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Ill. Bill Requires OEM Repair Procedures, Customer Consent

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Feb.19, 2018—An Illinois bill would require written customer consent to use aftermarket parts and require whatever parts are used to be installed using OEM repair procedures.

House Bill 4926, sponsored by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, adds to the Automobile Collision Repair Act laws on the books language that:

(g) No estimate may include the use of a non-original equipment manufacturer aftermarket crash parts unless authorized by the customer in writing.

(h) The estimate shall include the use of repair specifications by the original equipment manufacturer for those parts, and no repair facility or installer may use repair specifications or procedures that are not in compliance with the original equipment manufacturer for those parts unless authorized by the customer in writing.

Obtaining signed consent might not in general absolve a repairer of liability for doing something unsafe, attorneys Erica Eversman and Todd Tracy have pointed out.

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