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    Default Range Rover Sport VIN/Chassis Number Location

    Hi,

    I'm currently looking at a 2006/2007 model right hand drive Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE that has a suspicious background as part of an insurance investigation. The car in question appears to have had all the chassis number plates tampered with (visible in windscreen and sticker on door are missing). Land Rover informed me the stamped chassis number should be located underneath the carpet in front of the drivers seat but after ripping this up all I could see were wires and heater ducts. I know the car MUST have a stamped chassis number somewhere but the question is where?

    I was hoping somebody on here might know as Land Rover seem to be useless! It's so strange as I'd have thought such a thing would be important to know as it would allow people to check cars before they buy them...relying on the visible VIN or sticker on the door is just making it far too easy for the criminals!

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Michael

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    Default Re: Range Rover Sport VIN/Chassis Number Location

    Its stamped onto the chassis, crouch down by the driver side front door and look underneath you will see the VIN Number, something like SALLSAA136A******
    Should also bee seen in the corner of front screen and also theres a chassis number plate under the bonnet. Hope it helps

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    Default Re: Range Rover Sport VIN/Chassis Number Location

    all the locations are shown in the owner's manual, it is in about 5 places over the car
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    Default Re: Range Rover Sport VIN/Chassis Number Location

    Quote Originally Posted by ticex View Post
    Hi,

    I'm currently looking at a 2006/2007 model right hand drive Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE that has a suspicious background as part of an insurance investigation.
    Walk away..

    There are other cars out there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave78 View Post
    Walk away..

    There are other cars out there..
    ah yes, but I bet it's 10K cheaper than all the others for sale. Wonder why.......

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    Dealers can always tell a duff car when they see one as the chassis numbers never match up, also the chassis number is stored in the ECU's of the car and we have had it twice where we have seen ringers in our workshop, customer always leaves in a white police van and goes to the station for questioning. Truth is, if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. Dont get hit where it hurts.
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    hi there, if you are trying to buy that car i strongly advice you to walk away! run away!

    i hav bought this range rover sport for 18g with 5000 miles on the clock but the missing chassie number caused me so much trouble that i offered the guy who sold it to me to take it back for 13g after like 5 days later but he refused and he had a reason to refuse! these cars must be stolen or after accidnet, so dont even think of buying one.

    even range rover garage is refusing to fix it for me, i have no idea what to do with this car.

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