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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-07-10. Previous Versions

Reports

  •  (1) Within five working days after the day on which a company begins sending a notice of defect or non-compliance to current owners, the company shall provide to the Minister a report containing

    • (a) a copy of the notice;

    • (b) a sample of the envelope used to mail the notice;

    • (c) the date on which the company began sending notices;

    • (d) the day on which the company finished, or expects to finish, sending the notices;

    • (e) the number of vehicles that are subject to the notice; and

    • (f) the vehicle identification number for each vehicle that may contain the defect or may be non-compliant, unless that information is provided to the Minister under paragraph (3)(a) or is published in accordance with subsection 15(10) or 15.01(10).

  • (2) Despite paragraph (1)(b), a company is not required to provide a sample of the envelope if it uses an envelope that has previously been provided as a sample to the Minister and the report includes the date on which the sample was provided.

  • (3) Within five working days after the day on which a company begins sending a notice of defect or non-compliance to prescribed persons, the company shall provide to the Minister a report containing

    • (a) a copy of the notice; and

    • (b) if no notices are sent to current owners, the number of vehicles that are subject to the notice.

  • (4) For a period of five years beginning on the 60th day after the day on which a company gives a notice to the Minister under subsection 10(1) or 10.1(1) of the Act, the company shall provide the Minister, within five working days after the day on which they are sent to their recipients, a copy of any of the following communications, with the date on which they were sent to their recipients:

    • (a) communications sent to more than one current owner relating to the defect or non-compliance; and

    • (b) communications sent to more than one prescribed person relating to

      • (i) the information set out in subsection 15(9) or 15.01(9), and

      • (ii) the defect or non-compliance.

  • SOR/2019-253, s. 2
  •  (1) For the purposes of section 10.2 of the Act, a company that gives a notice of defect or non-compliance to a current owner or a prescribed person shall provide the Minister with quarterly reports that contain the following information:

    • (a) the motor vehicle safety recall number issued by the Department of Transport;

    • (b) the number, title or other identification that is assigned by the company to the notice;

    • (c) the number of vehicles that are subject to the notice, including the day on which the number was updated by the company; and

    • (d) the number of vehicles for which corrective measures have been taken, including vehicles that required only an inspection, and the day on which that number was determined by the company.

  • (2) The company shall provide the Minister with quarterly reports, in accordance with the following schedule, for a period of two years beginning on the 60th day after the day on which the company gives a notice to the Minister under subsection 10(1) or 10.1(1) of the Act:

    • (a) for the first calendar quarter, from January 1 through March 31, on or before April 30;

    • (b) for the second calendar quarter, from April 1 through June 30, on or before July 30;

    • (c) for the third calendar quarter, from July 1 through September 30, on or before October 30; and

    • (d) for the fourth calendar quarter, from October 1 through December 31, on or before January 30 of the following year.

  • SOR/2019-253, s. 2

Test Methods

  •  (1) Documents that contain motor vehicle safety test methods shall be published by the Department of Transport under the main title Test Method, followed by an identification number, a descriptive title and the publication date.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2008-104, s. 4]

  • SOR/97-141, s. 2
  • SOR/97-421, s. 16
  • SOR/2008-104, s. 4

Technical Standards Documents

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 12 of the Act, every technical standards document, including all of the amendments to it, shall be published by the Department of Transport and have the main title Technical Standards Document, followed by an identification number, a descriptive title and the publication date.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2008-104, s. 5]

  • SOR/96-366, s. 3
  • SOR/97-421, s. 16
  • SOR/2008-104, s. 5

 The Department of Transport shall publish a notice in the Canada Gazette Part I each time the Department amends a technical standards document.

  • SOR/96-366, s. 3

Owner’s Manual

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(f) of the Act, for each vehicle that a company imports into Canada before the vehicle is sold to the first retail purchaser and for each vehicle to which a company applies a compliance label, the company shall provide, in written, electronic or optical form, an owner’s manual containing the information required by these Regulations relating to the operation of the vehicle.

  • (2) The owner’s manual shall be available in both official languages.

  • (3) If the owner’s manual is available only in electronic or optical form, it shall be capable of being used inside the occupant compartment using a device installed in or supplied with the vehicle.

  • (4) As of September 1, 2020, the owner’s manual shall contain instructions on how the owner can contact the Department of Transport in order to report a safety concern relating to a vehicle.

  • SOR/2013-9, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-253, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/95-147, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-274, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/95-147, s. 2]

 
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