Originally Posted by geometrician
Not true- however some manufacturers (Honda comes to mind) have simply quit selling OEM parts for models over ? years old.
After some research, I stand corrected. Apparently, the "10 year rule" is a pretty big myth that a lot of people, including myself, have perpetuated over the years. Did read something about the govt saying in the 60's that there had to be parts for 20 years, only to be recinded in the 80s, but I only saw it once, and I never believe anything I only see once on the internet... :)
Only thing Fed's mandate is some emmissions stuff, otherwise the manufacturer decides.