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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 4MATIC AWD
VIN: WDBNG84J34A395275
SEDAN 4 DR
5.0L V8 FI SOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts/rear dual air bags side
Vehicle reported stolen
Vehicle reported stolen
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Structural damage reported
Structural damage reported
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
Vehicle history information available
19 Detailed records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

Based on the information reported to CARFAX, this vehicle is worth $2,310 less than the retail book value.

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 2/19/16 at 9:40:24 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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.
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Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Summary
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits 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

Summary
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
Structural damage reported on 04/15/2011.
Damage Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Damage reported on: 04/15/2011 and 01/18/2016.
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/09/2003     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2004     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2005     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2006     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2007     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2008     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2009     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/29/2010     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
03/01/2011     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
04/15/2011   32,438   Damage Report
Winnipeg, MB
Damage claim reported due to collision on
01/18/2011

Damage repair estimate performed
Damage to left front corner
Structural damage reported
Estimated damage amount was CAD$5,782.34
Odometer reported as 52,204 kilometers
  • Structural damage may impact vehicle safety and reliability. Get the unibody or frame of the vehicle inspected by a professional.
06/01/2011     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
06/01/2012     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
06/01/2013   47,436   Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
Odometer reported as 76,341 kilometers
06/01/2013   47,749   Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Winnipeg, MB
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
Odometer reported as 76,845 kilometers
03/10/2015     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registration issued or renewed
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
08/17/2015     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
01/18/2016     Damage Report Vehicle reported stolen
Damage claim reported due to theft on 01/18/2016
Damage repair estimate performed
Estimated damage amount was CAD$6,600.10
01/19/2016     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle reported stolen
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
01/22/2016     Manitoba
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registration issued or renewed
Safety inspection performed
Passed emissions inspection
Vehicle color noted as Gray
  • Hold on, it looks like the salvage title from Manitoba didn't get transferred to Manitoba 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 2/19/16 at 9:40:24 PM (EST). New data will result in a change to this report.
Commercial
Vehicle was registered for business purposes.
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.
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.
Structural Damage
When the main structure or any component designed to provide structural integrity of the vehicle is damaged. All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody). Having a structural inspection before purchase is recommended.
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.
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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