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Federal Right-To-Repair Bill May Require Carmakers to Provide Build Sheets

Posted July 06, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Carmakers may soon have to provide to their customers not only software programming but also build sheets under a bill proposed earlier this month that aims to provide more transparency to car owners.

Introduced by Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger, H.R. 2460 specifically addresses on-road motor vehicles under existing laws that outline how and when carmakers should communicate information about their cars to the owners of the cars.

As written, the bill would require carmakers to provide, based on a car’s VIN, a list of the various part numbers “and the software of each such part (if applicable)” along with “build sheet information” in a standardized format on a searchable website.

The scope of right to repair grows, giving DIYers more rights and info.

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07/06/2017 9:16 AM

As opposed to You Tube and Google University.

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07/06/2017 5:26 PM

Wow!

That would be so nice to be able to go into the actual ECM software and reprogram things to run most efficiently over what they have it set for now rather than having to tweak the various sensors signals to fool the software into running the engine more efficiently.

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07/07/2017 11:05 AM

You just have to remember to back up the original code which you can reload before taking it in for annual inspection/emissions test.

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07/07/2017 8:28 PM

We don't have inspections here. Probably never will.

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07/07/2017 8:52 PM

Ah, land of the free!

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07/07/2017 10:59 AM

A fine example of using the top of the gas tank as the floor of the trunk. i liked it when they properly aligned the bumper with the seam of the tank so that being hit in the rear almost always guaranteed the tank would rupture.

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07/07/2017 11:14 AM

Sounds sorta like "DIY VW Diesel Programming 101" (wink,wink)!

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