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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 BMW X5 4.8IS
VIN: 5UXFA935X4LE81187
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
4.8L V8 FI DOHC 32V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Auto recycler vehicle
Vehicle at automotive recycler facility
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Service information available
35 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate, Personal
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 8/28/16 at 10:45:06 AM (EDT). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.

































Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.




Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.















Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.



















Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.














Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.


























Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.





















Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.





























Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.

























Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.










Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.


Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.

Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.













Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.





























































Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.































Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)











































Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).



















Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.

















Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.






Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.















Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.













Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.





Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.



















Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
























Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)










Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.


Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.







Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.

Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).














Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.















Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
























Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.









































Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.



Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased2004 2013 2015 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership7 yrs. 11 mo. 1 yr. 7 mo. 1 year 
Owned in the following states/provincesNew York New York New York 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading78,902 99,943 --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Alert! Severe problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This vehicle does not qualify for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 02/06/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Vehicle was at automotive recycler facility on 11/16/2015.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX. Check with an authorized BMW dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2004
Type:Corporate
Where:New York
Est. miles/year:10,212/yr
Est. length owned: 12/24/04 - 3/26/07 (2 yrs. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/26/2004   6   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Floor mats installed
07/12/2004   7   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Engine electrical system checked
Floor mats installed
Key(s) (re)programmed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
10/22/2004   590   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Brakes checked
Electrical system checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
12/22/2004   3,587   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Brakes checked
Door locks checked
Electrical system checked
Floor mats installed
Key(s) (re)programmed
Steering/suspension checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
12/23/2004     New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

12/24/2004   3,589   New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ardsley, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
01/21/2005   5,065   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Light bulb(s) replaced
02/10/2005     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
03/16/2005   7,759   Inspection Co.
New York
Anti-theft device present
at the time of inspection
Vehicle inspected
11/18/2005   20,407   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Brakes checked
Computer(s) checked
Engine checked
Front wiper blades/refills replaced
Oil and filter changed
Rear wiper blade replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Wiper(s) replaced
02/13/2006   22,144   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

12/29/2006     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ardsley, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
01/31/2007   22,644   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Axles checked
Brakes checked
Oil and filter changed
Rear brake pads replaced
Rear wiper blade replaced
Safety inspection performed
Steering/suspension checked
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
02/02/2007     New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

03/15/2007   22,865   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Steering/suspension checked
03/26/2007   23,000   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
04/12/2007   23,558   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Engine checked
04/25/2007   23,624   Westchester BMW MINI
White Plains, NY
914-761-5555
westchesterbmw.com
Brakes checked
Cooling system checked
05/22/2007     Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2007
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. miles/year:9,914/yr
Est. length owned: 8/1/07 - 12/23/12 (5 yrs. 4 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/01/2007   25,186   New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westbury, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
08/15/2007     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
CD player/changer reinstalled
08/29/2007     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westbury, NY
Title issued or updated
09/18/2007     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Vehicle serviced
11/05/2007     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Leak detection pump replaced
02/04/2008     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
ABS fluid flushed/changed
Four tires balanced
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
Wiper(s) replaced
03/26/2008     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Vehicle serviced
Emissions inspection performed
04/11/2008     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
CD changer replaced
CD player/changer reinstalled
05/30/2008     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Vehicle serviced
08/16/2008     Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
04/02/2009   42,183   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Oil pan gasket replaced
Transfer case fluid flushed/changed
Emissions inspection performed
04/02/2009   42,215   New York
Inspection Station
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

05/16/2009   43,316   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Body computer/module reprogrammed
Sunroof serviced
Trunk lid support(s) replaced
06/19/2009     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westbury, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
06/29/2009   44,433   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Battery charged
Battery replaced
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Oil and filter changed
Wiper(s) replaced
08/20/2009   45,907   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Fuel filter replaced
Fuel pump replaced
11/25/2009   48,110   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Fuel injection system flushed/serviced
Power steering hose(s)/line(s) replaced
01/28/2010   49,471   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Rear compartment lock replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Wiper(s) replaced
04/07/2010   51,292   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
ABS fluid flushed/changed
Cooling system checked
Door lock(s) replaced/repaired
Water pump replaced
Emissions inspection performed
04/07/2010     New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

