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Old 29-03-2009, 13:12
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Trying to do a car check on a certain vehicle; have got the V5C Certificate (logbook), but for the life of me, I can't seem to find a 'serial number' on it.

I'm using the RAC website to dtermine if everythng's ok with the vehicle; it's also asking for a V5 registration document issue date - can't seem to find that either

I ca only see 2 dates - one when the vehicle was acquired, and the other, next to the 'document ref. no'.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 29-03-2009, 14:39
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Trying to do a car check on a certain vehicle; have got the V5C Certificate (logbook), but for the life of me, I can't seem to find a 'serial number' on it.

I'm using the RAC website to dtermine if everythng's ok with the vehicle; it's also asking for a V5 registration document issue date - can't seem to find that either

I ca only see 2 dates - one when the vehicle was acquired, and the other, next to the 'document ref. no'.

Thanks in advance.
HI CXC, there is a 'Document Reference Number on the front of the V5C (in the green portion), could that be it,the same number is repeated on the inside at the bottom of page 1, top of page 2,and the green and maroon sections page 2.
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Old 29-03-2009, 15:00
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HI CXC, there is a 'Document Reference Number on the front of the V5C (in the green portion), could that be it,the same number is repeated on the inside at the bottom of page 1, top of page 2,and the green and maroon sections page 2.
Thanks John, but unfortunately that's not it. I did try to put that in the box (that was provided on the RAC website), but it wouldn't accept it (i.e it was too long).

I think I've found the serial number btw; it's in the top-right hand corner of the V5C (within a 'circle' - just under the letters 'V5C).

Whoever designed this, why didn't they have the common sense to tell us what (and where) it was ? grrrrr.....

I just need to find a date when the logbook was issued now <sighs>
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Old 29-03-2009, 16:21
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"I just need to find a date when the logbook was issued now"

Inside, left hand page, at the bottom, in the red box.
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Old 29-03-2009, 16:30
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"I just need to find a date when the logbook was issued now"

Inside, left hand page, at the bottom, in the red box.
Thanks LCD, but there's no date mentioned in the red box.

Do you mean underneath it ? (where it says 'Official use only' ?) - I can see a date, as well as a 'Doc. Ref. No.'
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Old 29-03-2009, 16:35
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Sorry, yes it's down there in the "official use only" section. A bloke at the DVLA pointed me to it as I had two V5Cs for the same car and he said to destroy the oldest one - "how did I know which that was" I asked, and he told me where to find the document date.

It says "Doc Ref no." and the ref no. then a date - that is the issue date.
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Old 29-03-2009, 16:39
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The same date is repeated in sections 9, 10 and 11 of the logbook. On my own V5C, that is the date when it was issued to me and isn't the same as the date when I acquired the vehicle.
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Old 29-03-2009, 16:57
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Cheers, guys.

So I entered all the details that were asked, and got this at the end of the 'check' :

The V5 registration document issue date does not match the information provided by the DVLA


Could that be a possible mistake at DVLA's end ?
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Old 04-04-2012, 21:12
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is there any way to speed up the process of ownership transfer? I have manage to work out the v5c serial number by reading the v5c/2 counter part for.

Just omit the 4 from the beginning of the doc. ref. no and the v5c serial is the 11 digits after it. (exclude the date at the end).

I used the number to look up on the https://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/Ev...execution=e2s1 page

It's still registered to previous owner, Ive had the car for nearly 2 weeks, and I want to speed up the transfer onto my name. Can I do anything from my end?
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