49 U.S. Code § 32701 - Findings and purposes

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(a) Findings.— Congress finds that—
(1) buyers of motor vehicles rely heavily on the odometer reading as an index of the condition and value of a vehicle;
(2) buyers are entitled to rely on the odometer reading as an accurate indication of the mileage of the vehicle;
(3) an accurate indication of the mileage assists a buyer in deciding on the safety and reliability of the vehicle; and
(4) motor vehicles move in, or affect, interstate and foreign commerce.
(b) Purposes.— The purposes of this chapter are—
(1) to prohibit tampering with motor vehicle odometers; and
(2) to provide safeguards to protect purchasers in the sale of motor vehicles with altered or reset odometers.


(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1048.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
15:1981 (1st sentence).
Oct. 20, 1972, Pub. L. 92–513, § 401, 86 Stat. 961.
15:1981 (last sentence).

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