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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2005 MAZDA RX8
VIN: JM1FE17N950153194
COUPE 4 DR
1.3L R0 FI
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Flood, Junk, Rebuilt, Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
3 or more previous owners
6 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
17 Service history records
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 10/1/16 at 11:47:36 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.
















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.



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


















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







































Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.



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.
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.






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.
















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.















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.













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.

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)







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.


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.
























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.






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 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.



























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.











































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.



















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.















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.































































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.














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.



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).









































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.







Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Year purchased2005 2014 2015 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership9 yrs. 4 mo. 24 days 1 yr. 6 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details Virginia Virginia 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading67,253 67,538 71,185 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
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 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Total Loss
Total loss reported on: 09/08/2014 and 12/11/2014.
Total Loss Reported
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
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 05/18/2012. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 02/01/2016.
Accident Reported
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires repair. Most recalls can be repaired free of charge.
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
Voided
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2005
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Est. miles/year:7,376/yr
Est. length owned: 6/29/05 - 12/14/11 (6 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/18/2005     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
05/24/2005     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
VIN glass etching
Washed/detailed
Emissions inspection performed
06/29/2005   12   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/06/2005     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #62053244CO01
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
09/20/2005     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
01/24/2006     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
5,000 mile service performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
04/11/2006     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #62053244CO01
Registration issued or renewed
04/21/2006     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
04/21/2006   9,652   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
07/27/2006     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
10,000 mile service performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
11/14/2006     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
15,000 mile service performed
Anti-theft/keyless device/alarm reset
Battery replaced
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
12/07/2006     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Intake manifold gasket(s) replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
06/01/2007     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire repaired
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
06/01/2007   22,061   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
08/02/2007     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
25,000 mile service performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Ignition coil(s) replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
10/17/2007     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Short block replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
11/09/2007     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
05/08/2008     Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
05/08/2008   28,272   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
12/09/2008   33,328   Faulkner Hyundai
Philadelphia, PA
215-904-4200
faulknerhyundaiphilly.com
aulknerhyundaiphill
y.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Maintenance inspection completed
30,000 mile service performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brake rotor(s) resurfaced
Brakes checked
Brakes serviced
Engine checked
Front brake pads replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
02/24/2009     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #62053244CO01
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
04/07/2009     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #62053244CO01
Registration issued or renewed
05/20/2009   36,731   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
05/05/2010     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #62053244CO01
Registration issued or renewed
05/24/2010   41,082   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
04/12/2011     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #62053244CO01
Registration issued or renewed
05/26/2011   45,547   Inspection Station Exempt from emissions inspection
12/14/2011   47,687   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
12/16/2011     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
01/09/2012     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Palmyra, NJ
Title #DA20120090057
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Vehicle color noted as Silver
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania
Est. length owned: 3/14/12 - 1/5/13 (9 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/14/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
03/28/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bensalem, PA
Title #62053244GO02
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
05/18/2012     New Jersey
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving right rear impact
It hit a curb
Right rear primarily damaged
Vehicle towed
01/05/2013   54,044   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania, Virginia
Est. miles/year:10,964/yr
Est. length owned: 1/23/13 - 12/26/13 (11 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/23/2013   54,049   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
01/23/2013     Service Plan Co.
Ambler, PA
Service contract issued
01/28/2013     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ambler, PA
Title #62053244MU03
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
05/07/2013   57,583   Service Plan Co.
Ambler, PA
Service contract claim
12/11/2013   64,140   Service Plan Co.
Ambler, PA
Service contract claim
12/26/2013   64,172   Montgomeryville Nissan
Montgomeryville, PA
215-661-9300
montgomeryvillenissan.com
ontgomeryvillenissa
n.com
Vehicle offered for sale
02/03/2014   64,276   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
02/07/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
02/12/2014     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
03/13/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Virginia Beach, VA
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 3/17/14 - 11/24/14 (8 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/17/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
04/04/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Norfolk, VA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
08/21/2014   67,253   Hall Mazda Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
757-631-7000
hallmazda.com
Maintenance inspection completed
09/08/2014     Damage Report
Virginia
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
  • 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
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 11/24/14 - 12/18/14 (24 days)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/24/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
12/11/2014   67,538   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Antonio, TX
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
12/18/2014     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
12/29/2014     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
02/23/2015     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Moneta, VA
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
 
Owner 6
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 3/30/15 - present (1 yr. 6 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/30/2015     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
04/21/2015     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Amherst, VA
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
JUNK TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
12/30/2015   70,560   Lynchburg Mazda
Forest, VA
888-703-2149
lynchburgmazda.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Left airbag assembly replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
02/01/2016   71,185   Auto Auction Collision damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
03/15/2016     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Amherst, VA
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
JUNK TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
05/27/2016     Mazda Motor of America, Inc. Manufacturer recall/service bulletin issued
Recall #9416E
PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR
Click here to locate an authorized Mazda dealer near you to obtain more information about this recall
10/01/2016     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 10/1/16 at 11:47:36 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
New Jersey Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salvage Auction Record
Most vehicles sold at Salvage auctions were declared totaled by insurance companies. Most of these vehicles have sustained significant damage but there are some exceptions. For instance, recovered stolen vehicles are often declared a total loss regardless of the actual damage. Rebuilders and Recyclers purchase these vehicles at auction with intentions to rebuild them or dismantle them for parts.
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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