CAWA Member Alert/Call to Action
March 4, 2019
Attention Nevada Members and Others Doing Business in Nevada
Your help needed to defeat AB 173 (Carrillo)
A bill is advancing in Nevada Legislature,
Assembly Bill 173
, that as proposed, seeks to
the use of aftermarket parts. If passed AB 173 would impact the nearly 18,000 jobs the aftermarket industry provides in the state and the economic output of $2.5 billion.
Proponents of this bill are making
, stating that this is a consumer protection issue, however are
not providing real-world evidence
where the use of aftermarket parts has caused accident, injury or death.
AB 173 is harmful in so many ways:
- The bill would require a waiver to be signed by the consumer, which creates fear surrounding aftermarket parts, giving the perception they are inferior.
- The idea that only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts should be used to preserve a vehicles warranty is a misconception. The Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act prevents tying the required use of a particular part to a motor vehicles warranty.
- This bill would require an insurer to repair a motor vehicle utilizing the recommendation of the motor vehicle manufacturer. To think that a car company would ever recommend a part other than a brand-new OEM part is absurd.
By restricting use of alternative automotive crash parts this legislation creates a monopoly for car company parts. Today, collision parts .... tomorrow, under hood replacement parts???
AB 173 will be up for vote on March 13 in Carson City so we need your immediate attention.