URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Massachusetts Introduces Bill to Require Warranty Disclosure
Legislation (H.B. 3810) to require new car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was introduced. The bill will be sent to the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure for consideration.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 3810
- The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act regulates warranties for the protection of consumers and provides that vehicle manufacturers may not deny warranty coverage based on the use of an aftermarket part alone.
- In December 2010, the Federal Trade Commission issued an Alert stating that the manufacturer or dealer must show that the aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage.
Consumers are generally unaware of the rights afforded them under the law and many are forced to absorb the costs for repairs that were properly covered under the warranty. H.B. 3810 would simply provide that consumers be made aware in ten-point boldface type of these basic rights.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to request support for H.B. 3810.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
Anthony.Petruccelli@masenate.gov; email@example.com; Kathleen.OConnorIves@masenate.gov; James.Timilty@masenate.gov; Michael.Rodrigues@masenate.gov; Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov; Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov; Frank.Moran@mahouse.gov; James.Arciero@mahouse.gov; Jon.Zlotnik@mahouse.gov; RoseLee.Vincent@mahouse.gov; Jose.Tosado@mahouse.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tackey.Chan@mahouse.gov; Daniel.Hunt@mahouse.gov; Evandro.Carvalho@mahouse.gov; Steven.Howitt@mahouse.gov;
Senator Barbara L'Italien (Chair)
Senator Anthony W. Petruccelli
Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives
Senator James E. Timilty
Senator Michael J. Rodrigues
Senator Ryan C. Fattman
Representative Jennifer E. Benson
Representative Frank A. Moran
Representative James Arciero
Representative Jonathan D. Zlotnik
Representative RoseLee Vincent
Representative Jose F. Tosado
Representative Joseph D. McKenna
Representative Tackey Chan
Representative Daniel J. Hunt
Representative Evandro C. Carvalho
Representative Steven S. Howitt