Mississauga man sentenced to 30 days in jail for curbsiding

By CRM Staff  Toronto, Ontario – March 27, 2019 –A Mississauga man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for the illegal sale of vehicles and odometer tampering. Szymon Kozlowski was found guilty of curbsiding, acting as a dealer without registration—contrary to the Motor Vehicles Dealers Act (MVDA). He was also found guilty of […]

OMVIC suspends Smith Falls dealership

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — February 20, 2019 — OMVIC, Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator, has issued an immediate suspension of Tom Pirie Motor Sales operated by Thomas Pirie. The immediate suspension of Tom Pirie Motor Sales was triggered after consumer complaints and an OMVIC inspection.  The dealer allegedly sold 46 vehicles without first discharging liens registered […]

OMVIC suspends Scarborough automotive dealer

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — February 12, 2019 – OMVIC has issued an immediate suspension of an automotive dealer in Scarborough for allegedly forging documents and allowing a twice-convicted curbsider to impersonate them. A1 Motors is not allowed to legally sell, lease, buy or consign vehicles. Zi Wang, A1’s sole officer and director, had […]

OMVIC catches a set of curbsiders

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — December 14, 2018 — The owners of Euro Premium Auto in Markham have been caught with selling high mileage vehicles as unlicensed dealers. The Ontario Motors Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) believe the owners, Arif Adnan Syed and Hafsa Nasser are curbsiders – a term for unlicensed car sellers. Just […]

Automotive dealer cheats to get his license

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — November 28, 2018 — A vehicle salesperson in St. Catharines, Ont. has been suspended of their dealers license for cheating on the exam of their OMVIC certification course. OMVIC, Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator, has suspended Hawkwar Hayder Pirbal Manmi license and has issued a proposal to ban Manmi from ever […]

Toronto car dealer charged for altering VINs, odometers

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — October 30, 2018 — Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) has charged a married couple for playing a part in purchasing and then later selling numerous vehicles with rolled back odometers and altered VIN’s.  Min Tian, a former car dealer at Nice Auto Sales in Scarborough, was charged $12,500 […]

OMVIC slams dealership for unsafe, unlicensed repairs

Signature Auto Motors in North York. The dealership faces steep fines after OMVIC says it hired an unlicensed repairer to work on a vehicle it later sold.

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — October 15, 2018 — A North York dealership that allegedly hired an unlicensed auto repairer to work on a vehicle it later sold have been charged by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). Accused of making false, misleading or deceptive representations of the car, Signature Motor Car now faces a […]

Suspension of dealer for allegedly selling repaired write-offs

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — September 26, 2018 — Citing allegations of fraudulent and illegal activity based on the sale of written-off vehicles to unwitting consumers, the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) has issued a warning about the Missisagua-based KK Motors.  With KK Motors, OMVIC found that the dealer purchased insurance write-offs from salvage […]

OMVIC reminding Canadians of all-in pricing law

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — August 20, 2018 —Car-buyers in Ontario have the right to all-in price advertising. Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) is launching a campaign to to make sure car-buyers are aware that this law has been around since 2010.    All-in price advertising is referring to the advertised price […]