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Old 21 Sep 2006, 12:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
Tuco Ramirez
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I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.

It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
72,000 miles.

Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
If so, what went wrong with the car?

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Old 21 Sep 2006, 12:49 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Tuco Ramirez, 9/21/2006, 1:29:29 PM,
<1158859769.424636.14870@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups. com> wrote:

> I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
>
> It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> 72,000 miles.
>
> Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> If so, what went wrong with the car?


Maybe whoever saw 52,000 miles was mistaken. That is very low mileage
for an 8-9 year old car. I would look for older service records to see
what they show for mileage figures on that car.
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Old 21 Sep 2006, 02:21 pm   #3 (permalink)
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badgolferman wrote:
> Tuco Ramirez, 9/21/2006, 1:29:29 PM,
> <1158859769.424636.14870@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups. com> wrote:
>
> > I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
> >
> > It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> > 72,000 miles.
> >
> > Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> > If so, what went wrong with the car?

>
> Maybe whoever saw 52,000 miles was mistaken. That is very low mileage
> for an 8-9 year old car. I would look for older service records to see
> what they show for mileage figures on that car.


It's the right mileage. My mother doesn't drive much.

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Old 21 Sep 2006, 10:12 pm   #4 (permalink)
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What's the mileage on the repair order when you had it written up? 52K?

If so, take the car back and explain to the shop you couldn't have
driven 20K miles in a day or two. If so the odometer memory probably
flipped a bit. But it can be difficult once the car leaves the lot.


Tuco Ramirez wrote:
> I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
>
> It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> 72,000 miles.
>
> Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> If so, what went wrong with the car?


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Old 21 Sep 2006, 11:19 pm   #5 (permalink)
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So what did they do to screw it up?
Is it possible that somebody pulled some cable and messed it up, or do
they need any special tools?

johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> What's the mileage on the repair order when you had it written up? 52K?
>
> If so, take the car back and explain to the shop you couldn't have
> driven 20K miles in a day or two. If so the odometer memory probably
> flipped a bit. But it can be difficult once the car leaves the lot.
>
>
> Tuco Ramirez wrote:
> > I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
> >
> > It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> > 72,000 miles.
> >
> > Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> > If so, what went wrong with the car?


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 11:55 am   #6 (permalink)
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Take it back you need it to come back correct at 92000

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Old 22 Sep 2006, 01:20 pm   #7 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
> Take it back you need it to come back correct at 92000


Ahh..., ok.

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Old 23 Sep 2006, 09:44 am   #8 (permalink)
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Tuco Ramirez wrote:
> I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
>
> It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> 72,000 miles.
>
> Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> If so, what went wrong with the car?


Just a wild guess.

My 00 XLE Camry has a LCD odometer which provides 3 different displays.
Trip A, B and the total mileage. Are you looking at the same one
before and after the service?

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Old 23 Sep 2006, 12:20 pm   #9 (permalink)
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aiuser wrote:
> Tuco Ramirez wrote:
> > I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
> >
> > It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> > 72,000 miles.
> >
> > Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> > If so, what went wrong with the car?

>
> Just a wild guess.
>
> My 00 XLE Camry has a LCD odometer which provides 3 different displays.
> Trip A, B and the total mileage. Are you looking at the same one
> before and after the service?


I will check (will have to be done monday); it's my mother's car. But
judging by how much she drives, I am certain that 52,000 is the right
number.

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Old 24 Sep 2006, 07:51 am   #10 (permalink)
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aiuser wrote:
> Tuco Ramirez wrote:
> > I took my mother's Camry for an oil change yesterday.
> >
> > It had 52,000 miles on it. Now my mother says the odometer shows
> > 72,000 miles.
> >
> > Can this have happened without the repair shop having altered it?
> > If so, what went wrong with the car?

>
> Just a wild guess.
>
> My 00 XLE Camry has a LCD odometer which provides 3 different displays.
> Trip A, B and the total mileage. Are you looking at the same one
> before and after the service?


Just to clarify.

It is one LCD screen which can cycles through 3 different information
by pressing a tiny stick right below the screen.

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