Why does the Report say my Mercedes or BMW was made in 2001?
Our understanding is that some states actually revised the VINs
of certain incoming Mercedes Benz and BMW cars in the mid-1980s.
The revised VINs were created to designate some cars as grey market
(meaning that the cars came into the US as not built to US emissions
or safety specifications).
the VINs the coding was inadvertently changed such that the VINs
do decode as 2001 model year cars. This obviously is not correct.
We are told that the states involved did not consider the long term
implications of their VIN revisions, thus they did not realize the
full impact of their changes.
means little in terms of real world impact. The revised VIN has
been associated with these cars since their arrival in the US, and
all pertinent records should be associated with the revised VINs.
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Vehicle ID Number (VIN) can be found on dashboards and title
documents. All cars and light trucks built after 1981 have
a unique 17-character VIN that contains valuable information
about that vehicle's history.
Tip: To check used vehicles while you shop, be sure to ask
the dealer/seller for the VINs.
Sweetened consumer incentives, enhanced vehicle lineups and an improving
U.S. economy lifted new car and truck sales in last November, automakers
reported - source: Business
AP. Most analysts predicted sales of new cars
and trucks to rise last month from October and a year ago thanks
to hefty showroom bargains, which are likely to continue for the
remainder of the year. Many automakers also improved incentives
to end 2002 as they tried to meet year-end sales goals. Also helping,
analysts and automakers said, is a strengthening economy that bodes
well for business heading into 2004.
Since more people
buying new cars, there are also more used cars offered for sale
on the market. With Internet growing popularity consumers has been
using Internet as the source for searching information, shopping
products and services. Lemon History Check has been providing Free VIN Check and AutoCheck Vehicle History Report service via Internet since December
1996 - AutoCheck history. Consumers have been using AutoCheck Vehicle History Report since 1996, which was the first year it is made available
to consumers. With the Internet access, consumers can gain the same
instant access to vehicle history reports, which was already available
to used car dealers via fax since 1986.
The AutoCheck database
is the most comprehensive and accurate vehicle database in North
America, containing 2.36 billion vehicle history records that are
updated monthly - source,
data provided and its meaning. Each record reveals
information about a car's history, such as an odometer reading,
date a salvage/junk title was issued, or if it was a rental car.
The following are the data reported:
- Totaled in
an accident / Salvaged
- Flood damage
- Lemon histories
- Junked Titles
- State emissions
- Lien activity,
- Vehicle use
(taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
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