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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS
VIN: WVWPD63B44E293896
SEDAN 4 DR
1.8L L4 PFI DOHC
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Service information available
19 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Personal, Commercial
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 8/15/16 at 8:26:12 AM (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.












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.











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.

























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.































































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.

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.











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.








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.

























































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)





















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.





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.











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.


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)



















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).








































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.
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.

































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.










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.









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.

























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.
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.

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.
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.


















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.



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.



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.













































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.













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.






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.










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.









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.













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.










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
Year purchased2004 2013 
Type of owner Personal Commercial
Estimated length of ownership9 yrs. 3 mo. 6 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesMassachusetts, Rhode Island Rhode Island 
Estimated miles driven per year13,795/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading128,701 135,418 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
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 02/03/2014.
No Issues Reported
Total Loss 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
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 02/03/2014. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 06/24/2014.
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Est. miles/year:13,795/yr
Est. length owned: 5/22/04 - 9/13/13 (9 yrs. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/18/2004     Dealer Inventory
Middletown, RI
Vehicle offered for sale
05/22/2004   7   Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
05/26/2004   55   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Swansea, MA
Passed safety or emissions inspection

View what was inspected

06/11/2004     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fall River, MA
Title #BA455587
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
05/06/2005   25,537   Mattie Imports, Inc.
Fall River, MA
508-678-5555
mattieimports.com
Drivability/performance checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Fuel filler cap replaced
05/21/2005     Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

06/01/2005     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fall River, MA
Title #BA455587
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
05/26/2006   41,914   Mattie Imports, Inc.
Fall River, MA
508-678-5555
mattieimports.com
Brake light switch replaced
Drivability/performance checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
05/31/2006   42,442   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Taunton, MA
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

06/01/2007     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fall River, MA
Title #BA455587
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/09/2007   59,444   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

10/16/2007   64,208   Mattie Imports, Inc.
Fall River, MA
508-678-5555
mattieimports.com
Brake light switch replaced
06/14/2008   75,169   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

07/24/2008   76,546   Mattie Imports, Inc.
Fall River, MA
508-678-5555
mattieimports.com
Cabin air filter checked
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Evaporator case drain hose serviced
06/01/2009     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fall River, MA
Title #BA455587
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/02/2009   89,930   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
07/03/2010   100,380   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
07/14/2010     Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
A/C refrigerant recharged
02/26/2011   107,316   JR's Super Lube
Fall River, MA
Heat shield removed
02/28/2011     Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Light bulb(s) replaced
05/18/2011     Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Light bulb(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
06/01/2011     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fall River, MA
Title #BA455587
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/18/2011   112,352   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
12/27/2011     Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Light bulb(s) replaced
01/10/2012     Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Crankshaft position sensor replaced
02/17/2012     Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Thermostat replaced
Washed/detailed
Wipers/washers checked
03/17/2012   116,079   JR's Super Lube
Fall River, MA
Heat shield removed
07/09/2012   118,751   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
08/01/2012   119,115   Dave's Tire & Auto
Fall River, MA
Vehicle serviced
01/05/2013   121,228   Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Drive belt(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
03/11/2013   122,295   Aime's Auto Repair Inc
Fall River, MA
508-673-7510
aimesautorepair.com
Drive belt(s) replaced
05/02/2013     Aime's Auto Repair Inc
Fall River, MA
508-673-7510
aimesautorepair.com
Axle(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
05/30/2013   123,953   Aime's Auto Repair Inc
Fall River, MA
508-673-7510
aimesautorepair.com
Oil and filter changed
PCV valve replaced
Washed/detailed
Wipers/washers checked
06/01/2013     Massachusetts
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fall River, MA
Title #BA455587
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/13/2013   125,792   Massachusetts
Inspection Station
Fall River, MA
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
08/03/2013   127,330   JR's Super Lube
Fall River, MA
Vehicle serviced
08/28/2013   128,212   Aime's Auto Repair
Fall River, MA
Engine oil pump replaced
Oil and filter changed
09/13/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
09/17/2013   128,701   Mastria Subaru of Raynham
Raynham, MA
508-880-9799
mastriasubaru.com
Vehicle offered for sale
09/26/2013     Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Providence, RI
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Black
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2013
Type:Commercial
Where:Rhode Island
Est. length owned: 10/25/13 - 5/22/14 (6 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/25/2013   128,715   Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Providence, RI
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
02/03/2014     Rhode Island
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front or side impact
Involving side impact
Side primarily damaged
Vehicle functional
Functional damage reported
Vehicle towed
02/03/2014     Damage Report
Rhode Island
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported
  • 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
05/22/2014     Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
05/22/2014   135,418   Rhode Island
Motor Vehicle Dept.
East Taunton, MA
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Titled or registered as commercial vehicle
06/24/2014     Auto Auction Collision damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
07/11/2014     Vehicle Exporter Vehicle exported from
Newark, NJ
and imported to
Republic of Georgia
 
 

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 8/15/16 at 8:26:12 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Rhode Island Damage Reports:
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
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.
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.
Salvage Auction Record
Most vehicles sold at Salvage auctions were declared totaled by insurance companies. Most of these vehicles have sustained significant damage but there are some exceptions. For instance, recovered stolen vehicles are often declared a total loss regardless of the actual damage. Rebuilders and Recyclers purchase these vehicles at auction with intentions to rebuild them or dismantle them for parts.
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.
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.
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