SAIA Deny Consumers Access To Code 2 Vehicles Finally In April 2024

SAIA Deny Consumers Access To Code 2 Vehicles Finally In April 2024
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SAIA Deny Consumers Access To Code 2 Vehicles Finally In April 2024

SAMBRA received a response from SAIA regarding the publication of Code 2 vehicles. The letter received from SAIA states, “after extensive internal engagements by the relevant SAIA Committee structures, … SAIA has decided that Code 2 vehicle salvage information will not be included in the VIN-Lookup website.”

It goes on further to say:

“SAIA is of the view that providing general access to Code 2 salvage records would compromise those who buy these vehicles and safely undertake repairs to the manufacturer’s specifications. AND …”Making such information available could also create the appearance of a single industry-wide set of uneconomical to repair thresholds where none exist.”

A copy of the letter is available here

SAMBRA is deeply disappointed at the outcome of this letter and believe that this goes against a consumer’s right to be informed of the true condition of the vehicle they are buying and places them at significant risk. SAMBRA will continue to engage with the broader VSD task team on a way forward which protects both the industry and the end consumer.

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