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michaelwalker123

Previous owner maintenence history

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Just purchased a 2006 987S with 38,000 miles through dealer. No records with the car. How do I find out the previous history so I know what need to be serviced and can provide a complete history to the next owner (if there is one)? All I know is it was a California car and I have the VIN.

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A dealer might give you just the repair history with names and addresses of previous owners blacked out. In the US no one wants to give out private information so a dealer may refuse that too.

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Just purchased a 2006 987S with 38,000 miles through dealer. No records with the car. How do I find out the previous history so I know what need to be serviced and can provide a complete history to the next owner (if there is one)? All I know is it was a California car and I have the VIN.

As Loren points out, that may be the only way to get records. If you look in the Owner's Manual binder, there is a service record tracking manual that the dealer/facility uses to sign off and document what services are performed etc. So you should check there and you may find most of what you need. I have been able to have the dealer print off the previous records for me before, however they can only print the work they (that dealer) has done.

Good luck,

DC

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Thanks for your reply Loren. Unfortunately the car was shipped to a non-Porsche dealer Phoenix from California so I am not even sure who the original dealer was. I would think Porsche Inc would have some sort of service history they track by VIN since they provide the new warranty.

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It always amazes me that brands don't insist that dealers subscribe to a brand-based data collection service for service history. But a dealer explained that they are private business in competition with each other and don't want the others to know their business or customer contact.

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If I'm not mistaken you can submit your VIN number to PCA national and they will help you find out where the car was originally sold and perhaps more. You may need to join but it's only $42 a year and well worth it. When I bought my '99 Boxster it was from a non Porsche dealer and I used the Carfax that they gave me to locate the Porsche dealers in the cities the Carfax showed work had been done on the car. I called all the dealers and was able to talk them into giving me the service histories without the owners names. Carfax is pretty worthless other than that as it only indicated something had been done but not what.

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