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CAR Coalition Movement

The CAR Coalition is working at the federal and state levels to champion your right to your vehicle data.

Championing Consumer Access to Vehicle Data  |  Educating Lawmakers on the Rising Cost of Auto Repair  Amending Antiquated Patent Laws  |  Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Parts Manufacturers


  • Guarantees vehicle owners can get the parts, tools, and information they need to choose aftermarket parts​

  • Requires automakers to give consumers the critical information, software, and tools they need to fix their vehicles

  • Requires automakers to give consumers access to their vehicle data needed for repair and maintenance

  • Requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to propose new rules to guarantee consumer access to vehicle data and provide cybersecurity


  • Reduces automakers patents on collision repair parts from 14 years down to 2.5 years​

  • Allows aftermarket parts manufacturers to sell a collision repair part after the 2.5-year patent lifespan is over

  • Would not prevent automakers from enforcing patents against other automakers during 14-year patent lifespan

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