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Import car from USA to Switzerland

I will be importing my 2018 Volvo S60 to Switzerland as part of my household goods (job relocation next summer). After doing quite some research with respect to the Swiss MFK in the canton where I will be moving, I found out they require the speedometer in kmph (indicating the top speed in kmph as well). The problem is that my Volvo's digital speedometer is in mph and according to the manual and the Volvo dealership, it cannot be adjusted to kmph. However, next to the speedometer, there is a small digital indicator showing the vehicle's speed in kmph. So the car shows the digital speed in kmph but it's not part of the actual speedometer. The other issue, the speedometer doesn't show the max speed in kmph. Any advice, comments or suggestions?
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Yes, sell it and buy another one and save yourself a lot of hastle
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Re: Import car from USA to Switzerland

And do not get a heart attack when you see the car prices here. You are not in Kansas anymore.
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. I found out they require the speedometer in kmph (indicating the top speed in kmph as well).
Learn German.

Because "Die Anzeige des Geschwindigkeitsmessers muss in km/h erfolgen und bis zur möglichen Höchstgeschwindigkeit des Fahrzeuges reichen. Eine zusätzliche Anzeige der Geschwindigkeit in Meilen/h ist zulässig, ebenso ein Totalisator in Meilen." does not mean what you think.

The speedometer must be able to show km/h up to the maximum speed of the vehicle. If the small digital indicator shows km/h up to the max speed you are good on hat part. Now it is just a question if the small display is accepted.
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Re: Import car from USA to Switzerland

Update....my Volvo dealership is looking into a speedometer software update for kmph.
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Update....my Volvo dealership is looking into a speedometer software update for kmph.
Don't know about volvo stealership. But Jeep stealership managed to change my friends speedometer from mph to kmph through software update.

20 min job.
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Don't know about volvo stealership. But Jeep stealership managed to change my friends speedometer from mph to kmph through software update.

20 min job.



Reloading software is not a particularly arduous job...
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Re: Import car from USA to Switzerland

I imported a bike from the US with the speedo in MPH (and kph in fine print).

Odometer is only in miles, though.

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