Odometers

§1704a. Alteration of odometers.

Any person who sells, attempts to sell or causes to be sold any motor vehicle, highway building appliance, motorboat, all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile and has actual knowledge that the odometer, hubometer reading or clock meter reading has been changed, tampered with or defaced without disclosing same and a person who changes, tampers with or defaces, or who attempts to change, tamper with or deface, any gauge, dial, or other mechanical instrument, commonly known as an odometer, hubometer or clock meter, in a motor vehicle, highway building appliance, motorboat or all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile, which, under normal circumstances and without being changed, tampered with or defaced, is designed to show by numbers or words the distance which the motor vehicle, highway building appliance, motorboat or all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile travels, or who willfully misrepresents the odometer, hubometer or clock meter reading on the odometer disclosure statement or similar statement, title or bill of sale shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 for a first offense and fined not more than $2,500.00 for each subsequent offense.

Added 1969, No. 201 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1983, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 1985; 1997, No. 59, § 77, eff. June 30, 1997; 2001, No. 69, § 3.

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