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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 BMW 645CI
VIN: WBAEK73454B320719
CONVERTIBLE
4.4L V8 FI DOHC 32V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
3 or more previous owners
5 Previous owners
Service information available
31 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Types of owners: Personal lease, Personal
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 6/27/16 at 8:27:14 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.








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.
















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.


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.





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.













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.


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.































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.




































































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.





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.







































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.















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.
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)







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.






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.



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.
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.















































Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.









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.

































































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.





















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.


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.










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.
























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.














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.

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.








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.







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.




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.













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).













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.












Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.











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.

















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.















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.















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).












































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)










Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Year purchased 2004  2010  2013 
Type of owner See Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 5 yrs. 10 mo.  2 yrs. 9 mo.  2 yrs. 6 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces Georgia, Virginia  Maryland  Maryland 
Estimated miles driven per year See Details  24,578/yr  18,436/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 42,765  118,631  164,023 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

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

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 09/27/2015.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Total Loss 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
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 09/27/2015. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 12/09/2015.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX. Check with an authorized BMW dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2004
Type: Personal lease
Where: Georgia
Est. miles/year: 4,216/yr
Est. length owned: 4/30/04 - 4/25/07 (2 yrs. 11 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/22/2004   1   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
04/23/2004     Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Vehicle serviced
04/30/2004   422   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Vehicle sold
04/30/2004     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
05/05/2004     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Dublin, OH
Title #770135041267014
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Loan or lien reported
  • Two states? Vehicle leasing companies often title a car in one state but register it to be driven in another.
05/18/2004     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Athens, GA
Title #770135041267014
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
08/10/2004   1,565   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Exterior trim checked
Interior trim checked
01/20/2005   4,115   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Exterior trim checked
Interior trim checked
06/08/2005   5,291   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Exterior trim checked
Wheels checked
04/26/2006   8,543   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Oil and filter changed
09/25/2006   10,570   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
PCV valve replaced
Vibration checked
12/27/2006     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Athens, GA
Title #770135041267014
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
04/25/2007   12,591   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
04/25/2007     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
04/26/2007     Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Electrical system checked
Interior trim checked
Oil and filter changed
Vibration checked
04/26/2007   12,600   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2007
Type: Personal
Where: Georgia
Est. length owned: 5/1/07 - 5/18/09 (2 years)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/01/2007     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Athens, GA
Title #777516071219014
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
05/09/2007   13,515   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Exterior trim checked
08/08/2007     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Athens, GA
Title #777516071219014
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
11/30/2007   17,055   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Oil and filter changed
Steering/suspension checked
03/12/2008   18,646   Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Electrical system checked
06/04/2008     Athens BMW
Athens, GA
706-549-5340
athensbmw.com
A/C and heating system checked
08/12/2008     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Athens, GA
Title #777516071219014
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2009
Type: Personal
Where: Virginia
Est. length owned: 5/18/09 - 3/20/10 (10 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/18/2009     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
05/19/2009   25,820   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roanoke, VA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
06/25/2009   33,150   Richmond BMW
Richmond, VA
804-346-0812
richmond-bmw.com
Oil and filter changed
10/12/2009     Stolen Report
Virginia
Vehicle reported stolen
10/12/2009     Stolen Report
Virginia
Insurance claim paid due to theft
12/21/2009     Stolen Report
Virginia
Vehicle recovered after theft
12/28/2009   42,765   Valley Cadillac Inc.
Roanoke, VA
540-344-9274
valleybmw.com
Alignment checked
Brakes serviced
Electrical system checked
Front brake pads replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
 
