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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2005 HONDA ACCORD EX
VIN: 1HGCM567X5A034579
SEDAN 4 DR
2.4L L4 PFI DOHC
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Titles: Not Actual Mileage, Rebuilt, Salvage
Structural damage reported
Structural damage reported
Airbag deployed
Airbag deployed
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
CARFAX Price Adjustment
$3,020 Below retail book value
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Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $3,020 less than the retail book value.

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Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
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Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
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Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
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Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
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Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).
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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.
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Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
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Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
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Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
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Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
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Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
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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.
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Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
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Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
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Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
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Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased2005 2010 2010 
Type of owner Personal lease --- ---
Estimated length of ownership4 yrs. 1 mo. 1 month 4 yrs. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesOhio Kentucky Kentucky 
Estimated miles driven per year--- --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading72,674 --- --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Alert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsAlert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found

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 09/04/2009.
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues Reported
No New Issues Reported
Structural Damage
Structural damage reported on 09/04/2009.
Damage Reported
No New Issues Reported
No New Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Airbag deployment reported on: 09/04/2009 and 03/12/2010.
Airbag Deployment
Airbag Deployment
No New Issues Reported
Odometer Check
DMV title problems reported. Inconsistent mileage indicated.
Odometer Problem
Odometer Problem
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accidents reported on: 09/04/2009, 03/12/2010 and 07/03/2012. Damage reported on: 09/04/2009 and 10/22/2009.
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty
Voided
Warranty
Voided
Warranty
Voided
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Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2005
Type:Personal lease
Where:Ohio
Est. length owned: 9/8/05 - 10/22/09 (4 yrs. 1 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/28/2004   2   Honda East
Cincinnati, OH
513-528-8000
hondaeastcincy.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Mud flaps/splash guards installed
09/08/2005     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saginaw, MI  
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
  • Two states? Vehicle leasing companies often title a car in one state but register it to be driven in another.
09/09/2005   199   Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Elgin, IL
Title #0902109952  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
12/26/2005     Performance Honda
Fairfield, OH
513-829-7300
performancehondastore.com
erformancehondastor
e.com
 
Vehicle serviced
08/11/2006   14,353   Kings Honda
Cincinnati, OH
513-791-9090
centuryhonda.com  
Oil and filter changed
01/11/2007   21,799   Performance Honda
Fairfield, OH
513-829-7300
performancehondastore.com
erformancehondastor
e.com
 
Oil and filter changed
08/25/2008   52,542   Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fairfield, OH
Title #0902665779  
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
09/11/2008     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Middletown, OH
Title #0902674604  
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Owner purchased from leasing company
04/15/2009   65,403   Performance Honda
Fairfield, OH
513-829-7300
performancehondastore.com
erformancehondastor
e.com
 
Oil and filter changed
09/01/2009   72,674   Performance Honda
Fairfield, OH
513-829-7300
performancehondastore.com
erformancehondastor
e.com
 
Oil and filter changed
09/04/2009     Ohio
Damage Report  
Accident reported
Involving front or side impact
Involving left side impact
with another motor vehicle
Left side primarily damaged
Disabling damage reported
Vehicle towed
Front & side airbag deployed CARFAX Airbag Tips
09/04/2009     Damage Report  TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Damage reported after
accident or other incident
Airbag deployed
Structural damage reported
Damage to left side quarter post CARFAX Airbag Tips
  • 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
  • Structural damage may impact vehicle safety and reliability. Get the unibody or frame of the vehicle inspected by a professional.
10/22/2009     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
10/22/2009     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Walton, KY
Title #2510122100  
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Damage Disclosure reported
Severe damage reported

CARFAX Advisor™
A NAM title is issued when the owner discloses to a DMV mileage fraud, a broken odometer or that the actual mileage of this vehicle is unknown.

Mileage reported after this reading is potentially unreliable.

