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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2002 MITSUBISHI MONTERO LIMITED
VIN: JA4MW51RX2J054455
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
3.5L V6 FI SOHC 24V
4 WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Title: Not Actual Mileage
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
1 Service record available
CARFAX Price Adjustment
$2,000 Below retail book value
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $2,000 less than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/30/14 at 12:10:57 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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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased 2002  2004 
Type of owner Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 1 yr. 8 mo.  10 yrs. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces Illinois  Illinois 
Estimated miles driven per year 12,316/yr  --- 
Last reported odometer reading 21,967  55,000 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem Alert!
Problem Found

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 Owner 2
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural 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 Check
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Indicated
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires repair. Most recalls can be repaired free of charge.
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2002
Type: Personal
Where: Illinois
Est. miles/year: 12,316/yr
Est. length owned: 8/15/02 - 5/12/04 (1 yr. 8 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
08/15/2002   36   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Streamwood, IL
Title #T2227119041  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
10/22/2002   2,652   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Streamwood, IL
Title #T2295231006  
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
Loan or lien reported
11/13/2003     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Huntley, IL  
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
05/12/2004     Dealer Inventory
Illinois  
Vehicle sold
05/15/2004     Service Facility   Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
05/18/2004   21,967   Dealer Inventory   Vehicle offered for sale
05/21/2004     Dealer Inventory
Illinois  
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2004
Type: Personal
Where: Illinois
Est. length owned: 7/7/04 - present (10 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/07/2004   22,320   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
DeKalb, IL
Title #T4189648035  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
11/09/2005   55,000   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
DeKalb, IL
Title #X5313023002  
Correction to record
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported

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.

06/27/2008     Mitsubishi Motors   Manufacturer recall/service bulletin issued
Recall # C0408W
FUEL LEVELER

Click here or call 1-888-648-7820 to locate an authorized Mitsubishi dealership near you to obtain more information about this recall.
08/07/2012     Mitsubishi Motors   Manufacturer recall/service bulletin issued
Recall # C1202W
SERVICE PART HEADLAMPS
INSPECT AIMING PORT CAPS OR TABS

Click here or call 1-888-648-7820 to locate an authorized Mitsubishi dealership near you to obtain more information about this recall.
 
 

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.
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.
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 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.
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®
I have reviewed and received a copy of the CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this 2002 MITSUBISHI MONTERO vehicle (VIN: JA4MW51RX2J054455), which is based on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/30/14 at 12:10 AM (EDT).
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