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Unrecognised registration plate?

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by NullException, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. NullException

    NullException Member

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    I'm due to pick up my S60D next Tuesday, and I got the car's registration number from my DS yesterday.
    However, it's not recognised by any insurers, or by DVLA's online vehicle checker.
    The car is a lease.

    Does anyone know if it's common for a new plate to take some time to be recognised by DVLA?
     
  2. Jebus

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    DVLA won't show until its registered and normally taxed for the first time which Tesla wouldn't normally do until collection day. Even then their systems can take a few days to update.

    Insurers and other systems pull their lookups from services which get a monthly update and may take a little longer depending on what point in the month it registers. I work for one of those services. Nothing to worry about, might just have to enter the vehicle manually and the reg.
     
  3. NullException

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    Thanks! The insurer who has given me the best online quote won't let me buy online because the license plate check fails. I'll call them in the morning.
     
  4. WannabeOwner

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    I've never had a problem insuring a new vehicle on the VIN number - hopefully that might be a route for you too.
     
  5. NullException

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    Good point, WannabeOwner - thank you!

    In the end, they were happy taking the car's reg plate over the phone.

    For anyone interested:

    S60D
    me + my wife insured. Both clean records, 7 yrs NCD
    excess £445 comp + £250 voluntary

    Hastings Direct £310 annual premium.
     

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