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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED
VIN: 1J4GW58N73C553025
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
4.7L V8 FI SOHC
GASOLINE
4 WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM CD, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
3 or more previous owners
7 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
10 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate, Personal
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 8/12/17 at 11:41:16 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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

Owners 1-5 Owner 6 Owner 7
Year purchased2002 2008 2014 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership5 yrs. 11 mo. 5 yrs. 5 mo. 1 yr. 5 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details North Carolina North Carolina 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 20,195/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading78,369 188,127 199,209 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-5 Owner 6 Owner 7
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

Owners 1-5 Owner 6 Owner 7
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 03/23/2016.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Total Loss 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. Accidents reported on: 10/06/2005 and 02/12/2016. Severe damage reported on 05/24/2016. Vehicle was at automotive recycler facility on 05/24/2016.
Accident Reported
No New Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires repair.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2002
Type:Corporate
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 11/12/02 - 9/10/03 (9 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/12/2002   8   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roanoke, VA
Title or registration issued
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
12/06/2002   15   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roanoke, VA
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2003
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. miles/year:19,720/yr
Est. length owned: 9/10/03 - 11/12/04 (1 yr. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/10/2003   10,899   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Salem, VA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
09/30/2004   31,754   Service Facility Decals/letters/name plates replaced
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. length owned: 11/12/04 - 6/27/05 (7 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
11/12/2004     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roanoke, VA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
06/27/2005   41,101   Dealer Inventory
Roanoke, VA
Vehicle offered for sale
10/06/2005     Virginia
Damage Report
Accident reported

CARFAX began reporting this information on 03/23/2011.

10/14/2005   42,593   Dealer Inventory
Bassett, VA
Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2005
Type:Personal
Where:Virginia
Est. miles/year:13,571/yr
Est. length owned: 10/21/05 - 9/26/07 (1 yr. 11 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/21/2005     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
10/27/2005   42,698   Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Martinsville, VA
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
11/01/2006     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Spencer, VA
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
09/26/2007   68,689   Auto Auction
Southeast Region
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
09/27/2007     Morgan Mitsubishi
Durham, NC
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Emissions inspection performed
09/29/2007   68,747   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Durham, NC
Passed emissions inspection
10/02/2007     Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Danville, VA
Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
01/10/2008     Morgan Mitsubishi
Durham, NC
Vehicle sold
01/21/2008     Morgan Mitsubishi
Durham, NC
Vehicle serviced
02/19/2008   68,895   Auto Auction
Southeast Region
Vehicle sold at auction
02/21/2008   68,989   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Rutherfordton, NC
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:North Carolina
Est. length owned: 2/28/08 - 10/24/08 (7 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/28/2008   68,993   North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Odometer reading reported
03/11/2008     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #772795080718069
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
09/24/2008   78,369   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Rutherfordton, NC
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 6
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:North Carolina
Est. miles/year:20,195/yr
Est. length owned: 10/24/08 - 4/11/14 (5 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/24/2008     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #776777082980069
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
11/06/2009   99,652   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Forest City, NC
Passed emissions inspection
11/11/2009     McCurry Deck Motors
Forest City, NC
828-286-2381
mccurry-deck.com
Vehicle serviced
11/13/2009     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #776777082980069
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
01/05/2010   103,574   Broadway Tire Service
Forest City, NC
828-245-4505
broadwaytireservice.com
roadwaytireservice.
com
Alignment checked
Alignment performed
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
11/01/2010   125,529   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Forest City, NC
Passed emissions inspection
11/03/2010     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #776777082980069
Registration issued or renewed
Passed safety inspection
10/24/2011   150,258   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Spindale, NC
Passed emissions inspection
10/26/2011     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #776777082980069
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
10/29/2012   169,867   North Carolina
Inspection Station
Forest City, NC
Passed emissions inspection
10/31/2012     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #776777082980069
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
10/21/2013     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rutherfordton, NC
Title #776777082980069
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
03/24/2014   188,127   Rogers Kia
Shelby, NC
704-482-4542
rogersautogroup.com
Vehicle washed/detailed
03/26/2014     Renaldo Kia
Shelby, NC
704-482-4542
renaldokia.com
Vehicle serviced
04/11/2014     Rogers Kia
Shelby, NC
704-482-4542
rogersautogroup.com
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 7
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:North Carolina
Est. length owned: 9/30/14 - 3/23/16 (1 yr. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/30/2014     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Sugar Grove, NC
Title #778522142739028
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
02/06/2015     FCA US LLC Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #15V-046
#R06 ORC MODULE
Status: Remedy available

Click here for a copy of the owner letter for this Recall or call 1- 800-853-1403 if you have any questions or need additional information on this recall.

Description: THE AIRBAG SYSTEM OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (ORC) MODULE MAY EXPERIENCE A FRONT AIRBAG AND/OR SEATBELT PRETENSIONER INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT.

AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT WHILE DRIVING COULD DISTRACT THE DRIVER AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy: ALL INVOLVED VEHICLES MUST HAVE THE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (ORC) MODULE REPLACED. IF YOUR VEHICLE STILL HAS SAFETY RECALL M35 (12V-527) OR N13 (13V-040) IN THE "OPEN" STATUS, PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR SERVICE APPOINTMENT WITH A CHRYSLER DEALER TO PERFORM THE REPAIR. IF YOU ALREADY HAD M35 (12V-527) OR N13 (13V-040) COMPLETED, RECALL R06 MUST STILL BE COMPLETED ONCE PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE.

03/02/2015   195,436   Clark Tire Service
Boone, NC
828-278-3007
clarktire.com
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) replaced
03/26/2015   196,309   Clark Tire Service
Boone, NC
828-278-3007
clarktire.com
Vehicle serviced
06/19/2015   199,209   Clark Tire Service
Boone, NC
828-278-3007
clarktire.com
Brakes serviced
Front brakes replaced
Front brakes serviced
08/24/2015     FCA US LLC Manufacturer Customer Satisfaction
Notification issued
#N47 REAR STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENT
Status: Remedy available

Click here for a copy of the owner letter for this Customer Satisfaction Notification or call 1- 800-853-1403 if you have any questions or need additional information on this Customer Satisfaction Notification.
12/03/2015     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Sugar Grove, NC
Title #778522142739028
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
02/12/2016     North Carolina
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front or side impact
Damage to front
Minor to moderate left front damage reported
Vehicle towed
Vehicle not drivable
Airbags did not deploy
03/23/2016     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
03/23/2016     North Carolina
Motor Vehicle Dept.
China Grove, NC
Title #404449160839904
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
  • 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
05/24/2016     North Carolina
Damage Report
Vehicle at automotive recycler facility

CARFAX recommends checking for damage during your pre-purchase inspection.

 

Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents and other damage 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 all damage is caused by an accident. Some damage could be caused by events such as vandalism, hail, water or fire. 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 8/12/17 at 11:41:16 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Virginia Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • UNKNOWN: The vehicle damage was unknown at the time of the accident.
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • OVERTURNED: The vehicle rolled over in the accident.
    • MOTOR: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicles engine and/or its parts.
    • UNDERCARRIAGE: The accident damage affects the undercarriage of the vehicle and/or its parts.
    • FIRE: The accident damage to the vehicle resulted in a fire.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
North Carolina Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
Automotive Recycler
Vehicles sold at an automotive recycler are often totaled by insurance companies. The majority of these vehicles are 1) rebuilt and sold as a complete vehicle, 2) dismantled and sold for parts, or 3) scrapped and sold as metal. On occasion, they also handle vehicles with no specific damage history.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
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.
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.
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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