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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 BMW 325I
VIN: WBAEV33474KL63300
SEDAN 4 DR
2.5L L6 FI DOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
1 Service history record
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/28/16 at 4:22:20 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.






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.

















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.









































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.
















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.












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.


















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.



















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.

































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)



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.














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.









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.















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.
















































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.














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.





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.




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.





















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.
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.

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.









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.
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.












































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.


























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.













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.











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)


































































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.


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






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).

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.





















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.








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).





























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.



















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.
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.



Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased 2004  2012  2013 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 8 yrs. 2 mo.  2 months  3 years 
Owned in the following states/provinces New York  New York, Connecticut  Connecticut 
Estimated miles driven per year 5,718/yr  ---  --- 
Last reported odometer reading 46,821  49,025  51,304 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
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

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 06/14/2014.
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. Accident reported on 06/14/2014. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 09/18/2014.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized BMW dealer near you to schedule an appointment.
Recall
Reported
No New Recalls Reported
Recall
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: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 5,718/yr
Est. length owned: 6/19/04 - 8/20/12 (8 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
06/09/2004     US Customs Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Newark, NJ
06/19/2004   18   New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
New York, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
05/14/2006     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
New York, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
08/04/2006   12,784   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

05/05/2008     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
New York, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
07/24/2008   22,466   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

08/04/2009   27,297   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

05/22/2010     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
New York, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
08/20/2010   34,784   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

08/22/2011   41,286   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
08/25/2011     BMW of North
America, LLC
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #11V-438
Recall # 11V-438:75
LAMPS IN REAR QUARTER PANEL
Status: Remedy available

Need more information about this recall? Find an authorized BMW dealer, email CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or call 1-800-525-7417

Description: On certain model year 2002 through 2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi models manufactured from September 1, 2001 through March 1, 2005, the resistance in the electrical contacts may increase over time, causing one or more rear lamp functions (tail light, brake light, and/or turn-signal) to stop working.

Intermittent rear lamp operation reduces your ability to warn other motorists of your intentions. This could cause a vehicle crash without warning.

Remedy: Your BMW center will install an additional electrical ground connection to the circuit of the lamps in the vehicle?s rear quarter panel. The lamps will also be checked for proper functionality. If they are not operating properly, then they will be repaired which could include replacement of the lamp?s 8-pin connector housing, as necessary.

05/12/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
New York, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
08/20/2012   46,752   Auto Auction
New York
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
09/11/2012     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
09/24/2012   46,821   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
10/03/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Merrick, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2012
Type: Personal
Where: New York, Connecticut
Est. length owned: 10/31/12 - 1/16/13 (2 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
10/31/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Merrick, NY
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
01/16/2013   49,003   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
01/30/2013   49,020   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
03/02/2013   49,025   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
04/13/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
04/13/2013     Connecticut
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
04/24/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
04/25/2013     Connecticut
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brookfield, CT
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Gray
 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2013
Type: Personal
Where: Connecticut
Est. length owned: 5/21/13 - present (3 years)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/21/2013     Connecticut
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brookfield, CT
Title #034030579
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
07/13/2013   51,304   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
New Milford, CT
860-350-9397
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
06/14/2014     Damage Report Accident reported
06/14/2014     Connecticut
Damage Report
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported
  • 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
07/15/2014     BMW of North
America, LLC
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #14V-428
Recall # 14V-428:100
PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT AIR BAG
Status: Remedy available

Need more information about this recall? Find an authorized BMW dealer, email CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or call 1-800-525-7417

Description: On certain model year 2000 - 2006 3 Series sedans, coupes and convertibles, including the M3 versions, the passenger-side front air bag may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger-side front air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the inflator, resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the front passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

Remedy: Your BMW center will replace the passenger-side front air bag module.

09/18/2014     Auto Auction Collision damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
10/07/2014     Connecticut
Motor Vehicle Dept.
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
05/27/2015     BMW of North
America, LLC
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #15V-318
Recall # 15V-318:209
DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG
Status: Remedy Not Yet Available

Need more information about this recall? Find an authorized BMW dealer, email CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or call 1-800-525-7417

Description: During air bag deployment in an accident, the driver's front air bag module may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture.

Inflator rupture could result in metal fragments striking the driver or other passengers, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Remedy: Your BMW center will replace the driver's front air bag module. Dependent upon parts availability, certain vehicle owners may be notified of the availability of an interim remedy, which replaces old parts with new parts. All owners, including those receiving the interim remedy, will be notified by US Mail when the permanent remedy becomes available. All affected vehicles must receive the permanent remedy.

05/28/2016     myCARFAX Manufacturer 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, 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 5/28/16 at 4:22:20 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
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.
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.
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 Auction Record
Most vehicles sold at Salvage auctions were declared totaled by insurance companies. Most of these vehicles have sustained significant damage but there are some exceptions. For instance, recovered stolen vehicles are often declared a total loss regardless of the actual damage. Rebuilders and Recyclers purchase these vehicles at auction with intentions to rebuild them or dismantle them for parts.
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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