Why does the odometer reading say “Not Actual”?

Not Actual” indicates that the odometer reading is not accurate or could not be determined.


There are many causes for this. Examples:

  • Odometer was replaced with an aftermarket unit
  • Odometer has maxed out and gone back to zero
  • Odometer is digital and the battery is dead
  • Odometer was damaged

Odometer codes are shown to reflect the known reliability of the odometer reading.

  • "Actual" means that the odometer reading is believed to be the true and actual mileage of the lot.
  • "Exceeds Mechanical Limits" means that the true mileage of the lot cannot be expressed because it has exceeded the capacity of the odometer to measure it, in other words it has "rolled over".
  • "Exempt" means that by Federal Law, no odometer code is required to be displayed for this lot.
  • "Not Actual" means that the odometer reading does not correctly reflect the mileage of the lot or it cannot be ascertained.
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