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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 BMW 525I
VIN: WBANA53554B848843
SEDAN 4 DR
2.5L I6 F DOHC 24V
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights Optional, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
First American Auto Sales, LLC
2105 12th St
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Branded title
Branded Titles: Flood, Salvage
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Service information available
16 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Virginia
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 12/14/18 at 3:14:16 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased2004 2017 
Type of owner Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership13 yrs. 3 mo. 1 yr. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesVirginia Virginia 
Estimated miles driven per year6,147/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading78,000 81,918 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem

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
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 09/19/2018.
No Issues Reported
Total Loss 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
Water damage reported on 09/19/2018.
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX. Check with an authorized BMW dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. miles/year:6,147/yr
Est. length owned: 6/7/04 - 9/27/17 (13 yrs. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/19/2004     US Customs Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Newark, NJ
04/19/2004   5   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
05/10/2004     Service Facility Vehicle serviced
06/07/2004   7   Service Facility Radio/sound system checked
06/07/2004     BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Radio/sound system checked
06/07/2004     Dealer Inventory
Virginia
Vehicle sold
06/07/2004     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
07/27/2004     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Title issued or updated
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
01/15/2005   3,647   Service Facility Body electrical wiring repaired
Electrical system checked
01/15/2005     BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Body electrical wiring repaired
01/06/2006     BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Engine serviced
08/05/2006   13,532   Virginia
Inspection Station
Arlington, VA
Passed emissions inspection
08/05/2006     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Registration issued or renewed
10/06/2006     BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Vehicle serviced
04/19/2007     BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Engine serviced
03/19/2008   22,812   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Oil and filter changed
06/19/2008   23,933   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Interior accessory installed
07/23/2008   24,209   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Vehicle serviced
09/10/2008   24,928   Virginia
Inspection Station
Arlington, VA
Passed emissions inspection
09/10/2008     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Registration issued or renewed
10/02/2009   32,259   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Brakes serviced
Transmission checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
03/26/2010   36,330   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Body electrical wiring repaired
08/06/2010   38,178   Virginia
Inspection Station
Arlington, VA
Passed emissions inspection
08/06/2010     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Registration issued or renewed
09/02/2010   38,426   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Axles checked
Body electrical wiring repaired
04/15/2011   42,591   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Tire condition and pressure checked
07/27/2012   50,605   Virginia
Inspection Station
Arlington, VA
Passed emissions inspection
07/27/2012     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Registration issued or renewed
02/18/2013   54,817   Virginia
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
04/12/2014   62,538   Virginia
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
05/09/2014   63,000   Virginia
Inspection Station
Alexandria, VA
Passed emissions inspection
06/27/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Registration issued or renewed
07/25/2015   70,914   Virginia
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
07/28/2016   75,109   Virginia
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
02/10/2017   78,000   Virginia
Inspection Station
Arlington, VA
Passed emissions inspection
02/15/2017     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, VA
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2017
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 9/27/17 - present (1 yr. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/27/2017     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
09/19/2018   81,696   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Antonio, TX
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Water damage reported
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
  • 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
10/26/2018   81,918   Virginia
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
12/14/2018     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
 

Glossary

Damage Indicator
Damage can be a result of many different types of events. Examples include contact with objects (other cars, trees, traffic signs, road debris, etc), vandalism, or weather-related events. Not every damage event is reported to CARFAX. As details about the damage event 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.
  • This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 12/14/18 at 3:14:16 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.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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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The Buyback Guarantee Certificate is not available for this vehicle because of potential problems found.

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