January 10, 2018
Global Automakers submitted testimony on AB 635 to the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection which was scheduled for a hearing. AB 635 contains several troubling provisions concerning warranty reimbursement for motor vehicle dealers. Specifically, the bill seeks to amend the definition of “qualifying nonwarranty repairs,” add a provision that would prevent manufacturers from charging back a dealer, and prohibit manufacturers from recovering their compliance costs. Global Automakers opposes these changes as they would increase consumer costs and only serve to benefit the dealers. AB 635 also threatens the economics of offering warranty coverage to the detriment of Wisconsin consumers.