The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing and expresses concern over auto body repair legislation recently introduced in Maryland that, if passed, will limit consumer choices when having their vehicle repaired.
On July 1, Michigan State Sen. Joe Hune (R-22), chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, introduced Senate Bill 430, a bill that amends the insurance code to prohibit insurers from requiring automotive repairers to use a specific vendor or process to procure parts and other materials.
Takata Corporation announced that TK Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Takata Corporation, has agreed to initiate future expanded recalls covering all non-desiccated frontal airbag inflators containing phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (“PSAN”) in the United States that are not covered by previous recalls.
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, under the Judiciary Committee, held a hearing today on H.R. 1057, the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales (PARTS) Act.
The Michigan Senate Insurance Committee held a hearing on SB 430 to amend the insurance code to prohibit insurers from requiring automotive repairers to use a specific vendor or process to procure parts and other materials.
Spurred by the recent recalls and the continued development of new vehicle technologies, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled, “Examining Ways to Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety.”
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