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2008 ACURA RL
VIN: JH4KB16628C003155
SEDAN 4 DR
3.5L V6 MPI SOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
36 Service records available
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Worth $1,940 more than
retail book value
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Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $1,940 more than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 2/9/16 at 10:09:35 PM (EST). 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.

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

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased2008 2011 2012 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership2 yrs. 10 mo. 11 months 3 yrs. 7 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesFlorida Michigan Michigan 
Estimated miles driven per year10,552/yr --- 18,960/yr 
Last reported odometer reading33,227 59,777 130,820 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues 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
Accident reported on 06/21/2015.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Accident Reported
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX. Check with an authorized Acura dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Florida
Est. miles/year:10,552/yr
Est. length owned: 5/7/08 - 3/29/11 (2 yrs. 10 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/05/2007     Crown Acura
Clearwater, FL
727-507-8866
crownacura.com
Vehicle offered for sale
11/06/2007     Crown Acura
Clearwater, FL
727-507-8866
crownacura.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Maintenance inspection completed
01/22/2008     Crown Acura
Clearwater, FL
727-507-8866
crownacura.com
Vehicle serviced
05/07/2008   6   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Port, FL
Title #0100653369
Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
05/08/2008     Gettel Hyundai of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1411
gettelhyundai.com
Accessories installed
05/22/2008   13   Crown Acura
Clearwater, FL
727-507-8866
crownacura.com
Vehicle sold
05/30/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Port, FL
Title #0100653369
Title issued or updated
Vehicle color noted as Silver
06/19/2008   2,414   First Acura
Seekonk, MA
508-336-1400
firstacura.com
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
10/29/2008   5,804   Gettel Hyundai of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1411
gettelhyundai.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Body electrical system checked
Oil and filter changed
Drivability/performance checked
Washed/detailed
Body lubricated
01/06/2009     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Port, FL
Title #0100653369
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Silver
05/18/2009   11,245   Gettel Hyundai of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1411
gettelhyundai.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
Drivability/performance checked
Washed/detailed
Body lubricated
06/11/2009   13,799   First Acura of Seekonk
Seekonk, MA
508-336-1400
firstacura.com
Vehicle serviced
07/20/2009   14,190   First Acura of Seekonk
Seekonk, MA
508-336-1400
firstacura.com
Vehicle serviced
01/06/2010   18,311   Gettel Hyundai of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1411
gettelhyundai.com
Recommended maintenance performed
03/05/2010   19,974   Gettel Hyundai of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1411
gettelhyundai.com
Interior trim checked
06/09/2010   22,719   Gettel Hyundai of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1411
gettelhyundai.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Drivability/performance checked
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
Body lubricated
Battery replaced
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Electrical system checked
Trim checked
Battery/charging system checked
09/08/2010   25,097   Victory Honda of Sandusky
Sandusky, OH
419-626-1061
victorysandusky.com/trade-in-value-sandusky-oh
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Air filter replaced
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Fluids checked
Transmission fluid changed
Oil and filter changed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
Brakes serviced
12/29/2010   27,956   Gettel Automotive
Sarasota and Bradenton, FL
941-923-1411
gettel.com
Interior trim checked
01/12/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Port, FL
Title #0100653369
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Silver
03/29/2011   30,531   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
04/09/2011     Wilde Lexus of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-924-3040
lexusofsarasota.com
Vehicle sold
04/09/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brighton, MI
Title #0100653369
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Silver
04/12/2011     Wilde Lexus of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
941-924-3040
lexusofsarasota.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
04/13/2011   32,641   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Washed/detailed
Transmission fluid flushed
Wiper(s) replaced
Brakes checked
Front brakes serviced
04/21/2011   33,227   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Brakes checked
Washed/detailed
05/05/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brighton, MI
Title #0100653369
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Silver
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Michigan
Est. length owned: 5/13/11 - 5/9/12 (11 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/13/2011     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brighton, MI
Title #298Z1330284
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
06/14/2011     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brighton, MI
Title #128Z1650408
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
09/29/2011   44,432   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
Electrical system checked
Interior trim checked
Washed/detailed
12/05/2011     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brighton, MI
Registration issued or renewed
12/21/2011   49,744   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Differential fluid flushed/changed
Differential serviced
Air filter replaced
Washed/detailed
Brakes checked
Electrical system checked
02/15/2012   52,265   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Four wheel alignment performed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Washed/detailed
Electrical system checked
04/20/2012   56,814   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
Brake fluid checked
05/09/2012   58,019   Victory Honda of Plymouth
Plymouth, MI
734-453-3600
victoryplymouth.com/trade-in-value-plymouth-mi
ictoryplymouth.com/
trade-in-value-plymo
uth-mi
Vehicle offered for sale
05/15/2012   58,321   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Alignment checked
Washed/detailed
Exterior trim checked
05/30/2012   59,390   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Steering/suspension checked
Washed/detailed
Exterior trim checked
Axles checked
Differential checked
06/16/2012   59,777   Victory Honda of Plymouth
Plymouth, MI
734-453-3600
victoryplymouth.com/
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Michigan
Est. miles/year:18,960/yr
Est. length owned: 7/5/12 - present (3 yrs. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/05/2012     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Title #299A1870042
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
07/11/2012   63,913   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
60,000 mile service performed
07/23/2012   66,264   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Transmission fluid flushed
09/29/2012   67,672   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Washed/detailed
Alignment checked
10/08/2012   67,754   Suburban Hyundai
Troy, MI
248-341-9900
suburbanhyundai.com/
Tires rotated
05/10/2013   77,269   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
05/23/2013     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Registration issued or renewed
07/31/2013   82,954   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
11/13/2013   86,428   Ann Arbor Automotive
Ann Arbor, MI
734-663-7770
annarboracura.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
Body lubricated
Tire repaired
04/04/2014   91,783   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
05/28/2014     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Registration issued or renewed
07/03/2014   99,616   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
08/25/2014     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Registration issued or renewed
Correction to record
11/26/2014   110,342   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
04/23/2015   121,110   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Interior trim checked
05/12/2015     Michigan
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Registration issued or renewed
06/21/2015     Michigan
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving right rear impact
It hit a parked motor vehicle
Vehicle was not damaged
10/12/2015   125,387   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Brakes checked
12/04/2015   127,850   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Interior trim checked
01/20/2016   130,820   Jeffrey Automotive Group
Roseville, MI
586-296-1300
jeffreyauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
02/09/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
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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, 2007 edition, 7% of the 245 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2005. Over 75% 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 2/9/16 at 10:09:35 PM (EST). New data will result in a change to this report.
Michigan Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $400
CARFAX Price Adjustment™
Accidents, service records, number of owners and many other history factors can affect a vehicle's value. The CARFAX Price Adjustment is a tool that analyzes millions of used car transactions to measure how the combination of all the information reported to CARFAX affects the value of a particular vehicle. The vehicle's retail book value plus the CARFAX Price Adjustment will give you a more accurate measure of the vehicle's value. Use this tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
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.
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