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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S55 AMG
VIN: WDBNG74J46A469042
SEDAN 4 DR
5.4L V8 FI SOHC
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, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts/rear dual air bags side
Branded title
Branded Titles: Junk, Salvage
Airbag deployed
Airbag deployed
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Service information available
24 Service records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
$2,260 Below retail book value
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Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $2,260 less than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 10/6/14 at 3:42:14 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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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased2005 2014 
Type of owner Personal ---
Estimated length of ownership5 yrs. 6 mo. 4 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesFlorida, Kentucky Oregon 
Estimated miles driven per year11,971/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading66,006 --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Alert!
Problem Found
No Additional Problems
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 11/15/2010.
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Airbag deployment reported on 09/18/2010.
Airbag Deployment
No New Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 09/18/2010. Damage reported on 05/20/2014.
Severe Damage
Damage Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty
Voided
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2005
Type:Personal
Where:Florida, Kentucky
Est. miles/year:11,971/yr
Est. length owned: 5/10/05 - 11/12/10 (5 yrs. 6 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/31/2005     US Customs   Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Baltimore, MD
05/10/2005   17   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
05/20/2005     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
05/27/2005     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Title issued or updated
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
12/20/2005     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Transmission computer/module replaced
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Gearshift indicator adjusted
Battery/charging system checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Oil level sensor replaced
Emblem replaced
03/04/2006     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Four wheel alignment performed
Tire(s) balanced
Alignment checked
Engine checked
Tire repaired
03/20/2006     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
04/27/2006     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Vehicle serviced
10/14/2006     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Hydraulic control unit replaced
Transmission checked
Electrical system checked
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
11/27/2006     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Electrical system checked
Tire pressure monitoring system reset
01/05/2007     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Battery replaced
Alternator/Generator replaced
Battery/charging system checked
03/21/2007     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Black
04/07/2007     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Wheel speed sensor(s) replaced/repaired
05/26/2007     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Tire pressure monitoring system reset
Four wheel alignment performed
Evaporative emission system checked
Evaporative emissions vent purge valve replaced
Alignment checked
Tires mounted and balanced
07/12/2007   25,918   AutoNation Ford Margate
Margate, FL
954-972-7200
autonationfordmargate.com
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e.com  
Two wheel alignment performed
Two tires mounted and balanced
07/23/2007     Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Transmission checked
Seat(s) checked
Electrical system checked
Alignment checked
Four wheel alignment performed
Interior light bulb(s) replaced
Four tires balanced
Tire pressure monitoring system reset
10/31/2007   28,409   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Tire pressure monitoring system reset
Front seat adjuster replaced
Seat(s) checked
Tire(s) replaced
Electrical system checked
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
12/21/2007   31,231   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
License plate light bulb(s) replaced
Wiper motor replaced/repaired
Wiper(s) replaced
AIR injection pump replaced/repaired
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
03/20/2008   33,777   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Alignment performed
04/02/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/08/2008   40,406   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Washer nozzle(s) replaced
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Two tires mounted and balanced
Brakes serviced
Anti-theft/keyless remote(s) replaced
Tire pressure monitoring system reset
Alignment performed
Exhaust secured
10/21/2008   43,156   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Windshield molding replaced
12/19/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Title issued or updated
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
12/31/2008   43,556   Mercedes-Benz Of Delray
Delray Beach, FL
561-381-6500
mbdelray.com  
Battery replaced
Battery/charging system checked
01/06/2009   43,575   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Tire pressure monitoring system checked
Tire pressure sensor replaced
Computer(s) checked
One wheel replaced
CD player/changer reinstalled
GPS/Navigation module/computer replaced
Radio/sound system checked
03/30/2009     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/24/2009   49,017   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
10/30/2009   52,463   Mercedes-Benz Of Delray
Delray Beach, FL
561-381-6500
mbdelray.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Tire condition and pressure checked
11/10/2009   53,121   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Vehicle serviced
03/21/2010   57,912   Mercedes-Benz of Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
954-943-5000
benzpompano.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Drive belts checked
04/15/2010   58,766   Mercedes-Benz Of Delray
Delray Beach, FL
561-381-6500
mbdelray.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Four wheel alignment performed
Ride height system repaired/adjusted
Alignment performed
04/26/2010     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boca Raton, FL
Title #0093207337  
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
09/17/2010   65,953   Mercedes-Benz Of Delray
Delray Beach, FL
561-381-6500
mbdelray.com  
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Antifreeze/coolant checked
Brakes checked
Wipers/washers checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Steering/suspension checked
Seatbelts checked
Power steering fluid flushed/changed
Drive belts checked
Fluids checked
Exterior lights checked
Air filter replaced
Maintenance reminder reset
Oil and filter changed
Instrument cluster checked
Engine checked
Windshield washer checked
09/18/2010     Florida
Damage Report  
Accident reported
Involving rear impact
It hit a work zone / maintenance equipment
It hit a bridge overhead structure
It hit a non-fixed object
It hit a sign / signpost
It hit a concrete barrier wall
It hit a utility pole / light support
Disabling damage reported
Vehicle towed
Airbag deployed

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11/12/2010   66,006   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Vehicle purchase reported
11/15/2010     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
11/15/2010     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
11/15/2010     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winter Haven, FL
Title #0093207337  
JUNK TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
01/27/2014     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lexington, KY
Title #140270340247  
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
03/18/2014     Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lexington, KY
Title #140770340019  
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2014
Where:Oregon
Est. length owned: 5/20/14 - present (4 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/20/2014     Oregon
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Portland, OR
Title #1414049815  
New owner reported
Damage Disclosure reported
  • Hold on, it looks like the salvage title from Kentucky didn't get transferred to Oregon when this vehicle was sold. This may be a case of Title Washing. Get an inspection before you buy.
 
 

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 10/6/14 at 3:42:14 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Florida Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • DISABLED: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
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. Use CARFAX Airbag Tips to make sure this vehicle's airbag system is functional.
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.
Damage Disclosure
When the owner discloses to a DMV or other CARFAX source that the vehicle sustained damage. The extent of damage can range from minor to severe. CARFAX recommends you have this vehicle inspected.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
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 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.
Title Washing
Title Washing is the process through which a vehicle's title is altered to conceal information that would normally be included. This can be accomplished by either physically altering printed documents or reapplying for a title without disclosing its prior history. Since the CARFAX database retains information about branded titles from all 50 states and the Canadian provinces, the CARFAX Report may help uncover potential title washing.
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.
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®
I have reviewed and received a copy of the CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S CLASS vehicle (VIN: WDBNG74J46A469042), which is based on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 10/6/14 at 3:42 PM (EDT).
Customer Signature
Date
Dealer Signature
Date
The Vehicle Highlights are not available for this vehicle because of potential problems found.

See the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more information.