A chronic complainer acquaintance (let’s call him Acca) of mine was griping yesterday about the horror of the California legislature, since he claims the guy at the auto-parts store told him it was illegal to loan Acca an auto trouble-code reader.
I call bullshit on this because he’s always making up stuff to complain about, and of course, he’s got no evidence other than what the auto-parts guy (who just might have a conflict of interest) told him, and he’s certainly not going to see if it actually is illegal.
So searching doesn’t tell me much, it just shows people have been complaining about this for a while, but no actual California law is ever cited, some of the search results I found…
Another thread from 2009 about the same subject, some participants in the thread claim to have bought the readers and that they’re not illegal
Just to cover all my bases, is the purchase or loan of auto trouble-code readers illegal in California? I’d trust the SDMB over the random threads that a Google search turns up.