05/14/2010   52,444   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Door locks checked
Fluids checked
Output shaft seal replaced
Suspension serviced
Wiper(s) replaced
05/26/2010   52,605   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Tire condition and pressure checked
10/28/2010   57,592   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Computer(s) checked
11/24/2010   58,347   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Fluids checked
12/07/2010   58,917   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
516-393-0000
rallyebmw.com
Vehicle serviced
05/20/2011   63,770   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

06/16/2011     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westbury, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/04/2012   74,269   Euro-Car, Inc.
Williston Park, NY
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Alignment checked
Brake caliper(s) replaced
Brake line(s) replaced/repaired
Brakes checked
Brakes serviced
Drivability/performance checked
Front brake pads replaced
Front brakes replaced
Ignition system checked
Rear brakes serviced/adjusted
Sensor replaced
06/25/2012   75,300   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
12/19/2012     Ray's Dolphin Transmission Inc
Brooklyn, NY
Automatic transmission cooler flushed
12/19/2012   78,658   Euro-Car, Inc.
Williston Park, NY
Drivability/performance checked
Fluids checked
Transmission rebuilt
12/21/2012   78,723   BMW of Bayside
Douglaston, NY
347-964-8300
bmwbayside.com
Vehicle serviced
12/23/2012   78,724   BMW of Bayside
Douglaston, NY
718-229-4400
bmwbayside.com
Vehicle offered for sale
01/07/2013     Auto Auction
New York
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
01/07/2013   78,730   BMW of Bayside
Douglaston, NY
347-964-8300
bmwbayside.com
Vehicle serviced
01/14/2013   78,788   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
02/01/2013   78,902   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
02/21/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
02/21/2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Babylon, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
02/22/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. length owned: 3/25/13 - 11/16/14 (1 yr. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/25/2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Babylon, NY
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
04/09/2014   93,433   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Emissions inspection performed

View what was inspected
11/16/2014   99,943   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
11/25/2014     New York
Inspection Station
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Failed emissions inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
12/01/2014     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bay Shore, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. length owned: 1/23/15 - 2/6/16 (1 year)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/23/2015     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bay Shore, NY
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
11/16/2015     South Carolina
Damage Report
Vehicle at automotive recycler facility

CARFAX recommends checking for damage during your pre-purchase inspection.

02/02/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Worth, TX
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
02/06/2016     Damage Report
Motor Vehicle Dept.
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
  • There are many reasons an insurance company will declare a vehicle a total loss. Have this vehicle inspected by a qualified technician before you buy. Learn more
02/06/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
08/28/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 8/28/16 at 10:45:06 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Automotive Recycler
Vehicles sold at an automotive recycler are often totaled by insurance companies. The majority of these vehicles are 1) rebuilt and sold as a complete vehicle, 2) dismantled and sold for parts, or 3) scrapped and sold as metal. On occasion, they also handle vehicles with no specific damage history.
Failed Emissions Inspection
The emissions check performed during a vehicle inspection indicated the vehicle was emitting more than allowable emissions standards and/or had missing or modified parts. Repeated failed emissions records can indicate engine problems and CARFAX recommends you have the vehicle inspected.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ownership History
CARFAX defines an owner as an individual or business that possesses and uses a vehicle. Not all title transactions represent changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Please consider this as you review a vehicle's estimated ownership history.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven states also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Title Issued
A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of ownership. Each title has a unique number. Each title or registration record on a CARFAX report does not necessarily indicate a change in ownership. In Canada, a registration and bill of sale are used as proof of ownership.
Total Loss Vehicle
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title. This may occur when an insurance company's definition of a total loss is different than the state DMV's definition for a branded title or when the owner of the vehicle is a self-insured company, like a fleet or rental company.
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