A flood damage record means the vehicle damaged by freshwater flood (or it is unknown whether the damage was caused by fresh water or salt water).
A fire damage record means that the vehicle was damaged by fire.
Vehicle damaged by hail.
Salt water damage
Vehicle damaged by saltwater flood.
Vehicle damaged by vandals.
A Vehicle that has been built by combining a chassis with a different (non-matching VIN) frame, engine, and body parts. The VIN on the chassis is used as the vehicle's VIN.
The vehicle can only be sold as parts and can not be legally driven.
The vehicle is incapable of safe operation for use on the roads or highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap, or the vehicle's owner has irreversibly designated the vehicle as a source of parts or scrap. This vehicle shall never be titled or registered. Also known as non-repairable, scrapped, or destroyed.
The vehicle, previously branded "salvage", has passed anti-theft and safety inspections, or other jurisdiction procedures, to ensure the vehicle was rebuilt to required standards. Also known as prior salvage (salvaged).
A vehicle that has been permanently altered from original construction by removing, adding, or substituting major components.
Damage or Not Specified: Any vehicle which has been wrecked, destroyed or damaged, to the extent that the total estimated or actual cost of parts and labor to rebuild or reconstruct the vehicle to its pre-accident condition and for legal operation on roads or highways exceeds a jurisdiction-defined percentage of the retail value of the vehicle. The retail value of the vehicle is determined by a current edition of a nationally recognized compilation (to include automated data bases) of retail values. Salvage--Damage or Not Specified also includes any vehicle to which an insurance company acquires owner- ship pursuant to a damage settlement, or any vehicle that the vehicle's owner may wish to designate as a salvage vehicle by obtaining a salvage title, without regard to extent of the vehicle's damage and repairs, or any vehicle for which the jurisdiction cannot distinguish the reason the vehicle was designated salvage.
The vehicle is built and retained by the manufacturer for testing.
Any vehicle modified by the installation of a new cab and chassis for the existing coach which has been renovated, resulting in a vehicle of greater value or a vehicle with a new style.
Vehicle damaged by collision.
The vehicle is branded salvage and is kept by the owner.
Vehicle previously registered as a taxi.
Vehicle previously registered as a police vehicle.
Vehicle is currently registered as a taxi.
Vehicle is currently registered as a police vehicle.
Vehicle was reconstructed by the manufacturer.
Vehicle was manufactured for use outside of the United States and has been brought into the United States.
Vehicle returned to the manufacturer because of a breach in the warranty.
The vehicle is over 50 years old.
The vehicle is over 20 years old and adheres to other jurisdiction-specific criteria, e.g., vehicle make, condition, etc.
The vehicle will primarily be operated on private roads for agricultural purposes.
The vehicle will primarily be operated on private roads for logging purposes.
The vehicle has been modified to not conform with the manufacturer's specifications, and the modifications adhere to jurisdiction-specific criteria.
Vehicle Contains Reissued VIN
The chassis VIN has been reissued, i.e. the same VIN is reused.
A vehicle with a body built to resemble and be a reproduction of another vehicle of a given year and given manufacturer.
A vehicle that is declared a total loss by a jurisdiction or an insurer that is obligated to cover the loss or that the insurer takes possession of or title to.
A vehicle that has been declared by the insurance company to be a total loss but the owner maintains possession and ownership of the vehicle.
The insurance company has issued a bond on the vehicle because the ownership of the vehicle cannot be proven; this allows the vehicle to be sold and titled.
The title document is a facsimile title and not the active (original or duplicate) title document.
The vehicle may only be used for parts.
The vehicle was previously titled as salvage due to theft. The Vehicle has been repaired and inspected (or complied with other jurisdiction procedures) and may be legally driven.
The vehicle has entered the titling jurisdiction from a jurisdiction that does not disclose lien-holder information on the title. The titling jurisdiction may issue a new title without this brand if no notice of a security interest in the vehicle is received, within a jurisdiction defined timeframe.
Prior Owner Retained
A vehicle that was previously branded owner retained and was sold. The new owner's title contains this brand.
Vehicle Non-conformity Uncorrected
A non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer remains uncorrected.
Vehicle Non-conformity Corrected
A non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer has been corrected.
Vehicle Safety Defect Uncorrected
A safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer remains uncorrected
Vehicle Safety Defect Corrected
A safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer has been corrected.
VIN replaced by a new state assigned VIN. A title should not be issued for the VIN. This brand can be issued for rebuilt vehicles.
Gray Market Non-compliant
Vehicle was manufactured for use outside the United States and has been brought into the United States. The vehicle is not in compliance with applicable federal standards.
Gray Market Compliant
Vehicle was manufactured for use outside the United States and has been brought into the United States. The vehicle is in compliance with applicable federal standards.
Manufacturer Buy Back
A vehicle that has been bought back by the manufacturer under jurisdiction -defined regulations or laws, such as lemon laws. For example, the manufacturer could be obligated to buy back the vehicle when a specified number of repair attempts fails to correct a major problem on a new vehicle, or if a new vehicle has been out of service for repair for the same problem for a cumulative period of 30 days or more, within one year of purchase.
Vehicle has been used as a rental vehicle.
Any vehicle the reporting jurisdiction considers salvage because an insurance company has acquired ownership pursuant to a settlement based on the theft of the vehicle.
Salvage Reasons Other Than Damage or Stolen
Any vehicle the reporting jurisdiction considers salvage based on criteria, such as abandonment, not covered by the Salvage, Damage or Not Specified and Salvage, Stolen brands.
The vehicle has sustained damage to the extent that the damage is required to be disclosed under the jurisdiction's damage disclosure law.
Prior Non-Repairable / Repaired
A vehicle constructed by repairing a vehicle that has been destroyed or declared to be non-repairable or otherwise declared to not be eligible for titling because of the extent of damage to the vehicle but has been issued a title pursuant to state law after falling within this criterion with this brand on the face of the certificate of title.
The frame or chassis of the vehicle has been crushed or otherwise destroyed so that it is physically impossible to use it in constructing a vehicle.
The true mileage for the vehicle. The odometer has not been tampered with, reached its mechanical limits, or been altered.
Odometer Tampering Verified
Odometer tampering verified - The odometer reading is known to be other that the true mileage for the vehicle, due to tampering.
Odometer Exempt from Odometer Disclosure
The vehicle falls within criteria that allow it to change ownership without disclosure of the odometer reading.
Odometer Exceeds Mechanical Limits
The odometer reading is less than the true mileage of the vehicle because the odometer can not display the total number of true miles.
Odometer May be Altered
The titling authority has reason to believe that the odometer reading does not reflect the true mileage of the vehicle because of an alteration to the odometer.
The odometer in the vehicle is not the odometer put in the vehicle when manufactured.
Odometer Reading at Time of Renewal
The odometer reading was recorded when the registration was renewed.
The titling authority has reason to believe that the odometer reading does not reflect the true mileage of the vehicle because of known previous recorded values of odometer for the vehicle.
Odometer Call Title Division
The titling authority knows of some problem with the odometer reading that it cannot print on a title. Titling authority will discuss the problem (manual process) with authorized inquirers.
Odometer Exceeds Mechanical Limits Rectified
A state other than the brander corrected brand "Odometer Exceeds Mechanical Limits"