Before a vehicle can be exported from Japan, it needs to be de-registered through the Japanese Transport Authority (MLIT). Only the true owner of the vehicle can do this as only they will have the original registration paperwork which is all checked at the local MLIT office.
Just like cars anywhere else in the world, Japanese cars may have a genuine fault with the odometer which needs to be repaired through a manufacturer service center. In this case the repair is noted in the service records and will be reported to auction since there are severe penalties in place for not doing so.
Obtaining past Japanese auction reports is not only a good way to perform a Japanese odometer check but auction reports can also reveal a LOT about the history of a Japanese car in adddition to the kms.
Well, yes and no. There are two issues here. Issue 1 – Auction reports from the Japanese auction – Can you trust the Japanese auction ITSELF to grade the car correctly ?
At Japanese Car History Check our mission is to protect consumers worldwide by providing the most comprehensive history checking service currently available for exported Japanese cars.