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I bought a secondhand 2015 Toyota Vios. I noticed that its odometer is not functioning. Its digital reading is fixed at 14,260km from the time I bought it. I tried to use Trip A and B but the mileage will read only up to 0.9 and then will return to zero. I suspect that the odometer may have been tampered with.

How do I fix it? Do you know of any reputable technician who can repair it? I inquired at Toyota but it will cost around P13,000 to replace the entire panel and 45 days to order the unit. Please help. God bless!

Greg Ofalsa


Hi Greg,

I would explore the option of talking to whoever sold you the car to resolve the issue. Failing that, you're going to have to bite the bullet and spend for a new gauge cluster or find a surplus shop that can sell you a compatible unit.

Be aware that it may be possible that this is not all that may be wrong with the car. I hope you got it at a price that accounts for the defective odometer, and whatever else may possibly be wrong with it.

Unfortunately, I can't be of more help.

Thanks for writing in.


Ferman Lao
Technical Editor
Wearing the hats of a race car driver, driving instructor, grease monkey, tuner, dyno operator, auto shop owner, motoring journalist and CAGI president at one time or another, or all at once, deep down he's just another guy who loves cars.
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