CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2005 MERCEDES-BENZ C230K
VIN: WDBRF40JX5F610478
SEDAN 4 DR
1.8L I4 FI 12V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Service information available
12 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate fleet, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in New Jersey
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/24/16 at 3:49:57 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.










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.










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.










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.
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.






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.






























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.




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




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.



































































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.
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.






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.





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.
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.
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).
















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.





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.















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.






















































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.







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.



























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.
















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).

































































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









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.





















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.










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.



























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.
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.
































































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.





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.








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.



Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased2004 2004 
Type of owner Corporate fleet Personal
Estimated length of ownership1 month 3 yrs. 5 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesNew Jersey New York, New Jersey 
Estimated miles driven per year--- 10,498/yr 
Last reported odometer reading2,500 38,690 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
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
Accident reported on 02/21/2006.
No Issues Reported
Accident 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:2004
Type:Corporate fleet
Where:New Jersey
Est. length owned: 8/31/04 - 10/15/04 (1 month)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/31/2004     New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Englewood, NJ
Titled or registered as corporate fleet vehicle
09/01/2004   10   Service Facility Pre-delivery inspection completed
Washed/detailed
09/01/2004     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Washed/detailed
09/02/2004   12   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Englewood, NJ
Title #RV20042460998
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
First owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
10/13/2004   2,500   Service Facility Drivability/performance checked
10/13/2004     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Drivability/performance checked
10/15/2004     Dealer Inventory
New Jersey
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:New York, New Jersey
Est. miles/year:10,498/yr
Est. length owned: 10/20/04 - 3/20/08 (3 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/20/2004     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brooklyn, NY
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
11/23/2004   3,802   Service Facility Recommended maintenance performed
Drivability/performance checked
11/23/2004     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Drivability/performance checked
12/29/2004     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
05/16/2005     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Staten Island, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/04/2005     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Recommended maintenance performed
11/16/2005     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Brakes checked
Computer module replaced
11/29/2005   20,223   New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

02/21/2006     New Jersey
Damage Report
Accident reported

CARFAX began reporting this information on 03/19/2008.

02/21/2006     New York
Damage Report
Accident reported
with another motor vehicle

CARFAX began reporting this information on 10/14/2008.

06/06/2006     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Automatic transmission pan gasket replaced
Battery/charging system checked
Left airbag assembly replaced
12/15/2006   26,879   New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

01/30/2007     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Air vent/outlet replaced
Ashtray replaced
Instrument panel replaced
Interior trim repaired
License plate light bulb(s) replaced
04/06/2007     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Anti-theft/keyless system checked
Door weatherstrip replaced
Front turn signal/parking bulb(s) replaced
05/16/2007     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Staten Island, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
10/29/2007     Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp
Englewood, NJ
201-567-1400
benzel-busch.com
Recommended maintenance performed
Front turn signal/parking bulb(s) replaced
03/19/2008   38,659   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Morristown, NJ
Title #DA20080791128
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
03/20/2008   38,690   Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
Hmm, we haven't received any information on this car since March 2008. Before you buy, ask the seller for recent service or repair records.
 
 

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, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% 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 5/24/16 at 3:49:57 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
New Jersey Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
New York Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Fleet Vehicle
Vehicle was registered or sold to a company that manages vehicle fleets.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
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.