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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2010 LEXUS IS250 AWD
VIN: JTHCF5C23A5040629
SEDAN 4 DR
2.5L V6 SFI DOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Rebuilt, Salvage
3 or more previous owners
6 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
25 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Types of owners: Personal lease, Personal
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 9/28/16 at 3:45:53 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.









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.







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.



Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.



Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).









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.






























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.

















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.


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.












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.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.













Manufacturer 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.
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.





































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



























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)




















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.





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).
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.



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)























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.
















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.


























Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.










Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.

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.













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.


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.






















































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.



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

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Year purchased2010 2015 2016 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership5 yrs. 3 mo. 15 days 5 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details Pennsylvania, New York New York 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading43,475 45,511 45,613 

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 06/18/2015.
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues 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.
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Lexus dealer near you to schedule an appointment.
Recall
Reported
No New 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:2010
Type:Personal lease
Where:New Jersey
Est. miles/year:9,068/yr
Est. length owned: 5/6/10 - 12/16/11 (1 yr. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/09/2010     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to New Jersey
03/11/2010   1   Lexus of Atlantic City
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
609-641-0008
lexusofatlanticcity.com
exusofatlanticcity.
com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
04/30/2010     Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Pre-delivery inspection completed
05/06/2010   71   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Atlanta, GA
Title #GD20101261872
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Gray
  • Two states? Vehicle leasing companies often title a car in one state but register it to be driven in another.
05/17/2010   417   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle serviced
10/11/2010   4,385   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Maintenance inspection completed
5,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
11/11/2010   5,326   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Drivability/performance checked
Washed/detailed
05/10/2011   9,511   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Washed/detailed
12/05/2011   14,317   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Maintenance inspection completed
15,000 mile service performed
Four wheel alignment performed
Washed/detailed
12/16/2011   14,634   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle offered for sale
12/20/2011     Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Four wheel alignment performed
Two tires balanced
Two tires mounted
Washed/detailed
12/28/2011     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Laurel, NJ
Title #DA20113620076
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Vehicle color noted as Gray
12/29/2011   14,637   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle serviced
12/29/2011     Liberty Toyota Scion
Burlington, NJ
609-589-1164
libertytoyota.com
Vehicle serviced
01/16/2012     Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Radio replaced
02/20/2012   14,651   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Wheel(s) repaired
02/24/2012     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vineland, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Gray
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:New Jersey
Est. length owned: 2/24/12 - 6/6/12 (3 months)
LEXUS
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/24/2012   14,658   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vineland, NJ
Title #GD20120551389
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/13/2012   15,566   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle serviced
04/06/2012   16,524   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Roof molding replaced
06/06/2012     Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle offered for sale
06/14/2012   19,454   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
10/09/2012   24,076   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Oil and filter changed
11/06/2012   24,902   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Tires rotated
11/24/2012   25,106   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Drivability/performance checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
12/05/2012   25,114   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Laurel, NJ
Title #DA20123400551
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Vehicle color noted as Gray
12/10/2012     Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Pre-delivery inspection completed
30,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
Rear brake pads replaced
Rear brake rotor(s) resurfaced
Washed/detailed
12/11/2012     L/CERTIFIED Dealer
Mount Laurel, NJ
Offered for sale as anL/CERTIFIED BY LEXUS vehicle
01/11/2013   25,115   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania, Virginia
Est. miles/year:12,860/yr
Est. length owned: 1/11/13 - 3/3/14 (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/11/2013   25,131   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
01/23/2013   25,412   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Vehicle serviced
01/28/2013     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #71625359NG01
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
02/14/2013     Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Engine replaced
Short block replaced
04/15/2013   29,109   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Oil and filter changed
Trunk release switch/cable/handle replaced
Washed/detailed
05/28/2013     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #7162535901 NG
Registration issued or renewed
07/30/2013   34,296   Lexus of Cherry Hill
Mount Laurel, NJ
856-727-1111
lexusofcherryhill.com
exusofcherryhill.co
m
Maintenance inspection completed
Washed/detailed
02/10/2014   39,049   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Atlanta, GA
Title issued or updated
Vehicle repossessed
03/03/2014     Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Vehicle sold at auction
05/12/2014   39,060   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Vehicle sold at auction
05/29/2014     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
10/15/2014     Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #14V647
Recall #ELF Safety Recall ELF - Remedy Notice -
Various Models - Potential Fuel Pressure Sensor
Leak
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Lexus dealer near you to schedule an appointment

Description: In the subject vehicles, the sealing property of the gasket seated in between the pressure sensor and the fuel delivery pipe could become degraded. During vehicle operation, fuel could leak past the gasket.

In the presence of an ignition source, this could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

Remedy: Any authorized Lexus dealership will repair the fuel pressure sensor sealing surface and replace the gasket at No Charge to you.

02/14/2015   39,097   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
02/20/2015   39,308   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Clifton, NJ
973-772-4347
vioc.com
Engine oil system flushed
Oil and filter changed
02/25/2015   39,556   Inspection Co.
New Jersey
Inspection performed
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:New Jersey
Est. length owned: 3/20/15 - 8/6/15 (4 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/20/2015     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Paterson, NJ
Title #LO20150790054
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Gray
04/22/2015   43,475   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Clifton, NJ
973-772-4347
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
06/18/2015     Damage Report
New Jersey
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
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania, New York
Est. length owned: 8/6/15 - 8/21/15 (15 days)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/06/2015     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Philadelphia, PA
Title #7162535901 NG
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
08/21/2015     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
08/21/2015   45,511   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Conshohocken, PA
Title #7162535901 US
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
09/23/2015     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Feasterville Trevose, PA
Title #7162535901 AL
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
01/26/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
East Elmhurst, NY
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
 
Owner 6
Purchased:2016
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. length owned: 4/9/16 - present (5 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/09/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
East Elmhurst, NY
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
05/12/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
East Elmhurst, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
05/21/2016   45,613   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
05/23/2016     Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #16V340
Recall #G2G Safety Recall GLG (Interim G2G) -
Interim Notice Multiple Models and Model Years
Front Passenger Airbag Inflator (Zone A)
Status: Remedy Not Available

Description: The subject vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators produced by Takata. According to Takata, the propellant in these inflators may degrade after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity and fluctuating high temperatures. Degraded propellant can cause inflator rupture during airbag deployment.

In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking the vehicle occupants, and result in serious injury or death.

Remedy: Lexus is currently preparing the remedy for this condition and will provide additional information as it becomes available. The remedy, when available, will consist of the replacement of the airbag inflator or the airbag assembly, depending on the vehicle model.

09/28/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
Print This PagePrint this CARFAX Report and take it to your pre-purchase inspection
 
 

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 9/28/16 at 3:45:53 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
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.
Lexus Recall
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. provides CARFAX with recall information for vehicles originally marketed or sold in the United States of America and its territories. Only open Safety or Emissions recalls, where the remedy has not been completed, will be listed. While Toyota provides data updates to CARFAX on a regular basis, this report may not include very recent activity. For the most current information on recall activity for any Lexus vehicle, go to http://toyota.com/recall.
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.
Repossession
When a repossession occurs a vehicle owner fails to make loan payments, and the financial institution holding the title takes possession of the vehicle.
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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