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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2002 MERCEDES-BENZ S430
VIN: WDBNG70J52A296437
SEDAN 4 DR
4.3L V8 FI SOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Service information available
30 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Types of owners: Personal lease, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Maryland
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 3:01:42 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.













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)



















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.




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.

























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).





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.
























































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.























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.




















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.
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.



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.











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.




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.























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.























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.









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.


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.
























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














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.






















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.


















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.

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.























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)



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.
































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.



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.











































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.















































































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.



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.












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).




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.







Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased 2002  2004 
Type of owner Personal lease Personal
Estimated length of ownership 1 yr. 7 mo.  12 yrs. 1 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces New Jersey  Maryland 
Estimated miles driven per year 8,447/yr  3,464/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 14,519  57,581 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.Register | View Terms

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No 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
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2002
Type: Personal lease
Where: New Jersey
Est. miles/year: 8,447/yr
Est. length owned: 5/17/02 - 1/15/04 (1 yr. 7 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/29/2002     US Customs Vehicle imported to
Baltimore, MD
05/17/2002   18   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roanoke, TX
Title #ED20021370235
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.
12/16/2003     Service Facility Vehicle serviced
01/15/2004   14,117   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Listed as a fleet vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
01/22/2004   14,128   Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Dealer Offered for sale as a Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Grey Leather Interior
Tectite Grey Exterior
01/26/2004   14,144   Mercedes Benz of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-341-2100
mercedesbenzofalexandria.com
ercedesbenzofalexan
dria.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Maintenance inspection completed
A/C and heating system checked
Battery/charging system checked
Body electrical system checked
Door locks checked
Electrical system checked
Interior trim checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) balanced
Tires rotated
Washed/detailed
Wipers/washers checked
Emissions or safety inspection performed
02/06/2004     American Service Center Group
Arlington, VA
justmercedes.com
Maintenance inspection completed
04/20/2004   14,519   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2004
Type: Personal
Where: Maryland
Est. miles/year: 3,464/yr
Est. length owned: 4/22/04 - 5/24/16 (12 yrs. 1 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/22/2004     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Reisterstown, MD
Title #34440732
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
08/16/2004     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
11/12/2004   17,603   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Electrical system checked
11/30/2004     MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
02/14/2005   19,889   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Alignment performed
Tire repaired
02/03/2006   23,080   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Recommended maintenance performed
10/06/2006     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
04/30/2008     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Reisterstown, MD
Title #34440732
Registration issued or renewed
10/03/2008   30,539   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Front wheel bearing(s)/hub(s) replaced
Tire repaired
10/16/2008   30,545   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Instrument cluster checked
01/09/2009     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
12/17/2009   40,842   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
A/C and heating system checked
03/25/2010     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Reisterstown, MD
Title #34440732
Registration issued or renewed
06/03/2010   41,901   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Brake pads replaced
Brakes checked
Front brake pads replaced
Rear brake pads replaced
Safety inspection performed
09/03/2010   43,018   Valley Motors, Inc.
Cockeysville, MD
410-666-4124
valleymotors.com
Recommended maintenance performed
09/11/2010     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
02/03/2011   44,668   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Battery replaced
07/20/2011   46,191   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Tire repaired
03/06/2012     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Reisterstown, MD
Title #34440732
Registration issued or renewed
07/27/2012     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
11/01/2012   50,068   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Safety inspection performed
01/10/2013   50,318   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
02/13/2013   50,852   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
02/27/2013   50,903   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
03/28/2013   50,982   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery replaced
Safety inspection performed
Washed/detailed
04/08/2013   51,153   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Electrical system checked
Safety inspection performed
06/12/2013   52,198   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Safety inspection performed
09/04/2013   52,947   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
11/15/2013   52,948   MileOne Automotive Group
mileone.com
Vehicle serviced
04/07/2014     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Reisterstown, MD
Title #34440732
Registration issued or renewed
12/02/2014   54,851   Mercedes-Benz of Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
844-233-2593
mercedesbenzofowingsmills.com
ercedesbenzofowings
mills.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Accessories installed
Engine electrical system checked
Washed/detailed
12/12/2014   54,955   Mercedes-Benz of Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
844-233-2593
mercedesbenzofowingsmills.com
ercedesbenzofowings
mills.com
Recommended maintenance performed
03/13/2015   55,205   Mercedes-Benz of Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
844-233-2593
mercedesbenzofowingsmills.com
ercedesbenzofowings
mills.com
Vehicle serviced
11/16/2015   56,638   Mercedes-Benz of Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
844-233-2593
mercedesbenzofowingsmills.com
ercedesbenzofowings
mills.com
Vehicle serviced
04/26/2016   57,409   Mercedes-Benz of Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
844-233-2593
mercedesbenzofowingsmills.com
ercedesbenzofowings
mills.com
Vehicle serviced
04/27/2016     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Reisterstown, MD
Title #34440732
Registration issued or renewed
05/23/2016   57,435   Mercedes-Benz of Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
844-233-2593
mercedesbenzofowingsmills.com
ercedesbenzofowings
mills.com
Battery replaced
05/24/2016   57,577   Mercedes Benz Of Catonsville
Baltimore, MD
410-788-7744
mbofcatonsville.com
Vehicle offered for sale
06/13/2016     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Catonsville, MD
Title #34440732
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/24/2016   57,581   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
 

Glossary

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.
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.
CARFAX DEPENDS ON ITS SOURCES FOR THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS INFORMATION. THEREFORE, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED BY CARFAX OR ITS AGENTS FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS REPORT. CARFAX FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARFAX®

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