S. 3181 (111th): A bill to protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, service, maintain, and repair their motor vehicles, and for other purposes.

Mar 25, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Barbara Boxer
Senator from California
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Last Updated
Mar 25, 2010
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2057 (Related)
Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 22, 2009


This bill was introduced on March 25, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 25, 2010
Referred to Committee Mar 25, 2010

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6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act of 2010 - Requires the manufacturer of a motor vehicle sold, leased, or otherwise introduced into commerce in the United States to provide to the owner of the motor vehicle and the service provider of the motor vehicle, using reasonable business means and on a non-discriminatory basis, all information and tools needed to diagnose, service, maintain, or repair the motor vehicle.
Provides for enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Permits civil actions by:
(1) states on behalf of the state's residents; and
(2) consumers and service providers.
Provides for the protection of trade secrets, except that no information may be withheld by a manufacturer on the ground that it is a trade secret if that information is provided (directly or indirectly) to authorized dealers or service providers.

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