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No Accidents Reported
1-Owner Vehicle
Personal Vehicle
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CARFAX History-Based Retail Value
$8,400
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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2005 HONDA ELEMENT LX
VIN: 5J6YH28305L032971
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.4L I4 MPI DOHC 16V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
10 Service records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Worth $770 more than
retail book value
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $770 more than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 2/23/16 at 3:42:15 PM (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.

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

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1
Year purchased2005 
Type of owner Personal
Estimated length of ownership9 yrs. 8 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesMaryland 
Estimated miles driven per year14,443/yr 
Last reported odometer reading139,810 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
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.Register | View Terms

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
Recall
Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2005
Type:Personal
Where:Maryland
Est. miles/year:14,443/yr
Est. length owned: 12/8/05 - 8/11/15 (9 yrs. 8 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/19/2005   4   Ourisman Honda
Bethesda, MD
301-656-1000
ourismanhonda.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Door edge guards installed
Mud flaps/splash guards installed
12/08/2005   9   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery Village, MD
Title #36578682
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
12/22/2005   1,181   Ourisman Honda
Bethesda, MD
301-656-1000
ourismanhonda.com
Vehicle serviced
06/24/2006   10,252   Ourisman Honda
Bethesda, MD
301-656-1000
ourismanhonda.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Tires rotated
12/02/2007     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery Village, MD
Title #36578682
Registration issued or renewed
06/02/2008     Maryland
Inspection Station
Gaithersburg, MD
Passed emissions inspection
12/18/2009     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery Village, MD
Title #36578682
Registration issued or renewed
06/19/2010     Maryland
Inspection Station
Derwood, MD
Passed emissions inspection
06/06/2012     Maryland
Inspection Station
Derwood, MD
Passed emissions inspection
07/02/2013   112,200   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Rockville, MD
301-424-3245
merchantstire.com
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) replaced
Wheel bearing(s)/hub(s) replaced
Tire(s) balanced
07/29/2013   112,746   National Tire & Battery
Germantown, MD
301-515-1734
ntb.com
Tire(s) replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) balanced
12/02/2013     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Montgomery Village, MD
Title #36578682
Registration issued or renewed
01/26/2014   118,567   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Rockville, MD
301-424-3245
merchantstire.com
Oil and filter changed
06/02/2014   121,920   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Rockville, MD
301-424-3245
merchantstire.com
Drive belt(s) replaced
Drive belts serviced
Steering/suspension checked
07/12/2014     Maryland
Inspection Station
Derwood, MD
Passed emissions inspection
12/22/2014   127,693   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Rockville, MD
301-424-3245
merchantstire.com
Vehicle serviced
03/23/2015   131,241   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Rockville, MD
301-424-3245
merchantstire.com
Alignment performed
Battery replaced
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
05/18/2015   135,176   Merchant's Tire & Auto
Rockville, MD
301-424-3245
merchantstire.com
Wheel bearing(s)/hub(s) replaced
Fuel system cleaned/serviced
06/08/2015     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
NHTSA # 15V-320
Recall #JR2 ELEMENT DRIVER AIRBAG
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: THIS RECALL CONSOLIDATES ALL OF HONDA'S PREVIOUS RECALLS CONCERNING THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR. EVEN IF YOUR VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED, YOUR VEHICLE IS STILL COVERED BY THIS RECALL AND WILL NEED TO BE REPAIRED AGAIN.

SPECIFICALLY, IN SOME VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR COULD PRODUCE EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE UPON DEPLOYMENT. IF AN AFFECTED AIRBAG DEPLOYS, THE INCREASED INTERNAL PRESSURE MAY CAUSE THE INFLATOR TO RUPTURE (BREAK APART) AND DEPLOY ABNORMALLY. IN THE EVENT OF AN INFLATOR RUPTURE, METAL FRAGMENTS COULD PASS THROUGH THE AIRBAG CUSHION MATERIAL POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR FATALITY TO YOU OR OTHERS IN THE VEHICLE. PAST RUPTURES LIKE THIS HAVE KILLED AND INJURED VEHICLE DRIVERS.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER FRONTAL AIRBAG INFLATOR WITH AN INFLATOR OF DIFFERENT DESIGN, FREE OF CHARGE. WHILE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT AIRBAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENTS AT THE TIME OF THIS NOTICE, THE SCOPE OF THE CURRENT AIRBAG INFLATOR RECALLS CREATES THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE PARTS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE RECALL REPAIR MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME YOU CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR REPAIR. IF THIS OCCURS, PLEASE DISCUSS YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CONCERNS WITH YOUR DEALER, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF, OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR, TEMPORARY ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AS NECESSARY. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA'S AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-234-2138. HONDA'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS JR2.

08/11/2015   139,810   Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis
Annapolis, MD
410-266-3330
sheehylexusofannapolis.com
heehylexusofannapol
is.com
Vehicle offered for sale
09/28/2015     Auto Auction
Eastern Region
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
09/30/2015     Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis
Annapolis, MD
410-266-3330
sheehylexusofannapolis.com
heehylexusofannapol
is.com
Vehicle sold
 
 

Glossary

CARFAX Price Adjustment™
Accidents, service records, number of owners and many other history factors can affect a vehicle's value. The CARFAX Price Adjustment 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 Price Adjustment 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.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
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.
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