Owner 4
Purchased: 2010
Type: Personal
Where: Maryland
Est. miles/year: 24,578/yr
Est. length owned: 3/20/10 - 1/4/13 (2 yrs. 9 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
03/20/2010   49,794   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Waldorf, MD
Title #41281292
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
03/23/2010   50,447   Passport BMW
Suitland, MD
301-423-2700
passportbmw.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Oil and filter changed
04/02/2010     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Waldorf, MD
Title #41281292
Registration issued or renewed
04/30/2010     Maryland
Inspection Station
Waldorf, MD
Passed emissions inspection
05/03/2010   53,539   Passport BMW
Suitland, MD
301-423-2700
passportbmw.com
Alignment checked
Brakes checked
08/19/2010   62,215   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Engine electrical system checked
Engine serviced
12/21/2010   70,037   Passport BMW
Suitland, MD
301-423-2700
passportbmw.com
Engine checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
04/06/2011     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Waldorf, MD
Title #41281292
Registration issued or renewed
04/26/2011   77,649   Passport BMW
Suitland, MD
301-423-2700
passportbmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Brakes checked
Engine checked
Fuel system checked
Transmission checked
05/06/2011   78,079   Passport BMW
Suitland, MD
301-423-2700
passportbmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Electrical system checked
License plate light bulb(s) replaced
06/03/2011   80,664   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
07/20/2011   85,232   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Brakes serviced
Cooling system serviced
Engine electrical system checked
Induction system serviced
Power steering fluid flushed/changed
08/22/2011   89,523   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Body electrical wiring repaired
02/25/2012   101,321   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Engine serviced
Interior accessory installed
05/17/2012   107,027   BMW of Arlington Porsche of Arlington
Arlington, VA
703-684-8500
bmwofarlington.com
Battery/charging system checked
Light bulb(s) replaced
09/08/2012   112,025   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
10/13/2012     Maryland
Inspection Station
Waldorf, MD
Failed emissions inspection
01/04/2013   118,000   Sheehy Auto Stores
sheehy.com
Vehicle serviced
01/04/2013   118,546   Sheehy Auto Stores
sheehy.com
Vehicle offered for sale
03/04/2013   118,631   Auto Auction
Eastern Region
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
03/08/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 5
Purchased: 2013
Type: Personal
Where: Maryland
Est. miles/year: 18,436/yr
Est. length owned: 4/24/13 - 11/13/15 (2 yrs. 6 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/24/2013   118,844   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Phoenix, MD
Title #44570477
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
04/26/2013   119,012   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Phoenix, MD
Title #44570477
Registration issued or renewed
07/26/2013   130,851   Melvin's Tire & Auto
Nottingham, MD
410-661-3900
melvinstire.com
Tire(s) balanced
07/26/2013     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Phoenix, MD
Title #44570477
Registration issued or renewed
06/03/2014     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Phoenix, MD
Title #44570477
Registration issued or renewed
07/21/2014     Maryland
Inspection Station
Baltimore, MD
Passed emissions inspection
01/02/2015   157,420   Northwest BMW
Owings Mills, MD
410-902-8700
northwestbmw.com
Vehicle serviced
06/02/2015     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Phoenix, MD
Title #44570477
Registration issued or renewed
09/27/2015     Maryland
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving rear impact
Functional damage reported
09/27/2015   163,597   Damage Report
Maryland
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported

CARFAX began reporting this information on 12/22/2015.

  • There are many reasons an insurance company will declare a vehicle a total loss. Have this vehicle inspected by a qualified technician before you buy. Learn more
10/09/2015     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Phoenix, MD
Title #44570477
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Loan or lien reported
11/13/2015     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
11/13/2015     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Curtis Bay, MD
Title #44570477
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
12/09/2015     Auto Auction Collision damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
02/27/2016   163,669   Valley Auto World, Inc.
Fayetteville, NC
910-867-7000
valleyautoworldvw.com
alleyautoworldvw.co
m
Vehicle serviced
03/07/2016     Valley Auto World, Inc.
Fayetteville, NC
910-867-7000
valleyautoworldvw.com
alleyautoworldvw.co
m
Vehicle serviced
04/04/2016   164,023   Auto Auction
Southeast Region
Vehicle sold at auction
Listed as a dealer vehicle
 
 

Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 6/27/16 at 8:27:14 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Maryland Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
    • MINOR: The accident damage is superficial and may reduce the monetary value of the vehicle.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • DISABLED: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
    • SEVERE: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury.
    • DESTROYED: The accident damage is so severe that it is not reasonable to repair the vehicle. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
  • Are processed if the vehicle is towed from the scene
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.
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 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.
Salvage Auction Record
Most vehicles sold at Salvage auctions were declared totaled by insurance companies. Most of these vehicles have sustained significant damage but there are some exceptions. For instance, recovered stolen vehicles are often declared a total loss regardless of the actual damage. Rebuilders and Recyclers purchase these vehicles at auction with intentions to rebuild them or dismantle them for parts.
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.
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.
Total Loss Vehicle
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. This may occur when an insurance company's definition of a total loss is different than the state DMV's definition for a branded title or when the owner of the vehicle is a self-insured company, like a fleet or rental company.
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