixed wherever they choose as automakers increasingly try to create a monopoly in the car repair market.

“It has been more than two years since Massachusetts voters approved Right to Repair by a 75-25 margin and the Attorney General’s action is a breath of fresh air for consumers and the independent auto repair market.

“During this delay, the automobile manufacturers have been unfairly steering new customers to their franchised dealerships, and consumers are losing. We urge the federal court to finally rule in this case and appreciate the Attorney General’s action moving forward."

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