The vehicle odometer inspection (OI) The vehicle odometer inspection (OI) is conducted based on ATJ's internal Odometer Inspection Procedure Invasive and Non-Invasive (ATJ-PRTD-002 and ATJ-PRTD-002A).

Odometer integrity inspection is an inspection process that ensures that the accurate mileage of the vehicle is properly displayed and it is designed to be able to recognize tampered odometers and prevent odometer fraud.

The scope of the process covers odometer visual checking including external cover inspection, actual meter casing inspection and internal meter circuit's digital and electronic functions inspection.

ATJ will not issue its ATJ Odometer Approved Certificate for vehicles identified as having tampered units.

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Odometer inspection is an important protection against odometer fraud - the illegal process of tampering a vehicle's odometer in order to display a lower mileage than its actual reading. Odometer fraud is increasingly becoming prevalent in markets like NZ, where the demand is high for quality used cars with low mileage.

Only vehicles with suspect non-invasive inspection results have their odometer clusters removed and an invasive physical inspection is conducted.


Cases of odometer fraud have been rampant in the last few years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 450,000 cases are reported every year and an average of 15,000-30,000 kilometers are adjusted off of the vehicles' odometers. With the growing demand for quality used vehicles and with the larger premium paid for vehicles with lower mileage, odometer fraud is likely to be more prevalent.