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
2009 PONTIAC VIBE
VIN: 5Y2SP67879Z420978
HATCHBACK 4 DR
1.8L I4 SFI DOHC 16V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Steering, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts with automatic passenger sensor
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Service information available
Service records available
Registered as a commercial vehicle
Commercial vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Florida
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Above 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 4/3/12 at 3:37:02 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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated
Owner 1
Year purchased 2008 
Type of owner Commercial
Estimated length of ownership 3 yrs. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces Florida 
Estimated miles driven per year --- 
Last reported odometer reading --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1
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
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
Inconsistent mileage indicated.
Mileage Inconsistency
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized General Motors dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Commercial
Where: Florida
Est. length owned: 5/14/08 - 8/1/11
(3 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
Original Equipment     OnStar   Orig Equipment
Vehicle equipped with OnStar &
Personal Calling
Press the Blue OnStar button in this vehicle, or click here for activation and membership information
05/14/2008   20   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Myers, FL  
Vehicle purchase reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
05/29/2008     Fleet Management Co.
Fort Myers, FL  
Vehicle purchased by fleet lease company
05/30/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Sparks Glencoe, MD
Title #0100783448  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
Vehicle color noted as White
08/06/2008   4,972   Terry Wynter Auto Service
Fort Myers, FL
239-939-2500
 
Oil and filter changed
09/18/2008   8,757   Service Facility
Akron, OH  
Tires serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
11/20/2008   14,724   Service Facility
North Fort Myers, FL  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
12/23/2008   20,355   Service Facility
Fort Myers, FL  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
12/24/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Myers, FL
Title #0100783448  
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
Vehicle color noted as White
02/17/2009   30,638   Service Facility
Fort Myers, FL  
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Tires serviced
05/27/2009   34,520   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Tires serviced
07/21/2009   45,015   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
08/17/2009   50,343   Terry Wynter Auto Service
Fort Myers, FL
239-939-2500
 
Steering system serviced
Tires serviced
Alignment performed
Tire(s) balanced
09/11/2009   55,099   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Tires serviced
11/04/2009   65,171   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Tires serviced
12/30/2009   74,917   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
A/C system serviced
Tires serviced
02/17/2010   83,792   Dixie Buick Pontiac GMC
Fort Myers, FL
239-489-0600
dixiebuickgmc.com  
Vehicle serviced
02/25/2010   85,124   Service Facility   Air intake system serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
03/24/2010   90,070   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Tires serviced
05/18/2010   100,118   Service Facility   Tires serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
06/22/2010   105,834   Service Facility   A/C system serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Air intake system serviced
Tires serviced
08/13/2010   115,528   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
08/19/2010   116,311   Dixie Buick Pontiac GMC
Fort Myers, FL
239-489-0600
dixiebuickgmc.com  
Vehicle serviced
09/14/2010   120,693   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Tires serviced
10/19/2010   127,122   Service Facility
Fort Myers, FL  
Tires serviced
A/C system serviced
Automatic transmission serviced
Air intake system serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
10/20/2010     Terry Wynter Auto Service
Fort Myers, FL
239-939-2500
 
Tire(s) balanced
12/02/2010   134,895   Service Facility   Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
01/03/2011   140,193   Service Facility   Tires serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Air intake system serviced
01/14/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Myers, FL
Title #0100783448  
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as White
03/02/2011   15,599   Service Facility   Tires serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
MILEAGE INCONSISTENCY
  • The mileage reported here conflicts with this vehicle's odometer history. Ask a mechanic or the seller to confirm the actual mileage - this entry may just be a clerical error.
04/26/2011     Service Facility   Tires serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
06/02/2011     Service Facility
Fort Myers, FL  
Steering system serviced
Charging system serviced
Cranking system serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
06/10/2011   163,903   Terry Wynter Auto Service
Fort Myers, FL
239-939-2500
 
Battery/charging system checked
Alternator checked
08/01/2011   165,440   Auto Auction
Florida  
Sold at auction
08/28/2011     Vehicle Exporter   Vehicle exported from
Miami, FL
and imported to
Lithuania
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Glossary

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.
Commercial
Vehicle was registered for business purposes.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Mileage Inconsistency
If an odometer reading is less than a previous reading but CARFAX is uncertain whether the discrepancy is a rollback or a clerical error, then CARFAX calls it a "Mileage Inconsistency". In this case, you should verify the mileage with your dealer or a qualified mechanic.
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®