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.
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts
CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 ACURA RDX TECHNOLOGY
VIN: 5J8TB18518A009374
4 DR. WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.3L L4 MPI DOHC 16V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights
Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle - 05/20/2011
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
2 previous owners
Previous owners
Service information available
Service records available
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX History Impact
Below retail book value
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!
This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/13/11 at 6:20:55 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.
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 Owner 2
Year purchased 2008  2008 
Type of owner Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 1 month  3 yrs. 1 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces New York  New York 
Estimated miles driven per year ---  12,539/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 1,417  43,550 

Title History

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Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
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. Register | View Terms

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX
Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural / Frame Damage
No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
Accident reported on 12/20/2008.
No Issues Reported
Accident Reported
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. length owned: 1/5/08 - 2/29/08
(1 month)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
01/02/2008     Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Washed/detailed
VIN glass etching
01/05/2008   10   New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Woodhaven, NY  
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
01/08/2008     Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Vehicle sold
02/08/2008   1,417   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 12,539/yr
Est. length owned: 2/29/08 - 4/27/11
(3 yrs. 1 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
02/29/2008     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Woodhaven, NY  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
04/08/2008   3,367   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Recommended maintenance performed
05/31/2008   5,388   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
Front wiper blades/refills replaced
07/17/2008   7,493   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
08/29/2008   8,742   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
10/05/2008   10,745   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
11/22/2008   12,634   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
12/20/2008     New York
Damage Report  
Accident reported
It hit another motor vehicle
01/30/2009     Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
State inspection completed
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
01/30/2009   15,018   New York
Inspection Station  
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

02/02/2009     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Woodhaven, NY  
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
03/17/2009   16,552   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Steering/suspension checked
05/11/2009   18,523   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Recommended maintenance performed
06/26/2009   20,325   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-535-4396
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
08/18/2009   22,304   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Vehicle serviced
12/08/2009   25,680   New York
Inspection Station  
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

02/24/2010   28,682   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
04/03/2010   30,186   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
06/04/2010   31,644   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
07/08/2010   32,540   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
09/14/2010   34,678   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Vehicle serviced
11/01/2010   36,199   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
11/29/2010   37,155   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

12/16/2010   37,524   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Tire condition and pressure checked
01/03/2011     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Woodhaven, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
01/25/2011   38,783   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
03/11/2011   40,291   Plaza Auto Mall
Brooklyn, NY
718-253-8400
www.plazaautomall.com
ww.plazaautomall.co
m  
Vehicle serviced
04/27/2011   41,637   Dealer Inventory   Vehicle offered for sale
05/18/2011   41,638   Acura of Westchester
Larchmont, NY
914-834-2222
www.acuraofwestchester.com
ww.acuraofwestchest
er.com  
Four tires mounted and balanced
Four wheel alignment performed
Battery serviced
Maintenance inspection completed
Washed/detailed
Seat or seat upholstery repaired
05/20/2011     Acura Certified Dealer
Larchmont, NY  
Offered for sale as an
Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
White Diamond Pearl exterior
Taupe interior
06/29/2011   41,661   Acura of Westchester
Larchmont, NY
914-834-2222
www.acuraofwestchester.com
ww.acuraofwestchest
er.com  
Floor mats installed
07/27/2011   41,710   Dealer Inventory
West Nyack, NY  
Vehicle offered for sale
09/11/2011   43,550   Acura of Westchester
Larchmont, NY
914-834-2222
www.acuraofwestchester.com
ww.acuraofwestchest
er.com  
Battery/charging system checked
Washed/detailed
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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 9/13/11 at 6:20:55 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
New York Police Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
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.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
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.
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 DEPENDS ON ITS SOURCES FOR THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS INFORMATION. THEREFORE, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED BY CARFAX OR ITS AGENTS FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS REPORT. CARFAX FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARFAX®