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As the title says

The car was purchased from a small dealer near me for cash

I have just done a on-line check on the history of my car. Everything tallies with what it says in the service/maintenance book until this year

We purchased the car in July as having done 63000 miles as advertised on their website. However after doing the on-line check it shows having done 102000 miles after it had a supposed MOT/Service this February

Do I have case here to challenge the dealer??

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If you are basing this on the mileage on 1 mot then have you considdered that the mileage may have been input wrongly by the mot tester ?
 

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I did think that but on the MOT Certificate it failed it's first test on the 5th Feb with for example sake 101,000 on, then after the re-test three days later the mileage was 101,002

Either way, surely the dealer would do a check when they are taking a car in to make sure the car was legit
 

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So it failed a test and done 2 miles in 3 days it never went far then did it ?

Sounds to me like the mot tester was lazy made a mistake on the first tests mileage then when they retest they simply look up the fail so he read mileage from there and added a couple on.

Sorry but this seems plausible to me as i have seen it happen a few times my clios miles go up and down twice and its not clocked it had a new speedo.

What mileage is on the year befores test?
 

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I can relate to reliable's comment, I wouldn't jump the gun just yet. I have seen this happen many times. Out of curiosity was it the same tester who passed the car after repairs? Either way it could still happen but most likely down to laziness. Any details in the maintenance book regarding previous owners?? Mine has the two previous owners details at the back section and I've added mine to it.
 

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That is quite possibly the case it seems. Thing is, should we wish to sell the car, then the mileage is going to be incorrect as it shows on the MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

02/2012 at 50389 miles
02/2013 at 54793 miles
02/2014 at 58830 miles
02/2015 at 100369 miles

In the Service Book

First stamp 26/04/2010 at 19755
Second stamp 05/02/2011 at 38931
Third stamp 11/02/2012 at 50207
Fourth stamp 29/05/2015 and was 63576

Will the DVLA/VOSA be able to do anything about the mileage bearing in mind the last stamp in the Service book, and the same as when we purchased the car was 63576

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I can relate to reliable's comment, I wouldn't jump the gun just yet. I have seen this happen many times. Out of curiosity was it the same tester who passed the car after repairs? Either way it could still happen but most likely down to laziness. Any details in the maintenance book regarding previous owners?? Mine has the two previous owners details at the back section and I've added mine to it.
I am trying to find out how many owners it has had without success apart from service stamps locations of which there are one on its own and two of the same service centre, so maybe 2 previous owners.

Regarding who tested the car, it does seem to be the same tester
 

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Are you seriously thinking your car done average miles then in 1 year done 40k then was clocked back !!

You could waste time going to vosa to get the record amended but dont waste time with DVLA its not of any interest to them

Your car WAS NOT clocked its simply human error on the part of the mot tester go back to the MOT garage and complain they will know if it can be fixed if you get no joy THEN go to VOSA.

Amount of owners is on V5
 

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Are you seriously thinking your car done average miles then in 1 year done 40k then was clocked back !!

You could waste time going to vosa to get the record amended but dont waste time with DVLA its not of any interest to them

Your car WAS NOT clocked its simply human error on the part of the mot tester go back to the MOT garage and complain they will know if it can be fixed if you get no joy THEN go to VOSA.
Yes I came to that conclusion, when I have said in my other post that it seems to be the case (lazy tester)

All that we are bothered about now is when we come to sell the car, which has done 40,000 miles more than it actually has

So we'll go to the garage where we got the car from and see what they can do
 

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Car has not done 40k more though and anyone looking at the history would see that too as your next mot will be at around 70k and that will be what the mot will say.

The miles are read from the speedo and its possible the tester read the miles till next service by mistake or simply wrote down the wrong cars miles only he knows what happened but then he probably wont :)
 

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We will get to the bottom of it, and will post back with any update

It only came about as we were having some problems with the car 'rocking back and forth' when braking from speed. We took it back to the dealer who just fobbed us off, even though we were within the three months warranty they offered.

So I did the free car check on-line to make sure it had nothing was dodgy about the car, and also came up with the MOT results, which also about confirmed our idea of why the car was rocking with the advisories of the brake discs
 

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Blimey. Nice work johnb

That should hopefully make it easier to get the mileage adjusted back on the cars history with the DVLA

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If you can't get it changed back, then get the garage that did the MOT to put it in writing and have them stamp it with their business stamp and keep very safe with any other car history etc.
That would be enough to keep me happy if I was buying the car in the future.
Or even print a copy of this and file away
 

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As i have already said DVLA will not be interested you need to contact VOSA or whatever they call themselves this week they are the ones in control of testing matters.

There is a contact number ON your test receipt.
 

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Sounds to me like the mileage was recorded in KM accidentally.

100,000km is approx 63,000 miles.

Perhaps the car was displaying the distance in KM when in MOT station and he didnt realise?
 

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That is quite possibly the case it seems. Thing is, should we wish to sell the car, then the mileage is going to be incorrect as it shows on the MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

02/2012 at 50389 miles
02/2013 at 54793 miles
02/2014 at 58830 miles
02/2015 at 100369 miles

In the Service Book

First stamp 26/04/2010 at 19755
Second stamp 05/02/2011 at 38931
Third stamp 11/02/2012 at 50207
Fourth stamp 29/05/2015 and was 63576

Will the DVLA/VOSA be able to do anything about the mileage bearing in mind the last stamp in the Service book, and the same as when we purchased the car was 63576

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i wonder if the car was for some reason displaying km and not miles when mot done as 100369 miles = 62366 miles and that would mean only 1210 miles between 02/15 and 29/05/15
 
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