FIA Region I presents the common crime of mileage fraud and shows four steps that could definitively prevent it.
A broad coalition of international and national actors have joined together to submit a joint petition the European Parliament on the prevention of mileage fraud.
Mileage fraud takes place when a vehicle’s odometer has been tampered with to lower the number of kilometres a car has been driven. The crime of mileage fraud affects the public at large, by artificially elevating the cost of used vehicles, sometimes by thousands of Euros. It is a crime that is also estimated to affect up to 40% of used cars in Europe. As fighting mileage fraud in one country often ends up shifting the problem to neighbouring countries, an international solution must be found.
The FIA proposes 4 steps to effectively tackle mileage fraud: