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Honda deals with Takata airbag mess the right way
Lorraine Sommerfeld - Driving.ca | May 20, 2016

According to John Raymond at the Automobile Protection Association, some manufacturers have been dealing with customers on a squeaky wheel basis... Read More

Ford Escape owner one of unknown number with radio problem
Yvonne Colbert - CBC | April 25, 2016

"George Iny, executive director of the Automobile Protection Association, said... it's not the first time Ford has had problems with its entertainment systems. He says this newer technology is supposed to have fewer bugs. Read More

Where is VW Canada?
George Iny - APA | April 21, 2016

On April 21st, VW diesel owners waited to finally find out how their vehicles would become emissions compliant, but that is not quite what happened. Read More

APA & CTV W5 Undercover Investigation
CTV W5 & APA | April 9, 2016

Sticker Shock! Secret shoppers from the APA visited 20 new car dealerships in Vancouver. See the full report.

New Sask. laws will help car buyers avoid hidden fees
CBC News | February 2, 2016

Automobile Protection Association says hidden fees can total more than $1K. Read More

Is your used car actually safe? Soon, it’ll be easier to tell
Lorraine Sommerfeld - Driving.ca | January 25, 2016

Mechanics and used car dealers may be up in arms, but Ontario's overhaul of its safety certificate program is long overdue. Read More

Nova Scotia urged to adopt all-in pricing on vehicle sales

Yvonne Colbert - CBC | January 19, 2016

A Halifax man annoyed about what he calls "hidden" car fees is calling on the Nova Scotia government to follow the lead of several other provinces and implement all-in pricing for vehicle purchases. Read More

Uber Drivers Use Income to Lease
Olivia Bowden - Financial Post | December 17, 2015

An increasing number of drivers are leasing new vehicles in order to work for Uber. Read More

Manitobans shocked by unfixed vehicle safety recalls
CBC News - Holly Moore | September 2, 2015

Investigation finds many unrepaired vehicles on the road. Read More

Report Warns Auto Financing Going Overboard
APA | August 7, 2015

Seven years now the norm for vehicle loans. Full Article

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back half a million trucks
CTV - Tom Krisher and Jonathan Fahey | July 27, 2015

FCA also faces a fine of $105 Million. Read More

Dealer, Toyota kept Montreal widow on the hook for husband's lease
CBC News - Raffy Boudjikanian | May 19, 2015

Situation to be rectified after questions by CBC. Read More

APA's Annual Review of the Auto Industry on CTV W5
March 28, 2015

The Real Deal - APA mystery shoppers visit 22 Calgary car dealerships. Read the APA Report

APA's Investigation of Used Car Dealers in Toronto
CTV W5 | April 2014

Accompanied by an expert mechanic, APA mysetery shoppers embarked once again on a hair-raising quset for a used car in the GTA.
Read the full report | Visit CTV W5's Website

APA's Investigation of Used Car Dealers in Vancouver
CTV W5 | March 2013

APA mystery shoppers visited 18 used car dealers and two curbsiders in the Greater Vancouver area looking for a good used car.
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APA Investigation of Used Car Dealers in the Toronto area
April 14, 2012

APA mystery shoppers and an expert mechanic visited 13 used car dealers and seven curbsiders in search of a good used car in the GTA.
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Shops Unable to Pass the Latest APA Auto Repair Investigation
April 2011

The APA visited 31 repair shops in Toronto and Calgary for the correction of a simple problem, with mixed results.
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