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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2003 PONTIAC VIBE
VIN: 5Y2SL62863Z432047
HATCHBACK 4 DR
1.8L I4 FI
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 Wheel ABS Optional, Running Lights, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
Service records available
Vehicle history information available
Detailed records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
 
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/8/12 at 3:55:00 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 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.
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 Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).
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.

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Summary
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits 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
Summary
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 General Motors dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
Recall
Reported

Detailed History

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
09/04/2002     Quebec
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Gatineau, QC  
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Registered as personal lease vehicle
05/14/2003   10,376   Service Facility   Vehicle serviced
Odometer reported as 16,700 kilometers
07/02/2003   12,700   Service Facility   Vehicle serviced
Odometer reported as 20,440 kilometers
08/11/2003   14,773   Service Facility   Vehicle serviced
Odometer reported as 23,776 kilometers
11/06/2003   19,504   Service Facility   Vehicle serviced
Odometer reported as 31,389 kilometers
02/18/2004   24,283   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Odometer reported as 39,081 kilometers
05/25/2004   28,689   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Odometer reported as 46,172 kilometers
07/21/2004   31,783   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
Odometer reported as 51,151 kilometers
10/15/2004   37,681   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Fuel filter replaced
Odometer reported as 60,643 kilometers
12/29/2004   40,392   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Odometer reported as 65,005 kilometers
02/07/2005   44,739   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Odometer reported as 72,001 kilometers
06/07/2005   60,335   Ontario
Ministry of Transportation
Greater Toronto Area  
Registration issued or renewed
Odometer reported as 97,101 kilometers
12/19/2005     Quebec
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
02/03/2006     Ontario
Ministry of Transportation  
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle previously registered in Quebec
Vehicle color noted as Silver
04/10/2006   60,527   Ontario
Inspection Station
Kanata, ON  
Passed emissions inspection
Odometer reported as 97,409 kilometers
06/11/2006   63,379   Ontario
Ministry of Transportation
Greater Toronto Area  
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Odometer reported as 102,000 kilometers

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05/12/2008     General Motors   Manufacturer Safety recall issued
Recall # 2007273
FRONT DOOR GLASS SHATTER - REPLACE BOLTS

Locate an authorized General Motors dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
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Glossary

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.
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.