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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 BMW 328I
VIN: WBAWB33588P132310
COUPE
3.0L L6 FI DOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Not Actual Mileage, Salvage
Airbag deployed
Airbag deployed
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
25 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Commercial, Personal
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 7/24/16 at 7:41:23 PM (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).










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.


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.






















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.














































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)


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.


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.








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.

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.





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.


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.



































































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.











































































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)




























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.




















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.






















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.


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.




















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














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.
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.









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.























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.

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.















































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.

























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.














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.


























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.




















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.







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.
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).






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








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.

















Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased2007 2011 2014 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership9 months 2 yrs. 10 mo. 1 yr. 1 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesMaryland Maryland Maryland 
Estimated miles driven per year--- 10,492/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading49,600 80,452 84,000 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found

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

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 09/25/2015.
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
Airbag deployment reported on 08/17/2014.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
Odometer Check
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 08/17/2014. Damage repairs reported on 10/09/2014.
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
No Recalls 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:Commercial
Where:Maryland
Est. length owned: 10/23/07 - 6/18/08 (7 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/18/2007     US Customs Vehicle exported from
Germany
and imported to
Newark, NJ
10/23/2007     BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
10/23/2007   5   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Towson, MD
Title #38798491
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as commercial vehicle
02/26/2008     BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
06/11/2008     BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Tire repaired
Washed/detailed
Wheel locks installed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
06/18/2008   7,765   BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Vehicle offered for sale
08/06/2008   7,798   BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Wiper(s) replaced
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Maryland
Est. length owned: 8/9/08 - 8/19/08 (10 days)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/09/2008   7,824   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Parkton, MD
Title #39696146
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
08/19/2008   7,918   BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Vehicle serviced
08/19/2008     Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
01/07/2009   14,685   BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Oil and filter changed
Tail light bulb(s) replaced
Wiper(s) replaced
09/01/2009   24,100   BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Brake fluid flushed/changed
12/31/2009   28,994   BMW of Towson
Towson, MD
410-296-7900
bmwtowson.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Wiper(s) replaced
07/06/2010     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
07/16/2010     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baltimore, MD
Title #39696146
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
05/31/2011   49,487   Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale
06/01/2011     O'Donnell Honda
Ellicott City, MD
410-461-5000
odonnellhonda.com
Brakes serviced
Fluids checked
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Tire(s) replaced
06/13/2011     O'Donnell Honda
Ellicott City, MD
410-461-5000
odonnellhonda.com
Brakes serviced
07/18/2011   49,564   Auto Auction
Eastern Region
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
07/19/2011     Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle offered for sale
09/05/2011   49,599   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle sold
09/12/2011   49,600   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle serviced
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Maryland
Est. miles/year:10,492/yr
Est. length owned: 9/14/11 - 7/16/14 (2 yrs. 10 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/14/2011     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Randallstown, MD
Title #42849254
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
09/23/2011   50,154   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle serviced
10/01/2011     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Randallstown, MD
Title #42849254
Registration issued or renewed
10/06/2011   50,530   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
01/27/2012   53,737   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Oil and filter changed
03/01/2012   54,260   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle serviced
03/21/2012   54,261   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle serviced
07/19/2012     Maryland
Inspection Station
Owings Mills, MD
Passed emissions inspection
08/23/2012   59,930   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Oil and filter changed
01/08/2013   64,100   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Oil and filter changed
05/14/2013   67,100   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Oil and filter changed
07/24/2013   71,012   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Oil and filter changed
07/25/2013   71,073   Northwest BMW
Owings Mills, MD
410-902-8700
northwestbmw.com
Battery cable terminal end(s) replaced
Battery cable(s) replaced
Positive battery cable replaced
09/20/2013   72,000   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Vehicle serviced
11/01/2013     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Randallstown, MD
Title #42849254
Registration issued or renewed
12/02/2013   75,690   Carbiz
Baltimore, MD
410-358-1410
carbiz.com
Oil and filter changed
07/16/2014   79,678   Northwest BMW
Owings Mills, MD
410-902-8700
northwestbmw.com
Vehicle offered for sale
07/19/2014     Northwest BMW
Owings Mills, MD
410-902-8700
northwestbmw.com
Four tires balanced
Tires rotated
08/06/2014   80,452   Northwest BMW
Owings Mills, MD
410-902-8700
northwestbmw.com
Vehicle sold
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2014
Type:Personal
Where:Maryland
Est. length owned: 8/6/14 - 9/25/15 (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/06/2014     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Owings Mills, MD
Title #46000117
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
08/09/2014   80,592   Northwest BMW
Owings Mills, MD
410-902-8700
northwestbmw.com
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Wheels checked
08/17/2014     Pennsylvania
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving left side impact
It hit a guardrail
Moderate damage reported
Vehicle towed
Airbag deployed CARFAX Airbag Tips
09/18/2014     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Owings Mills, MD
Title #46000117
Registration issued or renewed
10/09/2014     Collision Repair Facility Damage repairs performed
08/12/2015   84,000   Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Baltimore, MD
Title #46724825
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED

CARFAX Advisor™
A NAM title is issued when the owner discloses to a DMV mileage fraud, a broken odometer or that the actual mileage of this vehicle is unknown.

Mileage reported after this reading is potentially unreliable.

09/25/2015     Damage Report
Motor Vehicle Dept.
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
  • 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
09/25/2015     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
09/25/2015     Maryland
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Curtis Bay, MD
Title #46724825
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
10/31/2015     Vehicle Exporter Vehicle exported from
Newark, NJ
and imported to
Lebanon
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.

07/24/2016     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 7/24/16 at 7:41:23 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Pennsylvania Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • DISABLED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The accident damage is moderate and may affect the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the vehicle is towed from the scene or if an individual is injured
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. Use CARFAX Airbag Tips to make sure this vehicle's airbag system is functional.
Collision Repair Facility
A collision repair facility specializes in repairing vehicle damage caused by accidents and other incidents. A vehicle inspection completed by your dealer or a professional inspector is recommended.
Commercial
Vehicle was registered for business purposes.
Federal Odometer Act
The Federal Odometer Act requires a seller to disclose the vehicle's mileage on the title when ownership is transferred. Congress enacted this Act to prohibit odometer tampering and to protect consumers from mileage fraud. Under this act, sellers must disclose any issues with the vehicle's odometer. These disclosures translate into the Exceed Mechanical Limits and Not Actual Mileage titles.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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.
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.
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 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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