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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS
VIN: WVWAC63B91P010286
SEDAN 4 DR
1.8L L4 PFI DOHC
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
3 or more previous owners
Previous owners
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 1/23/13 at 2:35:43 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased 2000  2004  2005 
Type of owner Personal --- Personal
Estimated length of ownership 3 yrs. 3 mo.  10 months  7 yrs. 9 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces New York  New York  New York 
Estimated miles driven per year 13,360/yr  ---  --- 
Last reported odometer reading 45,045  51,416  68,689 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem 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 Owner 3
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 06/06/2006.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Volkswagen dealer for any open recalls.
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Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2000
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 13,360/yr
Est. length owned: 9/27/00 - 1/6/04
(3 yrs. 3 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/04/2000     NICB   Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
09/27/2000   81   Service Facility   Pre-delivery inspection completed
09/27/2000     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Salem, NY  
Registered as
personal vehicle
10/20/2000   1,121   New York
New York City Area
Inspection Station  
Exempt from emission inspection
Passed safety inspection

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10/25/2000     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Boston, MA  
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
01/19/2001   4,698   Service Facility   VAS system checked
Headlight switch replaced
02/22/2001   5,861   Service Facility   Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
VAS system checked
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
Left airbag assembly replaced
09/07/2001   13,433   Service Facility   Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
01/14/2002   18,142   Service Facility   Recommended maintenance performed
04/24/2002   22,318   Service Facility   Recommended maintenance performed
Front wiper blades/refills replaced
05/14/2002   22,788   New York
New York City Area
Inspection Station  
Exempt from emission inspection
Passed safety inspection

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10/30/2002     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Salem, NY  
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
10/31/2002   28,829   Riverbank Volkswagen
Stamford, CT
203-327-2500
riverbankvw.com  
Oil and filter changed
Recommended maintenance performed
01/09/2003   31,326   Riverbank Volkswagen
Stamford, CT
203-327-2500
riverbankvw.com  
Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed
03/26/2003   34,100   Riverbank Volkswagen
Stamford, CT
203-327-2500
riverbankvw.com  
Brake fluid flushed/changed
06/17/2003   37,477   Riverbank Volkswagen
Stamford, CT
203-327-2500
riverbankvw.com  
Vehicle serviced
06/25/2003   37,892   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

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11/06/2003   43,110   Riverbank Volkswagen
Stamford, CT
203-327-2500
riverbankvw.com  
Vehicle serviced
01/06/2004   43,780   Auto Auction
New York  
Listed as a fleet vehicle
Sold at auction
01/19/2004   43,905   Dealer Inventory
Watertown, NY  
Vehicle offered for sale
05/22/2004   45,045   Interstate National Dealer Services
Canton, NY
516-228-8600 inds.com
 
Service contract issued
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2004
Where: New York
Est. length owned: 5/22/04 - 4/1/05
(10 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/22/2004     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canton, NY  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
07/02/2004   46,778   Fx Caprara Volkswagen Kia
Watertown, NY
315-788-7400
fxcaprara.com  
Engine checked
07/07/2004     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
Title issued or updated
01/25/2005     Riverbank Volkswagen
Stamford, CT
203-327-2500
riverbankvw.com  
Vehicle serviced
03/29/2005   51,416   New York
Inspection Station  
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2005
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. length owned: 4/1/05 - present
(7 yrs. 9 mo.)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/01/2005     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ogdensburg, NY  
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
04/11/2005   51,893   Inspection Co.
New York  
Vehicle inspected
Anti-theft device present
at the time of inspection
12/02/2005     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Ogdensburg, NY  
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
03/17/2006   68,081   Fx Caprara Volkswagen Kia
Watertown, NY
315-788-7400
fxcaprara.com  
Vehicle serviced
03/31/2006   68,689   New York
Inspection Station  
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

06/06/2006     New York
Damage Report  
Accident reported
It hit an earth embankment
09/06/2006     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.  
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
 
 

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 1/23/13 at 2:35:43 AM (EST). New data will result in a change to this report.
New York Police Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
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.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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 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 ~ 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.