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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2009 AUDI S5 QUATTRO
VIN: WAURV78T99A035365
COUPE
4.2L V8 DIR DOHC 32V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Titles: Flood, Not Actual Mileage, Rebuilt, Salvage
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Service information available
21 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Tennessee
Vehicle history information available
57 Detailed records available
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 9/27/16 at 8:35:36 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.




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)
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)




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.





























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 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.

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.












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.





































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.






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.
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.









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.




















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.

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.
















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.



























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.



















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.



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.























































































































































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


























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.


















































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

















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.
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.





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.















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.








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.


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.

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.









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.

















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.


























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).









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.





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.














Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased2009 2013 2016 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership3 yrs. 9 mo. 2 yrs. 6 mo. 2 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details Illinois, New York Tennessee 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading51,528 82,589 86,430 

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 Alert!
Problem Found
Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
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 01/02/2016.
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
No New Issues 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
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Indicated
Odometer Problem
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported. Accident reported on 06/27/2009.
Accident Reported
Severe Damage
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original manufacturer warranty likely voided by manufacturer after vehicle was severely damaged.
Warranty Active
Warranty
Voided
Warranty
Voided

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2009
Type:Personal
Where:New York
Est. length owned: 4/21/09 - 6/5/09 (1 month)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
Not Reported     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
01/23/2009     Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Vehicle offered for sale
02/02/2009   7   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
03/16/2009   1,141   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Fuel system checked
04/18/2009   2,625   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Drivability/performance checked
Washed/detailed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
04/21/2009     Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Vehicle sold
04/21/2009     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Elmhurst, NY
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
05/28/2009   5,259   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
5,000 mile service performed
Body electrical system checked
06/05/2009     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
06/27/2009     New York
Damage Report
Accident reported
with another motor vehicle
01/14/2010   14,701   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Body electrical system checked
Brakes checked
Exhaust system checked
04/21/2010   19,173   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Front brake pads replaced
Oil and filter changed
05/05/2010   19,683   New York
Inspection Station
Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

View what was inspected

06/15/2010   19,757   Anchor Audi
Lynbrook, NY
516-887-5300
anchoraudi.com
Engine checked
Engine mount(s) replaced
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2010
Type:Personal
Where:Florida, Illinois
Est. miles/year:8,956/yr
Est. length owned: 9/3/10 - 2/4/13 (2 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
09/03/2010   25,079   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tampa, FL
Title #0104886203
Title issued or updated
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as White
09/09/2010   25,327   Crown Audi
Clearwater, FL
727-324-1800
crown-audi.com
Tires rotated
09/27/2010   27,060   Audi of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
718-339-9500
openroad.com
Radio/sound system checked
09/29/2010     Audi of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
718-748-3400
audibrooklyn.com
Radio/sound system checked
06/29/2011   34,783   Audi of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
718-339-9500
openroad.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Oil and filter changed
07/14/2011   36,328   Crown Audi
Clearwater, FL
727-324-1800
crown-audi.com
35,000 mile service performed
AIR valve replaced
Drivability/performance checked
Intake manifold gasket(s) replaced
10/06/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tampa, FL
Title #0104886203
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as White
12/30/2011   38,169   Crown Audi
Clearwater, FL
727-324-1800
crown-audi.com
Front suspension serviced
Fuel filler door adjusted
Fuel filler door replaced/repaired
02/04/2013     Auto Auction
Florida
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
02/05/2013   46,821   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
02/07/2013     Brandon Mitsubishi Hyundai
Tampa, FL
813-628-4444
brandoncars.com
Vehicle serviced
02/07/2013     Brandon Mitsubishi Hyundai
Tampa, FL
813-628-4444
brandoncars.com
Vehicle sold
02/11/2013   47,037   Missouri
Inspection Station
Bridgeton, MO
Passed emissions inspection
02/15/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
06/26/2013   51,523   Frank Leta Acura
Saint Louis, MO
314-849-4444
leta.com
Vehicle offered for sale
06/27/2013   51,528   Frank Leta Acura
Saint Louis, MO
314-849-4444
frankletaacura.com
Washed/detailed
Emissions inspection performed
06/29/2013     Missouri
Inspection Station
Saint Louis, MO
Passed emissions inspection
07/05/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
07/05/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/06/2013     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
07/11/2013     Frank Leta Acura
Saint Louis, MO
314-849-4444
frankletaacura.com
Washed/detailed
Emissions inspection performed
08/08/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hartford, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois, New York
Est. length owned: 8/9/13 - 2/9/16 (2 yrs. 6 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/09/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hartford, IL
Title #X3221698279
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
09/13/2013   54,668   National Tire & Battery
Alton, IL
618-463-7015
ntb.com
Maintenance inspection completed
12/06/2013     National Tire & Battery
Alton, IL
618-463-7015
ntb.com
Maintenance inspection completed
04/09/2014   62,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Wood River, IL
Passed emissions inspection
05/12/2014   63,589   National Tire & Battery
Alton, IL
618-463-7015
ntb.com
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) balanced
06/17/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hartford, IL
Registration issued or renewed
04/14/2015   72,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Granite City, IL
Passed emissions inspection
06/06/2015     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hartford, IL
Registration issued or renewed
01/02/2016     Damage Report
Illinois
TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
Vehicle declared a total loss
by an insurance company
Non-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
02/09/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
02/10/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
02/10/2016   82,589   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Aurora, IL
Odometer reading reported
02/11/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Aurora, IL
Title #160416904380
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
FLOOD DAMAGE TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
04/07/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Farmingdale, NY
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported

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.

05/12/2016     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
05/31/2016     New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Farmingdale, NY
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2016
Type:Personal
Where:Tennessee
Est. length owned: 7/19/16 - present (2 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/19/2016   83,049   Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/25/2016   84,000   Tennessee
Inspection Station
Hamilton County
Passed emissions inspection
07/27/2016     Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Chattanooga, TN
Title #97775907
New owner reported
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
REBUILT TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as White
08/05/2016   85,549   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Chattanooga, TN
423-892-6342
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
08/24/2016   86,430   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Chattanooga, TN
423-892-6342
vioc.com
Fluids checked
09/27/2016     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
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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 9/27/16 at 8:35:36 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
Auction Disclosures or Announcements
Dealers and institutions (i.e. fleet companies, rental car companies, and manufacturers) sell millions of cars at auction each year. Sellers often provide disclosures about a vehicle's damage, mileage, or repair history. These disclosures are made available to potential buyers in pre-sale lists and in auction announcements.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Inspections
Many states or counties require annual or biennial emissions and/or safety inspections. Odometer readings are collected at the time of the inspection.
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.
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.
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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