Merchants are required to affix a label on each used vehicle they put up for sale or long-term lease. This label contains details that will help you make an informed decision.

Information listed on the label

The label must contain the following information:

  • the price of the vehicle;
  • a complete description of the vehicle (year of manufacture, vehicle identification number, make, model, cylinder capacity);
  • the number of kilometres indicated on the odometer and the actual of number of kilometres the vehicle has travelled, if different;
  • the vehicle category (A, B, C or D), for the warranty of fitness the merchant must provide, under the Consumer Protection Act;
  • details regarding the manufacturer's or merchant’s warranty, if it is still valid;
  • a description of any repairs made since the vehicle has been in the merchant’s possession;
  • information regarding prior use of the vehicle if it was used as:
    • an automobile to provide remunareted passenger transportation (a taxi or other authorized automobile);
    • a driving school vehicle;
    • a rental vehicle;
    • a police vehicle;
    • an ambulance;
    • a courtesy or demo vehicle.

The name of the business or public body that owned or leased the vehicle must also be indicated. To find out what this label looks like, see a sample label (844 KB) (in French only).

The merchant's obligations indicated on the label

The label must also indicate the merchant’s obligations:

  • to provide you with the previous owner’s name and phone number, upon request;
  • to provide you with a mechanical inspection certificate if it is required for vehicle registration, for example if it is from outside Québec or has been declared a total loss.

Delivery of the label

The merchant is required to give you the label when you purchase or lease the vehicle. All the information contained therein is an integral part of the contract, with the exception of the sale price and the warranty details, which may be modified.

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Last update : June 4, 2021

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The information contained on this page is presented in simple terms to make it easier to understand. It does not replace the texts of the laws and regulations.