|01-19-2007, 09:49 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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.
|01-20-2007, 12:02 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 CLK430
Location: Southern California
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.
|01-20-2007, 01:20 AM||#4 (permalink)|
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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.
|01-20-2007, 02:07 AM||#5 (permalink)|
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.
|01-23-2007, 05:55 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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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.
Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
|08-23-2012, 07:05 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1988 560SL 71000mi, 2008 S550 27000mi
Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA
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.
Michael in Arizona
1988 Signal Red 560SL
2008 S550 Black wi Savanna/Cashmere leather
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