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

Enabling Statute: Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Content last updated 2014.04.23

Statutory Text

Consolidated text

Links to Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, Technical Standards Documents (TSD), and Test Methods (TM)

Note regarding Technical Standards Documents and Test Methods

The Technical Standards Documents have been temporarily removed from the Transport Canada website due to non-compliance with the Government of Canada Standard on Web Accessibility. Transport Canada is currently revising the documents to ensure they are compliant with the Standard. As each document is made compliant, it will be made available on the website. An “R” will be added to the revision number for a TSD or to the Date of a Test Method to distinguish that it is the reformatted version.

While this work takes place, the documents are being made available for downloading from the Transport Canada Secure File Transfer (SFT) server. To request access to the SFT server, or for more information, please contact mvs-sa@tc.gc.ca

Schedule I - National Safety Mark

Schedule II - Ministerial Authorization

Schedule III - Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
amended 2013.06.19

Schedule IV

Part I - [Repealed, SOR/2007-180, s. 5]
Part II
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101
Location and Identification of Controls and Displays

(proposed amendments to regulations and TSD in C.G. Part I 2012.10.06)
  • TSD 101 rev. 0 (proposed)
102
Transmission Control Functions (Standard 102)
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103
Windshield Defrosting and Defogging
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104
Windshield Wiping and Washing System
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105
Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems (Standard 105)

(proposed amendments in C.G. Part I 2012.10.06)
  • TSD 105 rev. 4
106
Brake Hoses (Standard 106)
  • TSD 106 rev. 1
108
Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices (Standard 108)

(proposed amendments in C.G. Part I 2013.12.07)
  • TSD 108 rev. 5
108.1
Alternative Requirements for Headlamps
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110
Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of 4 536 KG or Less (Standard 110)

amended 2014.04.23
  • TSD 110 rev. 1
  • TSD 110 rev. 0
111
Mirrors
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113
Hood Latch System
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114
Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention (Standard 114)

amended 2014.04.23
115
Vehicle Identification Number
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116
Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids (Standard 116)
  • TSD 116 rev. 0
118
Power-Operated Window, Partition and Roof Panel Systems (Standard 118)
  • TSD 118 rev. 1
120
Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of More Than 4 536 kg (Standard 120)

amended 2014.04.23, amended 2013.11.20
  • TSD 120 rev. 1
  • TSD 120 rev. 0
121
Air Brake Systems (Standard 121)

amended 2013.12.18
  • TSD 121 rev. 4 (proposed)
  • TSD 121 rev. 3
122
Motorcycle Brake Systems (Standard 122)

amended 2014.04.23
(proposed amendments in C.G. Part I 2012.10.06)
123
Motorcycle Controls and Displays (Standard 123)
  • TSD 123 rev. 1
124
Accelerator Control Systems (Standard 124)
126
Electronic Stability Control Systems (Standard 126)

amended 2013.04.10
  • TSD 126 rev. 0
131
School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices (Standard 131)

(proposed amendments in C.G. Part I 2013.12.07)
  • TSD 131 rev. 2
135
Light Vehicle Brake Systems (Standard 135)

(proposed amendments in C.G. Part I 2012.10.06)
  • TSD 135 rev. 2
Part III
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201
Occupant Protection
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202
Head Restraints

amended 2014.04.23
203
Driver Impact Protection and Steering Control System

amended 2013.02.13
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204
Steering Column Rearward Displacement

amended 2013.02.13
  • TSD 204 rev. 0
205
Glazing Materials
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206
Door Locks and Door Retention Components (Standard 206)

amended 2013.12.18
  • TSD 206 rev. 2
207
Anchorage of Seats
  • TSD 207 rev. 0
208
Occupant Protection In Frontal Impacts (Standard 208)

amended 2013.02.13
  • TSD 208 rev. 0
  • TM 208 - Dec 1996
209
Seat Belt Assemblies (Standard 209)

amended 2013.06.19
  • TSD 209 rev. 2
  • TSD 209 rev. 1
210
Seat Belt Anchorages (Standard 210)
210.1
User-ready Tether Anchorages for Restraint Systems and Booster Seats (Standard 210.1)

amended 2013.06.19
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210.2
Lower Universal Anchorage Systems for Restraint Systems and Booster Seats (Standard 210.2)

amended 2013.06.19
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212
Windshield Mounting

amended 2013.02.13
  • TSD 212 rev. 0
213.4
Built-in Restraint Systems and Built-in Booster Seats (Standard 213.4)

amended 2013.06.19
  • TM 213.4 - May 2012
214
Side Door Strength
  • TM 214 - Nov 1996
215
Bumpers
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216
Roof Crush Resistance (Standard 216)

amended 2014.04.23
  • TSD 216 rev. 1
217
Window Retention, Release and Emergency Exits
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219
Windshield Zone Intrusion

amended 2013.02.13
  • TSD 219 rev. 0
220
Rollover Protection (Standard 220)

amended 2014.04.23
221
School Bus Body Joint Strength (Standard 221)
222
School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection
223
Rear Impact Guards (Standard 223)

amended 2013.12.18
  • TM 223 - Dec 2003
Part IV
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301
Fuel System Integrity (Standard 301)
  • TSD 301 rev. 2
301.1
LPG Fuel System Integrity (Standard 301.1)
  • TM 301.1 - Feb 2001
301.2
CNG Fuel System Integrity (Standard 301.2)

amended 2013.12.18
  • TM 301.2 - Feb 2001
301.3
Fuel System Integrity for Three-wheeled Vehicles and Motorcycles (Standard 301.3)
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302
Flammability of Interior Materials (Standard 302)
  • TSD 302 rev. 0
305
Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection (Standard 305)
  • TSD 305 rev. 3
401
Interior Trunk Release (Standard 401)
  • TSD 401 rev. 2
500
Low-speed Vehicles (Standard 500)
  • TSD 500 rev. 1
505
Vehicle Stability
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901
Axles
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902
[Repealed, SOR/95-147, s. 11]
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903
C-dolly Specifications
  • TM 903 - Oct 1992
904
C-dolly Hitch Requirements
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905
Trailer Cargo Anchoring Devices (Standard 905)
  • TM 905 - Aug 1998
906
Snowmobile Trailers (Standard 906)
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Schedule V - [Repealed SOR/2003-2]

Schedule V.1

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1106 Noise Emissions (Standard 1106)
  • TM 1106 - Aug 2005

Schedule VI

Schedule VII - Declaration Of Importation Of A Vehicle For Exhibition, Demonstration, Evaluation, Testing Or Special Purposes

Schedule VIII - Designated Customs Offices

Regulatory Initiatives (specific to the regulations)

Depending on the date, amendments listed may not yet be included in the consolidated text.
The following items relating to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations have recently been published in the Canada Gazette:

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Various Amendments)

Canada Gazette Part Ⅱ, Vol. 148, No. 9 — April 23, 2014
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Various Amendments)
SOR/2014-82 April 4, 2014
Comes into force April 23, 2014.

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 147, No. 22 — June 1, 2013
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Various Amendments) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 121, 206, 223 and 301.2)

Canada Gazette Part Ⅱ, Vol. 147, No. 26 — December 18, 2013
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 121, 206, 223 and 301.2)
SOR/2013-220 November 29, 2013
Comes into force December 18, 2013.

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 146, No. 40 — October 6, 2012
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standards 121, 206, 223 and 301.2) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 108 and 131) (proposed)

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 147, No. 49 — December 7, 2013
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 108 and 131) (proposed)

Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations new

Canada Gazette Part Ⅱ, Vol. 147, No. 24 — November 20, 2013
Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations
SOR/2013-198 November 8, 2013
Comes into force November 20, 2013.

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 146, No. 6 — February 11, 2012
Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations (proposed)

Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Canada Gazette Part Ⅱ, Vol. 147, No. 13 — June 19, 2013
Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act
SOR/2013-117 May 31, 2013
Comes into force June 19, 2013.

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 145, No. 48 — November 26, 2011
Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 126)

Canada Gazette Part Ⅱ, Vol. 147, No. 8 — April 10, 2013
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 126)
SOR/2013-55 March 21, 2013
Comes into force June 9, 2013.

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 146, No. 40 — October 6, 2012
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 126) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation, Section 18 and Standards 203, 204, 208, 212 and 219)

Canada Gazette Part Ⅱ, Vol. 147, No. 4 — February 13, 2013
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation, Section 18 and Standards 203, 204, 208, 212 and 219)
SOR/2013-9 January 31, 2013
Comes into force February 13, 2013.

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 146, No. 6 — February 11, 2012
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation, Section 18 and Standards 203, 204, 208, 212 and 219) (proposed)

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 101, 105, 122 and 135) (proposed)

Canada Gazette Part Ⅰ, Vol. 146, No. 40 — October 6, 2012
Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Interpretation and Standards 101, 105, 122 and 135) (proposed)

Government Notices (specific to the regulations)

No current notices.