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History-Based Value Report
History events affecting this vehicle's value
Personal Vehicle
Service History
Accident Reported
Open Recall
$8,670
$8,275
$395
CARFAX Value
Dealer Price*
Savings
*As reported to CARFAX as of 1/18/2019, 3:52 AM EST
CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
VIN: 3VWJP7AT0DM603144
HATCHBACK 2 DR
2.5L I5 F DOHC 20V
GASOLINE
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts
Reliable Auto Sales
614 Washington St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Accident reported
Accident reported
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
15 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 1/19/19 at 1:27:18 AM (CST). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased 2012  2014 
Type of owner Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 1 yr. 10 mo.  4 yrs. 6 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces New York  New Jersey, New York 
Estimated miles driven per year 4,319/yr  13,706/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 6,390  71,451 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
Accidents reported on: 11/04/2013 and 02/07/2016.
Accident Reported
Accident Reported
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Volkswagen dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2012
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 4,319/yr
Est. length owned: 8/30/12 - 7/8/14 (1 yr. 10 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
Not Reported     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
08/16/2012   2   Sunrise Volkswagen
Lynbrook, NY
516-596-5970
sunrisevw.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/17/2012     Sunrise Volkswagen
Lynbrook, NY
516-596-5970
sunrisevw.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
08/27/2012   20   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/30/2012   42   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Vehicle sold
08/30/2012     Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Emissions or safety inspection performed
08/30/2012     New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Emissions inspection performed

View what was inspected
08/30/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mineola, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
09/27/2012   745   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Front door trim panel replaced/repaired
10/03/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mineola, NY
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
12/07/2012   1,713   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
09/06/2013   4,448   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Emissions inspection performed

View what was inspected
09/09/2013   4,449   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
10,000 mile service performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/30/2013   4,652   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Vehicle serviced
11/04/2013     New York
Damage Report
Accident reported
with another motor vehicle
02/21/2014   6,390   Platinum Volkswagen Ltd
Hicksville, NY
516-942-7300
platinumvw.com
Vehicle serviced
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2014
Type: Personal
Where: New Jersey, New York
Est. miles/year: 13,706/yr
Est. length owned: 7/8/14 - 1/8/19 (4 yrs. 6 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/08/2014   9,678   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Piscataway, NJ
Title #ED20141890244
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Red
09/30/2014     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Somerset, NJ
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
04/07/2015     Volkswagen Manufacturer Safety Recall issued
NHTSA #14V656
Recall # 42G8 REAR AXLE TRAILING ARM INLAY
INSTALLATION
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Volkswagen dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: This recall does not address a vehicle design or manufacturing defect; rather, the potential for this defect to be present can only occur after your vehicle has sustained damage to rear axle components as described below, and only if the damage is not properly repaired. Our records show that you are the owner of a vehicle that could possibly be affected by this issue...If your vehicle had sustained damage to rear axle components (from a rear or side-rear impact crash or after striking a high road obstacle while driving in reverse at higher speed) and a repair facility did not correctly diagnose/repair rear axle trailing arm damage, the durability of the trailing arm(s) could be reduced. This can lead to a sudden fracture of the trailing arm, a loss of vehicle control, and a crash without warning.

Remedy: Volkswagen will inspect the rear axle and install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms.

11/20/2015     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Somerset, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Red
12/17/2015     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Edison, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Red
02/07/2016     New Jersey
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front impact
with another motor vehicle
Front primarily damaged
Vehicle drivable
08/14/2016   33,462   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
East Brunswick, NJ
732-387-2441
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
09/21/2016     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westwood, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Red
12/27/2016   40,730   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Ossining, NY
914-941-6166
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
05/13/2017   46,502   Sears Auto Center
Yorktown Heights, NY
914-248-2600
searsauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
05/19/2017     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ossining, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Red
08/15/2017     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ossining, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
08/19/2017   50,526   Sears Auto Center
Yorktown Heights, NY
914-248-2600
searsauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Alignment performed
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
09/15/2017   51,784   Cappello's Auto Sales And Repair
Ossining, NY
914-762-0022
Front brake pads replaced
Brakes checked
12/30/2017   58,782   Castrol Premium Lube Express
Nyack, NY
917-440-8551
Oil and filter changed
06/04/2018   62,310   Meineke Car Care Center
Ossining, NY
914-941-1152
meineke.com
Emissions or safety inspection performed
06/04/2018     New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
09/12/2018   66,542   Discount Tire Depot
Peekskill, NY
914-930-7973
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
01/08/2019   71,451   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
01/19/2019     myCARFAX Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
 

Glossary

Accident Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Not every accident is reported to CARFAX. As details about the accident become available, those additional details are added to the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends that you have this vehicle inspected by a qualified 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.
  • This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 1/19/19 at 1:27:18 AM (CST). 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.
New York Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
New Jersey Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
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.
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.
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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
VIN: 3VWJP7AT0DM603144
Body Style: HATCHBACK 2 DR
Engine Size: 2.5L I5 F DOHC 20V
Drivetrain: FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
 
Original Manufacturer's Warranty:
Basic Warranty Expired
Please confirm remaining factory warranty and extended warranty options with your dealer!
The original manufacturer's warranty includes:
36 months or 36,000 miles
Courtesy of
Reliable Auto Sales
614 Washington St
Peekskill, NY 10566
www.reliableautosales.com


Information excerpted from the CARFAX Vehicle History Report and/or Safety & Reliability Ratings; see full reports for additional information, glossary of terms, source attributions,disclaimers & limitations. Go to carfax.com for complete Buyback Guarantee terms and conditions.

Ownership History
Number of Owners: 2
Last owned in the following state/province: New York
Annual average mileage: 11,231
Low Mileage!
*Below industry annual average of 15,000 miles
State DMV-reported Title Problems
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire, Flood, Hail, Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Accidents and Other Issues
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Accident reported on this vehicle. Please see the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more details.

2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
VIN: 3VWJP7AT0DM603144
HATCHBACK 2 DR
2.5L I5 F DOHC 20V
GASOLINE
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts
 
Reliable Auto Sales
614 Washington St
Peekskill, NY 10566
CARFAX Vehicle History Report Summary:
Accident reported
Accident reported
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
15 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
PRINT AND TAKE THIS CHECKLIST WITH YOU
This checklist utilizes information from your CARFAX report to help you make an informed used car purchase.

General Questions

  • Recall reported: Recall items can often be fixed free of charge by the manufacturer. Ask the seller about this service.
  • Is the car still under manufacturer warranty or is a warranty available at the time of purchase?

Test Drive and Visual Inspection

  • Turn on the ignition without starting the car. Do all the warning lights and gauges work?
  • Ensure the airbag light appears momentarily and goes out upon starting the vehicle.
  • Is the odometer consistent with the last reading of 71,451 on the CARFAX report summary above?
  • Do the tires appear to be in good shape and without uneven wear?
  • Test all internal controls. Do all lights, turn signals, windows and the heater and air conditioner work?

Mechanical Questions

  • Accident / Damage reported: You may want to have the dealer, a mechanic, or body shop inspect the repair.
  • Does the vehicle appear to have been well maintained?
  • When should you schedule the next regular service?

Notes & Observations: