In force: 2020-10-10
73. The owner of a qualified automobile is required to ensure its maintenance and to have the necessary repairs made when the automobile or equipment added to it has a defect referred to in section 58; the owner must do so within the time provided for in the second paragraph of that section in the case of a minor defect.
The owner may not permit or tolerate the automobile being used to offer remunerated passenger transportation if
(1) a defect under section 58 prevents its use; or
(2) the automobile no longer complies with the conditions prescribed by government regulation.
In addition, if the kilometrage on the odometer or the age of the automobile, determined based on the model year, exceeds the limits prescribed by government regulation, the owner must submit, at the intervals prescribed by the regulation, the automobile to the mechanical inspection provided for in subparagraph c of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 20 and obtain a mechanical inspection certificate issued under section 527 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2).
The owner must forward a reproduction of the certificate to all qualified drivers using the automobile. In the case of a registered automobile, the owner must notify the operator of all defects indicated on the certificate.