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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI
VIN: WVWFV7AJ6BW015856
HATCHBACK 2 DR
2.0L L4 SFI DOHC 16V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Service information available
17 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in North Carolina
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 9/25/16 at 1:48:13 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.
























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.
















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.







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)














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.






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.











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










Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.





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.








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.




















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.



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






















































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










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.






















































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






































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.

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











































Manufacturer 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.



































































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





















Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.










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.










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.






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)


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.


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
















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.
















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.






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.






















Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased2011 2014 2015 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership3 years 3 months 11 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesIllinois North Carolina North Carolina 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- 29,718/yr 
Last reported odometer reading26,391 31,807 60,149 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
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 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on: 02/24/2016 and 03/16/2016.
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
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
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
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:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 4/12/11 - 1/30/12 (9 months)
VOLKSWAGEN
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/03/2010     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
07/20/2010   11   Anderson BMW Mazda Volkswagen
Crystal Lake, IL
815-455-4330
andersoncars.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
07/21/2010     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
09/15/2010   16   Anderson BMW Mazda Volkswagen
Crystal Lake, IL
815-455-4330
andersoncars.com
Maintenance inspection completed
12/06/2010     Anderson BMW Mazda Volkswagen
Crystal Lake, IL
815-455-4330
andersoncars.com
Maintenance inspection completed
04/12/2011   63   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Vehicle sold
04/12/2011     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
04/15/2011     Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Vehicle serviced
05/05/2011     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chicago, IL
Title #X1125693189
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Gray
06/21/2011   2,507   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Trim checked
09/26/2011   4,856   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
5,000 mile service performed
10/08/2011   5,263   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Maintenance inspection completed
10/24/2011   5,558   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire repaired
11/18/2011   6,238   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Maintenance inspection completed
11/28/2011   6,414   Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Maintenance reminder reset
Tire repaired
01/30/2012   7,970   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
01/31/2012     Fletcher Jones Imports Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-944-0500
fjchicago.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
10,000 mile service performed
Four wheel alignment performed
One tire mounted
01/31/2012   7,979   Volkswagen Certified Dealer
Chicago, IL
Offered for sale as a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen
01/31/2012     Mercedes Benz Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-628-4500
mercedesbenzchicago.com
ercedesbenzchicago.
com
Vehicle offered for sale
03/05/2012   7,980   Auto Auction
Illinois
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
03/10/2012     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
04/16/2012   9,052   Auto Auction
Illinois
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
04/19/2012   9,054   Bosak Motor Sales Inc.
Merrillville, IN
219-738-2323
bosakauto.com
Vehicle offered for sale
04/23/2012   9,075   Team Imports
Merrillville, IN
219-947-1581
teamvwaudi.com
Body electrical system checked
04/24/2012     Bosak Motor Sales Inc.
Merrillville, IN
219-738-2323
bosakauto.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
04/26/2012   9,097   Bosak Motor Sales Inc.
Merrillville, IN
219-738-2323
bosakauto.com
Washed/detailed
05/02/2012     Boulder Chevrolet Buick
Salem, IL
618-548-5500
boulderchevroletbuick.com
oulderchevroletbuic
k.com
Vehicle offered for sale
06/29/2012     Auto Auction Vehicle sold at auction
08/07/2012     Boulder Chevrolet Buick
Salem, IL
618-548-5500
boulderchevroletbuick.com
oulderchevroletbuic
k.com
Vehicle sold
08/07/2012     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
08/31/2012     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Salem, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. miles/year:10,500/yr
Est. length owned: 9/24/12 - 5/5/14 (1 yr. 7 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/24/2012   9,162   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Salem, IL
Title #X2268633484
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Gray
06/21/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Salem, IL
Registration issued or renewed
08/20/2013   22,158   Auffenberg Nissan
O Fallon, IL
618-624-2277
auffenberg.com
Door trim panel adjusted
Front door trim panel replaced/repaired
Window switch replaced
10/15/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Salem, IL
Registration issued or renewed
05/05/2014   26,078   Auto Auction
Tennessee
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
05/15/2014   26,146   Hallmark Volkswagen at Cool Springs
Franklin, TN
615-236-3200
hallmarkvwcoolsprings.com
allmarkvwcoolspring
s.com
Vehicle serviced
07/21/2014   26,391   Georgia
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:North Carolina
Est. length owned: 8/13/14 - 12/10/14 (3 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/13/2014   26,435   North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chapel Hill, NC
Odometer reading reported
08/22/2014     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chapel Hill, NC
Title #777424142342212
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
12/10/2014   31,792   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
03/10/2015   31,807   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:North Carolina
Est. miles/year:29,718/yr
Est. length owned: 4/1/15 - 3/16/16 (11 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/01/2015   31,815   North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Raleigh, NC
Odometer reading reported
04/09/2015     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Raleigh, NC
Title #773934150990212
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
08/17/2015   45,680   North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Raleigh, NC
Odometer reading reported
09/08/2015     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Raleigh, NC
Title #779092152512907
Title or registration issued
09/15/2015   46,365   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Raleigh, NC
919-846-7699
merchantstire.com
Alignment checked
Alignment performed
02/24/2016     Damage Report
North Carolina
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
03/14/2016   60,149   North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Clayton, NC
Odometer reading reported
03/16/2016     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
03/16/2016     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Clayton, NC
Title #401907160764904
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
09/25/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 9/25/16 at 1:48:13 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
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.
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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