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Does everything show up on carfax?

If you were involved in a small fender bender, with no frame damage, would it go on your carfax? No police report, small insurance company. Damage around 5000 dollars (for a few things, hood, grille, bumper, xenon light)



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Any shop you'd want fixing your MB would almost certainly report to CarFax. I don't know if any of the insurance companies report to them or not.

One thing I can tell you for sure: I bought a used MB with a clean CarFax at a MB dealer. I later asked about trade-in value at another MB dealer. Their general manager looked at the car and showed me evidence that it had been in a front end collision. I'll never trust those reports again.

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I dont know how the process works, if you look most of the entries are from dealerships, I dont ever recall entries about body damage. A independent shop could do repairs and never report it, there is no requirement to report to Car-Fax that I know of.
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In California any accident above $500 (from my memory) need to be reported to DMV.
Insurance company will do it.
Than lot of things happens in real World.
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