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#1 mnrlgray02

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

I recently bought a 2002 Ford F250 XLT CC 4x4 diesel from the auction and it has a mileage discrepancy on the title. The electronic cluster shows 110k but the title shows 287k. Any ideas on some of the possibilities on how this happened? Obviously the truck has an electronic cluster so what all would have to be changed to get the cluster to read different (computer, cluster, motor) and why would they change it??? I knew this when I purchased the truck but I'm just looking for reasons as to how they could be different. Thanks!!!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Weird I was just googling a similar scenario.... My best guess is that the cluster was replaced at one time, there's a chip in the cluster that stores the mileage and you can probably go to a speedo correction place or possibly a dealership and they can fix it for you
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

Its the correct title, right?

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#4 Keith Neustaedter

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

Not being ignorant but is it miles or Kms? We bought an '04 ford freestar and the odo showed x amount of numbers and a few months went by and I looked again and said wtf. How did my wife put 20K miles on the van in a few months? Well if you hold the button down it will switch to Kms instead of miles. We had the dealership fix the title numbers and come to find out we had what was advertised as a 86K mile van actually be a low 70K mile van. Chalk on up for the buyer and not the dealership.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:36 AM

I've seen this happen a few different ways. One would be that the cluster was replaced either because of a failure or someone was trying to make the truck have less miles for value purposes. Always best to do a carfax/autocheck before buying a vehicle to see any discrepancies in case something like this has happened. Second, I have seen MANY vehicles have ODO discrepancies on record because someone wrote down the mileage wrong either on the title, at the DMV, or at a service station/dealership. The ODO in the vehicle will be right, BUT on carfax/autocheck will show negative marks. And last I have seen a lot of ODO problems after a vehicle has been repossessed. Repossesors sometimes have first dibs on repo'd vehicles, so they will tell the lienholders they have a lot more miles on them than they really do so the value will go down and they can buy them cheaper. The lien holders never see the vehicle to know for sure and just want out of the vehicle. And also since a lot of times the lienholder does not see the vehicle, they will just write a number down on the title and send it off. So when they get the title back the mileage on the title will say one thing and the vehicle will be different. Then when it is title again with the real mileage, there will be a ODO discrepancy reported.

This situation sucks because if its just an error in reporting the ODO correctly, it still hurts the value of the vehicle.
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#6 sn95guy

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

i mean its usually easy to tell if it has 278k miles or 110k miles on the truck, being a diesel i would not be suprised at all if it was 278k

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#7 big block 572

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

if the od was replaced by the dealer it would be calibarated before putting in. r it will b titled tmu true miles unknown




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