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Vehicle History ReportTM
US $39.99
2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI
VIN: 3VW4A7AJXCM385516
SEDAN 4 DR
2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V
GASOLINE
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Accident reported: minor damage
Accident reported: minor damage
Damage reported
Damage reported
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
14 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
102,906 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 9/15/19 at 11:56:41 AM (CDT). 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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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)
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.
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).
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Owner 3
Year purchased 2012  2018  2019 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 6 yrs. 5 mo.  4 months  6 months 
Owned in the following states/provinces California  California  California 
Estimated miles driven per year 15,718/yr  ---  --- 
Last reported odometer reading 96,231  100,893  102,906 
Title History
CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate
Additional History
Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX
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
Damage reported on 07/22/2013. Accidents reported on: 05/31/2015 and 07/25/2018.
Accident Reported
No New Issues Reported
No New Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Owner 1
Purchased: 2012
Personal vehicle
15,718 mi/yr
Date
Mileage
Source
Comments
Not Reported  
 
NICB
Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to California
04/03/2012  
 
Dealer Inventory
Bakersfield, CA
Vehicle offered for sale
04/05/2012  
 
Dealer Inventory
Vehicle offered for sale
04/22/2012  
23  
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chowchilla, CA
Odometer reading reported
- Titled or registered as
  personal vehicle
05/01/2012  
 
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chowchilla, CA
Title issued or updated
- First owner reported
- Loan or lien reported
07/22/2013  
 
Damage Report
Damage reported
  • Not all damage is caused by an accident. Get the car inspected before you buy. Learn more
11/06/2013  
 
Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
- Windshield repaired
03/11/2014  
29,647  
Merced Volkswagen Kia
Merced, CA
209-723-1083
mercedvw.com
4.5
30 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.5
30 Verified Reviews
5 Star
83%
4 Star
7%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
10%
Vehicle serviced
- Maintenance inspection completed
- Recommended maintenance performed
- Oil and filter changed
- Tires rotated
- Brakes checked
- Tire condition and pressure checked
- Door locks checked
05/31/2015  
 
California
Damage Report
Accident reported
- Minor damage reported
- Airbags did not deploy
Damage Severity Scale   info_outline
MINOR
MODERATE
SEVERE
California Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • MINOR : The vehicle damage affects only appearance, dents, glass, cracks, trim
    • MODERATE: Damage to one-fourth of the vehicle or less. Examples include entire fender, grille, quarter panel, door, hood.
    • SEVERE / MAJOR: Damage to more than one-fourth of the vehicle. Examples include entire side, rear end.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500, or $750 as of January 2003
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08/22/2015  
49,361  
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
San Diego, CA
858-268-0222
vioc.com
4.7
78 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.7
78 Verified Reviews
5 Star
81%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
1%
1 Star
1%
Vehicle serviced
- Tires rotated
- Oil and filter changed
03/20/2016  
59,802  
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
San Diego, CA
858-268-0222
vioc.com
4.7
78 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.7
78 Verified Reviews
5 Star
81%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
1%
1 Star
1%
Vehicle serviced
- Oil and filter changed
08/23/2016  
68,818  
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
San Diego, CA
858-673-1473
vioc.com
4.6
48 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.6
48 Verified Reviews
5 Star
77%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
4%
Vehicle serviced
- Oil and filter changed
09/06/2016  
 
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chowchilla, CA
Title issued or updated
- Loan or lien released
05/08/2017  
82,661  
Volkswagen Kearny Mesa
San Diego, CA
858-300-8160
vwofkearnymesa.com
4.6
130 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.6
130 Verified Reviews
5 Star
81%
4 Star
9%
3 Star
2%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
5%
Vehicle serviced
- Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
12/30/2017  
90,700  
SynFast Oil Change
San Diego, CA
619-469-4494
synfastcastroloilchange.com
ynfastcastroloilcha
nge.com
4.6
39 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.6
39 Verified Reviews
5 Star
72%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%
Vehicle serviced
- Oil and filter changed
04/10/2018  
94,402  
California
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
- Passed emissions inspection
05/23/2018  
95,960  
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
San Diego, CA
619-226-4111
vioc.com
4.6
64 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.6
64 Verified Reviews
5 Star
76%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
5%
Vehicle serviced
05/31/2018  
96,177  
SynFast Oil Change
San Diego, CA
619-574-1175
synfastcastroloilchange.com
ynfastcastroloilcha
nge.com
4.6
20 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.6
20 Verified Reviews
5 Star
75%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
5%
Vehicle serviced
- Oil and filter changed
- Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
06/04/2018  
96,231  
SynFast Oil Change
San Diego, CA
619-574-1175
synfastcastroloilchange.com
ynfastcastroloilcha
nge.com
4.6
20 Verified Reviews

