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Simply submit the FREE Enquiry below with the details we need to check available records.

Make sure to select a report type – Basic, Intermediate or Full – or your enquiry won’t send.

We will run a check on your VIN then email you to explain what’s available, report options & how to make payment.

 

Enquiry Form

  • Select your Check level

    Reports provided in PDF by email / Facebook messenger

    Secure payments by credit card / Paypal

    Not sure which Check suits your needs ?

    Expand for more detail & example reports

  • BASIC

  • Our BASIC Check for 40 USD is the best option if you’re not sure where to start.

    Japanese Auction Records

    Get it FAST in PDF, usually within the day

    Past repairs, true kms, condition, auction report, pictures, sale price

    Ideal pre-purchase check

    English translation available

    Reports typically include the following details for auction events in Japan:
    • Location, date, grade (condition), sale price#, auction report & pictures
    Detailed notes on the auction report (written in Japanese) may state:
    • Extras fitted, odometer replacements & total kms, extent & location of past repairs, repaint, rust, dents, scratches, interior & body condition
    This information is often very revealing and may be all you need to know about a vehicle, particularly if you are considering buying it. Obtaining the auction records independently is a good way to check whether a seller is telling you the truth about kms and condition or has supplied a genuine auction report (these are often digitally falsified – changing grade R (repaired) to grade 4 for example).

    Of course, we can always upgrade to a FULL Check later if you would like further information, such as past registration dates & km readings to provide a more complete picture of the vehicle’s Japanese history.

    Notes:
    • Auction Records start from 2007 onwards so for vehicles exported from Japan in 2006 or earlier please consider our Intermediate Check instead
    • When you send your Enquiry we will check the VIN against auction records, then advise you what is available & your payment options
    • Multiple auction records may be available for some vehicles
    • Auction records from 2007 to 2009 generally include auction details and report only (no images of the vehicle itself)
    • Allow + 10 USD & 1 day if you’d like English translation of the auction report
    • European cars with long VINs often require manual search – 90% find rate
    • #Sale price is not available for all vehicles and will depend on whether this was recorded by the auction at the time. For USS auctions from 2017+, auction result (sale price) data can be added at additional cost – allow + 10 USD if required
  • INTERMEDIATE

  • Our INTERMEDIATE Check for 85 USD is a good option when Japanese auction records are not available.

    Japanese Registration Authority Records

    Provided in PDF within 2 business days (in English)

    Last two (2) registration dates* and km readings** in Japan

    Use this data to check whether kms showing on the vehicle are genuine

    Check whether the Export Certificate supplied by a seller is genuine

    Report also includes:

    • Manufacture date
    • Deregistration date and location
    • Reported accidents, theft, hail, flood and fire damage
    • Airbag deployment
    • Manufacturer recalls
    • Commercial usage
    • Radiation testing (if applicable)
    • Factory & general specifications
    Notes:
    • Please be certain the vehicle was registered in Japan before requesting this check as we cannot refund once data has been sought from the Japanese Transport Authority.
    • *Typically the last two registration events are retrievable (depending on vehicle age and export date)
    • **Km readings were only recorded at registration events from 2004
    • Service history / records are held by the previous vehicle owner (not the Japanese Registration Authority) so are not publicly available information
  • FULL

  • Our FULL Check for 110 USD includes Basic + Intermediate Checks.

    Japanese Auction Records + Registration Records

    May provide several km readings going back to 2004

    Auction event/s – date & location, km, condition, repairs, auction report, pictures, sale price#

    Registration data – last two (2) registration dates* and km readings** in Japan

    Report supplied in PDF within 2 business days (English translation available)

    Use this data to check:

    • True kms & condition in Japan
    • Whether a seller has provided genuine paperwork such as Export Certificate / auction report

    Report also includes:

    • Manufacture date
    • Deregistration date and location
    • Reported accidents, theft, hail, flood and fire damage
    • Airbag deployment
    • Manufacturer recalls
    • Commercial usage
    • Radiation testing (if applicable)
    • Factory & general specifications
    Notes:
    • *Typically the last two registration events are retrievable (depending on vehicle age and export date)
    • **Km readings were only recorded at registration events from 2004
    • # Sale price is not available for all vehicles and will depend on whether this was recorded by the auction at the time. For USS auctions from 2017+, auction result (sale price) data can be purchased at additional cost – allow + 10 USD if required
    • Service history / records are held by the previous vehicle owner (not the Japanese Registration Authority) so are not publicly available information
  • Vehicle details

  • What's my Chassis Code (VIN) and where do I find it ?
    We require the VIN used in Japan in order to check available records.
    New Zealand and some other countries issue an entirely new VIN which is unrelated to the original VIN and cannot be used for searches within Japan. The original VIN will be shown on the manufacturer build plate attached to the car – please see above link for typical location examples.
  • Why is this important ?

    Japanese auction records are available for vehicles auctioned from 2007 to current. If your vehicle was exported from Japan in 2006 or earlier then auction records will not be available.

    Japanese Transport Authority Records are usually available for vehicles exported from Japan within the last 10 years.
  • Further details you can provide regarding vehicle history are often helpful in locating records or determining which Japan Car History Check may best suit your needs.
  • Your details

  • PLEASE NOTE: Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook and Live mail accounts block many legitimate emails with payment details / PDF attachments so please specify an alternative account if you have one.

    We reply to all enquiries promptly. If you don't receive a reply within 1 business day – please check your email junk or trash folder, or message us on Facebook.
  • If you are in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM as we are unable to accept payments from these countries.
  • BEFORE you click SEND !! – Please note the following

    A real person will check the available Japanese records then email you with details & payment options.

    We kindly ask for serious enquiries only as it takes time to check records and personally respond.

    We focus on quick turnaround & personal service (see our Facebook reviews).

    We will be happy to discuss the report findings with you in more detail if required.

    If you don't receive a reply within 1 business day – please check your email junk folder (particularly if using Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook or Live mail account), or message us on Facebook.

    * We cannot accept payments from Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka – sorry, these enquiries won’t be responded to.