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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 09, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

Ebay is now using Experians Autocheck for thier history reports.

Here is one for a 1967 Camaro with a 13 digit VIN and it shows a history back to 1996.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevo...ec6#vi-content

However, when I go to thier site and put my VIN in, it comes back with the same old error "VIN must be 17 digits" that you get with carfax.

http://www.autocheck.com/?nf=3&nf=4&siteID=0&WT.mc_id=0

So, how does Ebay get it to work with 13 digits, and how can I get a check on my VIN?
Even if it only goes back 10 years, thats better than nothing.
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

Ok guys you owe me for this!
Here is how to access your vehicle history report for a 13 digit VIN.

It is free to list your car on ebay and it comes with a free autocheck including 13 digit VINs.
So just list your car and get a free report! If it doesn't list anything then there are probably no records for the last ~10 years.

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1. Sign into your E-Bay account.
2. Click the "SELL" tab.
3. Create an ebay motors listing for a car but STOP after you complete the page with your VIN.
4. Click the "Preview" button at the bottom.
5. Once you are previewing your ad click the "History" tab and it will automatically generate the report.

Good luck everyone!

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 09, 04:37 PM
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

mine went back to 1995 but left out california. they seem to be the only state not releasing any info.
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

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1. Sign into your E-Bay account.
2. Click the "SELL" tab.
3. Create an ebay motors listing for a car but STOP after you complete the page with your VIN.
4. Click the "Preview" button at the bottom.
5. Once you are previewing your ad click the "History" tab and it will automatically generate the report.

Good luck everyone!
Thanks Vince!! It works well!!

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 09, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

Nope, didn't work. I think my car has never been out of California.

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We're unable to locate a history report for this vehicle. Check with the seller to see if the VIN is valid.
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

did you have to submit the ad or could you find it in the preview, mine is saying that it has not yet been generated. This info could really help me as i am missing some time periods of where my car was.

nvm ...submitted it and then cancelled. no information was supplied but my own on the vehicle.

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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

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did you have to submit the ad or could you find it in the preview, mine is saying that it has not yet been generated. This info could really help me as i am missing some time periods of where my car was.

nvm ...submitted it and then cancelled. no information was supplied but my own on the vehicle.
On Vince's "step 3" make sure you choose the option that says "You’ll need to select the section that says “Let me specify the details myself”.


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On Vince's "step 3" make sure you choose the option that says "You’ll need to select the section that says “Let me specify the details myself”.
That little preview link is tiny at the bottom

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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

I follow the steps, but when I get to preview and click on it nothing happens. ???

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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

worked for me but only showed my history with the car. it was a cali car before it came here to fla. (damn california!)

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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

Tried it last night..Found out some good information on my 1967 Vert. What amazes me is that the information is out there and it can be accessed. Just wish it would go back further and give more information, but thankful on information I got.
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

Found mine had a smog check in 1996???

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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

If it only goes back to mid 90s it won't tell me anything I don't know - had the Z11 since 84 and the Coupe since 79...

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 09, 10:16 AM
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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

I had tried this last week and got some info. Now it doesn't seem to work?? Anyone having similar problems?

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Re: Autocheck or Carfax with 13 digit VIN's

Mike,

I just tried it and it said no information was available for my vehicle. I tried two different VINs.

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