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Old 04-20-2012, 03:55 AM   #1
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Mileage Issue

We bought our Fleetwood Discovery last month with 30269 miles on it and have been darn happy with it. Yesterday while driving along we hit a tiny bump and the odometer jumps to 50k miles on it.

I immediately contact our sales person that assured us the mileage was accurate and measured by the chassis before sale and that when we return from our trip they can take a look at it again.

Should I be concerned here?

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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I would say yes. Mileage can affect your resale value , your warranty as you have to prove maintenance at various mileage intervals , extended warranties are priced according to mileage by some Co's.


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Old 04-20-2012, 04:16 AM   #3
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Those are all of my thoughts and to say I'm a little upset/angry is an understatement. I guess my question is less about that side and more about can this be fixed legally? Could the dealer be correct that it is not a big deal?
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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Is it possible it just switched to Kilometers. The conversion factor is 1.6.
30000 mi = 48000 km.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:22 AM   #5
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That was the first thing I checked and it is still in miles
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:36 AM   #6
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I would most definately get that looked at. It will effect it's value down the road.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:55 AM   #7
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This is probably a glitch in the circuit and while it needs to be looked at and repaired, I wouldn't be too concerned, particularly if your dealer has a good reputation. The collective mileage of your vehicle is not only displayed on the odometer as usual, but it is also recorded as an operating parameter (un-tamperable) in the engine's electronic control module (ECM) which can be accessed and viewed through the vehicle's OBDII port with a conventional dianostics tool. If there's a question in your mind as to the integrity of the dealer, have them access that ECM and show you the recorded mileage.

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Suggestion...take it to the selling dealer (that is if you have a warranty and it was not an "as is" purchase). Have them generate a repair order stating word of word what had occurred, noting before and after mileage. Keep that document for future reference and or sale. With your bill of sale and that repair order, it will be easy to see you didn't put 20k miles on it in a month
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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Have you tried switching to kilometers and then back again?

Perhaps that might help correct the problem.

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