Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications
Presentation by the Automobile Protection Association - May 9, 2017. George Iny, Executive Director   Senate Sta ... >> READ MORE


Ontario Automobile Insurance 101: To Shop or not to Shop?
By Debbie Arnold of Sound Insurance - April 21, 2017. Despite assurances that Ontario automobile premiums will reduce, you’re receiving y ... >> READ MORE


GM Minivan Class Action Discontinued
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VW Emissions Scandal Update: December 2016
December 20, 2016 This past Monday, Volkswagen Canada announced more details to their settlement program for owners of 2.0-litre TDI VW and Aud ... >> READ MORE


Remembering Clarence Ditlow
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VW Emissions Scandal Update: Status of National Class Action
June 28, 2016 NOTICE: STATUS OF PROPOSED NATIONAL CLASS ACTIONS RELATED TO EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE OF VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI DIESEL ... >> READ MORE


FCA Steering Hose Recall
June 23, 2016 On May 5, 2016, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) finally responded to pressure from both Transport Canada and the public to " ... >> READ MORE


The new Ontario Safety Inspection Standard becomes effective July 1st, 2016
May 26, 2016 Eli Melnick is a regular guest on the APA`s Lemon Aid Car Show, and owner of APA Start Auto Electric, a repair shop accredited by ... >> READ MORE


APA takes another look at Energuide fuel consumption ratings
May 25, 2016 Beginning with the 2015 model year, the Canadian government introduced corrections to the lab tests for fuel consumption ratings. ... >> READ MORE


Where is VW Canada? - VW Diesel Emissions Update
April 21, 2016 Read the latest update On April 21, VW diesel owners waited to finally find out how their vehicles would become emi ... >> READ MORE


Real World Fuel Consumption vs. The Canada EnerGuide
April 11, 2016 A recent APA vehicle test day provided new insight into the correlation of real-world fuel economy with Canada`s published fuel ... >> READ MORE


VW Diesel Emissions Update
December 15, 2015 - Updated January 2016 Read the latest update An internal investigation at Volkswagen that granted immunity ... >> READ MORE


New Car Prices and the falling Canadian dollar
December 15, 2015 The recent drop in the Canadian dollar, now trading around 70 cents U.S., could lead to a round of price increases. Based on ... >> READ MORE


Insurance Discount for Winter Tires
December 2, 2015. As of January 1, 2016, Ontario residents who put winter tires on their vehicles are eligible for a 5% discount on their auto ... >> READ MORE


More Bad News from the Volkswagen Group
November 9, 2015 Read the latest update Volkswagen burned through more of its brand equity, with a new Notice of Violation issued ... >> READ MORE


An Update on Volkswagen Dieselgate
October 16, 2015 Read the latest update On September 25 the APA Newsletter overed the controversy over the discovery that 2009-201 ... >> READ MORE


Volkswagen Dieselgate
September 25, 2015 Read the latest update Last Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that compu ... >> READ MORE


Has Your Vehicle Had its Recall Work Done?
A recent CBC News investigation highlighted the large numbers of vehicles with outstanding recalls running on Canadian roads. In the the United States, ... >> READ MORE


Report Warns Auto Financing Going Overboard
New Car Buying Service APA’s new car buying se ... >> READ MORE


2015 APA Lemon-Aid New Vehicle Ratings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015 2015 APA Lemon-Aid New Vehicle Ratings The Automobile Protection Association (APA) announced its 2015 new car ratings today, available in English on the Associ ... >> READ MORE


December 19, 2014 - APA in court again over gas cartel
    In October, the APA won a landmark decision from the Supreme Court of Canada. In a six-to-one decision the Court allowed the APA ... >> READ MORE


Nissan ordered to pay up for inaccurate odometer
   Days after he bought a used 2010 Infiniti EX35 from a Nissan dealer, Daniel St. Onge realised the odometer was adding kilometers too quickly. ... >> READ MORE


General Motors and Transport Canada Investigated by CBCs the Fifth Estate
CBC`s the Fifth Estate recently aired an investigation that demonstrated the consequences of placing cost control over safety, when General Motors bega ... >> READ MORE


Directed LLC recalls Directed Remote Start Systems and interface modules
Directed LLC recalls Directed Remote Start Systems and interface modules. Recall includes 883,545 remote start products sold between January 2009 and June 2014.. Important links: CBC News article ... >> READ MORE


