Prosecutions under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act

In Canada, a person or business can be found guilty of an offence under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, or regulations, and orders made under the act.

Transport Canada refers cases to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada who makes the final decision on whether or not to pursue a prosecution. They make this decision based on specific criteria, including whether they believe:

  • there’s a reasonable prospect of conviction, and
  • pursuing the prosecution is in the public interest

Learn more about how we enforce motor vehicle safety

Below is a list of prosecutions under the act since 2010:

Date Name of corporation / individual Result
View 2023-03-27 Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

Fined: $360,000.00