MD bill would require OEM parts for vehicleês first two years
A proposed Maryland bill backed by MADA and WANADA would require the use of OEM parts for the first two years of any vehicleês life. Bill 1258 is also supported by the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association and opposed by the Automotive Body Parts Association.
Customers often choose cars for the length and coverage of the warranty, so the original warranty should be preserved by insurers unless the customer agrees to a noncompliant part, MADA wrote in a letter to the state House Economic Matters Committee.
The association is concerned that aftermarket parts could void portions of the new car warranty, Travis Martz of MADA told Automotive News. Non-OEM parts could also hurt trade-in value, he said.Download Bulletin PDF