Of course, falsifying documents or tampering the odometer is illegal in most countries in Europe. CarPass®, automobile clubs and law enforcement agencies across Europe estimate consumers will continue to lose billions of Euros to odometer fraud.
The combat of odometer fraud has developed very differently within the European countries, mainly due to country specific laws and efforts.
In other countries odometer fraud has reduced significantly due to implementing a governmental supported mileage program. Since the implementation of those local solutions, the number of manipulated cars was reduced to a minimum. However, as soon as used cars get exported to other countries the fraud cases increase significantly.
The FIA proposes 4 steps to effectively tackle mileage fraud:
- Encouraging all Member States to consider the manipulation or tampering of an odometer as an offense and effectively enforce their legislation
- Preventing tampering technically through revising vehicle type approval legislation or getting a voluntary commitment of the vehicle manufacturing industry in the European Union
- Setting up a European electronic platform to exchange mileage data – in compliance with data protection legislation – making mileage data broadly available to European citizens buying motor vehicles, in particular cross border
- Supporting specific campaigns by the European Commission and Member States aiming to raise citizens’ awareness about this issue when buying a used car
Fighting together against mileage fraud
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