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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 BMW 328XI SULEV
VIN: WBAVC73538A236528
SEDAN 4 DR
3.0L L6 FI DOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Rebuilt, Reconstructed, Salvage
3 or more previous owners
6 Previous owners
Service information available
14 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Types of owners: Personal lease, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in New Jersey
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 7/29/16 at 8:33:54 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.

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.
























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.
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.














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




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.













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.














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).


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.
































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.























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.


















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.















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.























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)











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.
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.




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.










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.




























































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.









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.



















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.



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.




























































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.


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.






































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.




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.





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.


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.



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.










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.































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 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Year purchased2008 2014 2015 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership6 years 10 months 1 yr. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details New Jersey, Pennsylvania New Jersey 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading83,072 83,200 97,160 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Alert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found
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 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 10/08/2013.
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues Reported
No New 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
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 10/08/2013.
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
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
Voided
Warranty
Voided
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal lease
Where:New York, Pennsylvania
Est. miles/year:17,421/yr
Est. length owned: 3/31/08 - 12/1/10 (2 yrs. 8 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/07/2008     US Customs Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Newark, NJ
03/27/2008     Towne MINI
Williamsville, NY
855-586-6512
townemini.com/
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Floor mats installed
Safety inspection performed
03/31/2008     Towne MINI
Williamsville, NY
855-586-6512
townemini.com/
Vehicle sold
03/31/2008   10   New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grand Island, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/14/2009   20,375   Towne MINI
Williamsville, NY
855-586-6512
townemini.com/
Engine checked
Oil and filter changed
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
04/14/2009     New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

12/02/2009   29,448   Towne MINI
Williamsville, NY
855-586-6512
townemini.com/
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
02/18/2010   32,867   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Failed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

02/18/2010     Towne MINI
Williamsville, NY
855-586-6512
townemini.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Engine checked
Oil and filter changed
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
02/18/2010     New York
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

02/23/2010     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grand Island, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Passed safety inspection
12/01/2010   46,536   BMW Center
Buffalo, NY
Vehicle offered for sale
12/08/2010     Towne MINI
Williamsville, NY
855-586-6512
townemini.com/
Pre-delivery inspection completed
02/28/2011   46,567   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
03/08/2011     Butler Preowned Auto Sales
Butler, PA
724-282-8600
butlerpreowned.com
Vehicle offered for sale
03/11/2011     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Butler, PA
Title #69272667CA01
Title issued or updated
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
03/25/2011     Butler Preowned Auto Sales
Butler, PA
724-282-8600
butlerpreowned.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Four tires mounted
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
03/29/2011   46,603   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
07/08/2011     Butler Preowned Auto Sales
Butler, PA
724-282-8600
butlerpreowned.com
Battery/charging system checked
07/16/2011   46,882   Butler Preowned Auto Sales
Butler, PA
724-282-8600
butlerpreowned.com
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania
Est. length owned: 7/16/11 - 7/2/12 (11 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/16/2011     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
09/01/2011     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Butler, PA
Title #69272667BO02
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
09/19/2011   52,516   Honda North
Butler, PA
724-482-2156
hondanorth.net
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
03/27/2012   65,272   Butler Preowned Auto Sales
Butler, PA
724-282-8600
butlerpreowned.com
Vehicle serviced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
05/01/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Butler, PA
Title #69272667BO02
Registration issued or renewed
07/02/2012   70,674   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
07/06/2012     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
07/11/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cranberry, PA
Title #692726674 03
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Loan or lien reported
09/13/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
09/13/2012   70,778   Service Plan Co.
Knox, PA
warrantys.com
Service contract issued
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Est. length owned: 12/11/12 - 2/25/13 (2 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/11/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Knox, PA
Title #69272667JO04
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
02/25/2013   75,553   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
02/28/2013     New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
02/28/2013   75,777   Dealer Inventory
Copiague, NY
Vehicle offered for sale
04/05/2013   75,785   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
06/03/2013   75,790   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
06/08/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
06/21/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
07/02/2013     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
West New York, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:New Jersey
Est. length owned: 7/2/13 - 4/16/14 (9 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/02/2013     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
West New York, NJ
Title #SP20131830673
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/09/2013   76,985   Inspection Co.
New Jersey
Inspection performed
10/08/2013     New Jersey
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front impact
with another motor vehicle
Front area primarily damaged
Vehicle drivable
10/08/2013     Damage Report
New Jersey
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
04/09/2014     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
West New York, NJ
Title #SV20140990334
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Vehicle color noted as Black
04/16/2014     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
04/16/2014   83,072   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Antonio, TX
Title #SV20141060169
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
RECONSTRUCTED TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Est. length owned: 6/20/14 - 5/7/15 (10 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/20/2014     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Totowa, NJ
Title #BG20141710211
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
RECONSTRUCTED TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/23/2014     Ramko Auto Repair, Inc.
Garfield, NJ
Cooling system checked
10/01/2014     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Auburn, PA
Title #6927266705 FI
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
12/31/2014   83,200   Ramko Auto Repair, Inc.
Garfield, NJ
A/C and heating system checked
 
Owner 6
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:New Jersey
Est. length owned: 5/7/15 - present (1 yr. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/07/2015   83,500   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Passaic, NJ
Title #BG20151270147
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
RECONSTRUCTED TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
05/31/2015     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Passaic, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/31/2015     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Paterson, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
11/28/2015   93,629   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Clifton, NJ
973-772-4347
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
01/16/2016   95,300   Ramko Auto Repair, Inc.
Garfield, NJ
Vehicle serviced
03/10/2016   97,160   Paul Miller BMW
Wayne, NJ
973-696-6060
paulmiller.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Oil and filter changed
05/20/2016     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Paterson, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/29/2016     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, 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 7/29/16 at 8:33:54 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
New Jersey Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
Auction Disclosures or Announcements
Dealers and institutions (i.e. fleet companies, rental car companies, and manufacturers) sell millions of cars at auction each year. Sellers often provide disclosures about a vehicle's damage, mileage, or repair history. These disclosures are made available to potential buyers in pre-sale lists and in auction announcements.
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.
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.
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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