Sorry to hear about your troubles. The fire recall fix sounds like it's going to be another disaster for the rest of us when our turn comes to get it done. At any rate, I am not quite sure how Carfax works, but I THINK the only way information gets to Carfax is IF it is reported. I don't think it appears there automatically when something happens. Also, if the car was damaged in transit BEFORE it was registered, I don't think Carfax will help you at all. I would take it to a top notch repair shop to be inspected. Good luck.