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Offline baliem

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(Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:17:07 PM »
Folks,

Bought a 2nd hand Latio last month & just managed to retrieve previous owner's service history.

Based on Tan Chong's records, the previous owner clocks an average of about 5,000km every 3 months. The last servicing was done in June 2009 & the mileage was 48,491km then.

When I took over the vehice last month however, the mileage shows around 65,000+km which seems too good to be true. Hence, I suspect the dealer may have tempered with the odo.  :mad:

Is there any way that I can verify whether the odo is tempered with and/or the actual milegae travelled? Many thanks in advance!

Offline dsrio

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Re: (Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 11:19:40 AM »
i know for some cars, plugging in the diagnostic tools will reveal the actual milage, any expert here can confirm?

frankly speaking, even if you know the odo is tempered with also i doubt you can do anything to the dealer.
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Re: (Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 10:06:52 AM »
i know for some cars, plugging in the diagnostic tools will reveal the actual milage, any expert here can confirm?

frankly speaking, even if you know the odo is tempered with also i doubt you can do anything to the dealer.
I have heard car dealer tampering with odometer. Personally, I feel that this is dishonest and lack integrity. Question is whether there are constitutions that can be leveraged to address this legally.

I really want to see this practice curbed and dealers brought to justice. Not sure whether there is any precedent of such cases. If not, I hope that some day there will be a precedence set.

Just 2 cents. :)

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Re: (Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 02:14:37 PM »
Go and make a police report. They'll tell you to go to LTA. Don't waste yr time going to LTA. Police should take up this case as it's considered cheating. If they don't, write in to their feedback unit and "tell" them that you're going to write to newspaper forums if they don't take up your case. That will set them moving.

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Re: (Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 02:16:39 PM »
However, on a side note, it's hard for your case to prove that your odometer has been tampered, unless TC records show the mileage higher than your current one. BTW, which car dealer you bought yr car from? Can share so that we won't go there?

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Re: (Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 07:01:46 PM »
U cannot prove which party tempered, can b agent can b pre owner. Send to TCM to clear your doubts. No point asking ard here, no experts here can tell u how.

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Re: (Suspect) Odometer Being Tempered With
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 06:01:34 PM »
Many thanks, folks.

Guess I have to live with this & take good care of my ride. TCM informed tha they are unable to assist in any way as the previous owner had stop sending the car to them for servicing since June 09..

Though pissed.. but I don't think it's right to reveal the dealer's details cos this may affect their rice bowl.. the sales person that attended to me seemed genuine & I supposed it's his company that sucs.

Do be more careful if you intend to buy any 2nd hand rides..