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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2002 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500
VIN: WDBFA68F92F201204
CONVERTIBLE
5.0L V8 FI
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Retractable roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
6 Previous owners
Service information available
16 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate, Lease, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Illinois
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 3/23/17 at 10:17:17 PM (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Year purchased2001 2009 2013 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership6 yrs. 11 mo. 3 yrs. 11 mo. 3 yrs. 7 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details Illinois Illinois 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 211/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading56,117 57,160 72,611 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
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

Owners 1-4 Owner 5 Owner 6
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No 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
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2001
Type:Corporate
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 10/25/01 - 10/4/04 (2 yrs. 11 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/02/2001   6   Mercedes Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
st-charles.mercedescenter.com
t-charles.mercedesc
enter.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
10/25/2001   90   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Deerfield, IL
Title #T1298007001
Title or registration issued
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
12/26/2001     Northbrook Imports LLC, Northbrook Toyota/Scion
Northbrook, IL
847-272-0808
northbrooktoyota.com
Vehicle serviced
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2004
Type:Lease
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 10/4/04 - 11/11/04 (1 month)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/04/2004   38,390   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Deerfield, IL
Title #X4278232031
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Titled or registered as lease vehicle
11/11/2004     Auto Auction
Illinois
Listed as a fleet vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
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11/12/2004   38,400   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
11/20/2004   38,520   Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
mercedesbenzofstcharles.com/
ercedesbenzofstchar
les.com/
Vehicle serviced
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. miles/year:4,426/yr
Est. length owned: 12/30/04 - 9/30/08 (3 yrs. 9 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/30/2004   38,628   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Palatine, IL
Title #X4365603509
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
05/23/2005   39,182   Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
mercedesbenzofstcharles.com/
ercedesbenzofstchar
les.com/
Recommended maintenance performed
Brake rotor(s) replaced
Electrical system checked
Engine checked
Fog light bulb(s) replaced
Front brake pads replaced
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
Oxygen sensor replaced
Trim checked
04/11/2006   42,348   Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
mercedesbenzofstcharles.com/
ercedesbenzofstchar
les.com/
Battery replaced
Electrical system checked
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
Four wheel alignment performed
10/04/2006   47,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Palatine, IL
Passed emissions inspection
06/28/2007   49,658   Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
mercedesbenzofstcharles.com/
ercedesbenzofstchar
les.com/
One tire balanced
One tire mounted
11/29/2007   53,428   Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
mercedesbenzofstcharles.com/
ercedesbenzofstchar
les.com/
Electrical system checked
09/10/2008   55,000   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Palatine, IL
Title #X8254501008
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 9/30/08 - 10/6/08 (6 days)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/30/2008     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Palatine, IL
Title #X8274865007
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
New owner reported
10/06/2008   56,117   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
11/18/2008     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Palatine, IL
Registration issued or renewed
02/09/2009     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Homer Glen, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2009
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. miles/year:211/yr
Est. length owned: 2/10/09 - 1/14/13 (3 yrs. 11 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/10/2009   56,239   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Homer Glen, IL
Title #X9041690475
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
10/13/2009     Illinois
Inspection Station
Harvey, IL
Passed emissions inspection
12/21/2009     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Homer Glen, IL
Registration issued or renewed
12/17/2010     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Homer Glen, IL
Registration issued or renewed
10/24/2011     Illinois
Inspection Station
Harvey, IL
Passed emissions inspection
11/02/2011   56,792   Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park
Orland Park, IL
708-460-0400
mercedesoforlandpark.com
ercedesoforlandpark
.com
Washed/detailed
12/16/2011     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Homer Glen, IL
Registration issued or renewed
12/27/2012     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Homer Glen, IL
Registration issued or renewed
01/14/2013   57,068   Arnie Bauer Cadillac GMC Buick
Matteson, IL
708-720-1900
arniebauer.com
Vehicle offered for sale
01/21/2013   57,075   Arnie Bauer Cadillac GMC Buick
Matteson, IL
708-720-1900
arniebauer.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Washed/detailed
03/04/2013   57,160   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
05/24/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
06/13/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Forest, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 6
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 6/17/13 - 1/31/17 (3 yrs. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/17/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Forest, IL
Title #X3168698160
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Silver
05/30/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Forest, IL
Registration issued or renewed
09/29/2014   64,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Chicago, IL
Passed emissions inspection
09/30/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Forest, IL
Registration issued or renewed
09/04/2015   67,574   Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Tire repaired
Tire valve stem(s)/core(s) replaced
09/14/2015     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Forest, IL
Registration issued or renewed
12/24/2015   68,058   Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Four wheel alignment performed
One tire mounted
Tire valve stem(s)/core(s) replaced
Tire(s) mounted
08/08/2016     Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Tire pressure monitoring system serviced
Tire valve stem(s)/core(s) replaced
09/13/2016   71,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Chicago, IL
Passed emissions inspection
09/13/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Forest, IL
Registration issued or renewed
09/23/2016   71,690   Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Tire valve stem(s)/core(s) replaced
Two tires mounted
Two tires replaced
11/21/2016   72,477   Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Battery charged
Battery/charging system checked
01/17/2017   72,488   Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Recommended maintenance performed
Air filter replaced
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Brakes checked
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Fuel filter replaced
Lights checked
Maintenance reminder reset
Oil and filter changed
01/31/2017   72,588   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
03/16/2017   72,611   Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Inc.
River Forest, IL
Fluids checked
03/23/2017     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
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Glossary

First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Lease
When someone leases a car from a dealer, the dealer actually sells the vehicle to a leasing company. The leasing company then collects payments for the vehicle from the new owner for 24, 36, 48 or more months. A leasing company can be an independent car dealer or a car manufacturer.
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.
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.
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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
2002 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500
VIN: WDBFA68F92F201204
Body Style: CONVERTIBLE
Engine Size: 5.0L V8 FI
Drivetrain: REAR 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 or 50,000 miles


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: 6
Last owned in the following state/province: Illinois
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
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Other Accidents / Damage
No Issues Reported