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#1 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 08:49 PM
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Netstar vehicle master inquiry

How does one get a netstar report on a used Mercedes that one is contemplating buying?

The Carfax report on a used MB was very benign but the netstar was very concerning. The netstar includes many details of the service that were not in the carfax indicating the car WAS a real problem. Nowhere in the Carfax did it mention drive shafts, transfer cases and being towed to the dealership!!!

Anyone know how to get one.

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Any Mercedes-Benz dealer can supply a VMI. It will have all the mantenance & repairs any Mercedes-Benz dealer has performed. It will also list the dates the maintenance/repairs were made, the mileage when maintenance/repairs were made, and when the car was placed into service.

It's usually only supplied to the owner, so I would insist the seller supply one. If the seller is on reasonable terms with the dealer, it will be free.
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How about if the car is at a non authorized dealership? Likely difficult to get no?
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Any Mercedes-Benz dealer can supply a VMI. It will have all the mantenance & repairs any Mercedes-Benz dealer has performed. It will also list the dates the maintenance/repairs were made, the mileage when maintenance/repairs were made, and when the car was placed into service.

It's usually only supplied to the owner, so I would insist the seller supply one. If the seller is on reasonable terms with the dealer, it will be free.
That's ALMOST correct; the VMI actually contains the repairs made UNDER WARRANTY and records SERVICE/BREAKDOWN CALLS made to Mercedes where the tow truck/ dealer ML came out.

It won't show normal maintenance repairs performed at the dealer, but will indicate by code, the name of the dealer to which the car was delivered when new, and those who performed the warranty repairs.

You will need a Dealer or parts rep. to explain the Damage comp codes to you, so you can get an idea of the problem mentioned.

Beware of one problem showing up over and over, or two many, that would suggest you are looking at a problem or lemon car.
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thank you Cascade

It can be a valuable resource when purchasing a vehicle which has some suspect model years. I am looking at a G500 and some of the earlier US models really had problems.
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if you get me the vin i can check it for you, like they already said, it will only tell of warranty service performed and if there is any open recalls or campaigns, but ill be happy to check it
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One of my dealer's service writers printed mine out for me. I can see the warranty services and at least some of the owner-paid items like tire rotations on it. There are no prices for anything, but the mileages and dates when all of the services performed are there, as well as the M-B numeric codes that they apply to the various jobs.

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I am thinking about buying a 1991 300 sl with the following vin WDBFA61E1MF023244
Can anyone run the VMI for me?
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VMI for me?

Evank001 I hate to barge in on a thread but could you run a VMI for me also on my S550? VIN is wddng71x38a161668. my dealer ran it and talked about it but would not let me see or have it.
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VMI for R Vespe
If anyone can run it please send to vesperocco@aol.com
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