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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SL550
VIN: WDBSK71F38F140405
CONVERTIBLE
5.5L V8 SFI DOHC 32V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Total loss vehicle
Total loss vehicle
3 or more previous owners
5 Previous owners
Service information available
2 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Texas
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 8/31/16 at 12:22:31 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.





















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.

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

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.



































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.




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.











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.









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.









































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.





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



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










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.

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).

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.



























































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.










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.


















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.

























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.





































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.


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.


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)







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.






























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.
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.


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.















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






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.



Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Year purchased2008 2013 2015 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership5 yrs. 2 mo. 1 yr. 6 mo. 1 year 
Owned in the following states/provincesCalifornia, Texas Texas Texas 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 15,002/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading63,785 87,376 89,000 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
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 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 10/23/2015.
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:2008
Type:Corporate
Where:California
Est. miles/year:14,221/yr
Est. length owned: 3/22/08 - 9/1/11 (3 yrs. 5 mo.)
MERCEDES-BENZ
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/22/2008   30   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Los Angeles, CA
Odometer reading reported
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
04/17/2008     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Los Angeles, CA
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
09/01/2011   49,045   Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Texas
Vehicle sold at auction
09/02/2011     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
09/10/2011     Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Dealer Offered for sale as a Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. length owned: 12/8/11 - 8/24/12 (8 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/08/2011   49,124   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Worth, TX
Title #22031940875092300
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/24/2012   59,755   Dealer Inventory
Lewisville, TX
Vehicle offered for sale
09/04/2012   59,951   Auto Auction
Texas
Vehicle offered for sale
11/08/2012   60,597   Texas
Inspection Station
Fort Worth, TX
Passed emissions inspection
01/31/2013     Dealer Inventory
Lewisville, TX
Vehicle offered for sale
02/26/2013   61,013   Texas
Inspection Station
Fort Worth, TX
Passed emissions inspection
03/02/2013     Dealer Inventory
Plano, TX
Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. length owned: 4/10/13 - 5/31/13 (1 month)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/10/2013     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Plano, TX
Title #04332141359123317
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
05/31/2013   63,738   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
06/20/2013     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Plano, TX
Title #28695341443005203
Title issued or updated
Vehicle color noted as Black
Loan or lien released
06/24/2013   63,785   Texas
Inspection Station
Plano, TX
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. miles/year:15,002/yr
Est. length owned: 7/22/13 - 2/7/15 (1 yr. 6 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/22/2013   63,791   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Dallas, TX
Title #05744241465105117
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
12/27/2013   64,006   GG's Auto Sports & Imports
Dallas, TX
214-956-7744
ggsautosports.net
Recommended maintenance performed
Washed/detailed
07/31/2014   80,902   Texas
Inspection Station
Dallas, TX
Passed emissions inspection
09/01/2014     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Dallas, TX
Title #05744241465105117
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Black
02/07/2015   87,014   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
06/27/2015   87,104   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
07/17/2015   87,328   Texas
Inspection Station
Dallas, TX
Failed emissions inspection
07/18/2015   87,376   Texas
Inspection Station
Dallas, TX
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. length owned: 7/31/15 - present (1 year)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/31/2015     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Dallas, TX
Title #05750842207132048
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/06/2015     European Service Center
Dallas, TX
Fluids checked
10/23/2015   89,000   Damage Report 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
04/07/2016     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Austin, TX
Title #22734842457174915
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/30/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

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.
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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