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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ G500
VIN: WDCYR49E86X166677
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
5.0L V8 FI SOHC 24V
GASOLINE
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
Airbag deployed
Airbag deployed
3 or more previous owners
10 Previous owners
Service information available
22 Service history records
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 3/23/17 at 9:34:49 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.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-8 Owner 9 Owner 10
Year purchased2006 2013 2016 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership6 yrs. 7 mo. 2 yrs. 5 mo. 6 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details See Details Oklahoma 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading52,429 109,460 118,056 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-8 Owner 9 Owner 10
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Alert! Severe problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This vehicle does not qualify for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owners 1-8 Owner 9 Owner 10
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 11/23/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Airbag deployment reported on 11/23/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 11/23/2016. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 02/01/2017.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
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 manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2006
Type:Personal
Where:Massachusetts
Est. miles/year:8,148/yr
Est. length owned: 9/28/06 - 8/7/08 (1 yr. 10 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/31/2006     US Customs Vehicle exported from
Belgium
and imported to
Baltimore, MD
09/28/2006   72   Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
10/03/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Charlestown, MA
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Gray
10/04/2006   75   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Somerville, MA
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

10/27/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Charlestown, MA
Title #BD787458
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/25/2008   12,549   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Somerville, MA
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

05/29/2008   13,668   Inspection Co.
Massachusetts
Inspection performed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. miles/year:4,964/yr
Est. length owned: 8/7/08 - 8/24/09 (1 year)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/07/2008   14,128   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
McAllen, TX
Title #10831539656151141
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
03/06/2009   16,726   Bert Ogden Chevrolet Cadillac
Mission, TX
956-581-1111
bertogdenchevrolet.com
ertogdenchevrolet.c
om
Vehicle serviced
04/01/2009     Bert Ogden Chevrolet Cadillac
Mission, TX
956-581-1111
bertogdenchevrolet.com
ertogdenchevrolet.c
om
Vehicle serviced
07/01/2009     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
McAllen, TX
Title #10831539656151141
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
08/17/2009   19,228   Cardenas Autoplex
Harlingen, TX
956-425-6000
cardenasautogroup.com
ardenasautogroup.co
m
Maintenance inspection completed
Electrical system checked
Fuel injection system flushed/serviced
08/24/2009     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
09/03/2009   19,884   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
09/08/2009     Expo Motorcars
Houston, TX
281-272-9999
expomc.com
Vehicle serviced
09/11/2009   19,885   Expo Motorcars
Houston, TX
281-272-9999
expomc.com
Vehicle sold
09/11/2009     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
10/08/2009   20,905   Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans
Metairie, LA
504-315-3713
mbofno.com/
Noise checked
Steering/suspension lubricated
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2010
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 3/8/10 - 6/6/10 (2 months)
MERCEDES-BENZ
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/08/2010     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Metairie, LA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
03/31/2010   24,751   Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans
Metairie, LA
504-315-3713
mbofno.com/
Vehicle serviced
06/06/2010   26,750   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
06/16/2010     Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Dealer Offered for sale as a Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
06/19/2010   26,751   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
07/08/2010     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/22/2010     Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Console armrest replaced
Four tires balanced
Headliner removed and reinstalled
Rear seatbelt assembly replaced
Seatbelts checked
Trailer hitch installed
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2010
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 7/27/10 - 1/21/11 (5 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/27/2010     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
09/21/2010   26,755   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Vehicle serviced
12/23/2010   31,123   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Accelerator pedal replaced
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 1/21/11 - 9/29/11 (8 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/21/2011     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
02/07/2011   31,560   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Air vent/outlet replaced
Door trim panel replaced/repaired
Steering damper replaced
07/06/2011   35,281   Louisiana
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 6
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 9/29/11 - 11/23/11 (1 month)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/29/2011   37,433   Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
11/23/2011   38,421   Hollingsworth Richards Ford
Baton Rouge, LA
225-927-5555
hollingsworthrichardsford.com
ollingsworthrichard
sford.com
Vehicle sold
12/09/2011     Richards Honda
Baton Rouge, LA
225-928-6100
richardshonda.com
Vehicle offered for sale
12/14/2011   38,591   Louisiana
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
12/21/2011     Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Vehicle serviced
01/19/2012     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
02/24/2012   39,883   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Light bulb(s) replaced
03/16/2012   40,581   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Four tires balanced
Oil and filter changed
 
Owner 7
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 4/19/12 - 4/16/13 (11 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/19/2012     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
09/04/2012   46,960   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Vehicle serviced
04/16/2013   52,306   Import One
Baton Rouge, LA
225-929-9000
importone.com
Vehicle offered for sale
04/26/2013     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
04/29/2013   52,429   Import One
Baton Rouge, LA
225-929-9000
importone.com
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 8
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana
Est. length owned: 5/7/13 - 5/24/13 (17 days)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/07/2013     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
 
Owner 9
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma
Est. length owned: 5/24/13 - 10/26/15 (2 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/24/2013     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
07/12/2013     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
09/12/2013   62,981   Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Vehicle serviced
12/18/2013   69,781   Keith's Automotive Repair
Baton Rouge, LA
Oil and filter changed
06/27/2014   79,063   Keith's Automotive Repair
Baton Rouge, LA
Oil and filter changed
04/22/2015   98,220   Keith's Automotive Repair
Baton Rouge, LA
Oil and filter changed
04/28/2015     Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
225-490-3101
mbobr.com
Vehicle serviced
05/18/2015     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Greenwell Springs, LA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Silver
10/13/2015     Louisiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Greenwell Springs, LA
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
10/26/2015     Mississippi
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
11/09/2015     Bud Davis Cadillac
Memphis, TN
901-761-1900
buddaviscadillac.com/
uddaviscadillac.com
/
Vehicle sold
11/17/2015   108,916   Mississippi
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tupelo, MS
Title #H48085101
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Vehicle color noted as Silver
12/07/2015   109,277   Mt. Moriah Auto Sales Inc.
Memphis, TN
901-368-5505
mtmoriahautos.com
Vehicle sold
12/17/2015   109,460   Ace Transmission Service & Supply Inc
Springfield, MO
Drivability/performance checked
Transmission checked
Transmission fluid changed
Transmission removed to complete repair
01/14/2016     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
06/24/2016     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oklahoma City, OK
Title #810002215484
Registration issued or renewed
Exempt from odometer reporting
 
Owner 10
Purchased:2016
Type:Personal
Where:Oklahoma
Est. length owned: 6/27/16 - 1/5/17 (6 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/27/2016     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oklahoma City, OK
Title #810002215484
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
07/06/2016     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oklahoma City, OK
Title #810002137452
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
10/27/2016   116,696   Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK
405-236-1224
mbokc.com
Vehicle serviced
11/23/2016     Oklahoma
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front impact
with another motor vehicle
Disabling damage reported
Front airbag deployed CARFAX Airbag Tips
11/23/2016   118,056   Damage Report
Oklahoma
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported

CARFAX began reporting this information on 02/07/2017.

  • 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
11/23/2016     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oklahoma City, OK
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
01/05/2017     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
01/05/2017     Oklahoma
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oklahoma City, OK
Title #810003076051
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Exempt from odometer reporting
02/01/2017     Auto Auction Collision damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
03/23/2017     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 3/23/17 at 9:34:49 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Oklahoma Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • DISABLED: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • FIRE: The accident damage to the vehicle resulted in a fire.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase. Use CARFAX Airbag Tips to make sure this vehicle's airbag system is functional.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
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.
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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