Indianapolis, IN asked in Lemon Law for Indiana

Q: Do repair shops have to specify (used or aftermarket parts) on bill so consumer knows hes getting old parts?

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Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove
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  • Highland, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: I am unaware of a state statute governing the repair shop. There is currently legislation pending in Congress known as the "Damaged Vehicle Information Act”that may apply. Additioally, case law concerning fraud would apply if the repair facility passes used parts as new or aftermarket parts as a manufacturer's. If your situation involves an insurer, the insurer must give you notice of your rights to have OEM parts if the vehicle is under 5 years old.

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