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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2009 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN S/SE/SEL
VIN: WVGAV75N29W500654
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.0L L4 SFI DOHC 16V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front, head, and sides/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Titles: Flood, Salvage
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Service information available
Service records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
CARFAX Price Adjustment
Below retail book value
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 2/3/13 at 8:26:47 AM (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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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
Year purchased 2008 
Type of owner Personal
Estimated length of ownership 3 yrs. 11 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces Massachusetts, New Jersey 
Estimated miles driven per year 23,753/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 93,624 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1
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
Owner 1
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues 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 06/03/2009.
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Volkswagen dealer for any open recalls.
Ask Your
Dealer

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal
Where: Massachusetts, New Jersey
Est. miles/year: 23,753/yr
Est. length owned: 9/13/08 - 8/21/12
(3 yrs. 11 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
Not Reported     NICB   Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
09/13/2008     Langan Volkswagen Of Vernon
Vernon, CT
860-645-0261
langanvernonvw.com  
Pre-delivery inspection completed
09/13/2008   85   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Vehicle sold
09/13/2008     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westborough, MA  
Vehicle purchase reported
Registered as
personal vehicle
09/20/2008     Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
State safety inspection completed
09/20/2008   117   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Westborough, MA  
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

10/03/2008     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westborough, MA
Title #BG182146  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
01/19/2009   6,012   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Washed/detailed
Body electrical system checked
04/22/2009   12,395   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Cooling system checked
05/28/2009   15,465   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
A/C system checked
Steering/suspension checked
06/03/2009     Massachusetts
Damage Report  
Damage reported after accident or other incident
07/01/2009     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Westborough, MA
Title #BG182146  
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/01/2009     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arlington, MA
Title #BG182146  
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/01/2009     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Malden, MA
Title #BG182146  
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/18/2009   22,847   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
10/17/2009   30,000   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Westborough, MA  
Passed safety inspection
12/30/2009   35,603   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Washed/detailed
Recommended maintenance performed
05/13/2010   47,386   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Body electrical system checked
Washed/detailed
Maintenance inspection completed
06/22/2010   50,122   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Brakes checked
08/11/2010   58,394   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
10/28/2010   67,671   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
12/21/2010   70,800   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Arlington, MA  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
07/01/2011     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Malden, MA
Title #BG182146  
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
04/12/2012     Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Arlington, MA  
Passed safety inspection
Failed emissions inspection
04/30/2012     Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Arlington, MA  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
08/21/2012   93,581   Honda Cars Of Boston
Everett, MA
617-381-9000
hondacarsofboston.com
ondacarsofboston.co
m  
Vehicle offered for sale
09/10/2012   93,605   Auto Auction
Northeast Region  
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
10/05/2012     Dealer Inventory   Vehicle offered for sale
12/18/2012   93,618   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Elizabeth, NJ
Title #BG20123530189  
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Black
12/28/2012   93,624   Dealer Inventory   Vehicle offered for sale
 
 

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 2/3/13 at 8:26:47 AM (EST). 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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
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.