Tag: choice of repairer

choice of repairer campaign logo

A decade’s worth of lobbying by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) – and significant efforts by others – has finally resulted in the introduction of legislation that would require automakers to share service and repair data. The legislation, which entered Australian Parliament as the latest edition of SightGlass News went to press, would level the playing Continue reading Repair info sharing legislation enters parliament

Federal Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar with automotive repairers

Independent automotive repairers have some great news with which to go into the holiday season, with the release of draft legislation that if passed, will make it illegal for car companies to withhold information from aftermarket workshops. A short consultation period will finish at the end of January 2021, with the law expected to come Continue reading Draft legislation for mandatory repair data sharing released by Australian federal government

Mitsubishi 10 year warranty

Mitsubishi Motors Australia’s controversial 10-year warranty has been given the go-ahead by the ACCC despite push-back from the aftermarket repair sector. The 10-year, 200,000km warranty, including 10-year capped price servicing plan and four years of roadside assistance cover is extended from five to 10 years if owners have their vehicles serviced at authorised Mitsubishi dealers. Continue reading Mitsubishi gets ACCC green light for 10Y warranty

A screenshot of Auto Digital Master ECU software

But AAAA doesn’t consider it necessary or desirable Down Under The United States Government has amended the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to allow owners of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery to legally modify onboard computer software, providing these changes do not result in the breach of any Department of Transport or Environmental Continue reading US legalises deeper access to car computers

ECU Diagnosis

Mandatory Code of Practice now the only option: AAAA The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) says the majority of car manufacturers are behaving exactly as expected in response to the Heads of Agreement on Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles that was signed in December last year. Almost a year on, only Continue reading Car companies drag repair data sharing chain