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US Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

DETROIT November 19, 2013 (AP)

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which announced the probe early Tuesday, is looking into two incidents in which Model S drivers struck metal objects on highways. The objects penetrated the bottom of the car, punctured the battery and caused fires.

Both drivers were warned of a problem by the car and escaped safely.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a blog post that he requested the NHTSA investigation. He says accident data show that the Model S is far safer than gasoline-powered cars, but the probe is needed to dispel questions the public may have about the safety of electric vehicles as a result of the fires.

But NHTSA Administrator David Strickland told reporters in Washington Tuesday that he isn’t aware of any request from Tesla. However, the agency said Tesla is cooperating in the investigation.

News of the probe didn’t hurt Tesla’s stock price. It gained $4.51, or 3.7 percent, to close at $126.09, and at one point rose to $129.

The probe affects more than 13,000 cars from the 2013 model year that were sold in the U.S. Tesla has sold about 19,000 of the cars worldwide. They start at $70,000 but often run more than $100,000.

Tesla’s batteries are mounted beneath the passenger compartment and protected by a quarter-inch-thick metal shield. Experts say that if the batteries are damaged, that can cause arcing and sparks and touch off a fire.

NHTSA, in documents posted on its website, said it opened the preliminary evaluation “to examine the potential risks associated with undercarriage strikes” on the Tesla cars. The investigation could lead to a recall, but a decision likely is months away.

Musk, who has stated previously that the Model S won’t be recalled, said Tuesday that if NHTSA discovers something “that would result in a material improvement in occupant fire safety,” Tesla will make the change on new cars, as well as existing vehicles free of charge. He said such a discovery is “unlikely.”

The low-slung Model S has a 6-inch clearance between the ground and the undercarriage. Other cars with gas engines sit lower, such as the Mercedes CLA Class at 3.9 inches and a Dodge Charger at 5 inches, according to the auto website. But the Tesla automatically lowers itself about another inch at highway speeds, the company’s website said.

In his blog post, Musk wrote that Tesla has done an over-the-air software update to give the car more ground clearance at highway speeds. The change, Musk wrote, was made to cut the chances of underbody damage, not to improve safety.

“The theoretical probability of a fire injury is already vanishingly small, and the actual number to date is zero,” he wrote.

Another software update in January will give the driver more control of the air suspension ride height, Musk wrote. The company also added fire damage to its warranty coverage “even if it’s due to driver error.”

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Now, businesses of all kinds are required to create

and put in place a written Identity Theft Prevention Program ( ITPP )

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What’s in it.
The Red Flags Rule spells out what compliance is – essentially,
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• Identify the so-called “red flags” – patterns and activities
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Fortunately, the Red Flags Rule “includes guidelines to help
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Who should pay attention.
As with FACTA itself, the Red Flags Rule has implications for
organizations of all sizes and kinds.
Broadly, it covers two categories of businesses: “financial
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is relatively straightforward:
• All banks, savings associations, and credit unions, regardless
of whether they hold a transaction account belonging to a
consumer; and
• Anyone else who directly or indirectly holds a transaction
account belonging to a consumer.


As for “creditors,” that term covers a lot of ground. Inclusion is
based on three general criteria. Creditors:
• Obtain or use consumer reports in connection with a
credit transaction;
• Furnish information to consumer reporting agencies in
connection with a credit transaction; or
• Advance funds to – or on behalf of – someone, except
for funds for expenses incidental to a service provided by
the creditor to that person.


Last-minute changes to the rule somewhat limited the scope of

what constitutes a “creditor,” but to date there are no hard-and

fast guidelines for which businesses fall under the rule and which


According to the Federal Trade Commission, “Examples of
groups that may fall within this definition are utilities, health care
providers, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals, and
telecommunications companies.” But the rule could theoretically
cover any company (or person) that provides a product or service
at a given time and accepts payment for it at a later date.


If that’s not confusing enough, the rule only comes into play if
an organization holds consumer accounts “designed to permit
multiple payments or transactions – or any other account for
which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft.”


