While we have access to billions of records, there may be other information about this vehicle that has not been reported to CARFAX Canada. Our reports are a snapshot in time, reporting all the information available to us from our data sources at that time. We receive new records from our data sources every day – some of which may be for an event that occurred in the past.
It is our position that displaying all data records available to CARFAX Canada including damage records that we receive years after the actual event, is in the best interest of Canadians as it helps to inform consumers of potential problems with used vehicles that they may consider purchasing. Hiding accident/damage (or any relevant) information from potential purchasers just because we did not receive the data immediately after the damage event is not in the best interest of consumers because it prevents them from making more informed decisions.