AMVIC lays 24 charges against former Edmonton business owner

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Edmonton— Alberta’s automotive regulator has charged Dalwinder Singh Dahele under the Criminal Code, Fair Trading Act and Traffic Safety Act, following an investigation stemming from multiple consumer complaints. Dahele, representative of Autobahn Outlet Ltd. and Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd., faces five charges for theft over $5,000, five charges for fraud over $5,000, 13 charges for unlicensed … Read More

Drive away from fraud

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Drive away from fraud   Edmonton— An unbeatable price on a used car may be hard to walk away from, but this Fraud Prevention Month Alberta’s automotive regulator is reminding consumers to think twice before signing a deal that’s too good to be true. Throughout the month of March, AMVIC and the Competition Bureau’s Fraud … Read More

S’more RV buying tips from AMVIC

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Edmonton— Enjoying a toasty campfire, roasting marshmallows and camping under the stars sounds like a faraway fantasy in snowy February. But, this weekend Albertans will start planning for those dream RV vacations at the Edmonton RV Expo & Sale. AMVIC, Alberta’s automotive regulator, will be at the Edmonton RV Expo to offer consumers helpful tips … Read More

Curber ordered to pay $14,800 to consumers

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Edmonton— A former Edmonton used car dealer was convicted on two counts of fraud and ordered to pay $14,800 in restitution to his victims. Dennis Feldman collected deposits then failed to deliver the vehicles as promised or return the money. The Jan. 12, 2017 fraud convictions stem from an ongoing AMVIC and Edmonton Police Service … Read More

AMVIC hires interim CEO

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is pleased to announce that Doug Lagore will fill the position of interim CEO of AMVIC, effective Dec. 15, 2016. Lagore has more than 30 years of experience as a highly respected senior leader. He has worked in a consultant role with several municipalities and one of his … Read More

Businesses ordered to shut down, pending AMVIC investigation

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council has issued five Director’s Orders against two Edmonton area automotive businesses and three individuals. The orders dated Nov. 9, 2016 direct Autobahn Automotive Solutions Ltd., Autobahn Outlet Ltd. and representatives of the businesses to immediately cease conducting any business or activities in Alberta’s automotive industry until AMVIC has … Read More

AMVIC’s cancellation decision upheld

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s cancellation of an Edmonton used car businesses’ sales licence and salesperson registration was upheld by an appeal panel in a decision dated Sept. 9, 2016 . An independent appeal panel appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta concluded that Martin Hausner, owner of Cars on Whyte and Edmonton … Read More

Lethbridge consumer awarded restitution after AMVIC investigation

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Edmonton— A Lethbridge dad was awarded $3,900 in court-ordered restitution on July 20, 2016 for a car he bought his daughter. Last summer the man bought a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo from someone advertising it online. He had a mechanic inspect the car after he bought it. That is when he found out there were serious … Read More

AMVIC celebrates Canada Day with launch of translated tip cards

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Edmonton— This Canada Day the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council wants you to know it is looking out for you. The automotive regulator is removing some language barriers to help spread consumer protection awareness. “We live in a great country where we welcome people from all around the world,” John Bachinski, executive director of AMVIC … Read More

AMVIC takes steps to improve compliance

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Edmonton— The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is tightening its consumer protection education requirements in an effort to improve compliance with the laws. Any automotive salesperson who has been out of the industry for more than three years, must now successfully retake the salesperson Fair Trading Act course before being granted a new registration to … Read More