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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2009 HONDA ELEMENT LX
VIN: 5J6YH28399L000641
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.4L L4 MPI DOHC 16V
GASOLINE
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
Branded title
Branded Titles: Rebuilt, Salvage
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
12 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
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 6/28/17 at 12:15:43 PM (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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1
Year purchased2008 
Type of owner Personal
Estimated length of ownership8 yrs. 6 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesMassachusetts 
Estimated miles driven per year19,686/yr 
Last reported odometer reading67,969 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

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

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
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Airbag deployment reported on 04/13/2012.
Airbag Deployment
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accidents reported on: 03/14/2011 and 04/13/2012. Damage reported on 06/05/2012.
Severe Damage
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:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Massachusetts
Est. miles/year:19,686/yr
Est. length owned: 12/23/08 - present (8 yrs. 6 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/10/2008     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Pre-delivery inspection completed
12/23/2008   11   Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
12/26/2008     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Vehicle serviced
01/02/2009   453   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Norwood, MA
Passed safety inspection
01/09/2009     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westborough, MA
Title #BG440124
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
02/04/2009     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Vehicle serviced
03/22/2009     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Accessories installed
Key(s) (re)programmed
Oil and filter changed
05/09/2009     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Body electrical system checked
Door lock actuator(s) replaced
Fuse block replaced
Right front door lock actuator replaced
07/01/2009     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westborough, MA
Title #BG440124
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/14/2009     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
11/12/2009     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Four tires balanced
Oil and filter changed
01/31/2010     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Emissions or safety inspection performed
01/31/2010   24,203   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Norwood, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
03/14/2010   33,308   Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
06/23/2010     Boch Honda
Norwood, MA
781-255-6000
bochhonda.com/
Dome light bulb replaced
Oil and filter changed
01/31/2011   46,758   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Westborough, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
03/14/2011     Massachusetts
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving side impact
with another motor vehicle
04/19/2011   49,586   Bernardi Honda
Natick, MA
508-651-3033
bernardiautogroup.com
ernardiautogroup.co
m
Vehicle serviced
05/11/2011   50,627   Sears Auto Center
Marlborough, MA
508-357-6282
searsauto.com
Tire(s) replaced
Tire(s) balanced
07/01/2011     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westborough, MA
Title #BG440124
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
01/20/2012   63,094   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Westborough, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
04/13/2012     Massachusetts
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving a front or side impact
Involving side impact
with another motor vehicle
Damage reported to:
Vehicle damaged in multiple places
Right front
Right side
Vehicle disabled
Vehicle towed
Side airbag deployed CARFAX Airbag Tips
06/05/2012   67,969   Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title #BL294162
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Damage Disclosure reported
07/05/2012     Vehicle Exporter Vehicle exported from
Newark, NJ
and imported to
Lithuania
08/30/2012     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #12V-436
Recall #S53 TRAILER HITCH HARNESS
Status: Remedy Available

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

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2011 ELEMENT PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS. THE WIRE THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO THE TRAILER TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS WAS INADVERTENTLY SWITCHED WITH THE STOP LAMP WIRE. AS A RESULT THE TURN SIGNALS ONLY ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE LAMPS ARE ILLUMINATED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIF THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

06/08/2015     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related 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: HONDA IS CONDUCTING THIS RECALL BECAUSE IT HAS DETERMINED A DEFECT MAY EXIST IN THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR.

THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR, WHEN DEPLOYING IN A CRASH, COULD RUPTURE AND BREAK APART, SENDING METAL FRAGMENTS THROUGH THE AIRBAG CUSHION MATERIAL TOWARDS YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR FATALITY. PAST RUPTURES LIKE THIS HAVE KILLED AND SERIOUSLY INJURED VEHICLE DRIVERS.

Remedy: PLEASE CALL ANY AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED. YOUR DEALER WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR WITH AN INFLATOR OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN, FREE OF CHARGE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A HONDA DEALER, PLEASE VISIT WWW.RECALLS.HONDA.COM OR CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-234-2138. HONDA'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS JR2.

 

Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents and other damage 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 all damage is caused by an accident. Some damage could be caused by events such as vandalism, hail, water or fire. 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 6/28/17 at 12:15:43 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Massachusetts Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
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. Use CARFAX Airbag Tips to make sure this vehicle's airbag system is functional.
Damage Disclosure
When the owner discloses to a DMV or other CARFAX source that the vehicle sustained damage. The extent of damage can range from minor to severe. CARFAX recommends you have this vehicle inspected.
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.
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.
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.
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