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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT TURBO
VIN: WVWJK73C08P032365
SEDAN 4 DR
2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V
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
Minnesota Motorcars
618 N Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355
Accident reported
Accident reported
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
15 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Rental, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Minnesota
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 12/13/18 at 1:43:59 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.
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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased2007 2008 
Type of owner Rental Personal
Estimated length of ownership10 months 10 years 
Owned in the following states/provincesIowa Minnesota 
Estimated miles driven per year28,431/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading26,718 --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
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
Inconsistent mileage indicated.
No Issues Indicated
Mileage Inconsistency
Accident / Damage
Accidents reported on: 12/24/2009 and 03/22/2011.
No Issues 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:2007
Type:Rental
Where:Iowa
Est. miles/year:28,431/yr
Est. length owned: 11/6/07 - 9/22/08 (10 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/30/2007     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to Iowa
11/06/2007   16   Iowa
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Davenport, IA
Title #82AB74111
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as rental
vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Black
09/22/2008   26,718   Auto Auction
Midwest Region
Vehicle sold at auction
12/08/2008     Luther Westside Volkswagen
Saint Louis Park, MN
952-377-4100
wsvw.lutherauto.com
Vehicle serviced
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Minnesota
Est. length owned: 12/11/08 - present (10 years)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/11/2008   26,810   Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Eden Prairie, MN
Title #H3460X530
Vehicle purchase reported
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
02/03/2009     Luther Westside Volkswagen
Saint Louis Park, MN
952-377-4100
wsvw.lutherauto.com
30,000 mile service performed
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Drivability/performance checked
08/26/2009     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Eden Prairie, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
12/24/2009     Minnesota
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving left side impact
with another motor vehicle
08/21/2010     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Minneapolis, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
09/10/2010     Luther Westside Volkswagen
Saint Louis Park, MN
952-377-4100
wsvw.lutherauto.com
Vehicle serviced
10/19/2010     Luther Westside Volkswagen
Saint Louis Park, MN
952-377-4100
wsvw.lutherauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
02/11/2011     Luther Westside Volkswagen
Saint Louis Park, MN
952-377-4100
wsvw.lutherauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Battery/charging system checked
03/22/2011     Luther Westside Volkswagen
Saint Louis Park, MN
952-377-4100
wsvw.lutherauto.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Battery/charging system checked
03/22/2011     Minnesota
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving rear impact
with another motor vehicle
09/02/2011     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Minneapolis, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
09/14/2012     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Minneapolis, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
09/30/2013     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Minneapolis, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
09/29/2014     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Minneapolis, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
11/26/2014   91,998   World Auto Repair
Eden Prairie, MN
952-949-2277
worldautorepair.com
Spark plug(s) replaced
Ignition coil(s) replaced
Drivability/performance checked
06/11/2015   101,342   World Auto Repair
Eden Prairie, MN
952-949-2277
worldautorepair.com
No-start/hard start condition checked
11/04/2015     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
02/26/2016   112,523   World Auto Repair
Eden Prairie, MN
952-949-2277
worldautorepair.com
Vehicle serviced
07/22/2016   119,860   World Auto Repair
Eden Prairie, MN
952-949-2277
worldautorepair.com
Vehicle serviced
07/25/2016   119,877   Burnsville Volkswagen
Burnsville, MN
952-892-9400
burnsvillevolkswagen.com
urnsvillevolkswagen
.com
Vehicle serviced
09/01/2016     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Title #H3460X530
Registration issued or renewed
11/28/2016   123,738   Luther Westside Volkswagen
Minneapolis, MN
952-377-4100
westsidevw.com
Vehicle serviced
08/30/2017     Volkswagen Manufacturer Safety Recall issued
NHTSA #17V509
Recall # 20AE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE
Status: Remedy Available

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

Description: On certain vehicles, there could be an interruption in electrical power from the fuel pump control module. This could result in the fuel pump running continuously, resulting in a drained battery and/or a no start condition, or cause a loss of motive power while the vehicle is in motion, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Remedy: Replace the fuel pump control module and relocate it within the vehicle.

09/26/2017     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Title #H3460X530
Title or registration issued
04/27/2018   132,977   World Auto Repair
Eden Prairie, MN
952-949-2277
worldautorepair.com
Battery/charging system checked
Battery replaced
06/26/2018   135,594   Burnsville Volkswagen
Burnsville, MN
952-892-9400
burnsvillevolkswagen.com
urnsvillevolkswagen
.com
Vehicle serviced
08/29/2018     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Title #H3460X530
Title or registration issued
11/06/2018     Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Title #H3460X530
Title or registration issued
12/06/2018   105,101   Gilleland Chevrolet
Saint Cloud, MN
320-251-4943
gillelandchevrolet.com
illelandchevrolet.c
om
Vehicle serviced

MILEAGE INCONSISTENCY
  • The mileage reported here conflicts with this vehicle's odometer history. Ask a mechanic or the seller to confirm the actual mileage - this entry may just be a clerical error.
12/13/2018     myCARFAXManufacturer 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 12/13/18 at 1:43:59 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.
Minnesota 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
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.
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.
Rental
Vehicle was registered by a rental agency.
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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
2008 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT TURBO
VIN: WVWJK73C08P032365
Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine Size: 2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V
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:
48 months
Courtesy of
Minnesota Motorcars
618 N Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355
http://minnesotamotorcars.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: Minnesota
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 LimitsGuaranteed
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
Accident and inconsistent mileage reported on this vehicle. Please see the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more details.

2008 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT TURBO
VIN: WVWJK73C08P032365
SEDAN 4 DR
2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V
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
 
Minnesota Motorcars
618 N Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355
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
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Rental, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Minnesota
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.
  • 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: