CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2012 BMW 528XI
2.0L L4 FI DOHC 16V
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
Branded title
Branded Titles: Not Actual Mileage, Rebuilt, Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
2 previous owners
2Previous owners
Service information available
4Service records available
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal lease vehicle
CARFAX Price Adjustment
$6,780 Below retail book value
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $6,780 less than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 8/16/13 at 6:20:44 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.

Title History

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

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
Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 29.10.2012.
Total Loss Reported
No New 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
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Indicated
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 12.02.2013.
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized BMW dealer for any open recalls.
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Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2012
Type: Personal lease
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 9,834/yr
Est. length owned: 3/24/12 - 2/17/13
(10 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
17.11.2011     US Customs   Vehicle exported from
and imported to
Newark, NJ
13.12.2011   5   Rallye BMW
Westbury, NY
Vehicle offered for sale
06.01.2012   6   Rallye BMW
Roslyn, NY
Instrument cluster checked
19.03.2012   7   Rallye BMW
Roslyn, NY
Pre-delivery inspection completed
State safety inspection completed
Body computer/module reprogrammed
19.03.2012     New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Emissions inspection performed
View what was inspected
24.03.2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Merrick, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Passed safety inspection
17.04.2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hilliard, OH  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or 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.
29.10.2012     New York
Damage Report  
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Flood 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
29.12.2012   8,756   Rallye BMW
Roslyn, NY
Maintenance inspection completed
11.02.2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
12.02.2013   8,757   Auto Auction   Flood damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
17.02.2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
13.05.2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
14.06.2013   9,011   JMK BMW & Saab
Springfield, NJ  
Maintenance inspection completed
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Owner 2
Purchased: 2013
Where: New York
Est. length owned: 7/12/13 - present
(1 month)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
12.07.2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Matawan, NJ  
New owner reported

CARFAX Advisor™
A NAM title is issued when the owner discloses to a DMV mileage fraud, a broken odometer or that the actual mileage of this vehicle is unknown.

Mileage reported after this reading is potentially unreliable.



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, 2007 edition, 7% of the 245 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2005. Over 75% 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 8/16/13 at 6:20:44 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
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.
Federal Odometer Act
The Federal Odometer Act requires a seller to disclose the vehicle's mileage on the title when ownership is transferred. Congress enacted this Act to prohibit odometer tampering and to protect consumers from mileage fraud. Under this act, sellers must disclose any issues with the vehicle's odometer. These disclosures translate into the Exceed Mechanical Limits and Not Actual Mileage titles.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.