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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer shares mileage information with insurance companies

During a conversation with my auto insurance company this morning about annual miles driven, I discovered that the insurance company had records of mileage and service dates for both my Mercedes cars that I get serviced and repaired through a Mercedes dealer. This information was being used by them to calculate annual miles driven.

I was shocked to find out that this information was being given out by the dealer without my permission. I have written to the service manager demanding an answer.

Is anyone else aware of this practice?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 11:33 PM
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They have not done it to me and my W211 E500 is listed as one of my company cars.

States regulate this kind of thing and may a common practice in Cali. I just don't know.
There is no federal privacy law about car service/mileage histoyry like HIPPA in the health care area.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 09:06 AM
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Per my understanding it is Carfax that is gathering the service records and insurance might be using it.
It is funny how easy access to information on the net works.
When I punch my real name on google - the first thing that comes are court records
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