Originally Posted by JcalGC
Another idea buzzing in my head is this.
If the onboard computers can sense all of the OBD-II problems & codes etc, why can't they simply build an OBD-II code reader into it and display the whole works on the 8.4AN screen. That would save me forever plugging mine in under the dash.
To be honest, the answer to both of what we posted is this:
Car makers want the vehicle owners to be ignorant. An ignorant customer is a profitable customer.
When customers have knowledge, the don't rely on the dealer to tell them what needs to be done or what a fair price is.
I think the only way we'll get what we're asking for is with legislation similar to that pertaining to our medical records. We need a "right to know" law for our vehicles.