June 15, 2024 at 10:33 am

Guy Criticized Car Companies For Restricting People From Repairing Their Vehicles. – ‘It’s a little bit shady.’

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@fordbossme

This is all news to me!

And I guess that shows you how much I know about cars…

A man named Rich shared a video on TikTok where he sounded off about something you might not be aware of, either: the Right to Repair Act.

This is how the situation was summed up: “Manufacturers tend to oppose the right to repair because of security, safety, and liability concerns They argue that unauthorized repairs could use subpar components and ultimately compromise the security of the device, including a higher likelihood of data breaches and cybersecurity threats.”

Rich took to TikTok to air his concerns about how this works in the auto industry.

Source: TikTok

Rich said, “They know how long the vehicles are gonna last. They know what they’re going to get out of the warranty. And what they do is they give you the max amount of time that you can do things and they tell you this is optimal for EPA standards, government standards, things like this. And it’s a complete lie.”

He added, “We have to pay monthly subscriptions to have access to certain data and things of this nature, because it’s not just given to you freely in the public. The repair manuals that we go to, we have to pay for monthly, the management systems for our shop, computers that manage everything…”

Source: TikTok

“Rich continued, “All these manufacturers do something to charge you every year to continue to use these tools, to communicate with the customer’s vehicle. It’s a little bit shady, but that’s how it is.”

Hmmm, that does seem shady…

Source: TikTok

Take a look at the video.


#stitch with @Really_Randii ALL NEW VEHICLES – Right To Repair Act

♬ original sound – Really_Randii

Rich posted a follow-up video to shed more light on the situation.

Check out what he had to say.


Right To Repair Act Questions – Planned Obsolescence #fypシ #fyp

♬ original sound – Rich

Here’s what folks had to say about this video.

One viewer asked a question…

Source: TikTok

Another TikTok user likes the old stuff.

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And this person offered up an idea for folks to consider.

Source: TikTok

Sounds like common sense to me!

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