CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG 3.2
VIN: WVGZG77L55D018890
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
3.2L V6 PFI
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
3 or more previous owners
4 Previous owners
Service information available
24 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate, Personal
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Florida
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/24/16 at 7:23:05 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.






















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.










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)






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.























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.

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.





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.



















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.




















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)





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).












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 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.

















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.








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.






















































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.








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.










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.
























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.







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.

















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.






















































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.





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






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.





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.















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.










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.




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.





























Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Year purchased2004 2011 2013 
Type of ownerSee Details Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership6 yrs. 9 mo. 2 years 11 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesFlorida Florida Florida 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details 19,911/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading67,099 103,746 123,010 

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 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

Owners 1-2 Owner 3 Owner 4
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 08/04/2014.
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 07/18/2014.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
No open recalls reported to CARFAX.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2004
Type:Corporate
Where:Florida
Est. miles/year:12,420/yr
Est. length owned: 10/27/04 - 3/12/08 (3 yrs. 4 mo.)
VOLKSWAGEN
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/27/2004     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
10/27/2004   1   Dealer Inventory
Florida
Vehicle sold
10/27/2004     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
10/27/2004   279   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL
Odometer reading reported
02/02/2005     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Libertyville, IL
Title #0091727118
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
05/04/2005     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Venice, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
11/25/2005   17,011   Colonial Volkswagen
Westborough, MA
508-366-8383
buycolonialvw.com
Alignment performed
Steering/suspension checked
Tire repaired
Washed/detailed
Wheels checked
07/13/2006   20,447   Inspection Co.
Florida
Inspection performed
07/27/2006     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
12/19/2006   27,161   Sunset Cadillac of Venice
Venice, FL
941-497-5800
sunsetcadillacvenice.com
unsetcadillacvenice
.com
Vehicle serviced
02/16/2007     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Venice, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
05/01/2007   31,005   Suncoast Motorsports Porsche Audi Volkswagen
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1700
suncoastmotorsports.com
uncoastmotorsports.
com
Recommended maintenance performed
Brakes checked
Electrical system checked
Seatbelts checked
Steering/suspension checked
Wipers/washers checked
06/20/2007   31,006   Suncoast Motorsports Porsche Audi Volkswagen
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1700
suncoastmotorsports.com
uncoastmotorsports.
com
Vehicle serviced
08/14/2007   33,981   Suncoast Motorsports Porsche Audi Volkswagen
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1700
suncoastmotorsports.com
uncoastmotorsports.
com
Engine electrical system checked
11/12/2007   38,227   Suncoast Motorsports Porsche Audi Volkswagen
Sarasota, FL
941-923-1700
suncoastmotorsports.com
uncoastmotorsports.
com
Accessories installed
Brakes checked
Wheels checked
03/12/2008   41,925   Auto Auction
Florida
Vehicle sold at auction
03/26/2008     South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
A/C and heating control assembly checked
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
03/27/2008   41,933   Dealer Inventory
Miami, FL
Vehicle offered for sale
05/10/2008     South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Assist handle replaced
Battery/charging system checked
Front door trim panel replaced/repaired
Headlight switch replaced
Headliner replaced
Left airbag assembly replaced
Rear strut(s)/insert cartridge(s) replaced
Steering wheel replaced
Window switch replaced
05/12/2008     Volkswagen Certified Dealer
Miami, FL
Offered for sale as a
Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen
07/03/2008     South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Vehicle serviced
07/28/2008     South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Vehicle sold
07/28/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/28/2008     Service Plan Co.
Miami, FL
Service contract issued
07/29/2008     Volkswagen Certified Dealer
Miami, FL
Sold as aCertified Pre-Owned Volkswagen
07/30/2008     South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Vehicle serviced
08/09/2008     South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Washed/detailed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Florida
Est. miles/year:11,466/yr
Est. length owned: 8/12/08 - 8/10/11 (2 yrs. 11 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/12/2008   41,935   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Title #0091727118
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
08/28/2008   43,083   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Air vent/outlet replaced
11/13/2008   45,744   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Console replaced
Drivability/performance checked
02/19/2009     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
04/13/2009   49,429   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Four wheel alignment performed
Front door trim panel replaced/repaired
Oil and filter changed
Window switch replaced
05/14/2009   51,418   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Vehicle serviced
05/27/2009   51,647   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Vehicle serviced
06/23/2009   52,439   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Airbag replaced
Battery/charging system checked
Front seat back replaced
Front seat cover replaced
Front seat cushion replaced
09/14/2009   55,376   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Vehicle serviced
03/04/2010     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
06/05/2010   64,008   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
10/22/2010   67,099   South Motors Volkswagen
Miami, FL
305-256-2470
southvw.com
Maintenance inspection completed
High mount brake light repaired
Oil and filter changed
Wing/spoiler replaced/repaired
02/05/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Miami, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Beige
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2011
Type:Personal
Where:Florida
Est. miles/year:19,911/yr
Est. length owned: 8/10/11 - 8/24/13 (2 years)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/10/2011   77,234   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
08/19/2011     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pompano Beach, FL
Title #0091727118
Title issued or updated
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Beige
03/24/2012     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pompano Beach, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Beige
04/02/2012   91,905   Gunther VW of Coconut Creek
Coral Springs, FL
954-590-3760
guntherpreowned.com
Maintenance inspection completed
5,000 mile service performed
Fluids checked
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
Light bulb(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
Vacuum hose(s) replaced
04/28/2012   93,251   Gunther VW of Coconut Creek
Coral Springs, FL
954-590-3760
guntherpreowned.com
Maintenance inspection completed
05/31/2012   94,735   Gunther VW of Coconut Creek
Coral Springs, FL
954-590-3760
guntherpreowned.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Rear brake pads replaced
Rear brake rotor(s) replaced
Tires rotated
12/08/2012   103,746   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Pompano Beach, FL
954-975-5333
vioc.com
Oil and filter changed
03/29/2013     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pompano Beach, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Beige
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Florida
Est. length owned: 8/24/13 - 8/4/14 (11 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/24/2013     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pompano Beach, FL
Title #0091727118
Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Beige
02/15/2014     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pompano Beach, FL
Title #0091727118
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Beige
07/18/2014     Florida
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving front impact
with another motor vehicle
Front primarily damaged
Vehicle functional
Airbags did not deploy

Click here to get this accident report

CARFAX began reporting this information on 08/04/2014.

08/04/2014     Damage Report 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
08/04/2014     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
08/04/2014   123,010   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cleveland, OH
Title #0091727118
Vehicle purchase reported
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Beige
09/12/2014     Vehicle Exporter Vehicle exported from
Port Everglades, FL
and imported to
Lithuania
 
 

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 5/24/16 at 7:23:05 AM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
Florida Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • DISABLED: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects 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 estimated damage exceeds $500
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
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 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.