Carfax Reports Can Be Unreliable


The Indiana Consumer Law Blog has posted an article reminding consumers that Carfax Vehicle History Reports cannot be trusted for total reliability.

The blog post agrees that certainly it is worthwhile to purchase a report from Carfax, or a similar company, when considering purchasing a used vehicle. If something shows up on the report then it is usually factual.

However, the article warns that if nothing at all shows up on the report then it doesn’t really mean anything. Some dealers have found they can purchase a vehicle for much less at auction because of a known defect, and then turn around and sell it for more because of a clean Carfax report.

In short, the article advises that a Carfax report is a good place to start your research into a used vehicle, but shouldn’t be the only place you look.

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