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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2009 HONDA RIDGELINE RTS
VIN: 5FPYK16449B108799
CREW PICKUP
3.5L V6 MPI SOHC 24V
4 WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Junk, Rebuilt
Auto recycler vehicle
Vehicle at automotive recycler facility
Airbag deployed
Airbag deployed
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
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 9/27/16 at 7:12:28 AM (EDT). 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.
















































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.
















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.
















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.










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)



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.















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.

Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.







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.

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.


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.
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).














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.



























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.


































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.













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.







Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).











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)























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.











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.















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.
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.














































Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.









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.
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.










































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.























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.
























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.








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.


























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.



Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased2009 2013 2015 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership4 years 1 yr. 8 mo. 10 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesOklahoma, Texas Texas Washington 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 31,569/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading53,000 117,519 121,979 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem 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

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on: 03/19/2016 and 04/07/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Airbag deployment reported on 03/19/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 03/19/2016. Three (3) or more major parts were removed on 04/19/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2009
Type:Personal
Where:Oklahoma
Est. miles/year:16,273/yr
Est. length owned: 8/24/09 - 8/31/12 (3 years)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/01/2009     Milo Gordon Auto Mall
Lawton, OK
milogordon.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/24/2009   55   Milo Gordon Auto Mall
Lawton, OK
milogordon.com
Vehicle sold
08/24/2009     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
09/22/2009     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lawton, OK
Title #160609264018
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
08/24/2010     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lawton, OK
Title #160609264018
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
10/10/2011     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lawton, OK
Title #160609264018
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
02/21/2012   38,766   Valvoline Express Care2
Corsicana, TX
903-872-5823
store.expresscare.com/?storeid=84903
tore.expresscare.co
m/?storeid=84903
Transfer case fluid flushed/changed
06/14/2012   47,132   Valvoline Express Care2
Corsicana, TX
903-872-5823
store.expresscare.com/?storeid=84903
tore.expresscare.co
m/?storeid=84903
Transfer case fluid flushed/changed
08/31/2012   49,178   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. length owned: 1/16/13 - 9/19/13 (8 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/16/2013   49,409   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, TX
Title #05751641280114347
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as White
09/19/2013     AutoNation Ford Burleson
Burleson, TX
817-477-2601
autonationfordburleson.com
utonationfordburles
on.com
Vehicle offered for sale
09/20/2013     AutoNation Ford Burleson
Burleson, TX
817-522-3224
autonation.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Air filter replaced
Safety inspection performed
Two tires balanced
Two tires mounted
Washed/detailed
Emissions inspection performed
09/20/2013   52,928   Texas
Inspection Station
Arlington, TX
Passed emissions inspection
10/11/2013   53,000   Service Plan Co.
Montgomery, TX
Service contract issued
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. miles/year:31,569/yr
Est. length owned: 11/27/13 - 8/19/15 (1 yr. 8 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/27/2013   62,924   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery, TX
Title #17010341596163034
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as White
05/12/2014   66,000   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery, TX
Title #17030941762092758
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as White
07/23/2014   79,855   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Electrical system checked
Trim repaired
08/07/2014   81,793   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Vehicle serviced
09/11/2014   86,380   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Throttle body cleaned/serviced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/11/2014     Texas
Inspection Station
Montgomery, TX
Passed emissions inspection
11/03/2014     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery, TX
Title #17030941762092758
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as White
11/10/2014   93,583   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Oil and filter changed
11/13/2014   93,629   National Tire & Battery
Magnolia, TX
832-934-2403
ntb.com
Tire pressure monitoring system serviced
01/14/2015   100,643   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
03/05/2015   104,629   National Tire & Battery
Magnolia, TX
832-934-2403
ntb.com
Vehicle serviced
03/31/2015   107,605   Jay's Automotive & Transmission
Conroe, TX
Oil and filter changed
04/01/2015   107,701   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
07/15/2015   116,430   Streater Smith Honda
Conroe, TX
936-760-2446
hondadealer.com/streater-smith
ondadealer.com/stre
ater-smith
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
08/19/2015     Auto Auction
Texas
Vehicle offered for sale
Vehicle sold at auction
08/20/2015   117,501   Fred Haas Toyota Country
Houston, TX
281-357-4000
fredhaastoyotacountry.com
redhaastoyotacountr
y.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/22/2015   117,519   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
08/28/2015     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery, TX
Title #28695342242005591
Title issued or updated
Vehicle color noted as White
Loan or lien released
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:Washington
Est. length owned: 11/9/15 - present (10 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/09/2015     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tacoma, WA
Title #1531315721
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
01/29/2016     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #16V-061
Recall #JY1 Takata Driver Airbag Inflator
Status: Remedy Not Yet Available

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

Description: SPECIFICALLY, IN SOME VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR COULD PRODUCE EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE UPON DEPLOYMENT. IF AN AFFECTED AIRBAG DEPLOYS, THE INCREASED INTERNAL PRESSURE MAY CAUSE THE INFLATOR TO RUPTURE (BREAK APART) AND DEPLOY ABNORMALLY.

