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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever amended an incorrect Carfax report?

Ok, here's the situation. The car that I was trying to sell for my brother had a title mistake. We didn't even find out until someone who was looking at the car showed us a carfax report that listed it as having an odometer issue. What happened was when my mother moved from IL to Wisconsin, somehow the DMV marked a "mileage not accurate" tag on the title. The state has agreed to fix their mistake and issue a clear title, but I want to know if anyone has dealt with Carfax and what our chances would be to have them correct it as well?

Oh, and my mom isn't without blame here... she let this go for 5 years without noticing the issue on the title

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Streak of bad luck lately huh Mike? I'd have to assume once you correct it with the state it should automatically update with Carfax. I'd say correct with state then check a little while later with Carfax to confirm.
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Streak of bad luck lately huh Mike? I'd have to assume once you correct it with the state it should automatically update with Carfax. I'd say correct with state then check a little while later with Carfax to confirm.
I'm kinda thinking that, but I would like to get carfax updated as soon as we get the corrected title. I don't want to have this car sitting around forever!

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I'm kinda thinking that, but I would like to get carfax updated as soon as we get the corrected title. I don't want to have this car sitting around forever!
Have you tried talking with Carfax and asking them if their records will update as soon as the DMV records are updated?
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I have looked online at their process to amend the report. I haven't called to see how quickly they pick up changes, but they have a process that they claim will either approve or deny a request to amend their information within a couple days. I just don't know how difficult they'll be about it. They would have to change the record for when the title was reissued in Wisconsin, and every yearly renewal since they all list that "mileage not accurate" tag.

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I have looked online at their process to amend the report. I haven't called to see how quickly they pick up changes, but they have a process that they claim will either approve or deny a request to amend their information within a couple days. I just don't know how difficult they'll be about it. They would have to change the record for when the title was reissued in Wisconsin, and every yearly renewal since they all list that "mileage not accurate" tag.
Dang, sounds like a PITA. Dunno what to say mang except start the process as soon as possible.
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Almost the same thing happened to me. The dealer ran my vin and asked what the deal with the millage was. The aholes at the emission station put in 99,000 miles three tests back. I was able to go to the station and have it amended and brought the dealer the new certification card. They said carfax would catch up because they took the car. I did have three other test with correct millage as proof though.

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The whole idea behind carfax is to monitor any history on the car- it will still show up on the report, but there will be a correction entry by the state - it all depends on if the potential buyer believes that the correction was legit or not...........gluck.

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Almost the same thing happened to me. The dealer ran my vin and asked what the deal with the millage was. The aholes at the emission station put in 99,000 miles three tests back. I was able to go to the station and have it amended and brought the dealer the new certification card. They said carfax would catch up because they took the car. I did have three other test with correct millage as proof though.
That's good to hear. I had a similar issue with a car that I traded in. I got a call from the dealer I traded it to because the stupid bank did something wrong when I refinanced the loan and the state had tagged it as mileage not accurate. I just had to fill out a form and it was resolved, but since I wasn't selling it I didn't care about carfax on that one.

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