CARFAX Verified Ratings

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Overall Rating

4.6
20 Verified Reviews
5 Star
75%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
5%
Vehicle serviced
07/25/2018  
 
California
Damage Report
Accident reported
- Minor damage reported
- Airbags did not deploy
Damage Severity Scale   info_outline
MINOR
MODERATE
SEVERE
California Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • MINOR : The vehicle damage affects only appearance, dents, glass, cracks, trim
    • MODERATE: Damage to one-fourth of the vehicle or less. Examples include entire fender, grille, quarter panel, door, hood.
    • SEVERE / MAJOR: Damage to more than one-fourth of the vehicle. Examples include entire side, rear end.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500, or $750 as of January 2003
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Owner 2
Purchased: 2018
Personal vehicle
Date
Mileage
Source
Comments
10/16/2018  
100,020  
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Diego, CA
Odometer reading reported
11/16/2018  
100,393  
Online Listing
Vehicle offered for sale
12/04/2018  
100,522  
Mobile Mechanic Service
San Diego, CA
yourmechanic.com
Vehicle serviced
12/06/2018  
 
Mobile Mechanic Service
San Diego, CA
yourmechanic.com
Vehicle serviced
- PCV valve replaced
12/19/2018  
100,850  
Mobile Mechanic Service
San Diego, CA
yourmechanic.com
Vehicle serviced
- Maintenance inspection completed
12/22/2018  
100,893  
Mobile Mechanic Service
San Diego, CA
yourmechanic.com
Vehicle serviced
- Maintenance inspection completed
01/29/2019  
 
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Diego, CA
Title issued or updated
- New owner reported
02/19/2019  
 
California
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
- Passed emissions inspection
Owner 3
Purchased: 2019
Personal vehicle
Date
Mileage
Source
Comments
02/19/2019  
102,906  
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Ysidro, CA
Title issued or updated
- New owner reported
- Loan or lien reported
05/06/2019  
 
California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
San Ysidro, CA
Title issued or updated
- Loan or lien reported
  • Avoid financial headaches. Make sure the loan has been paid off if you're buying from a private seller.
Accident Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Not every accident is reported to CARFAX. As details about the accident become available, those additional details are added to the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends that you have this vehicle inspected by a qualified 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.
  • This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/15/19 at 11:56:41 AM (CDT). 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.
California Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • MINOR : The vehicle damage affects only appearance, dents, glass, cracks, trim
    • MODERATE: Damage to one-fourth of the vehicle or less. Examples include entire fender, grille, quarter panel, door, hood.
    • SEVERE / MAJOR: Damage to more than one-fourth of the vehicle. Examples include entire side, rear end.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500, or $750 as of January 2003
Damage Indicator
Damage can be a result of many different types of events. Examples include contact with objects (other cars, trees, traffic signs, road debris, etc), vandalism, or weather-related events. Not every damage event is reported to CARFAX. As details about the damage event become available, those additional details are added to the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends that you have this vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic.
  • This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/15/19 at 11:56:41 AM (CDT). 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.
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.
CARFAX DEPENDS ON ITS SOURCES FOR THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS INFORMATION. THEREFORE, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED BY CARFAX OR ITS AGENTS FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS REPORT. CARFAX FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARFAX®
CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI
VIN: 3VW4A7AJXCM385516
Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine Size: 2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V
Drivetrain: FRONT 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:
36 months or 36,000 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: 3
Last owned in the following state/province: California
Annual average mileage: 15,060
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 Limits Guaranteed
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
Accident and damage reported on this vehicle. Please see the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more details.
Ask your dealer for the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report