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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
VIN: WDBFA61E5MF019939
CONVERTIBLE
3.0L I6 F
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Unknown, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
1001 N Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 422-2278
Visit Dealer Website
Accident reported
Accident reported
Potential odometer rollback
Potential odometer rollback indicated
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
5 Service history records
Vehicle history information available
40 Detailed records available
 
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 3/20/19 at 9:17:04 AM (CDT). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Summary
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits 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

Summary
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
Potential odometer rollback indicated.
Potential Rollback
Accident / Damage
Accident reported on 08/10/1992.
Accident Reported
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires repair. Most recalls can be repaired free of charge.
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
No data reported to CARFAX.
No Data
Reported

Detailed History

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
08/21/1991   6,015   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Teterboro, NJ
Title issued or updated
09/09/1991   6,065   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hialeah, FL
Odometer reading reported
09/26/1991     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hialeah, FL
Title #61909033
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
02/19/1992   10,000   Florida
Inspection Station
Miami, FL
Passed emissions inspection
06/18/1992   13,277   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Odometer reading reported
07/24/1992     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Title #61909033
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
08/10/1992     Florida
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front impact
with another motor vehicle
FRONT
LEFT
RIGHT
REAR
02/25/1993   14,000   Florida
Inspection Station
Miami, FL
Passed emissions inspection
05/12/1994   23,000   Florida
Inspection Station
Miami, FL
Passed emissions inspection
06/16/1994   24,003   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Odometer reading reported
08/16/1994     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Title #61909033
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
Titled or registered as lease vehicle
06/29/1995     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Title #61909033
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
Titled or registered as lease vehicle
03/27/1996   59,965   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Odometer reading reported
04/26/1996     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Title #61909033
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
Titled or registered as lease vehicle
11/12/1996     Mercedes-Benz USA LLC Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #96V175
Recall #1996110001 R129 HEAD LIGHT WASHER PUMP
Status: Remedy Available

Click here or call 1-800-367-6372 to locate an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer near you to obtain more information about this recall

Description: Mercedes-Benz AG (MBAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, determined that in certain Model Year 1990 - 1994 SL-Class vehicles if the headlamp washer is activated with the headlamp wiper arm is aligned or lodged in the groove below the headlamp unit, the headlamp washer pump will run continuously. Headlamp washer pump operation without the presence of washer fluid can cause the headlamp washer pump to overheat and cause a vehicle fire. An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will replace the headlamp washer pump with a modified headlamp washer pump. Recall Campaign 1996110001 96-1113. NHTSA Recall 96V175

Headlamp washer pump operation without the presence of washer fluid can cause the headlamp washer pump to overheat and cause a vehicle fire.

Remedy: An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will replace the headlamp washer pump with a modified headlamp washer pump. Recall Campaign 1996110001 96-1113. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

07/15/1998     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tulsa, OK
Title #723698196011
Title issued or updated
11/02/1998   80,289   Auto Auction Vehicle offered for sale
11/03/1998     Auto Auction Vehicle offered for sale
12/01/1998   47,989   Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Jenks, OK
Title #723698196011
Title issued or updated

POTENTIAL ODOMETER ROLLBACK
  • There are signs of potential odometer rollback here, so verify the mileage with the seller. I know I would.
07/26/2001     Alderson European Motors
Midland, TX
432-699-7993
aldersonbenz.com
Steering/suspension checked
No-start/hard start condition checked
Alignment performed
08/06/2001     Alderson European Motors
Midland, TX
432-699-7993
aldersonbenz.com
Dash gauges checked
08/30/2002     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
10/29/2002     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Title #02025198013
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
08/07/2006     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Title #02025198013
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/02/2007     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/28/2008     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/08/2008   61,341   Vorderman Motor Werks
Fort Wayne, IN
Vehicle serviced
08/08/2008     Vorderman Volkswagen
Fort Wayne, IN
260-489-7900
vordermanvw.com
Vehicle serviced
09/26/2009     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
10/06/2010     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
09/03/2011   65,312   Vorderman Volkswagen
Fort Wayne, IN
260-489-7900
vordermanvw.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Rear brake pads replaced
09/27/2011     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/19/2014     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Title #14770161000008
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Exempt from odometer reporting
08/20/2014     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
08/23/2014     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/23/2014     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Title #14350164000016
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
07/23/2015     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/20/2016     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/15/2017     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/27/2018     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
03/20/2019     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 3/20/19 at 9:17:04 AM (CDT). 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.
Florida 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.
    • DISABLED: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
    • 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
Lease
When someone leases a car from a dealer, the dealer actually sells the vehicle to a leasing company. The leasing company then collects payments for the vehicle from the new owner for 24, 36, 48 or more months. A leasing company can be an independent car dealer or a car manufacturer.
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.
Odometer Rollback
If a more recent odometer reading is less than an older reading, then the odometer may have been tampered with and "rolled back." CARFAX analyzes the mileage history and the sources of this information to indicate a potential odometer rollback.
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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