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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2003 PONTIAC VIBE
VIN: 5Y2SL628X3Z433704
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
Branded title
Branded Titles: Not Actual Mileage, Salvage
3 or more previous owners
Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
Service record available
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Below retail book value
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 8/15/12 at 12:53:17 AM (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.

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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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated
Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased 2002  2006  2008 
Type of owner Personal --- ---
Estimated length of ownership 3 yrs. 8 mo.  2 years  1 month 
Owned in the following states/provinces See Details  Massachusetts  Georgia 
Estimated miles driven per year ---  ---  --- 
Last reported odometer reading 25,500  49,699  --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Alert!
Problem Found
No Additional Problems Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Alert!
Problem Found
No Additional Problems No Additional Problems

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
Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 06/07/2008.
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
DMV title problems reported.
Odometer Problem
No New Issues Indicated
No New Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 06/07/2008.
Severe Damage
Accident Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized General Motors dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
No New Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2002
Type: Personal
Where: Maryland
Est. length owned: 9/25/02 - 1/17/06
(3 yrs. 3 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
09/25/2002   10   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Glen Burnie, MD
Title #32579679  
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
12/14/2004     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Vehicle reported stolen
12/20/2005   25,500   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nottingham, MD
Title #32579679  
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED

CARFAX Advisor™
A NAM title is issued when the owner discloses to a DMV mileage fraud, a broken odometer or that the actual mileage of this vehicle is unknown.

Mileage reported after this reading is potentially unreliable.

 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2006
Where: Georgia, Massachusetts
Est. length owned: 1/17/06 - 5/30/06
(4 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
01/17/2006     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Marietta, GA  
Vehicle purchase reported
04/18/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nantucket, MA  
Vehicle purchase reported
04/26/2006     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Marietta, GA
Title #778265061161904  
New owner reported
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Silver
05/30/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title #BD288326  
Title issued or updated
Vehicle recovered after theft
 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2006
Where: Massachusetts
Est. length owned: 5/30/06 - 6/6/08
(2 years)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/30/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nantucket, MA  
New owner reported
Vehicle reported stolen
Vehicle color noted as Gray
05/31/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Registration issued or renewed
06/07/2006   29,983   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Nantucket, MA  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

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06/16/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Vehicle reported stolen
Vehicle recovered after theft
Vehicle color noted as Gray
06/16/2006     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Vehicle reported stolen
Vehicle color noted as Gray
12/02/2006   33,572   World Toyota
Atlanta, GA
678-547-9000
worldtoyota.com  
Vehicle serviced
08/28/2007   44,381   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Nantucket, MA  
Passed safety inspection

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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.
06/06/2008     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Atlanta, GA  
Vehicle purchase reported
06/07/2008     Georgia
Damage Report  
Accident reported
Involving left front impact
It hit another motor vehicle
Moderate damage reported

CARFAX began reporting this information on 10/02/2008.

06/07/2008   49,699   Damage Report   TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
Collision damage reported

CARFAX began reporting this information on 08/26/2008.

 
Owner 4
Purchased: 2008
Where: Georgia
Est. length owned: 6/10/08 - 7/14/08
(1 month)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
06/10/2008     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Atlanta, GA
Title #600547081620907  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Silver
07/14/2008     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lake Mary, FL  
Vehicle purchase reported
07/24/2008     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
07/24/2008     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lake Mary, FL
Title #408981082061904  
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Silver
 
 

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 8/15/12 at 12:53:17 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Georgia Police Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • EXTENSIVE: The accident damage was major and may affect the operation of the vehicle. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • FIRE: The accident damage to the vehicle resulted in a fire.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage is moderate and may affect the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • SLIGHT: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
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.
Federal Odometer Act
The Federal Odometer Act requires a seller to disclose the vehicle's mileage on the title when ownership is transferred. Congress enacted this Act to prohibit odometer tampering and to protect consumers from mileage fraud. Under this act, sellers must disclose any issues with the vehicle's odometer. These disclosures translate into the Exceed Mechanical Limits and Not Actual Mileage titles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Total Loss Vehicle
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. This may occur when an insurance company's definition of a total loss is different than the state DMV's definition for a branded title or when the owner of the vehicle is a self-insured company, like a fleet or rental company.