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

§ 32701.
Findings and purposes
(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)

32701(a)

15:1981 (1st sentence).

Oct. 20, 1972, Pub. L. 92–513, § 401, 86 Stat. 961.

32701(b)

15:1981 (last sentence).

 

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