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Old 03-16-2015, 11:41 AM
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[help] [vehicle history]

I would like to ask anyone who can get me a detail vehicle history as far as repairs/or warranty work. i have tried 3 dealers and they do not wanna give me anything, they want me to come in for it and both are out of state, i do not have a local one.

Please, if any can help me out, i can paypal u some $ for a beer if you desire.

the last 7 of the vin are PX56131.

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Old 03-16-2015, 12:58 PM
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Try carfax. That's if you want to pay their fee. You can run by license plate or vin.
Will not have 100 percent of everything done, but should have all dealership visits.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:19 PM
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Carfax sucks and isn't worth the cost.
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Try carfax. ... Will not have 100 percent of everything done, but should have all dealership visits.
Hit or miss...will often have zero percent of dealer visits. I have seen numerous Carfax and AutoCheck reports for 10-12 year old cars that show no service history whatsoever, only registration renewals and/or collision repairs. It all depends on who decides to report what.

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I have tried 3 dealers and they do not wanna give me anything, they want me to come in for it and both are out of state, i do not have a local one.
From the dealer's perspective, you are an uninvolved third party to business transactions between them and the previous owner(s). If they are behaving properly, they cannot (should not) release those records to you without the consent of the other party(ies). That is why most are willing to show you the history but not give you a copy. The latter puts them on shaky ethical ground (and perhaps shaky legal ground).

It will be hard to find anyone else who can obtain a copy for you, for the same reasons.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:19 AM
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i have the carfax but it just says "vehicle serviced" and no details.
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need whole vin#
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Do you OWN the car, or are you merely considering purchase?

I would expect that the SA at your servicing dealer could provide you with information on the history of the kinds of things done in the past, to help with service planning future work.
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need whole vin#
i just PM with the full number
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Do you OWN the car, or are you merely considering purchase?

I would expect that the SA at your servicing dealer could provide you with information on the history of the kinds of things done in the past, to help with service planning future work.
i own the car now but i bought it from a non-BMW dealer
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:56 PM
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i own the car now but i bought it from a non-BMW dealer
So go to your BMW service department, tell a Service Advisor "I just bought this car and I want to become familar with its service history so I have a good idea of what has been replaced and what it might need when I bring my car here for service."
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So go to your BMW service department, tell a Service Advisor "I just bought this car and I want to become familar with its service history so I have a good idea of what has been replaced and what it might need when I bring my car here for service."
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