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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2009 HONDA ELEMENT LX
VIN: 5J6YH28389L005717
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.4L L4 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
4 wheel ABS
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
28 Service records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Worth $1,830 more than
retail book value
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Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $1,830 more than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 11/25/15 at 9:58:14 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 purchased2009 
Type of owner Corporate
Estimated length of ownership6 yrs. 1 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesPennsylvania 
Estimated miles driven per year38,075/yr 
Last reported odometer reading232,936 

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:2009
Type:Corporate
Where:Pennsylvania
Est. miles/year:38,075/yr
Est. length owned: 8/31/09 - 10/12/15 (6 yrs. 1 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/19/2009   6   Inspection Station Exempt from emissions inspection
08/31/2009   9   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Williamsport, PA
Title #67496307WI01
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
10/22/2009   6,142   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
12/17/2009   12,083   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Cooling system checked
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
01/19/2010     Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Tires rotated
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
02/11/2010   18,185   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
20,000 mile service performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
03/25/2010   23,293   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
25,000 mile service performed
Tire(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
05/18/2010   29,582   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
30,000 mile service performed
Interior trim checked
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
07/14/2010   35,863   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
35,000 mile service performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
07/15/2010     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Williamsport, PA
Title #67496307WI01
Registration issued or renewed
08/27/2010   40,868   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
40,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
Air filter replaced
Safety inspection performed
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
08/27/2010     Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
09/21/2010   43,662   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Engine checked
10/22/2010   47,213   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
45,000 mile service performed
Brakes checked
Drivability/performance checked
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
12/13/2010   53,256   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
55,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
01/14/2011   57,288   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
60,000 mile service performed
Air filter replaced
Cooling system checked
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
Body electrical system checked
03/03/2011   62,585   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
Tire(s) replaced
Two wheel alignment performed
04/28/2011   68,246   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
06/14/2011   73,349   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
75,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
07/21/2011     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Williamsport, PA
Title #67496307WI01
Registration issued or renewed
08/02/2011   79,000   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
09/20/2011   85,089   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
Body electrical system checked
Rear brakes replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/20/2011     Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
11/09/2011   90,226   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
90,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
Tire(s) replaced
Brakes checked
Brake rotor(s) resurfaced
11/23/2011   92,288   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Drivability/performance checked
Engine electrical system checked
Brakes checked
01/04/2012   96,487   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
02/23/2012   101,261   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Body electrical system checked
Engine checked
Engine electrical system checked
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
03/30/2012   104,909   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Body electrical system checked
04/10/2012   106,164   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
05/31/2012   111,387   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
07/18/2012   116,468   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
07/18/2012     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Williamsport, PA
Title #67496307WI01
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
09/11/2012   122,293   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
120,000 mile service performed
Body electrical system checked
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
09/11/2012     Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
11/01/2012   127,605   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
12/18/2012   132,338   Ford of Williamsport
Williamsport, PA
570-567-5020
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Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
07/16/2013     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Williamsport, PA
Title #6749630701 WI
Registration issued or renewed
08/08/2013   155,567   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
06/30/2014     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Williamsport, PA
Title #6749630701 WI
Registration issued or renewed
07/11/2014   189,436   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
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.

10/12/2015   232,936   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Vehicle sold at auction
Listed as a dealer vehicle
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
 
 

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First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Manufacturer Recall
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Ownership History
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Title Issued
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