NMVTIS Report Glossary

Flood damage

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).

Fire Damage

Vehicle has been damaged by fire.

Hail Damage

Vehicle has been damaged by hail.

Salt Water Damage

Vehicle has been damaged by a saltwater flood.

Vandalism

Vehicle has been damaged by vandals.

Kit

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.

Dismantled

The vehicle can only be sold as parts and can not be legally driven.

Junk

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.

Rebuilt

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).

Reconstructed

A vehicle that has been permanently altered from original construction by removing, adding, or substituting major components.

Salvage: Damage

A salvage vehicle is a vehicle that has been wrecked or damaged beyond repair; declared a total loss by the insurer; or declared a total loss by reason of theft. When an insurance company as a result of a total loss settlement acquires a vehicle, the insurance company must apply for a Salvage Certificate. If the owner retains possession of a salvage vehicle, the owner must obtain a Salvage Certificate before receiving a total loss statement from the insurance company.

Salvage: Stolen

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: Other

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.

Test Vehicle

The vehicle is built and retained by the manufacturer for testing.

Refurbished

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.

Collision

Vehicle damaged by collision.

Salvage Retention

The vehicle is branded salvage and is kept by the owner.

Prior Taxi

Vehicle previously registered as a taxi.

Prior Police

Vehicle previously registered as a police vehicle..

Original Taxi

Vehicle is currently registered as a taxi.

Original Police

Vehicle is currently registered as a police vehicle.

Remanufactured

Vehicle was reconstructed by the manufacturer.

Gray Market

Vehicle was manufactured for use outside of the United States and has been brought into the United States.

Warranty Return

Vehicle returned to the manufacturer because of a breach in the warranty.

Antique

The vehicle is over 50 years old.

Classic

The vehicle is over 20 years old and adheres to other jurisdiction-specific criteria, e.g., vehicle make, condition, etc..

Agricultural Vehicle

The vehicle will primarily be operated on private roads for agricultural purposes./p>

Logging Vehicle

The vehicle will primarily be operated on private roads for logging purposes.

Street Rod

The vehicle has been modified to not conform with the manufacturer's specifications, and the modifications adhere to jurisdiction-specific criteria.

Reissued VIN

The chassis VIN has been reissued, i.e. the same VIN is reused.

Replica

A vehicle with a body built to resemble and be a reproduction of another vehicle of a given year and given manufacturer.

Totaled

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.

Owner Retained

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.

Bond Posted

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. Note: This brand is not valid after January 17, 2003.

Memorandum Copy

The title document is a facsimile title and not the active (original or duplicate) title document.

Parts Only

The vehicle may only be used for parts. This code is no longer used.

Recovered Theft

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.

Undisclosed Lien

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. Note: This brand is not valid after January 17, 2003.

Prior Owner Retained

A vehicle that was previously branded owner retained and was sold. The new owner's title contains this brand.

Non-conformity: Uncorrected

A non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer remains uncorrected.

Non-conformity: Corrected

A non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer has been corrected.

Safety Defect: Uncorrected

A safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer remains uncorrected..

Safety Defect: Corrected

A safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer has been corrected.

VIN Replaced

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.

Former Rental

It used to be a rental vehicle.

Disclosed Damage

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.

Crushed

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.

Odometer: Actual

The true mileage for the vehicle. The odometer has not been tampered with, reached its mechanical limits, or been altered.

Odometer: Not Actual

The odometer reading is known to be other than the true mileage for the vehicle.

Odometer: Tampering Verified

The odometer reading is known to be other that the true mileage for the vehicle, due to tampering.

Odometer: Exempt from 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.

Odometer: Replaced

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.

Odometer: Discrepancy

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.

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 72.

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