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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
1997 DODGE VIPER GTS
VIN: 1B3ER69E2VV302592
COUPE
8.0L V10 SFI OHV
GASOLINE
REAR 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
Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
Total loss vehicle
Total loss vehicle
Other damage reported
Other damage reported
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
6 Service history records
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 10/21/17 at 4:07:18 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased1998 2004 2014 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership5 yrs. 10 mo. 8 yrs. 11 mo. 3 yrs. 4 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details Alabama, Georgia Texas 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 749/yr 4,080/yr 
Last reported odometer reading14,000 20,777 43,326 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 07/01/2017.
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
Damage reported on 07/05/2017.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Damage Reported
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires repair.
Recall
Reported
No New Recalls Reported
No New Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:1998
Type:Personal
Where:Arkansas, Arizona
Est. miles/year:1,774/yr
Est. length owned: 6/1/98 - 1/22/04 (5 yrs. 7 mo.)
)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/02/1998     Benchmark Chrysler Jeep
Birmingham, AL
205-957-1313
withyoudowntheroad.com
ithyoudowntheroad.c
om
Vehicle sold
06/01/1998   10   Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #60039815107
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
12/29/1999     Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #99949967084
Title or registration issued
01/14/2000   3,144   Arizona
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #A27339C014060
Title or registration issued
04/12/2000   3,320   Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #99940034601
Title or registration issued
08/02/2000     Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #99940064274
Title or registration issued
07/26/2001     Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #999401J2113
Title or registration issued
05/16/2002     FCA US LLC Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #01V-312
#998 STEERING AND DIFFERENTIAL FRAME REPAIR
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: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCECRACKING OF THE STEERING RACK MOUNTING BRACKETS.

THE CRACKS COULD EVENTUALLY LEAD TO SEPARATION OF THE STEERING RACK FROM THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE. SEPARATION OF THE STEERING RACK COULD RESULT IN UNEXPECTED STEERING LOOSENESS AND LAG.

Remedy: ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL HAVE A FIELD REPAIR KIT INSTALLED, CONSISTING OF LOWER FRAME RAIL REINFORCEMENT GUSSETS AND A REINFORCEMENT BRACKET

06/19/2003     Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Little Rock, AR
Title #999401J2113
Title or registration issued
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Arkansas
Est. length owned: 1/22/04 - 4/28/04 (3 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/22/2004   13,202   Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Newport, AR
Title #999404A5159
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
04/28/2004   13,944   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
06/25/2004   14,000   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2004
Type:Personal
Where:Alabama, Georgia
Est. miles/year:749/yr
Est. length owned: 8/25/04 - 8/5/13 (8 yrs. 11 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/25/2004   14,017   Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Birmingham, AL
Title #33033162
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
08/30/2004   16,235   Benchmark Chrysler Jeep
Birmingham, AL
205-957-1313
withyoudowntheroad.com
ithyoudowntheroad.c
om
A/C and heating system checked
Body electrical system checked
Drivability/performance checked
Oil and filter changed
09/08/2004   16,310   Benchmark Chrysler Jeep
Birmingham, AL
205-957-1313
withyoudowntheroad.com
ithyoudowntheroad.c
om
A/C and heating system checked
Body electrical system checked
01/25/2005   16,514   Benchmark Chrysler Jeep
Birmingham, AL
205-957-1313
withyoudowntheroad.com
ithyoudowntheroad.c
om
Drivability/performance checked
Electrical system checked
08/08/2005     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Calera, AL
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
12/26/2006   18,381   Benchmark Chrysler Jeep
Birmingham, AL
205-957-1313
withyoudowntheroad.com
ithyoudowntheroad.c
om
Vehicle serviced
08/25/2008     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Calera, AL
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Blue
08/05/2009     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Calera, AL
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Blue
12/20/2010     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Birmingham, AL
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Blue
03/03/2011     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Birmingham, AL
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Blue
08/22/2011     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Birmingham, AL
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Blue
08/14/2012     Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Birmingham, AL
Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Blue
08/20/2012   19,458   Benchmark Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Irondale, AL
205-957-1313
benchmarkcjd.com
Maintenance inspection completed
A/C and heating system checked
Electrical system checked
Oil and filter changed
Window(s) checked
08/05/2013   20,729   Palmer Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Roswell, GA
770-410-1111
palmerdodgegeorgia.com
almerdodgegeorgia.c
om
Vehicle sold
08/05/2013     Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
08/26/2013   20,730   Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roswell, GA
Title #603443132380907
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Vehicle color noted as Blue
09/09/2013   20,767   Auto Auction
Texas
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
09/25/2013   20,776   Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM
Dallas, TX
214-327-9361
dallasdodge.net
Vehicle serviced
09/27/2013   20,777   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:Texas
Est. miles/year:4,080/yr
Est. length owned: 2/3/14 - 6/20/17 (3 yrs. 4 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
02/03/2014     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mesquite, TX
Title #05745541659132503
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Blue
02/02/2015     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mesquite, TX
Title #05745541659132503
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Blue
02/07/2015   33,667   Texas
Inspection Station
Mesquite, TX
Passed emissions inspection
02/08/2016   36,302   Texas
Inspection Station
Mesquite, TX
Failed emissions inspection
05/26/2016     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mesquite, TX
Title #05745541659132503
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Blue
05/23/2017     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mesquite, TX
Title #05745541659132503
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Blue
06/20/2017   43,326   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
07/01/2017     Damage Report TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Non-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
07/05/2017     Damage Report Damage reported
Damage to front
Damage to rear
 

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 10/21/17 at 4:07:18 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
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.
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.
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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