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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 BMW 328I SULEV
VIN: WBAVC53598FZ85132
SEDAN 4 DR
3.0L L6 FI DOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
Sold at salvage auction
Sold at salvage auction
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
15 Service history records
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 7/23/16 at 10:25:04 AM (EDT). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.









Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).









Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.























Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.



Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.



Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.


Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
























Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.






Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.














Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.















Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.











































Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.




























Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.












































































Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.































Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.



Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.





















Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.


Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.













Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.














Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.





Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.















































Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.


















Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.








Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.




















Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.













Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.




Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.





















Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).





Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.







Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.




































Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.























Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.





Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
























Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)

Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.






Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased2007 2011 2013 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership3 yrs. 2 mo. 1 yr. 3 mo. 1 yr. 3 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesNew York New York New York 
Estimated miles driven per year5,355/yr --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading17,607 30,176 51,297 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem No Problem

Alert! Severe problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This vehicle does not qualify for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 07/27/2014.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 07/27/2014. Vehicle sold at a salvage auction on 09/09/2014.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized BMW dealer near you to schedule an appointment.
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2007
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. miles/year:5,355/yr
Est. length owned: 12/13/07 - 2/14/11 (3 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
12/06/2007     US Customs Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Newark, NJ
12/12/2007   2   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Carpet protection installed
Electrical system checked
Washed/detailed
Window tint installed
12/13/2007   3   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Vehicle sold
12/13/2007     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint James, NY
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/24/2008     Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Wheels checked
07/28/2008   3,042   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Wheels checked
12/08/2008   4,326   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Wheels checked
12/08/2008     New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

11/03/2009   8,389   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Alignment performed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Oil and filter changed
Wheels checked
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions or safety inspection performed
11/03/2009   8,392   New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

01/27/2010     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint James, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
06/10/2010   12,225   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Wheels checked
08/13/2010   13,630   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Battery/charging system checked
Washed/detailed
02/14/2011     Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
02/14/2011   17,005   BMW
Certified Dealer
Smithtown, NY
Offered for sale as a BMW Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
Sparkling Graphite exterior
Black interior
02/14/2011     Competition BMW
Smithtown, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Vehicle offered for sale
03/04/2011   17,364   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Cup holder replaced
Electrical system checked
Rear brake pads replaced
Wheels checked
04/20/2011     Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Safety inspection performed
Washed/detailed
Emissions inspection performed
04/20/2011   17,366   New York
Inspection Station
Dealer had vehicle inspected to
prepare it for sale
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected

04/20/2011     BMW
Certified Dealer
Smithtown, NY
Sold as a BMW Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
04/20/2011     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Patchogue, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/29/2011   17,607   Inspection Co.
New York
Inspection performed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. length owned: 5/13/11 - 8/13/12 (1 yr. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/13/2011     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Patchogue, NY
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
11/05/2011     Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Alignment checked
Battery/charging system checked
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
Fluids checked
Four wheel alignment performed
Oil and filter changed
Windshield washer checked
01/18/2012     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Patchogue, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
03/01/2012   26,724   Inspection Co.
New York
Inspection performed
03/03/2012   26,751   Competition BMW
Saint James, NY
631-265-2208
competitionbmw.com
Battery/charging system checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
08/13/2012   29,868   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
08/17/2012     Audi of Smithtown
Saint James, NY
631-979-6400
audiofsmithtown.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/21/2012     Audi of Smithtown
Saint James, NY
631-979-6400
audiofsmithtown.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Air filter replaced
Oil and filter changed
Two tires mounted
Wiper(s) replaced
09/11/2012     Audi of Smithtown
Saint James, NY
631-979-6400
audiofsmithtown.com
Washed/detailed
10/05/2012     Audi of Smithtown
Saint James, NY
631-979-6400
audiofsmithtown.com
Vehicle serviced
01/07/2013   29,927   Auto Auction
New York
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
01/14/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
01/24/2013   29,972   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
01/28/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
02/07/2013     BMW of North
America, LLC
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #13V-044
Recall # 13V-044:89
POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM
Status: Remedy Available

Need more information about this recall? Find an authorized BMW dealer, email CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or call 1-800-525-7417

Description: On certain model year 2008 through 2012 1 Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through September 2011; model year 2007 through 2011 3 Series sedans, coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; model year 2007 through 2011 3 Series Sports Wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and model year 2009 through 2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011, the connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to connection failure, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.

If there is a loss of electrical power, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Your BMW center will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method.

04/02/2013   30,172   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
05/16/2013   30,176   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection

View what was inspected
05/16/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
05/16/2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Greenlawn, NY
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
06/21/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. length owned: 7/3/13 - 10/25/14 (1 yr. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/03/2013     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Greenlawn, NY
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
06/02/2014   48,496   New York
Inspection Station
Passed safety inspection
Emissions inspection performed

View what was inspected
07/27/2014     New York
Damage Report
Accident reported
It hit a curb

CARFAX began reporting this information on 12/18/2014.

07/27/2014     Damage Report
New York
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Collision damage reported
  • There are many reasons an insurance company will declare a vehicle a total loss. Have this vehicle inspected by a qualified technician before you buy. Learn more
09/09/2014   51,297   Auto Auction Collision damage reported
Sold at salvage auction
09/23/2014     Vehicle Exporter Vehicle exported from
Newark, NJ
and imported to
Lebanon
10/24/2014     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Sacramento, CA
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
  • Avoid financial headaches. Make sure the loan has been paid off if you're buying from a private seller.
10/25/2014     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
02/05/2016     BMW of North
America, LLC
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #16V-071
Recall # 16V-071:221
DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG
Status: Remedy Not Yet Available

Need more information about this recall? Find an authorized BMW dealer, email CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or call 1-800-525-7417

Description: During air bag deployment in an accident, the driver's front air bag module may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture.

Inflator rupture could result in metal fragments striking the driver or other passengers, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Remedy: Your BMW center will replace the driver's front air bag module. However, due to the large volume of new inflators needed to repair vehicles, the necessary parts will not be immediately available. As a result, owners of affected vehicles will be informed of the recall in an initial notification letter. Once replacement parts become available BMW will send another notification letter to owners, beginning with older model year vehicles located in BMW's previously defined HAH (High Absolute Humidity) region and expanding accordingly as more parts become available.

07/23/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 7/23/16 at 10:25:04 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
New York Damage Reports:
  • Do not include an assessment of damage severity
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $1000
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ownership History
CARFAX defines an owner as an individual or business that possesses and uses a vehicle. Not all title transactions represent changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Please consider this as you review a vehicle's estimated ownership history.
Salvage Auction Record
Most vehicles sold at Salvage auctions were declared totaled by insurance companies. Most of these vehicles have sustained significant damage but there are some exceptions. For instance, recovered stolen vehicles are often declared a total loss regardless of the actual damage. Rebuilders and Recyclers purchase these vehicles at auction with intentions to rebuild them or dismantle them for parts.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven states also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Title Issued
A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of ownership. Each title has a unique number. Each title or registration record on a CARFAX report does not necessarily indicate a change in ownership. In Canada, a registration and bill of sale are used as proof of ownership.
Total Loss Vehicle
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title. This may occur when an insurance company's definition of a total loss is different than the state DMV's definition for a branded title or when the owner of the vehicle is a self-insured company, like a fleet or rental company.
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