Tesla, Rivian Put on Fake Show of Support for ‘Right to Repair’

Automakers like John Deere and companies in the auto industry are using tactics to undermine “right to repair” laws that aim to make repair easier and cheaper for consumers. They falsely claim that such laws pose security and privacy threats, and they strike hollow voluntary agreements with industry groups to avoid supporting real reform. For example, John Deere has a history of making tractor repair expensive to monopolize maintenance. The auto industry, including Tesla and Rivian, has also made these voluntary agreements, but activists argue that they are meaningless and unenforceable. Despite claiming to support right to repair, Tesla and Rivian still engage in practices that make repair expensive and inconvenient.


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