“We are encouraged to see that The Sun* has carried out an investigation into companies offering odometer adjustment services”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, commenting on the issue of mileage fraud.
The National Franchised Dealers Association in conjunction with the Retail Motor Industry Federation – the UK’s leading automotive trade body – has been calling for the government to do more to tackle the issue of odometer fraud in particular mileage adjustment companies in the UK since the launch of its Mileage Fraud campaign in September 2015.
Robinson continued, “We are concerned over the robustness of the current EU proposal to outlaw mileage correction companies by 2018, warning it does not do enough to tackle the growing issue of clocking.
“It is estimated that between 1.6million and 3million cars may have had their mileage altered and in the next three years thousands more cars will continue to be clocked- hugely compromising the safety of cars on UK roads.
“A broader zero tolerance stance must be adopted. We continue to call on government to draft legislation to tackle the problem, and fully support the Sun’s investigation.”
NOTES TO EDITORS: * http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/ho...
The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.