APA's 2013 New Car Ratings now online
News Release For immediate release March 20, 2013 APA`s 2013 New Car Ratings now online The Automobile Protection Association released its Lemon-Aid 2013 new car ratings today. The APA&rsqu ... >> READ MORE


Hyundai and Kia restate fuel consumption on 2011-2013 models and compensate owners
November 2012 Hyundai and Kia restate fuel consumption on 2011-2013 models and compensate owners Hyundai and Kia Canada will be compensating owners of sev ... >> READ MORE


Update on the APA's Class Actions over price fixing in the retail sale of gasoline
DANIEL THOUIN AND APA VS ULTRAMAR LTD AND OTHERS Case no. 200-06-000135-114.   Update on the APA’s Class ... >> READ MORE


APA's recommendations before you buy a new Suzuki vehicle in Canada
November 2012 American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced that it has filed for bankruptcy and will stop selling cars in the United States. The company intends to continue selling motorcycles, ATVs ... >> READ MORE


OMVIC Bulletin - Beware of Flood Damaged U.S. Vehicles
  The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) issued a warning about flood-damaged U.S. vehicles entering the Canadian market. The registration ... >> READ MORE


APA downgrades its ratings for Suzuki models sold in Canada
August 2012 Suzuki dealers in Canada are in trouble. Canadian sales have dropped by more than 50 percent in the last four years, and dealers have been closing their doors, including Ontario`s largest ... >> READ MORE


It's time for Canada to revise its vehicle fuel consumption ratings
November 28, 2011 It`s time for Canada to revise its official fuel consumption ratings for new vehicles. Identical vehicles sold ... >> READ MORE


Toyota Yaris Control Arm Failures
October 2011 The APA is investigating reports of failing front suspension control arm bolts on the 2006 to 2010 Yaris. The cause appears to be corrosion. Symptoms reported by consumers include a thum ... >> READ MORE


Automobile Protection Association vs. Toyota Canada
September 30th, 2011 The deadline for submitting a claim in this class action has now passed. The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that fees charged by Toyota to transfer an extended warranty to a subseq ... >> READ MORE


Class action (Petro-Canada, Imperial Oil Limited/Esso, Shell Canada Products, Ultramar Ltd. and Irving Oil Inc.)
  The motion to authorise this cla ... >> READ MORE


APA/W5 auto repair investigation - April 2011
April 9, 2011. Majority of repair shops unable to pass a simple test in the latest APA auto repair investigation. Thirty percent: that’s the percentage of repair shops that passed a simple tes ... >> READ MORE


April 2011: Mercedes-Benz and smart drop warranty transfer fees in Quebec
April 2011: Mercedes-Benz and smart drop warranty transfer fees in Quebec On April 4, 2011, Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Warranty Manager, George Moffat, agreed to a request from the APA to drop the ... >> READ MORE


New car advertising: open season on consumers
New car advertising: open season on consumers 292, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest Montréal (Québec) H2V 2N7 Telephone: (514) 272-5555 / Fax: (514) 273-0797 Web site: www.apa.ca   ... >> READ MORE


AUTO RETAILING 2002 - Edmonton
Edmonton Report W-FIVE/APA AUTO RETAILING INVESTIGATION   MANUFACTURER DEALER ... >> READ MORE


AUTO RETAILING 2002 - Montreal
Montreal Report W-FIVE/APA AUTO RETAILING INVESTIGATION MANUFACTURER DEALER VEHICLE RATING ... >> READ MORE


AUTO RETAILING 2002 - Vancouver
Vancouver Report W-FIVE/APA AUTO RETAILING INVESTIGATION   MANUFACTURER DEALER ... >> READ MORE


AUTO RETAILING 2002 - Toronto
Toronto Report W-FIVE/APA AUTO RETAILING INVESTIGATION   MANUFACTURER DEALER ... >> READ MORE


The Automobile Protection Association released its 2007 new vehicle ratings today
March 21, 2007 The Automobile Protection Association released its 2007 new vehicle ratings today. The release coincides with the publication of Autos 2007, the annual car guide published jointly with ... >> READ MORE


