How do you reset electronic odometers?


Quick Answer

Reset electronic odometers by using the diagnostic testing tool DiagProg4. Connecting the tool to a vehicle using the OBD II port, you can reset or alter the electronic odometer. You can also connect DiagProg4 directly to computers to receive software updates.

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The U.S. Department of Justice considers it a felony to alter the odometer in any way, punishable by fines of up to $100,000. Furthermore, if an individual sells a car with an altered odometer, he has to pay either a fixed fine of $1,500 or the amount of damage caused to the buyer. The greater of the two applies.

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