STATES CURRENTLY REQUIRING PART EQUIVALENCY TO OEM


State Aftermarket Regulations Requiring LKQ, Equivalency, Performance
Restoration To Predamaged Condition
                   
State Regulation
Arkansas Equivalency of fit, quality, performance, warranty
California Equivalency to the OE parts in kind, quality, safety, fit and performance
Florida Equivalency in kind and quality in terms of fit, appearance and performance
Hawaii Utilize a kind and quality part equal to or better than OE, certified to govt standards
Illinois Equivalency in kind and quality to OE part for fit, quality and performance
Iowa Certified to be at least equivalent in kind and quality to OE fit, quality and performance
Kentucky Equivalency in kind and quality to replaced part in fit, quality and performance
Minnesota Replace damaged part with LKQ
Missouri Equivalency in LKQ for fit, quality and performance of OE
Montana Cannot use part if inferior in quality or fit and/or safety; not restoring precollision condition
Nebraska Equivalency in LKQ for fit, quality and performance of OE
New Hampshire Equivalency in LKQ for fit, quality and performance of OE
New Jersey Equivalency in LKQ for fit, quality and performance of OE and certified by indep lab
New York If not certified, warrant part equals or exceeds OE in fit, quality, performance and warranty
North Carolina Equivalency in fit, quality, performance & warranty to OE
Oregon Certified by indep test facility to be equivalent to part replaced
Pennsylvania Same or equivalent to OE
Rhode Island Equivalent in kind and quality to OE it, quality and performance
Virginia Equivalent in LKQ for fit, quality and performance to the original parts replaced
Wyoming Equivalent in LKQ for fit and performance to the original parts
20 states require like kind and quality or equivalency to OEM
3 States requiring certification part is equivalent
Remaining States without such equivalency regulations focus on disclosure and part identification
Missing in all state regulations is the requirement meeting OEM material or its material properties
This leaves the door wide open to material substitution and as a result substandard performing parts
There is an immediate need to review all state regulations regarding strengthening the regulations

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