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constitute the exterior of a
motor vehicle, including inner
and outer panels.
"Non-original equipment manufacturer (Non-OEM)
aftermarket crash part"
means an aftermarket crash part not
made for or by the manufacturer of the motor vehicle.
"Repair facility" means any motor vehicle dealer, garage,
body shop, or
other commercial entity that undertakes the
repair or replacement of those
parts that generally constitute
the exterior of a motor vehicle.
"Installer" means an individual who actually does the work
or repairing parts of a motor vehicle.
(c) Identification. Any aftermarket crash part supplied by
non-original equipment manufacturer for use in this State
effective date of this Act shall have affixed
thereto or inscribed thereon
the logo or name of its
manufacturer. The manufacturer's logo or name shall be visible
installation whenever practicable.
(d) Disclosure. No insurer shall specify the use of
aftermarket crash parts in the repair of an insured's
motor vehicle, nor
shall any repair facility or installer use
non-OEM aftermarket crash parts
to repair a vehicle unless the
customer is advised of that fact in
writing. In all instances
where an insurer intends that non-OEM
aftermarket crash parts
be used in the repair of a motor vehicle, the
provide the customer with the following information:
(1) a written estimate that clearly identifies each
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non-OEM aftermarket crash part; and
(2) a disclosure settlement incorporated into or
attached to the
estimate that reads as follows: "This
estimate has been prepared based on
the use of crash parts
supplied by a source other than the manufacturer of
motor vehicle. Warranties applicable to these replacement
provided by the manufacturer or distributor of
these parts rather than the
manufacturer of your vehicle."
(e) Procedures. No insurer shall specify the use of repair
procedures that are not in compliance with original equipment
manufacturer directives for those parts in the repair of an
insured's motor vehicle, and no insurer shall specify the use
of advanced driver assistance system calibration tools that
are not approved by the original equipment manufacturer for
such parts and repairs. However, this subsection does not
require the use of original equipment manufacturer repair
parts if the repair parts used are at least equal in like kind
and quality and are disclosed pursuant to this Section of the
Illinois Insurance Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1234; 86-1475