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Trip mileage higher than odometer on new car

  • 03-07-2021 5:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 52 slo007


    I purchased a new car and took it out for a drive 1st time today. Whilst scrolling through the displays, I noticed the trip mileage is 15km higher than the official odometer mileage. i.e. "long term" trip says 60km, odometer says 45km.

    Does VW have a habit of resetting the odometer at the factory, is this fishy, or just bad programming?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,714 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    slo007 wrote: »
    I purchased a new car and took it out for a drive 1st time today. Whilst scrolling through the displays, I noticed the trip mileage is 15km higher than the official odometer mileage. i.e. "long term" trip says 60km, odometer says 45km.

    Does VW have a habit of resetting the odometer at the factory, is this fishy, or just bad programming?

    Pic

    During pdi the mileage may have been reset on the odometer if there were a few extra km’s on it. I wouldn’t worry about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    The dealer can reset it once it’s under a certain number AFAIK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,966 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    Burn it there must be 100,000 undocumented km's on there now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 slo007


    Burn it there must be 100,000 undocumented km's on there now.

    On so many cars...

    At least mine still smelled new.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37 Innov


    That could happen as the odometer can be reset by the dealer and they forget to reset the trip meter



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  • Registered Users Posts: 50,137 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Just like this thread....



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