Odometer Adjustment Declaration publication - Motor vehicle industry bulletin 19
18 January 2024
Odometer Adjustment Declaration publication now live
Due to growing concerns from industry and the community about odometer tampering, Consumer Protection and the MTAWA have produced an Odometer Adjustment Declaration to be used to ensure consumers fully understand the history of the vehicles they purchase.
Motor vehicle dealers had raised concerns that there was a risk of prosecution if they corrected odometers that had been tampered with. In our previous bulletin, the Commissioner outlined the enforcement policy on odometer tampering and this declaration forms a key part of that policy.
The downloadable and fillable Odometer Adjustment Declaration ensures both parties are aware a change has been made to provide a more accurate odometer reading and what steps have been taken to verify the new reading.
The signed and completed declaration must be emailed to email@example.com for noting.
A copy of the signed and completed declaration must also be provided to the customer for their records.
Dealers are still expected to report cases of odometer tampering and provide relevant evidence to Consumer Protection on 1300 30 40 54 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.