DAMAGE SEVERITY LEVELS
Some of the events that could indicate an accident or damage are crash test, fire damage, dismantled damage, flood damage, hail damage, collision repairs, salvage auction, police recycler records and structural damage. More information can be found in Carfax official website.
Minor: Generally, minor damage is cosmetic (including dents or scratches), may only require reconditioning, and typically does not compromise a vehicle's operation and/or safety.
Moderate: Moderate damage may affect multiple components of the vehicle and may impair the vehicle's operation and/or safety.
Severe: Severe damage usually affects multiple components of the vehicle and is likely to compromise the vehicle's operation and/or safety.