Honda overcounts its miles

Hondas and Acuras sold between April 2002 and November 2006 report more miles on the odometer than they actually covered.

Honda's miles are overcounted by its odometer.
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According to Engadget, Hondas and Acuras sold between April 2002 and November 2006 report more miles on the odometer than they actually covered. Honda claims that the car's 3.75 percent overcalculation of miles is within the Society of Automotive Engineers' 4 percent delta for odometer readings, but the company is still going to pay out a settlement to lessees and extend the warranties on the cars. Odometers aren't actually regulated by any government agency, and not only will affect the car's reported total miles covered, but all its fuel economy.

(Source: Engadget)

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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