Glossary

Term Definition
Abandoned Vehicle reported as abandoned.
Accident Data Accident records were found for the vehicle.
Assembled Vehicle reported was assembled from a non-manufacturer designee.
Assignment The transfer of a property claim, property right, or property interest from one person or entity to another.
Auction Announced as Broken Odometer Auction reports odometer no longer records distance driven.
Auction Announced as Exceeds Mechanical Limits Auction reports the actual mileage/kilometers is greater than odometer allows to be recorded.
Auction Announced as Exempt Auction reports the vehicle is generally exempt from normal/mandatory odometer law.
Auction Announced as Fleet/Lease Auto Auction reported vehicle as fleet or lease.
Auction Announced as Flood Damage Auction reports the vehicle was damaged by flood.
Auction Announced as Frame Damage Auction reports the vehicle as having frame damage.
Auction Announced as Grey Market Auction reports the vehicle entering the country and did not meet U.S. safety and/or environmental standards.
Auction Announced as Major Damage Auction reports the vehicle as having major damage.
Auction Announced as Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon Auction reports the vehicle was repurchased by the manufacturer or the vehicle has persistent automotive deficiencies.
Auction Announced as Municipal Use Auction reports the vehicle was used by federal, state or local government agency.
Auction Announced as Not Actual Miles Auction reports actual mileage is different than the odometer reading.
Auction Announced as Odometer Rollback Auction reports a possible odometer rollback.
Auction Announced as Odometer Rollover Auction reports a possible odometer rollover.
Auction Announced as Repaired/Replaced Odometer Auction reports the odometer has been repaired/replaced.
Auction Announced as Repossessed Auto Auction reported vehicle as repossessed.
Auction Announced as True Mileage Unknown Auction reports the vehicle’s actual mileage is unknown.
Brands or Branded Words or symbols on a vehicle title issued by the DMV signifying the vehicle’s status. Examples of brands include, but are not limited to, junked, salvaged, lemon or rebuilt/reconstructed vehicles; flood, hail, or fire damaged vehicles; totaled vehicles; vehicles with odometers that have been rolled back or exceed mechanical limits; stolen or abandoned vehicles; and vehicles with liens or judgments against them.
Bonded Vehicle required the posting of a bond in order to register or title the vehicle.
Broken Odometer Odometer no longer records distance driven.
Canadian Renewal Vehicle had registration renewal event reported by Canadian DMV.
Commercial The vehicle was registered and used for business purposes (such as a delivery truck, taxi or car rental).
Corrected Title Vehicle had a corrected title issued by DMV
Damaged Vehicle sustained significant damage to the body and/or mechanical components.
Damage Disclosure The brand issued when the Seller indicates that the vehicle has been damaged as a result of one or more accidents.
Dealer Plates Vehicle has a license plate registered through an auto dealer.
Driver Education Vehicle is used to train individuals in driving skills.
Duplicate Title Vehicle had a duplicate title issued by DMV
Emission/Safety Inspection Vehicle has gone through an emission inspection
Exceeds Mechanical Limits The actual mileage/kilometers is greater than odometer allows to be recorded.
Excluded / Exempt Vehicle is generally exempt from normal/mandatory odometer law for the following reasons
1.Vehicle model year is 10 years or older
2.Gross weight of vehicle over 16000 lbs.
3.Vehicle is not self-propelled
4.Titled to the manufacturer.
Failed Emission Inspection Vehicle failed to pass the state emission inspection.
Failed Safety Inspection Vehicle failed to pass the state safety inspection.
Federal Government Vehicle was used by federal government.
Fire Damage Vehicle sustained damage due to a fire
Fire Damage Incident Fire damage incident reported by independent source.
Government Use Vehicle was used by a government agency.
Grey Market Vehicle entered the country and did not meet U.S. safety and/or environmental standards.
Gross Weight Exemption Vehicle is exempt from the odometer law after exceeding certain gross weight.
