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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ S500
VIN: WDBNG75J31A185134
SEDAN 4 DR
5.0L V8 FI SOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Total loss vehicle
Total loss vehicle
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Service information available
12 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Louisiana
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 8/27/16 at 3:12:31 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.













































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.



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.
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.


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)











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.









































































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.


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.

































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.















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.











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.









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)






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.














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.










































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).







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






























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 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.











































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.


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.



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.
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.






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).






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.












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.





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.















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.






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.












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 purchased2001 2004 2014 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership2 yrs. 4 mo. 9 yrs. 7 mo. 1 yr. 8 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesCalifornia, Georgia Illinois Louisiana 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 8,230/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading29,905 110,732 111,673 

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 No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 06/08/2015.
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
No additional accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2001
Type:Personal
Where:California
Est. length owned: 2/16/01 - 6/13/02 (1 yr. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/16/2001   35   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Alameda, CA
Odometer reading reported
03/26/2001     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Alameda, CA
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
12/06/2001   16,160   Service Facility Recommended maintenance performed
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
Washed/detailed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2002
Type:Personal
Where:Georgia
Est. miles/year:9,712/yr
Est. length owned: 6/13/02 - 7/2/03 (1 year)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/13/2002   19,677   Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Thomson, GA
Title #771337021644078
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
07/02/2003   29,895   Auto Auction
Georgia
Listed as a fleet vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
07/08/2003   29,905   Jack Ingram Motors
Montgomery, AL
334-277-5700
jackingram.com
Battery/charging system checked
Oil level sensor replaced
Oil pan replaced/repaired
Rear brake pads replaced
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. miles/year:8,230/yr
Est. length owned: 9/24/04 - 5/14/14 (9 yrs. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/24/2004   30,844   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Title #T4268018021
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
03/05/2007   60,118   Isringhausen Imports
Springfield, IL
217-528-2277
isringhausen.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Steering/suspension checked
Wipers/washers serviced
02/12/2008   64,444   Isringhausen Imports
Springfield, IL
217-528-2277
isringhausen.com
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
04/04/2008   64,560   Isringhausen Imports
Springfield, IL
217-528-2277
isringhausen.com
Vehicle serviced
10/04/2008     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Registration issued or renewed
10/09/2009   65,000   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Title #X9282601093
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
10/01/2010     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Registration issued or renewed
10/07/2011     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Registration issued or renewed
07/02/2012   93,000   Johnson Automotive
Fairbury, IL
815-692-4015
johnsonautomovtiveservice.com
ohnsonautomovtivese
rvice.com
Vehicle serviced
10/12/2012     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Registration issued or renewed
03/22/2013   98,824   Roberts Auto
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
drbobsmercedesbenz.com
rbobsmercedesbenz.c
om
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
04/05/2013   98,866   Roberts Auto
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
drbobsmercedesbenz.com
rbobsmercedesbenz.c
om
Vehicle serviced
08/30/2013   101,162   Roberts Auto
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
drbobsmercedesbenz.com
rbobsmercedesbenz.c
om
Vehicle serviced
10/11/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, IL
Registration issued or renewed
05/14/2014   110,195   Roberts Auto
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
drbobsmercedesbenz.com
rbobsmercedesbenz.c
om
Vehicle offered for sale
06/13/2014   110,731   Roberts Auto
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
drbobsmercedesbenz.com
rbobsmercedesbenz.c
om
Vehicle serviced
07/18/2014   110,732   Roberts Auto
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
drbobsmercedesbenz.com
rbobsmercedesbenz.c
om
Battery replaced
Two tires mounted
Two tires replaced
10/27/2014     Roberts Automotive
Springfield, IL
217-753-1977
robertsautomotiveinc.com
obertsautomotiveinc
.com
Vehicle sold
10/29/2014     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 11/28/14 - present (1 yr. 8 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/28/2014     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/08/2015   111,000   Damage Report
Louisiana
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Non-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
08/19/2015     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Vehicle color noted as Black
01/18/2016   111,673   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Accelerator pedal replaced
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
08/27/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

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.
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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