Last post on Feb 19, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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#11 of 14 Re: TSB [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (12:39 pm)
Yeah, I think it's going to be a pain convincing them on this one because the car was "certified" after the date that the bulletin came out. And, I guess the fix is to replace the instrument cluster. I wonder how long they would take to do that?
Since I think it's about 10%, I may just drive with the speedometers at about 10% higher unless I know I'm going through a photo enforced zone. I haven't checked it against mile markers. I have checked the odometer against the clock and it reads exactly 1 mile at 1 minute when I drive 60mph and I've already confirmed it's accuracy.
It's possible those speed signs in my neighborhood aren't working right.
#12 of 14 Re: TSB [luckins]
Feb 19, 2008 (2:34 pm)
Every time I see one of those portable radar set-ups on the side of the road, I check my speedometer against it. The speedometer is ALWAYS reading high by about 9% -- that has been consistent over years and many thousands of miles.
The TSB states that the readings are 7-9% high, so that's right on the money. I got used to driving at a 5 mph faster speed (by the speedometer) and I've never had a problem.
#13 of 14 Re: TSB [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (4:06 pm)
My o5 hatchback also showed a faster speed than actual speed, showing about 61-62 mph at actual 55 mph. Like you, I just adjusted my driving habits to include the speed differential...
#14 of 14 Re: TSB [wave54]
Feb 19, 2008 (5:32 pm)
I am wondering if the sign is off because when I went walking today, I went past it and all the cars seemed to be going about 10% lower than usual. The speed limit on our street is 35, but most people go around 45 to 50 MPH. But, today, the sign read most of the cars around 37 to 42 even when I could tell the car was really hauling.