I found a site where I could check to see if my newly acquired ZJ has had all it's recall work done, so I took the VIN off the title, entered the last 8 numbers, and it spit up my truck's info, but it said that no recall work (front rotors replace, shift detent fixed, fuel sensor replaced) had been done, which is contrary to what I was told. Upon further inspection, the VIN on the title is different from the VIN on the window sticker (original owner who saved all his paperwork), which was different from the VIN on the registration and bill of sale.
Now, the differences are small, like a 'Y' for a 'V' or an 'S' for a '5', but big enough that I obviously need to get this straightened out. The truck is about 45 minutes from here getting the engine swapped out, but you can guess who I'm going to call tomorrow morning and have read me the VIN off the truck itself. I'm not terribly concerned, and I know everything is legit, but I would say that having the right VIN is important, wouldn't you?
Get that stuff worked out. I don't know how strict Illinois is with that, but that could get VERY sticky for you *IF* you choose to resell. I know in NY it's illegal to sell with an incorrect VIN on the registration. Get the right VIN, call your insurance company, and get it correct on the reggie.
I would be quite upset w/ the seller if I had to deal w/ this kind of problem.
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The reason I'm not too upset is because I know daughter of the family from whom I bought it. I know it will get worked out, and quite frankly my biggest concern as of this minute is that I want to make sure all the recall work was done. As long as the truck VIN matches the title VIN I'll be happy. If not, well I'll deal with that tomorrow.
Well, the truck VIN matches the window sticker VIN, which is different from the title in the last two numbers (595527 vs. 595542), which is different from the old plate registration (GZ78Y vs. GZ8Y. Sounds like clerical errors all around, but it's gonna be fun sorting this out at the Secretary of State's office this week.