Automakers lobby Congress to outlaw working on car’s electric system

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Automakers want to make it illegal for you to work on your own car, specifically, the electrical and computer components of your vehicle.

Automakers say altering your car’s electronic control units could lead to equipment failure and security issues.

The Auto Alliance, says the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, makes tinkering with your car a violation. Now the group is lobbying Congress to enforce the idea.

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