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Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1038)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

Vehicles Manufactured in Stages (continued)

Final-stage Manufacturer’s Document

  •  (1) A final-stage manufacturer shall make an addendum to the incomplete vehicle document that contains the following information:

    • (a) its name and mailing address; and

    • (b) a clear and precise description of all the changes that it has made to the incomplete vehicle.

  • (2) The final-stage manufacturer shall retain and make available to the Minister, on request, the incomplete vehicle documentation referred to in subsection (1) and sections 6.1 and 6.3, for a period of no less than five years after the date manufacturing operations on the vehicle are completed by the final-stage manufacturer.

  • SOR/2002-55, s. 5

Final-stage Manufacturer’s Compliance Label

  •  (1) Every final-stage manufacturer shall choose a date of manufacture for a completed vehicle that may be no earlier than the date specified by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer on its information label but no later than the date manufacturing operations on the vehicle are completed by the final-stage manufacturer and shall

    • (a) complete the incomplete vehicle in such a manner that the completed vehicle conforms to the standards prescribed for a completed vehicle of that prescribed class as of the date chosen by the final-stage manufacturer; and

    • (b) apply to the completed vehicle a compliance label in accordance with section 6, except that

      • (i) the date of manufacture referred to in paragraph 6(1)(b) is the date of manufacture chosen by the final-stage manufacturer, and

      • (ii) subject to subsection (2), the GVWR and GAWRs shall be those set out on the label applied by the previous manufacturer.

  • (2) If a final-stage manufacturer increases the GVWR or the GAWRs above those referred to in paragraphs 6.1(1)(d) and (e) and subsection 6.4(4) or new ratings have been displayed on an intermediate manufacturer’s information label, the final-stage manufacturer shall ensure that the new ratings are displayed on the compliance label for the completed vehicle and

    • (a) are increased in accordance with the written recommendations of the incomplete vehicle manufacturer or, if applicable, of another previous manufacturer; or

    • (b) are within the load-carrying capacity of the vehicle’s components when the vehicle is loaded for its intended use as a completed vehicle.

  • SOR/2002-55, s. 5
  • SOR/2020-22, s. 16

 All the labels applied to a vehicle under sections 6, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.6 shall

  • (a) be permanently attached to the vehicle;

  • (b) be resistant to or protected against any weather condition to which the label may be exposed;

  • (c) have lettering that is

    • (i) clear and indelible,

    • (ii) indented, embossed or in a colour that contrasts with the background colour of the label, and

    • (iii) in block capitals and numerals not less than 2 mm in height; and

  • (d) have metric units identified by the appropriate name or symbol.

  • SOR/82-482, s. 5
  • SOR/95-147, s. 2
  • SOR/2002-55, s. 6

 [Repealed, SOR/2002-55, s. 7]

Altered Vehicle

  •  (1) If a company alters a vehicle, other than an incomplete vehicle or a truck tractor not fitted with a fifth wheel coupling, that was in conformity with these Regulations in such a manner that its stated GVWR and GAWR are no longer accurate, or if the company alters the vehicle otherwise than by the addition, substitution or removal of readily attachable components such as mirrors or tire and rim assemblies or by minor finishing operations, the company shall

    • (a) ensure that the compliance label and information label, if applicable, remain on the vehicle;

    • (a.1) respect the gross axle weight ratings and gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle recommended by the original manufacturer or, where the company increases the ratings, ensure that they are

      • (i) increased in accordance with the original manufacturer’s written recommendations, or

      • (ii) within the load-carrying capacity of the vehicle’s components when the altered vehicle is loaded for its intended use;

    • (b) ensure that the vehicle conforms to the standards referred to in subsection 5(2), in respect of the work carried out by the company to alter the vehicle; and

    • (c) subject to subsection (2), apply to the vehicle an additional label displaying

      • (i) the words “THIS VEHICLE WAS ALTERED BY / CE VÉHICLE A ÉTÉ MODIFIÉ PAR” or “ALTERED BY / MODIFIÉ PAR” followed by the name of the company that altered the vehicle,

      • (ii) the month and year during which the alteration of the vehicle was completed,

      • (iii) the drawing referred to in paragraph 6(1)(c),

      • (iv) in accordance with paragraph 6(1)(e), the new gross vehicle weight rating and gross axle weight ratings of the vehicle as altered, where they differ from those shown on the original compliance label,

      • (v) in accordance with paragraph 6(1)(f), the type of vehicle, where it differs from the type shown on the original compliance label, and

      • (vi) in the case of a multi-purpose passenger vehicle or bus manufactured from a cutaway chassis, a motor home or a recreational trailer, the information referred to in subsection 6(8).

