A data record reflecting accident and/or damage details contained on a collision report filed by law enforcement.

Police reported accident records will normally reflect the following:

  • Incident date
  • Province (or state) in which the collision report was filed
  • Brief description of the incident
  • Damage severity (as recorded by law enforcement)

Not all police reported accident records will contain all of the above information. Please note we are unable to obtain additional information from our sources related to these records.

If you believe that a police reported accident record reported about your VIN has been reported incorrectly or contains incorrect information/details, please see: I believe information on my CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Report is inaccurate. What do I do?

Before you buy a used car, we recommend that you get a CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Report, take a thorough test drive and have the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic and/or auto technician to make sure the vehicle is functioning properly.