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Massachusetts Voters Give Auto Shops Access to Wireless Data

Nov. 4, 2020, 10:49 AM

Massachusetts car repair shops and auto supply chain stores, including AutoZone, will have more access to wireless diagnostic and repair information in new automobiles after voters Tuesday endorsed changes to a “right to repair” law.

The measure (Question 1), which generated some the most expensive ballot-question advertising among the states, updates a landmark 2013 law that required car manufacturers like General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. to provide Massachusetts car repair shops access to the same diagnostic information that dealers use.

This measure requires manufacturers to include equipment in cars made in 2022 or later that would ...

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