Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 154.09 - Odometer disclosure for repaired or replaced odometers

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) REQUIREMENTS AND DISCLOSURE WHEN ODOMETER REPAIRED OR REPLACED. An odometer may be serviced, repaired or replaced, provided the vehicle's mileage indicated thereon remains the same as before the service, repair or replacement. The transferor may disclose that the odometer reading reflects the actual mileage at the time of sale. If the odometer is incapable of registering the same mileage as before the service, repair or replacement, the odometer shall be adjusted to zero. A written notice shall be attached, by the owner or an agent, to the left door frame of the motor vehicle, or other location prescribed by the department. The notice shall specify the vehicle's mileage prior to the service, repair or replacement of the odometer and the date on which it was serviced, repaired or replaced. No person may remove the notice. The transferor shall disclose that the odometer reading does not reflect the actual mileage.
(2) REPLACEMENT OF ODOMETER WHICH REGISTERS KILOMETERS WITH ODOMETER WHICH REGISTERS MILES. If the vehicle being transferred was originally equipped with an odometer which registered the distance traveled in kilometers and the odometer is replaced with one that registers the distance traveled in miles, the transferor may disclose that the odometer reading reflects the actual mileage, providing that the replacement odometer was calibrated to reflect the equivalent accumulated miles as was reflected in kilometers on the odometer being replaced. The equivalency in miles shall be determined by multiplying the odometer reading in kilometers by .62. If, under these circumstances, the odometer is not calibrated as described in this subsection, the vehicle's mileage shall be disclosed as not being the actual mileage.
(3) ODOMETER DISCLOSURE OF VEHICLE OPERATED WITH MALFUNCTIONING OR INOPERATIVE ODOMETER. If a motor vehicle continues to be operated between the time its odometer malfunctions and the time the odometer is repaired or replaced, the transferor may disclose that the odometer reading reflects the actual mileage only if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(a) The malfunctioning odometer is repaired or replaced within 30 days after the date the odometer began to malfunction.
(b) A good faith estimate can be made of the miles traveled by the motor vehicle between the time the odometer malfunctioned and the time the odometer was repaired or replaced.
(c) The repaired or replaced odometer is calibrated to reflect the vehicle's mileage reading which was on the odometer at the time it malfunctioned, plus the number of miles which the motor vehicle was operated between the time of the odometer's malfunctioning and the time of its repair or replacement. If, under these circumstances, the odometer is not calibrated as described in this paragraph, the odometer reading shall be disclosed by the transferor as not being the actual mileage.

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Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 154.09
Cr. Register, January, 1996, No. 481, eff. 2-1-96.

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