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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 BMW 525I
VIN: WBANA53584B846942
SEDAN 4 DR
2.5L L6 FI DOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights Optional, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
Total loss vehicle
Total loss vehicle
3 or more previous owners
3Previous owners
Service information available
21Service records available
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
$950 Above retail book value
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Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $950 more than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 1/1/14 at 6:08:17 PM (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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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Owner 3
Year purchased 2004  2006  2010 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 2 yrs. 5 mo.  3 yrs. 6 mo.  3 yrs. 5 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces New York  New York  New York 
Estimated miles driven per year 9,054/yr  3,856/yr  13,113/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 22,028  36,427  78,684 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX
Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 12/10/2013.
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
No additional accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized BMW dealer for any open recalls.
Ask Your
Dealer
Ask Your
Dealer
Ask Your
Dealer
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2004
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 9,054/yr
Est. length owned: 5/13/04 - 10/18/06
(2 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
02/14/2004     US Customs   Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Newark, NJ
05/03/2004   3   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Key(s)/remote(s) reprogrammed
Fuel system checked
Instrument cluster checked
05/03/2004   25   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Vehicle sold
05/13/2004     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Staten Island, NY  
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
05/20/2004   353   New York
Inspection Station  
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

10/15/2004   4,145   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Fuel system checked
04/28/2005   8,807   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Fuel system checked
Oil and filter changed
Wheels checked
06/08/2005   10,025   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Wheels checked
Lug nut(s)/bolt(s) replaced
11/14/2005   14,467   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Antifreeze/coolant checked
Engine checked
04/06/2006     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Staten Island, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/12/2006   17,865   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Steering/suspension checked
05/20/2006   18,552   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

05/22/2006   18,610   Open Road BMW of Edison
Edison, NJ
732-985-4575
openroad.com  
Steering/suspension checked
10/04/2006   21,980   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
State inspection completed
Body computer/module checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
10/12/2006   22,026   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

10/18/2006   22,028   Service Plan Co.
Brooklyn, NY  
Service contract issued
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2006
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 3,856/yr
Est. length owned: 10/18/06 - 5/14/10
(3 yrs. 6 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
10/18/2006     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brooklyn, NY  
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
10/23/2006   22,031   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Rear brake pads replaced
Brakes checked
11/27/2006     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brooklyn, NY  
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
12/01/2006   22,345   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Vehicle serviced
10/10/2007   26,603   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Alignment performed
Tire(s) balanced
Front wiper blades/refills replaced
Brakes checked
Oil and filter changed
Engine checked
State inspection completed
Four wheel alignment performed
Computer(s) checked
10/12/2007     New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

01/14/2008   27,469   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Engine checked
Brake fluid flushed/changed
08/28/2008     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brooklyn, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
10/01/2008   30,466   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
State inspection completed
10/01/2008     New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

03/30/2009   32,572   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Washed/detailed
Oil and filter changed
07/07/2009   33,716   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Drive belts replaced
09/10/2009   33,891   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Washed/detailed
10/22/2009     Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
State inspection completed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Engine checked
10/22/2009   34,077   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

12/07/2009   34,195   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Washed/detailed
Battery/charging system checked
Electrical system checked
04/19/2010   35,300   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Oil and filter changed
Engine checked
05/14/2010     Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Vehicle offered for sale
06/03/2010   35,967   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Vehicle serviced
06/08/2010     Online Listing   Vehicle offered for sale
06/15/2010   35,994   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

06/15/2010     Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Vehicle sold
06/15/2010     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nanuet, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
06/30/2010   36,427   Inspection Co.
New York  
Inspection performed
 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2010
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 13,113/yr
Est. length owned: 7/30/10 - present
(3 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/30/2010     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nanuet, NY  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
10/06/2010   41,427   Life Quality BMW
Brooklyn, NY
718-272-0555
lifequalitybmw.com  
Window(s) checked
06/06/2011   56,783   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

07/10/2012   68,215   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
07/10/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nanuet, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
08/08/2013   78,684   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
12/10/2013     New York
Damage Report  
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported
  • 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
 
 

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.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
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.
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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