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Is there any way to do a VMI check without Dealer ?

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I'm wondering if it's possible to do a VMI check on my VIN ? I tried at my dealer and they said they could not do it. Apparently the STAR software does? I have no idea but would like to see the service history and if there are outstanding recalls or what have you.
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So you are after things like recalls and service history?

If it is available (and I would expect it to be) I can think of two members who would know.
One is unavailable at present, but @VII7 may know the answer.

The MB dealer should be able to provide recall data, as they are supposed to check that data when servicing.
In the UK MB started recording services around 2009 digitally.

I think there is a US site, independent of MB. That may include Canada.

@jbanks15 I think you have a link?
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Yes, service history and recall data is what I'm after and if there is anything outstanding. Apparently in the US you can walk in and get it with no issue but in Canada there seems to be a privacy law issue. I'm just interested in getting any/all docs on my specific car. the US site apparently may not work with my Canadian car (probably privacy laws).
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He is in Canada but here is the recall site for usa

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/


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In case members in UK are wondering the same.

For UK https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-recall

However, for MB the site gives:
We don't hold information about manufacturer's safety recalls for MERCEDES-BENZ SLK XX55AMG.
To find out if your vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls, contact a MERCEDES-BENZ dealership.

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This would need to be through a dealership, while they might not provide past service history they should provide open recalls.
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Hi folks!

I'm wondering if it's possible to do a VMI check on my VIN ? I tried at my dealer and they said they could not do it. Apparently the STAR software does? I have no idea but would like to see the service history and if there are outstanding recalls or what have you.
This is the most I could find. Don't know if it's what you're looking for. According to this there are no outstanding recalls.
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Are you kidding? That's awesome and just what I wanted to see! Thank you VERY much for looking it up for me.
Interesting there is nothing from '06 to '13 though. I was curious about those 'early' years.
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This is the most I could find. Don't know if it's what you're looking for. According to this there are no outstanding recalls.
Tim,

What do you use to access past service history on a MB?
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What do you use to access past service history on a MB?

https://www.mycarfax.com

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Thought it might be.
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That would have to be a U.S. car though. I just tried mine and it came up invalid.


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Prior to buying my 2006 R171 i ordered a Car Fax report from an Ebay seller, cost me $5 U.S. If the car was serviced at dealerships the repair work will be listed, if serviced at small independent shops no record will appear. You can also go to www.nhtsa.gov to check on recalls. good luck
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