Join Date: May 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,161
In order for the plaintiff's claim to be true, F Spa. and/or FNA would have to have an army of guys sitting at terminals monitoring and permitting DEIS log-ons and approving individual maintenance actions. That alone makes the claim ridiculous.
My guess is that DEIS is not even as robust as the engine health monitoring system GE uses for its jet engines, where jets send inflight data back to HQ. At the very most, I suspect F Spa. use the relayed info for trend analysis. So, guessing further, a more likely scenario is that at some point someone noticed a roll back in the data and flagged it. Once they started pulling the string, it led to the individual facility/mechanic.
Some things to keep in mind:
1 - the penalties for altering ODOs are very steep in the US.
2 - every car in the US has its ODO reading recorded; by the state during smog checks, safety inspections, recorded accidents, and increasingly for maintenance/repairs (think CARFAX)
3 - exotic cars live in a very small pond, and ones like the LaFa are tracked by an army of dealers, brokers, and train spotters
I can't imagine a dealership taking a car in for service and NOT noting the incoming mileage, if nothing else to document any mileage they added for testing or post-maintenance. So I think it is highly, repeat highly, unlikely a rollback of more than a couple hundred miles could occur without it being noticed.
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