Hail Damage Vehicle was damaged by hail.
Independent Inspection Vehicle was inspected by an independent agency other than state DMV.
Independent Inspection/Theft Deterrent Equipped Vehicle with an anti-theft device was inspected by an independent agency other than state DMV.
Insurance Loss Officials determined the cost to repair a damaged vehicle exceeded the vehicle’s value.
Junk Vehicle parts have been salvaged and vehicle has been destroyed or scrapped.
Lease Vehicle was registered as lease vehicle.
Lemon Vehicle has persistent automotive deficiencies.
Lien Lien record was found for the vehicle.
Livery Use Vehicle that is “for hire” to transport people.
Local Government Vehicle was used by local government.
Major Damage Incident Major damage incident reported by an independent source.
Manufacturer Buyback Vehicle was repurchased by the manufacturer.
Mileage Discrepancy Error in current or prior odometer reading.
Motor Change Vehicle had motor change.
Municipal Use Vehicle was used/owned by a federal, state or local government agency.
NHTSA Crash Test Vehicle Vehicle was used for NHTSA crash testing
Non Compliance Vehicle does not meet government vehicle requirements, normally in the category of safety and/or environmental standards.
Non Profit This brand means the vehicle was registered by a “not for profit” entity.
Not Actual Miles Actual mileage is different than the odometer reading.
Odometer Problem Vehicle had odometer related problems, including not actual miles, broken odometer, exceeds mechanical limits, mileage discrepancy, and suspect miles.
Odometer Reading From Independent Source Odometer reading was provided by an independent source.
Odometer Rollback Evidence The odometer mileage reported to the DMV on a given date is less than the mileage previously reported to the DMV at an earlier date.
Passed Emission Inspection Vehicle passed the state emission inspection.
Passed Safety Inspection Vehicle passed the state safety inspection.
Police Use Vehicle was used by a police agency.
Previous Damage Vehicle was previously reported as having been damaged.
Rebuilt/Rebuildable A salvaged vehicle that was refurbished with new/used parts.
Reconditioned Vehicle was overhauled.
Reconstructed Vehicle was reconstructed using new/used parts
Registration/Renewal Vehicle had registration renewal event reported by state DMV.
Rental/Fleet Vehicle is or was operated as a rental vehicle or vehicle is assigned to a pool of vehicles usually owned/leased and operated by a company.
Reported at Auto Auction Vehicle reported the vehicle’s odometer reading is from auto auction.
Repossessed Vehicle was reported as repossessed.
Safety Inspection Vehicle has gone through state safety inspection.
Salvage A vehicle branded as salvage by the reporting DMV.
Salvage Auction Auction reports the vehicle as a salvage vehicle. Extent of damage unknown. May or may not be severely damaged.
Salvage Correction from DMV State has corrected a previously branded Salvage Title.
Scrapped/Destroyed Vehicle was reclaimed by a scrap dealer for its metal content.
Service Contract Issued Vehicle reported by an independent service contract company as having a service contract issued.
Special Constructed Vehicle was altered from manufacturer’s original design.
State Government Vehicle was used by a state government.
Suspect Miles State or other authorized officials have reason to believe the mileage is not correct.
Taxi Use Vehicle is or was used as a taxi.
Theft Vehicle was stolen from its legal owner.
Theft Insurance Claim Insurance claim was filed on stolen vehicle.
Theft Recovered Vehicle previously reported stolen has been recovered.
Title Vehicle had title registration event reported by state DMV.
Unknown Odometer Reading Odometer reading is unknown.
Unrebuildable Vehicle is not repairable and waiting to be scrapped.
Vehicle Imported From Canada to US Vehicle was imported from Canada to US.
Vehicle in Dealer Inventory Vehicle was in dealer inventory.
Vehicle Service Performed Vehicle reported by an independent service contract company as having a service or repair claim performed.
Water Damage Vehicle has sustained water damage.