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#4475751 - 07/31/17 04:27 PM Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me??
daddi Offline


Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 499
Loc: Hill Country TX
My wife and I were talking about a Lexus we used to own. It was totaled out by a large tree that landed on it during a storm. It was only a few years old.

My wife and I were reminiscing about it last night. She thinks it was scrapped and parted out and I think it was rebuilt and is still out there on the road somewhere.

Just curious. We really loved that car, and it was the first really nice car we have ever had. Thanks, Tom

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#4475760 - 07/31/17 04:32 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: daddi
My wife and I were talking about a Lexus we used to own. It was totaled out by a large tree that landed on it during a storm. It was only a few years old.


You don't live in The Woodlands (Texas) do you?

Had some friends had the same thing happen during hurricane Ike.
Tree fell right across the middle of it. It was a black one.
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#4475768 - 07/31/17 04:39 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: Linctex]
daddi Offline


Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 499
Loc: Hill Country TX
No this happened when I lived in VA. Derecho hit in June of 2012 I believe. A large hardwood tree hit the roof. Roof was smashed into top of rear seats

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#4475780 - 07/31/17 04:55 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
DB_Cooper Offline


Registered: 10/01/07
Posts: 401
Loc: Ga
If you have the VIN..log onto and create a free account at: https://www.mycarfax.com

Once you load the VIN for your car (or your old car) you get the CarFax service history for free..I think you can have about five cars (VINs) per free account.

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#4475781 - 07/31/17 04:57 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
I would just google for the VIN first. If it has had any resale activity within the past few years, it'll show up on some car sales aggregator websites.

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#4475796 - 07/31/17 05:20 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
cpayne5 Offline


Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 605
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: daddi
No this happened when I lived in VA. Derecho hit in June of 2012 I believe. A large hardwood tree hit the roof. Roof was smashed into top of rear seats


Yep, June 2012. That was a wild storm.

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#4475800 - 07/31/17 05:24 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: DB_Cooper]
daddi Offline


Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 499
Loc: Hill Country TX
Originally Posted By: DB_Cooper
If you have the VIN..log onto and create a free account at: https://www.mycarfax.com

Once you load the VIN for your car (or your old car) you get the CarFax service history for free..I think you can have about five cars (VINs) per free account.


Thank you for the tip sir!! The last maintenance action was a few months before it was totaled. So based on that I'm inclined to think it was indeed scrapped!!

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#4475833 - 07/31/17 06:14 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: daddi

Thank you for the tip sir!! The last maintenance action was a few months before it was totaled. So based on that I'm inclined to think it was indeed scrapped!!


I thought that by law, all scrapped vehicles must have the title/VIN surrendered to the state.
That would also show up on a carfax.
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#4475923 - 07/31/17 07:41 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
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Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Try here as well:

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#4476039 - 07/31/17 09:29 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: Linctex]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1884
Loc: IL
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: daddi

Thank you for the tip sir!! The last maintenance action was a few months before it was totaled. So based on that I'm inclined to think it was indeed scrapped!!


I thought that by law, all scrapped vehicles must have the title/VIN surrendered to the state.
That would also show up on a carfax.





Yes, "by law" but the last truck I totaled they really didn't care! The salvage yard that is, and everyting is ten dollars off if you don't want a receipt. whistle


Edited by Vern_in_IL (07/31/17 09:30 PM)
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#4476115 - 07/31/17 11:17 PM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 3210
Loc: Kentucky
Sure, Tom. What's the VIN?

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#4476273 - 08/01/17 08:25 AM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: Ramblejam]
daddi Offline


Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 499
Loc: Hill Country TX
Originally Posted By: Ramblejam
Sure, Tom. What's the VIN?


Thank you for your offer!! SirTanon provided a great site (and free) to check out the car!

It was indeed scrapped.

Thanks for everyone's help!

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#4489853 - 08/16/17 02:29 AM Re: Can anyone run a Carfax or VIN check for me?? [Re: daddi]
ChrisX23 Offline


Registered: 08/08/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Ca
You can get a free VIN check at http://vincheck.info/ it is a new site


Edited by ChrisX23 (08/16/17 02:29 AM)

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