ORS 746.287 Insurer requirement of installation of aftermarket crash part in vehicle.
(1) Without the consent of the owner of the vehicle, an insurer may not require, directly or indirectly, that a motor vehicle body and frame repair shop supply or install any aftermarket crash part unless the part has been certified by an independent test facility to be at least equivalent to the part being replaced.
(2) For purposes of this section, an aftermarket crash part is at least equivalent to the part being replaced if the aftermarket crash part is the same kind of part and is at least the same quality with respect to fit, finish, function and corrosion resistance.
Use of non-certified aftermarket and LKQ (Like Kind Quality) parts is a very common practice among Oregon auto body shops. If they use a part that has not been certified by a third part as being at least equivalent to the replaced part, this would fall under Repair Related Diminished Value.
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