IN THE EVENT OF AN INFLATOR RUPTURE, METAL FRAGMENTS COULD PASS THROUGH THE AIRBAG CUSHION MATERIAL POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR FATALITY TO YOU OR OTHERS IN THE VEHICLE. PAST RUPTURES LIKE THIS HAVE KILLED AND INJURED VEHICLE DRIVERS.

Remedy: THE REMEDY PARTS NEEDED TO CONDUCT DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR RECALLS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE IN SUMMER OF 2016. HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS IN AN INITIAL LETTER WITH A SECOND LETTER BEING MAILED WHEN PARTS ARE AVAI LABLE. PLEASE DISCUSS YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CONCERNS WITH YOUR DEALER, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF, OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR, TEMPORARY ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AS NECESSARY. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA'S AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-234-2138. HONDA'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS JY1.

02/12/2016   121,979   Grease Monkey #466
Federal Way, WA
253-874-6610
https://mycarfax.com/sign-up/grease-monkey-wa-1
ttps://mycarfax.com
/sign-up/grease-monk
ey-wa-1
Vehicle serviced
03/19/2016     Washington
Damage Report
Accident reported
It hit a light pole / base
Front airbag deployed CARFAX Airbag Tips
03/19/2016     Damage Report
Washington
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported
  • 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
04/07/2016     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tacoma, WA
Title #1531315721
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
04/13/2016     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Graham, WA
Title #1531315721
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
04/13/2016     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Graham, WA
Title #1610461415
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien released
04/19/2016     Washington
Damage Report
Vehicle at automotive recycler facility

Major parts removed:
Engine removed
Right quarter panel removed
Transmission removed

CARFAX recommends checking for damage during your pre-purchase inspection.

05/17/2016     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Graham, WA
Title #1610461415
JUNK TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
05/19/2016     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #16V-344
Recall #KA1 Passenger Airbag Inflator
Status: Remedy Available

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

Description: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. (HONDA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2004 HONDA ODYSSEY AND 2006-2011 HONDA RIDGELINE VEHICLES. ACCORDING TO THE EQUIPMENT DEFECT NOTIFICATIONS (16E-042, 16E-043, AND 16E-044) FILED BY TAKATA, THE PROPELLANT WAFERS IN SOME OF THE SUBJECT INFLATORS MAY DEGRADE OVER TIME, WHICH COULD LEAD TO OVER-AGGRESSIVE COMBUSTION IN THE EVENT THE AIRBAG IS ACTIVATED. OVERLY AGGRESSIVE COMBUSTION CREATES EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE WHEN THE INFLATOR IS ACTIVATED, WHICH MAY CAUSE THE INFLATOR BODY TO RUPTURE. HONDA SUGGESTS THAT YOU AVOID HAVING A PASSENGER SIT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED.

IN THE EVENT OF AN INFLATOR RUPTURE, METAL FRAGMENTS COULD PASS THROUGH THE AIRBAG CUSHION MATERIAL POSSIBLY CAUSING INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANT.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF THESE VEHICLES IN AN INITIAL LETTER WITH A SECOND LETTER BEING MAILED WHEN REMEDY PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE IN LATESUMMER/FALL OF 2016. WHEN AVAILABLE, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER FRONTAL AIRBAG INFLATOR WITH A NEW INFLATOR, FREE OF CHARGE.

09/27/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 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.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 9/27/16 at 7:12:28 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Washington Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage only if the accident resulted in fire damage.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $700
Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase. Use CARFAX Airbag Tips to make sure this vehicle's airbag system is functional.
Auction Disclosures or Announcements
Dealers and institutions (i.e. fleet companies, rental car companies, and manufacturers) sell millions of cars at auction each year. Sellers often provide disclosures about a vehicle's damage, mileage, or repair history. These disclosures are made available to potential buyers in pre-sale lists and in auction announcements.
Automotive Recycler
Vehicles sold at an automotive recycler are often totaled by insurance companies. The majority of these vehicles are 1) rebuilt and sold as a complete vehicle, 2) dismantled and sold for parts, or 3) scrapped and sold as metal. On occasion, they also handle vehicles with no specific damage history.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
Major Parts Removed
When a vehicle has three or more major parts removed by an automotive recycler.
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.
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.
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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