Report on the APA Used Car Dealer Investigation with CTV's W-FIVE
April 28, 2007 - The Automobile Protection Association released the results of its latest undercover investigation of used car dealerships today. Posing as ordinary consumers, APA mystery shoppers vis ... >> READ MORE


Class action Garantie Universelle
Press release - Option Consommateurs (French only) Long notice (French only) Short notice (French only)   ... >> READ MORE


Quebec, a "distinct" market in America
For Immediate Release March 22, 2006 After an uninterrupted 16 year run in which each year’s new vehicles were heavier and more powerful than the year before, the automakers are finally turnin ... >> READ MORE


Important Notice for Consumers Residing in Québec
If you have experienced an intake manifold or head gasket related problem with your vehicle, the recent Superior Court decision in François Lallier vs Volkswagen Canada Inc. (500-06-000235-040) ... >> READ MORE


Results from latest APA investigation
For Immediate Release The Automobile Protection Association released the results of its latest undercover investigation today. For this year’s investigation, the APA paid special attention to ... >> READ MORE


Undercover investigation of repair shops
November 30, 2004 The Automobile Protection Association released the results of its latest undercover investigation of repair shops today. APA mystery shoppers tested 23 auto repair shops in Greater ... >> READ MORE


APA files a class action in Quebec against Ford over defective steering
For Immediate Release Montreal, September 27 2004 - The Automobile Protection Association (APA) announced that it has filed a motion to authorize a class action in Quebec against the Ford Motor Compa ... >> READ MORE


APA Used Car Investigation - March 24, 2004
March 24, 2004 The Automobile Protection Association released the results of its latest undercover investigation today. APA mystery shoppers visited 30 dealers selling used vehicles in the Montreal a ... >> READ MORE


Class actions filed against two automakers in Quebec - March 4, 2004
The Automobile Protection Association announced the filing of motions to authorize class actions against two automakers today, for failing to cover some of the costs related to recalls of their vehicl ... >> READ MORE


The Complete Canadian Used Car Guide 2004
As part of the APA`s aim to empower you, the consumer , by giving you the facts you need to make informed decisions, we`ve published The Complete Canadian Used Car Guide 2004. Written by APA preside ... >> READ MORE


Class Action Suit Authorized Against Shell Oil -- July 18, 2003
A class action lawsuit against Shell was authorized for consumers in Québec on July 18, 2003. From March 2001 to March 2002, Shell included an additive to its regular-grade "Bronze" ... >> READ MORE


APA Auto Repair Investigation - April 2003
April 11, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fifty one percent - that`s the likelihood of paying for unnecessary repairs in the latest cross Canada investigation of repair shops conducted by the Automobile ... >> READ MORE


The Complete Canadian Used Car Guide 2003
As part of the APA's aim to empower you, the consumer , by giving you the facts you need to make informed decisions, we've published The Complete Canadian Used Car Guide 2003. Written by APA presi ... >> READ MORE


2001 to 2003 APA Auto Repair Investigation Overall Results
Over the past three years the APA visited 127 repair shops. The overall results speak for themselves. Only 55 % received a passing grade. Car dealers faired better than the tire and tune-up chains. Tr ... >> READ MORE


Automobile Protection Association Mystery Car on the Road Again - May 2002
One in three -- that`s the chance of overpaying for auto repairs according to a recent investigation by the Automobile Protection Association. Using a specially prepared car, APA researchers visited 3 ... >> READ MORE


AUTO RETAILING 2002 - April 2002
Consumers in Western Canada better watch out when they shop for a new car, according to the results of the latest undercover probe released by the Automobile Protection Association. A report on the an ... >> READ MORE


The Results of APA's National Investigation of New Car Dealers - January 2000
Mystery Shopper Probe: Car Dealers Caught in the ACT January 2000 The Automobile Protection Association released the results of its latest undercover probe today. A report on the investigation whi ... >> READ MORE


The APA's report on Ontario's DriveClean Program - January 2000
APA Probe -- Critical of Ontario's DriveClean Emissions Testing Program JANUARY 2000 The Automobile Protection Association wrote Ontario Environment Minister Tony Clement today to request an overha ... >> READ MORE


APA Auto Repair Investigation - May 2001
Automobile Protection Association Mystery Car Strikes Again MAY 2001 The Automobile Protection Association released the results of its latest undercover investigation today. A specially prepared F ... >> READ MORE