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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ GL550 4 MATIC
VIN: 4JGBF86E48A416692
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
5.5L V8 SFI DOHC 32V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Flood, Not Actual Mileage, Salvage
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
7 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Texas
Vehicle history information available
30 Detailed records available
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 8/19/16 at 5:15:53 AM (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.


























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.


















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.

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.









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.

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.









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.











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.







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)



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.












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





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











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.






















































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.















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.



























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.




















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).

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.



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.





























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.



















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.













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).


















































































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.













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.













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.





















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.






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.





















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.





Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased2008 2010 2012 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership1 yr. 6 mo. 1 yr. 11 mo. 3 yrs. 8 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesTexas Texas Texas 
Estimated miles driven per year14,155/yr 24,203/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading22,908 76,248 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found

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

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 06/24/2016.
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
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accidents reported on: 02/01/2013 and 03/29/2015.
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

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. miles/year:14,155/yr
Est. length owned: 10/10/08 - 5/8/10 (1 yr. 6 mo.)
MERCEDES-BENZ
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/05/2008   7   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
10/10/2008   1,231   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Carrollton, TX
Title #05744239722153017
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
09/01/2009     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Carrollton, TX
Title #05744239722153017
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
04/27/2010   22,621   Texas
Inspection Station
Plano, TX
Passed emissions inspection
05/08/2010     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
05/10/2010   22,881   Texas
Inspection Station
Plano, TX
Passed emissions inspection
05/12/2010   22,908   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
05/14/2010     Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Dealer Offered for sale as a Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2010
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. miles/year:24,203/yr
Est. length owned: 8/17/10 - 7/29/12 (1 yr. 11 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/17/2010     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Corpus Christi, TX
Title #05747540397095407
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
05/26/2011   47,867   Texas
Inspection Station
Corpus Christi, TX
Passed emissions inspection
09/01/2011     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Corpus Christi, TX
Title #05747540397095407
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
01/18/2012   68,315   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Air suspension checked
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Headlights adjusted
Strut(s) replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
02/18/2012   70,237   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Power steering checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
04/27/2012   73,624   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
Washed/detailed
07/27/2012   76,248   Texas
Inspection Station
Houston, TX
Passed emissions inspection
07/29/2012     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2012
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. length owned: 10/22/12 - 6/24/16 (3 yrs. 8 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/22/2012   76,262   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10176941191105127
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Gold
02/01/2013     Damage Report Accident reported
Involving front or side impact
with another motor vehicle
Minor to moderate front damage reported
Airbags did not deploy
10/03/2013   81,788   Texas
Inspection Station
Houston, TX
Passed emissions inspection
10/10/2013     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10176941191105127
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gold
09/29/2014   86,306   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Air filter replaced
Automatic transmission serviced
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Differential fluid flushed/changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) balanced
Tires rotated
Transmission fluid changed
Washed/detailed
10/03/2014   86,429   Texas
Inspection Station
Houston, TX
Passed emissions inspection
10/28/2014   86,695   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
03/29/2015     Damage Report Accident reported
Vehicle involved in a sideswipe collision
with another motor vehicle
Minor left side damage reported
Airbags did not deploy
09/09/2015   90,565   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Rear crankshaft oil seal replaced
Safety inspection performed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
10/01/2015     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10176941191105127
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gold
05/16/2016   91,000   Mercedes-Benz of Houston Greenway
Houston, TX
713-489-2111
mercedesbenzgreenway.com
ercedesbenzgreenway
.com
Washed/detailed
06/24/2016     Damage Report
Motor Vehicle Dept.
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
  • 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
06/24/2016     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
06/24/2016   1   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #29736042541143344
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Gold

CARFAX Advisor™
A NAM title is issued when the owner discloses to a DMV mileage fraud, a broken odometer or that the actual mileage of this vehicle is unknown.

Mileage reported after this reading is potentially unreliable.

 
 

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 8/19/16 at 5:15:53 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Auction Disclosures or Announcements
Dealers and institutions (i.e. fleet companies, rental car companies, and manufacturers) sell millions of cars at auction each year. Sellers often provide disclosures about a vehicle's damage, mileage, or repair history. These disclosures are made available to potential buyers in pre-sale lists and in auction announcements.
Federal Odometer Act
The Federal Odometer Act requires a seller to disclose the vehicle's mileage on the title when ownership is transferred. Congress enacted this Act to prohibit odometer tampering and to protect consumers from mileage fraud. Under this act, sellers must disclose any issues with the vehicle's odometer. These disclosures translate into the Exceed Mechanical Limits and Not Actual Mileage titles.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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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