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Old 02-26-2008, 11:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Funny how the OBDII port tends to know the real speed and distance - meanwhile we lose 4% of our warranties!
Yeah, Honda got a black eye for that :

Honda paying out $6 million for 'overclocked' odometers - Feb 19th 2007
... The Society of Automotive Engineers' voluntary standard for fluctuation in an odometer "is plus or minus 4-percent," and strangely enough, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't even regulate it. Honda claims that its units were "accurate to within 3.75-percent" on the high side, but a lawsuit against them claims that's just a bit too close for the average consumer's well-being. The automaker will be shelling out over $6 million in overcharges for leasers who were unfairly penalized for exceeding the agreed upon mileage, and will also extend the warranty mileage five-percent. ...

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