Beware of odometer rollback in used cars

Motorists in Dubai are calling on the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to make odometer rollback detection part of vehicle inspection.

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Dubai: Motorists in Dubai are calling on the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to make odometer rollback detection part of vehicle inspection.

Lack of facilities to detect odometer tampering in Dubai is hurting used car buyers, with many falling prey to shady dealers who cheat unsuspecting customers.

According to many motorists, who have fallen prey to odometer fraud, dealers are getting away with the malpractice because none of the vehicle inspection centres in the city detect odometer tampering.

“I wanted to buy a 2009 GMC Yukon from a used-car dealer. The odometer reading suggested the car had done 95,000 kilometres but when I test drove the car I suspected it had done more. I took the vehicle for the vehicle inspection but I was told it won’t detect whether the odometer was rolled back,” said Mohammad Saleem. More info

Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

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