 
Owner 2
Purchased:2010
Where:Kentucky
Est. length owned: 3/3/10 - 4/9/10 (1 month)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/03/2010     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #100620560707  
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
03/11/2010   52,543   Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #100700561198  
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White

MILEAGE INCONSISTENCY
03/12/2010     Kentucky
Damage Report  
Accident reported
Vehicle involved in a single vehicle collision
Involving front impact
It hit a tree
Moderate to severe front damage reported
Moderate/Severe damage reported
Vehicle towed
Airbag deployed

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04/09/2010     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
04/09/2010     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #100990560393  
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
05/24/2010     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #101440560243  
Duplicate title issued
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
06/01/2010     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #101520560158  
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2010
Where:Kentucky
Est. length owned: 10/5/10 - present (4 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/05/2010     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #102780560234  
New owner reported
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
08/28/2011   71,395   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Louisville, KY
 
Fluids checked
09/26/2011     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #102780560234  
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
03/21/2012   82,561   Bob Montgomery Chevrolet Honda
Louisville, KY
502-448-2820
bobmontgomery.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Computer reprogrammed
07/03/2012     Kentucky
Damage Report  
Accident reported
Involving front or side impact
with another motor vehicle
Involving left side impact
Moderate left side damage reported
Moderate damage reported

Click here to get this accident report
09/28/2012     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #102780560234  
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
10/08/2012   95,017   Valvoline
Louisville, KY
502-361-3092
valvoline.com  
Oil and filter changed
11/13/2012   97,992   Valvoline
Louisville, KY
502-361-3092
valvoline.com  
Battery replaced
12/24/2012   100,967   Valvoline
Louisville, KY
502-361-3092
valvoline.com  
Oil and filter changed
02/26/2013   104,902   Valvoline
Louisville, KY
502-361-3092
valvoline.com  
Oil and filter changed
04/17/2013   107,321   Valvoline
Louisville, KY
502-361-3092
valvoline.com  
Oil and filter changed
06/14/2013   111,950   Valvoline
Louisville, KY
502-361-3092
valvoline.com  
Oil and filter changed
Serpentine belt replaced

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08/12/2013   119,828   Precision Tune Auto Care
High Point, NC
336-883-8863
http://www.precisiontune.com/Franchisees/HighPointNC_SouthMainSt.aspx
ttp://www.precision
tune.com/Franchisees
/HighPointNC_SouthMa
inSt.aspx
 
Oil and filter changed
09/24/2013     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #102780560234  
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
09/04/2014     American Honda Motor Co.   Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
Recall #JJ5 ACCORD DRIVER AIRBAG SIC

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall
09/29/2014     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Louisville, KY
Title #102780560234  
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
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Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2007 edition, 7% of the 245 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2005. Over 75% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 12/19/14 at 9:22:14 PM (EST). New data will result in a change to this report.
Ohio Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • DISABLING: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: Damage that affects the operation of the unit or its parts but is not disabling.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $400
Kentucky Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
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. Use CARFAX Airbag Tips to make sure this vehicle's airbag system is functional.
CARFAX Price Adjustment™
Accidents, service records, number of owners and many other history factors can affect a vehicle's value. The CARFAX Price Adjustment is a tool that analyzes millions of used car transactions to measure how the combination of all the information reported to CARFAX affects the value of a particular vehicle. The vehicle's retail book value plus the CARFAX Price Adjustment will give you a more accurate measure of the vehicle's value. Use this tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Damage Disclosure
When the owner discloses to a DMV or other CARFAX source that the vehicle sustained damage. The extent of damage can range from minor to severe. CARFAX recommends you have this vehicle inspected.
Federal Odometer Act
The Federal Odometer Act requires a seller to disclose the vehicle's mileage on the title when ownership is transferred. Congress enacted this Act to prohibit odometer tampering and to protect consumers from mileage fraud. Under this act, sellers must disclose any issues with the vehicle's odometer. These disclosures translate into the Exceed Mechanical Limits and Not Actual Mileage titles.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
Mileage Inconsistency
If an odometer reading is less than a previous reading but CARFAX is uncertain whether the discrepancy is a rollback or a clerical error, then CARFAX calls it a "Mileage Inconsistency". In this case, you should verify the mileage with your dealer or a qualified mechanic.
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.
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.
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.
Structural Damage
When the main structure or any component designed to provide structural integrity of the vehicle is damaged. All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody). Having a structural inspection before purchase is recommended.
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.
CARFAX DEPENDS ON ITS SOURCES FOR THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS INFORMATION. THEREFORE, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED BY CARFAX OR ITS AGENTS FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS REPORT. CARFAX FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARFAX®