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.

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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