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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 BMW M5
VIN: WBSNB93578CX08874
SEDAN 4 DR
5.0L V10 FI DOHC 40V
REAR 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
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Regular Oil Changes
Regular oil changes
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal lease vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
$1,320 Below retail book value
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This vehicle uses an indicator light to alert users when it's time to change the oil. Oil changes have been reported to CARFAX at least every 15,000 miles, which is in line with manufacturer guidelines.

Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $1,320 less than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 4/24/14 at 9:32:52 PM (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.

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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
Year purchased 2008  2009 
Type of owner Personal lease ---
Estimated length of ownership 1 yr. 1 mo.  4 yrs. 5 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces California  California 
Estimated miles driven per year 5,855/yr  7,007/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 6,861  38,062 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits 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
Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 04/08/2014.
No Issues Reported
Total Loss 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
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized BMW dealer for any open recalls.
Ask Your
Dealer
Ask Your
Dealer
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal lease
Where: California
Est. miles/year: 5,855/yr
Est. length owned: 6/19/08 - 8/10/09
(1 yr. 1 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/24/2007   6   Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Washed/detailed
02/12/2008     Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
Vehicle serviced
06/19/2008   7   Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Washed/detailed
Transmission checked
Oil and filter changed
06/19/2008     Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Vehicle sold
06/19/2008   120   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Anaheim, CA  
Odometer reading reported
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
07/10/2008     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Anaheim, CA  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as personal lease vehicle
Loan or lien reported
10/02/2008   2,173   Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
A/C and heating system checked
04/17/2009   5,118   Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Engine checked
07/11/2009   6,299   Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
Nitrogen fill tires
08/10/2009     Auto Auction
Pacific Region  
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
08/10/2009   6,810   Crevier BMW
Santa Ana, CA
714-835-3171
crevierbmw.com  
Vehicle sold
08/19/2009     California
Inspection Station  
Failed emissions inspection
08/19/2009     Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Emission system checked
Steering/suspension checked
Four wheel alignment performed
08/19/2009     California
Inspection Station
Anaheim, CA  
Passed emissions inspection
08/19/2009   6,861   BMW
Certified Dealer
North Hollywood, CA  
Offered for sale as a BMW Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
Gray exterior
08/20/2009     Dealer Inventory   Vehicle offered for sale
08/24/2009     Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2009
Where: California
Est. miles/year: 7,007/yr
Est. length owned: 10/30/09 - 4/8/14
(4 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
10/30/2009   6,961   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Hollywood, CA  
Odometer reading reported
10/31/2009     BMW
Certified Dealer
North Hollywood, CA  
Sold as a BMW Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
11/24/2009     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Hollywood, CA  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
04/29/2010   9,680   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Electrical system checked
07/01/2010   11,158   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Air filter replaced
GPS/Navigation system checked
06/08/2011   17,725   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Brake fluid flushed/changed
A/C and heating system checked
07/13/2011   18,411   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
A/C and heating system checked
Oil and filter changed
Steering/suspension checked
Engine electrical system checked
01/16/2012   23,028   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
Spark plug(s) replaced
08/21/2012   27,807   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
Alignment checked
06/14/2013   33,942   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Spark plug(s) replaced
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Oil and filter changed
Rear brakes serviced/adjusted
07/18/2013     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Sun Valley, CA  
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
10/30/2013   36,344   Century West BMW and Mini Of Universal City
North Hollywood, CA
centurywestbmw.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Transmission checked
Steering/suspension checked
A/C and heating system checked
04/07/2014   38,062   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vallejo, CA  
Odometer reading reported
04/08/2014     Damage Report   TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
  • 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
04/08/2014     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
04/08/2014     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vallejo, CA  
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
This vehicle uses an indicator light to alert users when it's time to change the oil. Oil changes have been reported to CARFAX at least every 15,000 miles, which is in line with manufacturer guidelines. Track your service history for free at myCARFAX.com.
 
 

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, 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 4/24/14 at 9:32:52 PM (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.
CARFAX Well Maintained - Regular Oil Changes
CARFAX identifies a "Well Maintained - Regular Oil Change" vehicle as having a regular oil change history when all its recommended oil changes, based on the vehicle's maintenance schedule, have been reported to CARFAX. CARFAX uses the manufacturer's schedule and assumes normal driving conditions. When an oil change schedule is not available, CARFAX may analyze reported service events to determine what is typical for the same make and model vehicle. Dealers and service shops may publish different recommended service schedules.
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 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.
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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I have reviewed and received a copy of the CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this 2008 BMW M SERIES vehicle (VIN: WBSNB93578CX08874), which is based on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 4/24/14 at 9:32 PM (EDT).
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