The Standards have three parts: 1. Definitions; 2. Automotive Service Information Standards; and 3. Information Request and Resolution Process. The Definitions clearly define what's covered and what's not covered. The Standards stipulate how OEMs will ensure open accessibility. And the Information Request and Resolution Process provides checks and cross checks, including the possibility of binding arbitration if needed, to identify and assess any potential information gaps.
So far, twelve automakers have already signed agreements with NASTF and the remaining manufacturers have the agreement in various stages of review and approval.
NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at www.nastf.org.
SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force