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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2005 ACURA RL
VIN: JH4KB16585C009576
SEDAN 4 DR
3.5L V6 PFI SOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front 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
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
2 Service records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Worth $560 more than
retail book value
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $560 more than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 2/7/16 at 11:25:47 AM (EST). 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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.
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Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1
Year purchased2005 
Type of owner Lease
Estimated length of ownership10 yrs. 10 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesOhio 
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 | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
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
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 Acura dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
Recall
Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2005
Type:Lease
Where:Ohio
Est. length owned: 3/11/05 - present (10 yrs. 10 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/15/2005     Columbia Hyundai
Cincinnati, OH
513-489-2000
columbiahyundai.com
Accessories installed
Washed/detailed
03/11/2005   5   Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Title #3104639176
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as lease vehicle
  • Two states? Vehicle leasing companies often title a car in one state but register it to be driven in another.
04/15/2005     Columbia Hyundai
Cincinnati, OH
513-489-2000
columbiahyundai.com
Vehicle serviced
11/29/2007     Acura Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
NHTSA # 07V-551
Recall #Q65 05-08 RL POWER STEERING HOSE
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Acura dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, PROLONGED HIGH UNDER-HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY CAUSING THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID.

POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 12, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 800-382-2238.

10/27/2010     Acura Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
NHTSA # 10V-504
Recall #R52 2005-2007 RL BRAKE MASTER
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Acura dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 ODYSSEY AND ACURA RL VEHICLES. BRAKE FLUID CONTAINING POLYMERS IS USED THAT ACTS AS A LUBRICANT FOR CERTAIN BRAKE SYSTEM COMPONENTS. IF REPLACEMENT BRAKE FLUID IS USED THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN SUCH POLYMERS, OR PART OF THAT CONTAINS ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS, A PART OF THE RUBBER SEAL LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER MAY BECOME DRY, AND THE SEAL MAY CURL DURING MOVEMENT OF THE PISTON. IF THIS OCCURS, A SMALL MOVEMENT OF BRAKE FLUID COULD SLOWLY LEAK FROM THE SEAL INTO THE BRAKE BOOSTER.

A LEAK OF BRAKE FLUID COULD LEAD TO A CHANGE IN BRAKE PEDAL FEEL AND OVERTIME A DEGRADATION IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER SEAL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

03/11/2013     Acura Manufacturer Safety, Emission or
Non-compliance recall issued
NHTSA # 13V-092
Recall #S89 VSA ECU MALFUNCTION
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Acura dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 29, 2004, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2005; MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 ACURA MDX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 16, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2005; AND MODEL YEAR 2005 ACURA RL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 1, 2004, THROUGH JUNE 29, 2005. AN ELECTRICAL CAPACITOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF THE VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) CONTROL MODULE CAUSING INTERMITTENT, AUTOMATIC, MINOR BRAKE APPLICATION. HOWEVER, IF THE DRIVER APPLIES THE BRAKES WHILE THE VSA IS MALFUNCTIONING, THE VEHICLE MAY COME TO AN ABRUPT STOP. ADDITIONALLY, DUE TO A LOOSE GROUND CONNECTION, CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOTS HAVE A VSA SYSTEM THAT MAY APPLY PARTIAL BRAKE FORCE, WITHOUT THE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS, WHETHER OR NOT THE DRIVER IS USING THE BRAKES.

SUDDEN INADVERTENT BRAKING, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS, MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A DEALER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BRAND. THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A PARTIAL WIRING HARNESS CONTAINING A CAPACITOR FOR THE VSA MODULATOR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE AFFECTED MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOTS WILL HAVE THEIR GROUND CONNECTION TIGHTENED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 22, 2013. HONDA OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-234-2138 OR GO TO WWW.RECALLS.HONDA.COM; ACURA OWNERS MAY CONTACT 1-800-382-2238, AND SELLECT OPTION 4, OR GO TO WWW.RECALLS.ACURA.COM.

Hmm, we haven't received any information on this car since March 2013. Before you buy, ask the seller for recent service or repair records.
 
 

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.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Lease
When someone leases a car from a dealer, the dealer actually sells the vehicle to a leasing company. The leasing company then collects payments for the vehicle from the new owner for 24, 36, 48 or more months. A leasing company can be an independent car dealer or a car manufacturer.
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.
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.
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