CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ GL450 4 MATIC
VIN: 4JGBF71E08A431000
4 DR. WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
4.6L V8 SFI DOHC 32V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts with automatic passenger sensor/rear dual air bags side

1000 W Golf Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Service information available
Service records available
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal lease vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX History Impact
Below retail book value
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/25/11 at 7:22:29 AM (EDT). Other information about this 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4 Matic, 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 buying 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.
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.
Odometer Rollback
If a more recent odometer reading is less than an older reading, then the odometer may have been tampered with and "rolled back".
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.
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.
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 ~ 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.
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 / Frame Damage
In most cases, a vehicle is inspected for structural or frame damage, depending on the body design, after an accident or other incident. All levels of accidents from minor to severe can cause structural / frame damage and in most cases it can be repaired.
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 ~ 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.
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds ~ 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.
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated
Owner 1
Year purchased 2008 
Type of owner Personal lease
Estimated length of ownership 2 yrs. 8 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces New Jersey 
Estimated miles driven per year 12,289/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 33,575 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits 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
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural / Frame Damage
No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
Accident reported on 02/21/2010.
Accident Reported
Manufacturer Recall
No recalls still require repair.
No Recalls Reported
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Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal lease
Where: New Jersey
Est. miles/year: 12,289/yr
Est. length owned: 8/13/08 - 5/2/11
(2 yrs. 8 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
08/13/2008   50   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roanoke, TX
Title #GD20082260328  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Registered as personal lease vehicle
Loan or lien reported
  • Two states? Vehicle leasing companies often title a car in one state but register it to be driven in another.
10/20/2008   2,729   Service Facility   Transmission removed to complete repair
Recommended maintenance performed
Flywheel replaced
Engine oil leak checked
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
01/14/2009   7,038   Service Facility   Chrome/alloy wheels installed
Recommended maintenance performed
05/07/2009   11,692   Service Facility   Recommended maintenance performed
06/08/2009   13,458   Service Facility   Tire condition and pressure checked
Recommended maintenance performed
02/21/2010     New Jersey
Damage Report  
Accident reported
Involving front impact
It hit another motor vehicle
Front area primarily damaged
03/29/2011   33,386   Lancaster County Motors
East Petersburg, PA
717-569-4514
www.lancastercountymotors.com
ww.lancastercountym
otors.com
 
Interior trim repaired
Battery replaced
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Door trim panel replaced
05/02/2011   33,400   Auto Auction   Listed as a dealer vehicle
Listed as a fleet vehicle
Sold at auction
in Pennsylvania
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
05/07/2011   33,575   Online Listing   Vehicle offered for sale
05/25/2011     Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc.   No recalls open for repair
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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, 2007 edition, 7% of the 245 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2005. Over 75% 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 5/25/11 at 7:22:29 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
New Jersey Police Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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 1994 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 History Impact™
Accidents, service records, number of owners and many other history factors can affect a vehicle's value. The CARFAX History Impact is a tool that analyzes millions of used car transactions to measure how the combination of all the information reported to CARFAX affects the value of a particular vehicle. The vehicle's retail book value plus the CARFAX History Impact will give you a more accurate measure of the vehicle's value. Use this tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ GL450 4 MATIC
VIN: 4JGBF71E08A431000
Body Style: 4 DR. WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
Engine Size: 4.6L V8 SFI DOHC 32V
Drivetrain: ALL WHEEL DRIVE
 
Original Manufacturer's Warranty:
Basic Warranty Active
Please confirm remaining factory warranty and extended warranty options with your dealer!
The original manufacturer's warranty includes:
48 months or 50,000 miles
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Ownership History
Number of Owners:
Last owned in the following state/province: New Jersey
Annual average mileage: 12,291
Low Mileage!
*Below industry annual average of 15,000 miles
State DMV-reported Title Problems
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire, Flood, Hail, Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Accidents and Other Issues
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues Reported
Structural / Frame Damage
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Accident reported on this vehicle. Please see the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more details.

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