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Due to confidentiality issues and inept inspection practices, not all VIN decoders will include a car's complete history.
Here is a list of information that is not included on a vehicle history report:
- The previous owner's name(s)
- According to the 1994 Drivers Privacy Protection Act, vehicle history reports are prohibited from including such information.
- Lien release information is not generally included in a Vehicle history report.
- Data and information regarding pre-1981 vehicles
- Since, the standard of manufacturing cars with VINs was not legalized until 1981, adequate information is not available on models produced before that time.