Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Access to vehicle repair and maintenance information

Access to vehicle repair and maintenance information

Easy and clear access to information on vehicle repair and maintenance (RMI) is key to guaranteeing free competition on the vehicle aftermarket. Manufacturers must ensure that independent operators have easy, restriction-free, and standardised access to information on the repair and maintenance of vehicles. Discrimination with respect to authorised dealers and repair workshops is not allowed.

RMI provisions

Commission report on the operation of the system of access to vehicle RMI

The 'Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the operation of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information' was adopted by the Commission on 9 December 2016.

The report aims to assess the operation of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information (RMI) in the EU, as well as its effects on competition, the Internal Market, environment and safety.

More information on the report

Study on the operation of the system of RMI

The 'Study on the operation of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information' was published on 26 November 2014.

The study aims to assess the operation of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information (RMI) in the EU, as well as its effects on competition, the Internal Market, environment and safety.

More information on the study

Supporting documents