US Defenders Supports "Right to Repair"

The US Defenders program has formally committed to support HR2057, the "Right to Repair" bill in the US House of Representatives. They join a long list of organazations, including the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, to support this bill. Click HERE to see the list of supporters. HR 2057, the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act of 2009, is currently in the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce (There are no members from MN on this committee). Introduced on 4/22/09, HR2057 protects the right of individuals and independent repair shops to have the necessary tools in order to make repairs to vehicles of all types, including motorcycles.

What Right to Repair Does:
Reaffirms the owners' right to repair their automobile and keep their families safe.
Promotes consumer safety by allowing owners or their auto technicians' access to the computers that control the systems and components that affect the safe operation of their automobiles.
Permits owners to choose the repair shop and the replacement parts to service and maintain their vehicles.
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations to protect consumers and to promote competition in auto maintenance and repair.

What It Does Not Do
It does not take a manufacturer's intellectual property.
It does not affect the dealer's warranty agreement with the vehicle manufacturers.
It does not require manufacturers to disclose manufacturing processes or trade secrets.

Write your US Representative and ask them to support HR2057.

For more information on Right to Repair click HERE

To view the MRF press release click HERE

For information on the US Defenders click HERE