  • (2) The drawing referred to in paragraph (1)(c) may be displayed on a label applied to the vehicle beside the compliance label.

  • (3) In the case of a motor home or a recreational trailer, the information referred to in subparagraph (1)(c)(vi) may be displayed on a separate label applied to the vehicle beside the compliance label or in a conspicuous or readily accessible location.

  • SOR/90-805, s. 2
  • SOR/91-425, s. 3
  • SOR/92-173, ss. 2, 5
  • SOR/95-147, s. 2
  • SOR/98-125, s. 5
  • SOR/2002-55, s. 8
  • SOR/2006-94, s. 4(E)
  • SOR/2018-143-2, s. 3

Records

  •  (1) A company shall maintain — for each vehicle to which it applies the national safety mark or that it imports into Canada — the records referred to in paragraph 5(1)(g) of the Act and retain those records, in paper form or in readily readable electronic form, for a period of at least five years after the day on which the vehicle is manufactured or imported.

  • (2) If the records referred to in subsection (1) are maintained by a person on behalf of a company, the company shall keep the name and address of that person.

  • (3) On request in writing from an inspector, a company shall send to that inspector a copy, in either official language, of the records referred to in subsection (1) within

    • (a) 30 working days after the mailing of the request; or

    • (b) where the records must be translated, 45 working days after the mailing of the request.

  • SOR/79-940, s. 3
  • SOR/87-450, s. 1
  • SOR/88-536, s. 1
  • SOR/95-147, s. 2
  • SOR/98-524, s. 2
  • SOR/2008-104, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-32, s. 1
  • SOR/2013-117, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-253, s. 1

Importation

Vehicles Imported Under Sections 5 and 6 of the Act

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Act, a person that imports a vehicle of a prescribed class must, before importation, produce evidence that the vehicle conforms to the standards set out in these Regulations by providing the Minister with the following information:

    • (a) the importer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address and, if the importer is a company, the contact information of a contact person at the company;

    • (b) the name of the manufacturer of the vehicle;

    • (c) the date on which the vehicle is to be presented for importation;

    • (d) the prescribed class, make, model, model year and vehicle identification number of the vehicle;

    • (e) the status of the vehicle;

    • (f) the month and year of the date of manufacture of the vehicle; and

    • (g) a statement indicating that the vehicle bears an information label or compliance label, as the case may be, or, if the importer is an individual, a statement from the manufacturer that the vehicle conformed to the standards — prescribed under these Regulations — that were applicable on the date of manufacture.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a person that imports at least 2,500 vehicles annually is not required to provide the information referred to in subsection (1) unless the Minister makes a written request and, in that case, the person must provide that information to the Minister within 30 days after the day on which the request is made.

  • (3) Subsection 5(3) of the Act does not apply to a vehicle sold at the retail level in the United States or a prescribed vehicle from Mexico, if the vehicle does not meet the condition set out in paragraph 7(2)(a) of the Act.

  • (4) A company that imports a vehicle under subsection 5(3) of the Act must provide the Minister, before importation, with the information referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) and the following information:

    • (a) a list of the applicable requirements of these Regulations to which the vehicle does not conform;

    • (b) a statement from the manufacturer that completed the main assembly of the vehicle indicating that the vehicle, when completed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, will conform to the standards — prescribed under these Regulations — that were applicable on the date of manufacture;

    • (c) a statement indicating that the vehicle will be completed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions; and

    • (d) the name of the company that will complete the vehicle.

  • SOR/79-940, s. 4
  • SOR/88-536, s. 1
  • SOR/94-670, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/95-147, s. 2
  • SOR/97-376, s. 3
  • SOR/2000-182, s. 3
  • SOR/2002-55, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-2, s. 47
  • SOR/2020-22, s. 9
 
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