Once FedEx vans reach the end of their package delivery life, they are resold and reused for a variety of purposes. Many of them are turned into food trucks, as their size and square shape are perfect for mobile kitchens. However, FedEx is facing legal action for selling such vans as it is accused of the biggest odometer fraud in history.
The lawsuit accuses FedEx of replacing the odometers on several of its vans with new ones that show zero miles, using the vans a bit longer afterward, then auctioning them off with 100,000 miles or less on the new ones. odometers. With such low mileage, business owners were buying the vans at top dollar, thinking they were still pretty fresh. However, their actual mileage was sometimes up to four times the odometer reading, leading to countless mechanical issues that would cost customers far more money. In some cases, the problems were so severe that the vans were useless and the businesses went bankrupt.
According KTNV Las Vegas, Tom Layton of Henderson, Nevada first noticed FedEx odometer rollbacks in 2017. Layton, who has been buying and selling trucks and vans for 36 years, bought a FedEx Freightliner truck with about 180,000 miles listed . When he sold the truck, his buyer hooked it up to a computer which told him the actual mileage was around 400,000 miles. Layton filed his own lawsuit at the time, which is separate from the class action lawsuit FedEx is currently facing.
Since then, customers in California, Tennessee, New Jersey, Florida and Virginia have all noticed odometer rollbacks on older FedEx vehicles.
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