Odometer fraud is when the odometer of a vehicle is disconnected, altered or replaced for the purpose of misleading a consumer about the vehicles’ mileage. This is illegal and is an offense under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Registrar of Motor Dealers may also suspend or cancel a dealer’s license if they are found guilty of interfering with an odometer.
Note: It is legal to replace a damaged odometer. However, the odometer reading needs to be recorded before it is replaced or repaired. This must also be disclosed on the purchase agreement and in written repair records.
How can I tell if an odometer has been altered?
If you have any questions, please contact VSA Consumer Services.
NOTE: This is to provide general information and is not intended to be legal advice.