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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2011 MERCEDES-BENZ SL550
VIN: WDBSK7BAXBF163996
CONVERTIBLE
5.5L V8 SFI DOHC 32V
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Retractable roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts with automatic passenger sensor
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Service information available
20 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Types of owners: Personal 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 2/28/17 at 1:06:11 PM (EST). 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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
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.
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.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased2010 2015 
Type of owner Personal lease Personal
Estimated length of ownership3 years 1 year 
Owned in the following states/provincesCalifornia North Carolina, Illinois 
Estimated miles driven per year5,588/yr 3,704/yr 
Last reported odometer reading20,248 24,849 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
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
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2010
Type:Personal lease
Where:California
Est. miles/year:5,588/yr
Est. length owned: 8/5/10 - 8/8/13 (3 years)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/22/2010   5   Mercedes-Benz of South Bay
Torrance, CA
310-513-5300
sbmercedes.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/05/2010   48   Mercedes-Benz of South Bay
Torrance, CA
310-513-5300
sbmercedes.com
Vehicle sold
08/05/2010     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
08/13/2010   50   Mercedes-Benz of South Bay
Torrance, CA
310-513-5300
sbmercedes.com
Vehicle serviced
08/18/2010     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Beverly Hills, CA
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Loan or lien reported
05/10/2011   6,268   Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
310-659-2980
bhbenz.com
Vehicle serviced
06/18/2012   12,467   Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
310-659-2980
bhbenz.com
Vehicle serviced
05/10/2013   16,963   Mercedes Of Encino
Encino, CA
818-461-3623
mbencino.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
08/08/2013     Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
California
Vehicle sold at auction
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08/17/2013   16,964   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
08/22/2013   16,990   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Oil and filter changed
Outside air temperature sensor replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
Washed/detailed
09/14/2013     Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Air suspension checked
Battery/charging system checked
Body electrical system checked
Brakes checked
Doors checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Interior trim repaired
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
11/04/2013   17,409   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
04/11/2015   19,777   Chicago Motor Cars
West Chicago, IL
630-221-1800
chicagomotorcars.com
Vehicle offered for sale
05/07/2015   19,790   Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
Saint Charles, IL
630-485-2300
mercedesbenzofstcharles.com/
ercedesbenzofstchar
les.com/
Pre-delivery inspection completed
08/21/2015     Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/28/2015   20,247   Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Oil and filter changed
Emissions inspection performed
08/29/2015   20,248   Crown Honda Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-854-9900
crownhondagreensboro.com
rownhondagreensboro
.com
Washed/detailed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:North Carolina, Illinois
Est. miles/year:3,704/yr
Est. length owned: 8/29/15 - 9/9/16 (1 year)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/29/2015   20,250   North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Asheboro, NC
Odometer reading reported
08/31/2015     Mercedes-Benz of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-856-1552
mbgreensboro.com
Vehicle serviced
09/18/2015   21,408   Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Vehicle serviced
09/21/2015     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Asheboro, NC
Title #774847152644228
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
11/11/2015   21,825   Mercedes-Benz of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-856-1552
mbgreensboro.com
Computer reprogrammed
11/17/2015     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Asheboro, NC
Title #774847152644228
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
05/26/2016   23,000   Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Four wheel alignment performed
Tire(s) replaced
Washed/detailed
07/21/2016   23,827   Mercedes-Benz of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-856-1552
mbgreensboro.com
Electrical system checked
07/22/2016   23,836   Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Emissions inspection performed
07/30/2016     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Asheboro, NC
Title #774847152644228
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
09/09/2016   24,076   Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Vehicle offered for sale
09/13/2016   24,088   Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tire(s) balanced
Tires rotated
Washed/detailed
Emissions inspection performed
10/05/2016     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
11/10/2016     Crown Volvo Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-852-0600
crownvolvo.com
Vehicle serviced
11/10/2016   24,102   Mercedes-Benz of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
336-856-1552
mbgreensboro.com
Computer reprogrammed
Electrical system checked
12/19/2016   24,217   Auto Auction
Southeast Region
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
12/19/2016     Greater Chicago Motors
Chicago, IL
312-280-9262
greaterchicagomotors.com
reaterchicagomotors
.com
Vehicle offered for sale
12/19/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
02/01/2017   24,849   Greater Chicago Motors
Chicago, IL
312-280-9262
greaterchicagomotors.com
reaterchicagomotors
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
02/01/2017     Greater Chicago Motors
Chicago, IL
312-280-9262
greaterchicagomotors.com
reaterchicagomotors
.com
Vehicle sold
02/15/2017     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chicago, IL
Title #170406072540
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Loan or lien reported
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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.
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
2011 MERCEDES-BENZ SL550
VIN: WDBSK7BAXBF163996
Body Style: CONVERTIBLE
Engine Size: 5.5L V8 SFI DOHC 32V
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: 2
Last owned in the following state/province: Illinois
Annual average mileage: 3,823
Low Mileage!
*Below industry annual average of 15,000 miles
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