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 AUDI A4 2.0T QUA PREM PLUS
VIN: WAUSF78K69N022247
SEDAN 4 DR
2.0L L4 DIR DOHC 16V
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 Optional
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
Previous owners
Service information available
Service records available
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Personal lease, Lease, Personal
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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 5/1/12 at 11:59:19 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.
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 2008  2012  2012 
Type of owner See Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 3 yrs. 1 mo.  1 month  1 month 
Owned in the following states/provinces Massachusetts, Rhode Island  Rhode Island  Massachusetts, Rhode Island 
Estimated miles driven per year See Details  ---  --- 
Last reported odometer reading 72,566  ---  82,590 

Title History

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Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
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No Problem
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Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
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Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX
Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No 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
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Audi dealer for any open recalls.
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Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal lease
Where: Massachusetts
Est. length owned: 10/17/08 - 11/7/08
(21 days)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
Not Reported     NICB   Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
10/14/2008   10   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
10/17/2008   11   Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL  
Vehicle purchase 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.
10/20/2008   17   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
West Roxbury, MA  
Passed safety inspection
10/20/2008     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL  
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Blue
10/28/2008     Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2008
Type: Lease
Where: Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Est. miles/year: 23,005/yr
Est. length owned: 11/7/08 - 12/5/11
(3 years)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
11/07/2008     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL
Title #BG277912  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Registered as lease vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Blue
01/26/2009   6,038   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
06/16/2009   16,366   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
07/27/2009   19,237   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Vehicle serviced
11/02/2009   24,222   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Natick, MA  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
12/22/2009   26,910   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
06/21/2010   38,770   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Oil and filter changed
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
10/01/2010     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL
Title #BG277912  
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as lease vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Blue
11/23/2010   49,570   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Natick, MA  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
11/24/2010   49,602   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
06/22/2011   58,087   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Front brake pads and rotors replaced
Oil and filter changed
Maintenance inspection completed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
10/28/2011   64,964   Prime Porsche Audi
Westwood, MA
781-234-2006
driveprime.com  
Vehicle serviced
12/05/2011   71,776   Vehicle Manufacturer
Massachusetts  
Sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
12/07/2011     Wagner Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury, MA
508-581-5600
www.wagner.mercedesdealer.com
ww.wagner.mercedesd
ealer.com  
Vehicle offered for sale
12/14/2011   72,566   Wagner Motors Sales
Boylston, MA
508-869-6766
wagnermotors.com  
Vehicle sold
12/27/2011     Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Barrington, RI  
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Blue
 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2012
Type: Personal
Where: Rhode Island
Est. length owned: 1/25/12 - 3/4/12
(1 month)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
01/25/2012     Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Barrington, RI  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
 
Owner 4
Purchased: 2012
Type: Personal
Where: Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Est. length owned: 3/4/12 - 4/23/12
(1 month)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
03/04/2012   79,182   Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutland, MA  
Vehicle purchase reported
03/16/2012     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutland, MA  
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Blue
03/28/2012     Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Barrington, RI  
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
04/23/2012   82,590   Auto Auction
New England Region  
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
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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.
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.
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.
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