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Post by Jreboll on Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:02 am

Couldn’t decide where to post this so here it goes.
A few months ago a friend of mine traded in his car for new one. Some time later he gets a phone call from a neighboring town from an unknown person. It seems he had bought the trade in car and he needed an additional signature from my friend in order for the transfer to be processed. So my friend goes to his house to sign the papers. He sees his old car but notices that the mileage on it is 60+ thousand km. He tells the new buyer that the mileage was 130+ thousand km when he traded it in. This man says he bought the car from a friend and not from the agency and he also thought the deal was too good to pass up at the time.
My question is, I thought modern cars were very difficult to have their mileage tampered with? Apparently not.

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Post by cypress on Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:20 am

Turning back odometers here is very common.

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Post by Trailrunner on Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:57 am

Yes, I too was under the impression the mileage could no longer be turned back.
However, never underestimate the cleverness of a motivated Mexican.
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Post by ComputerGuy on Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:05 am

Got this from the Web: "Unfortunately, odometer fraud is alive and well and increasingly difficult to detect. Digital odometers can be rolled back by removing the vehicle's circuit board to change the odometer reading, or using rollback equipment that hooks right into the vehicle's electronic system."

Things were more difficult when it was manually protected.
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