We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. That means getting the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff.
We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. We need easy access to the information, tools, resources and third party repair shops it takes to fix our cell phones, appliances, electronics and other equipment. That means working together to get the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff. When they do, it will be better for the planet, better for our budgets, and things will work the way they are supposed to.
The Latest on Right to repair
Statement: FTC Takes Action Against Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse for “Illegally Restricting Customers’ Right to Repair.”
Examining Google’s repair track-record as shareholders call for change
Deere looks to increase revenues from software fees
Farmers just want to be able to fix their stuff. Tractor dealer consolidation is getting in the way.
PIRG hosts webinar with MythBusters’ Adam Savage on Right to Repair
What is Right to Repair?
Deere in the Headlights II
Why Farmers Need Right to Repair
What are Illinoisans Fixing?
‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are
Consumers often don’t know which products will last and they’ll be able to fix, or which manufacturers make fixable devices and support Right to Repair. A new scorecard by Illinois PIRG Education Fund, “Failing the Fix,” ranks the most popular cell phone and laptop makers for consumers who seek to purchase easily repairable products – especially those from companies who do not fight to prevent Right to Repair.
‘Hog-tied’ and fed up: New report shows dealership consolidation makes farmers’ lives harder
Many farm equipment manufacturers prevent farmers from accessing the software tools they need to fix their modern tractors. That forces farmers to turn to corporate-authorized dealers for many problems, which can lead to high repair bills and delays that can put their crops—and their livelihoods—at risk. While farmers have always relied on local dealerships for help, more and more those dealerships have been bought up by large chain networks, further reducing competition and exacerbating the problems farmers already face due to repair restrictions.
Illinois PIRG coalition testifies in support of Right to Repair
Diverse coalition of consumers, small businesses, farmers and hospitals call on Illinois legislature to pass Right to Repair
A diverse coalition of consumers, small businesses, farmers and hospitals urged an Illinois House committee on Thursday to pass “Right to Repair” legislation – House Bill 3061 (Mussman) – that would end repair restrictions manufacturers place on products from cell phones to tractors. Right to Repair would ensure device owners can fix their products on their own or through independent repair technicians, rather than being forced to rely on the manufacturer.
Testimony before the Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee in Support of HB3061 – Digital Fair Repair Act
Across the country, the Right to Repair movement is diverse, bipartisan, and growing. What unites us is simple: we just want to fix our stuff.