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Old 08-20-2003, 03:18 PM
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Checking Maintenance History

I've seen mentioned a few times...checking maintenance history for a particular VIN.

Is this database available only to dealers?

Is this something they do willingly? Is there usually a charge?

Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:20 PM
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I think maintenance done at dealerships are only available at dealerships. It may be possible that some independants have access... but I'm not sure.

Regardless, you should be able to go to a service dept and get any history freely from them.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:31 PM
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I've heard that some dealerships...

will only give you the records if you prove you are the original owner.

It's worth a try tho!
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:55 AM
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What you are talking about are VMI reports.

It is any recall and service information per VIN number performed at any authorized dealership. I don't believe it is available outside the MBZ network.

Some dealerships are quite helpful and will be glad to give a demonstrated owner a copy, others will not. I believe this amounts to quality of relationship.

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