Automobile related complaints
The Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan handles disputes between consumers and vehicle manufacturers about alleged manufacturing defects or implementation of manufacturers’ new vehicle warranties.
OMVIC is the motor vehicle dealer industry’s self-management body in Ontario. OMVIC is responsible for administering Ontario’s Motor Vehicle Dealers Act – MVDA, under which it is to maintain a fair, safe and informed marketplace in Ontario by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism and ensuring fair, honest and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers. Ontario residents may seek some kinds of dispute resolution from OMVIC where the problem involves an Ontario motor vehicle dealer.
Consumer Protection Ontario’s website can assist Ontario residents with information about their rights related to automobile purchase, repair, towing and storage.
Consult your province’s consumer protection authorities for assistance in other provinces with automobile-related consumer problems, to find out your rights.
Consumers Council of Canada does not become involved in representing individual consumers concerning their specific problems, but it is interested in learning about both difficulties and great experiences consumers encounter in the marketplace. Tell us about your consumer experience if you would like to assist the Council’s efforts to protect consumers.