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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS
VIN: JF1SG65653G723882
4 DR. WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.5L H4 SFI SOHC 16V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/passive (automatic) belts
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
2 previous owners
Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
Service records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Above retail book value
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 6/29/12 at 2:01:08 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.

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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
Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased 2002  2004 
Type of owner Personal lease Personal
Estimated length of ownership 2 yrs. 2 mo.  11 months 
Owned in the following states/provinces Vermont  New Hampshire 
Estimated miles driven per year 33,407/yr  13,620/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 50,615  79,105 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
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 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
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
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

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2002
Type: Personal lease
Where: Vermont
Est. miles/year: 33,407/yr
Est. length owned: 8/30/02 - 11/2/04
(2 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
08/28/2002     Bennington Subaru
Bennington, VT
802-442-3400
bennington.subarudealer.com
ennington.subarudea
ler.com  
Vehicle offered for sale
08/30/2002     Vermont
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Whitingham, VT  
Vehicle purchase reported
09/12/2002   189   Vermont
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Title #0912024003043  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Registered as personal lease vehicle
  • Two states? Vehicle leasing companies often title a car in one state but register it to be driven in another.
11/18/2002     Vermont
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Title #1118022502022  
Title issued or updated
05/21/2003   24,025   Bertera Subaru
West Springfield, MA
413-734-4964
berterasubaru.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
07/30/2003   30,534   Bertera Subaru
West Springfield, MA
413-734-4964
berterasubaru.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Tires rotated and balanced
08/01/2003     Vermont
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cherry Hill, NJ  
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
12/24/2003   44,699   Bertera Subaru
West Springfield, MA
413-734-4964
berterasubaru.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
03/05/2004   50,615   Bertera Subaru
West Springfield, MA
413-734-4964
berterasubaru.com  
Vehicle serviced
08/04/2004     Vermont
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Whitingham, VT
Title #1118022502022  
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Black
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2004
Type: Personal
Where: New Hampshire
Est. miles/year: 13,620/yr
Est. length owned: 11/2/04 - 10/7/05
(11 months)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
11/02/2004   66,431   New Hampshire
Motor Vehicle Dept.
South Acworth, NH  
Vehicle purchase reported
12/30/2004     New Hampshire
Motor Vehicle Dept.
South Acworth, NH
Title #10022735  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
10/07/2005   79,081   Auto Auction
Northeast Region  
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
10/13/2005   79,085   New York
Inspection Station  
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Failed emissions inspection

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10/14/2005   79,091   New York
Inspection Station  
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Failed emissions inspection

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10/18/2005   79,105   New York
Inspection Station  
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

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10/21/2005     Dealer Inventory   Vehicle offered for sale
10/27/2005     Auction Direct USA
Victor, NY
585-742-8000
auctiondirectusa.com  
Vehicle sold
11/22/2011     Subaru of America   Manufacturer recall/service
bulletin issued
Recall # WVX34

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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.
Failed Emissions Inspection
The emissions check performed during a vehicle inspection indicated the vehicle was emitting more than allowable emissions standards and/or had missing or modified parts. Repeated failed emissions records can indicate engine problems and CARFAX recommends you have the vehicle inspected.
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.
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.