I purchased a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon with 49, xxx miles 4 days ago.
I have driven about 75 miles total but the trip odometer only reads 50 since I left the dealership. I realized that every once in a while the speedometer drops to zero and the trip odometer stops working for about a mile. My 7 mile trip to work this morning only recorded about 4 miles.
My question is, if the dealership documented a defect in the speedometer (which wasn't disclosed to me until I pointed out the problem AFTER the purchase), doesn't that also necessarily point to a problem in the odometer?
Also, isn't there legal action I can take due to the fact that they reported 49, xxx miles from the odometer as the actual mileage of the vehicle but apparently knew about the defective speedo/odometer?
Any suggestions on how to deal with this situation now that they refuse to show me the records, refuse to take the car back, and refuse to give me at least some money back to compensate for the higher mileage?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 AT 5:11 PM