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2000 MERCEDES-BENZ S500
VIN: WDBNG75J4YA091676
SEDAN 4 DR
5.0L V8 FI SOHC 24V
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
28 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in California
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 12/8/16 at 10:24:58 AM (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.























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.









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.













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.





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.

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)



























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).




































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.















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.







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.




















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.

















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.


























































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


Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.



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.













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.


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.









































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.






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).

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.


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.




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.
















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.



















Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.
Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.





























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





























Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.



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




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.

























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.

















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

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased1999 2012 2015 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership12 yrs. 9 mo. 2 yrs. 8 mo. 1 yr. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesCalifornia California California 
Estimated miles driven per year5,433/yr 9,254/yr 25,401/yr 
Last reported odometer reading68,864 92,447 123,697 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
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.

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
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

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:1999
Type:Personal
Where:California
Est. miles/year:5,433/yr
Est. length owned: 12/28/99 - 9/28/12 (12 yrs. 9 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/28/1999   30   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Newport Beach, CA
Odometer reading reported
01/18/2000     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Newport Beach, CA
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
03/18/2003     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
A/C and heating system checked
A/C system checked
Air suspension checked
Air suspension compressor replaced/repaired
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Battery tray/cover/hold-down replaced
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Brake light switch replaced
Door trim panel replaced/repaired
Electrical system checked
Engine checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Fuel injection system checked
Fuel system checked
Left front window motor replaced
Mass air flow sensor replaced
Outside mirror glass replaced
Relay replaced
Valve body overhauled/resealed
Valve body replaced
Valve cover gasket(s) replaced
Valve rocker arm(s) repaired
Valve rocker arms replaced
Washed/detailed
Window(s) checked
03/28/2003     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Electrical system checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Fuel injection system checked
Fuel system checked
Power seat checked/repaired
Seat or seat upholstery repaired
Seat(s) checked
Washed/detailed
04/08/2003     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Brake booster replaced/repaired
Noise checked
Steering/suspension lubricated
Washed/detailed
10/31/2003   19,583   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
10/31/2003     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
A/C and heating system checked
A/C cut off switch replaced
A/C receiver/dryer replaced
A/C refrigerant recharged
A/C system serviced
Washed/detailed
12/05/2003   20,372   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
12/05/2003     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Brake light switch replaced
Brake pads replaced
Engine mount(s) replaced
Rear brake pads replaced
Washed/detailed
12/24/2003   20,678   Service Facility Alignment checked
Door trim panel replaced/repaired
Front door adjusted
Radio/sound system checked
Washed/detailed
Window motor(s) replaced
12/24/2003     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Alignment checked
Antenna replaced
Door trim panel replaced/repaired
Radio/sound system checked
Right front window motor replaced
Washed/detailed
09/17/2004   24,644   Service Facility Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
09/17/2004     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
12/20/2004   25,524   Service Facility Blower motor operation checked
Washed/detailed
12/20/2004     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Blower motor wiring repaired
Washed/detailed
03/01/2005     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Battery replaced
Washed/detailed
03/28/2005     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Drive belt tensioner pulley replaced
Drive belt tensioner replaced
Oxygen sensor replaced
Washed/detailed
05/05/2005     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Door weatherstrip repaired
Steering damper replaced
Washed/detailed
12/05/2005   30,661   California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
10/03/2006     Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
09/27/2007   44,319   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
01/22/2008   45,645   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Rear brake pads replaced
02/05/2008   46,023   California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
02/20/2009   50,289   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
12/07/2009   53,329   California
Inspection Station
Newport Beach, CA
Passed emissions inspection
03/08/2010   54,667   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Maintenance inspection completed
Alignment checked
Ball joint(s) replaced
Four wheel alignment performed
Front suspension serviced
Lower ball joint(s) replaced
Stabilizer bar replaced
Washed/detailed
08/19/2010   57,668   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Crankshaft position sensor replaced
Oil and filter changed
Valve cover gasket(s) replaced
Washed/detailed
09/16/2010   58,127   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Vehicle serviced
03/05/2011   61,753   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Tire condition and pressure checked
11/30/2011   65,339   California
Inspection Station
Garden Grove, CA
Passed emissions inspection
01/16/2012   66,004   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Brakes serviced
Cooling system hose(s) replaced
Lower radiator hose replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
02/28/2012   66,396   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Brakes serviced
Front brake pads replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
05/04/2012   66,971   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Tire condition and pressure checked
08/07/2012   68,444   Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Newport Beach, CA
949-718-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
09/17/2012   68,864   California
Inspection Station
Hawthorne, CA
Passed emissions inspection
09/28/2012     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:California
Est. miles/year:9,254/yr
Est. length owned: 11/16/12 - 8/1/15 (2 yrs. 8 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/16/2012   68,868   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Los Angeles, CA
Odometer reading reported
11/21/2012     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Los Angeles, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
10/09/2013     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Los Angeles, CA
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/04/2015   92,447   California
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
08/01/2015     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2015
Type:Personal
Where:California
Est. miles/year:25,401/yr
Est. length owned: 8/23/15 - 11/14/16 (1 yr. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/23/2015   92,450   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Studio City, CA
Odometer reading reported
08/31/2015     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Studio City, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
11/14/2016   123,697   Auto Auction
Pacific Region
Vehicle sold at auction
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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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