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Old 11-05-2014, 12:07 PM   #91
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When I traded my Highlander in 7/29 the carfax the dealer offered didnt show an oil change I had done at Burlington Toyota in early June.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #92
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I think they only update twice a year so there can be a 6 month lag.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:05 PM   #93
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Just be sure you get the car fax on the truck to see where its been registered ..... lots of leased (abused) trucks with fairly low miles coming in from the Alberta oil industry & being dumped in BC.
All of those beat up trucks have to go somewhere . Most new trucks have a hour meter and that should be checked as well. It's unbelievable how many hours these work trucks have on them . They must seriously never shut them off .
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #94
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When I traded my Highlander in 7/29 the carfax the dealer offered didnt show an oil change I had done at Burlington Toyota in early June.
Do you literally mean "carfax"? Carfax (like CarProof) is not Toyota's system, and I have no reason to expect Toyota (dealers, or Toyota Canada) to report anything to CarProof or CarFax or any similar outside service. To see the information in Toyota's maintenance tracking system, you register with Club Toyota online (and I'm sure dealership staff have their own system for access); I would not expect to see that information in any other company's report.

If Toyota's own system was missing work done at a Toyota dealer... well, yeah, no system is perfectly consistently used. If Burlington is not your normal dealer - a one-time visit - perhaps they just keyed in the VIN incorrectly.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:58 PM   #95
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I think they only update twice a year so there can be a 6 month lag.
Do you mean CarFax and CarProof? Their updates presumably depend on the source. Most of their sources are insurance companies and government motor vehicle registration agencies, and I don't know how frequently they update, or whether the updates are the same for all sources. Six months is so long that it would be useless for many people buying a car, as the thing could have been written off, rebuild, re-registered, and offered for sale all within that time.
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