How to comply.
Because of the Red Flags Rule’s complexity and recent implementation,

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You can also search the FTC website
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California lawmakers can’t roll back gas prices or revive eight-track tape players, but they soon may offer motorists something else from decades past: replica license plates.

Assembly Bill 1658 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue plates resembling those of the 1950s, through ’80s for a fee – $50 initially, $40 per year – to cover administrative costs and raise money for environmental projects.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat who proposed the bill, said it capitalizes on nostalgia and recent production of retro-style vehicles. “What’s old is new,” he says, “and it might make the state a little money, too.”

Plates would not be issued by the DMV until 7,500 had been ordered by the public. They would come in three classic designs, with black lettering on a yellow background, or yellow lettering on either a black or blue background.

The new plates would not be exact reproductions, however. Current plates have seven digits, for example, while those of decades past had six. Reflectivity and font-type standards also have changed through the decades.

AB 1658 received bipartisan support in the Assembly Transportation Committee, 14-0, and is awaiting action in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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Bucky Harris, former Fresno car dealer of “Noooobody!” renown, dies


The Fresno Bee

 The Fresno auto-dealer who became somebody by trumpeting “nobody” in his sales pitch has died.

Make that “noooobody!”

Norman K. Harris, the one-time owner of Fresno Dodge who was known to most as “Bucky,” died Friday in his sleep at his Fresno home. He was 87.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Harris made his mark in Fresno as a businessman and community leader. But he had barely unpacked his bags after coming to town from Southern California when his public identity changed forever.

Mr. Harris was 43 when, in June 1970, he bought Fresno Dodge Inc. from Sandy Crocket and Max Hessman.

Mr. Harris had no roots in the Valley. He was born in Iowa and had been a top-notch basketball player at Palatine High School near Chicago. He served in the Navy during World War II, got married (Margi, who survives him, was his wife for 64 years), then went to work for Dodge.

But Mr. Harris by the mid-1960s had worked his way up the corporate ladder to be Dodge’s Western area sales manager, so Fresno was no stranger to him.

Selling cars in the Fresno of 1970 was not for the meek. Most dealerships were concentrated in downtown. Fresno Dodge was on Fulton Street. Sierra Chrysler/Plymouth, Dan Day Pontiac and Frontier Chevrolet were a stone’s throw away. Caves Buick and Friendly Ford were a short hop north on Blackstone Avenue.

Dealers fought each other through their advertising. Everyone angled for a branding gimmick to separate their store from the pack. Mack Lazarus in Kerman promised he would “stand on my head” to sell one of his Fords or Ramblers.

If longevity is the yardstick, Mr. Harris came up with the winner. Tall and personable, he stood amid Fresno Dodge’s cars in TV commercials and promised viewers that not a single competitor could beat his bargains.

“Remember,” Mr. Harris said, “that’s nobody but noooobody!”

It took some skill and timing to pull off the “noooobody.” Within a few years Mr. Harris was known as the “nobody but noooobody” man. Then he became “Mr. Nobody.” Finally, in a transformation that shows America’s fondness for nicknames, he became simply Bucky “Nobody” Harris.

Mr. Harris in the mid-1970s said he often received mail addressed to “Mr. Nobody.” Kids tugged his sleeve and insisted he repeat his trademark line. He complied, the only variation being the number of “o”s in the key word’s first syllable.

“I really don’t enjoy making commercials,” Mr. Harris told The Bee in 1974. “It’s a time-consuming thing.”

Mr. Harris had flair to go with his ambition. He added Rolls Royce in 1975 to his dealership’s stable of cars. A business name like “Fresno Dodge-Rolls Royce” probably won’t be seen again.

Mr. Harris in 1989 became the first dealer between Sacramento and Thousand Oaks to sell the Lexus, Toyota’s new luxury car. Mr. Harris promised a few years later to convince Chrysler (owner of Dodge) to send one or two of the automaker’s new Dodge Vipers to Fresno for sale. By early 1993, the first Viper with its 488-cubic-inch, V-10 engine was in town, awaiting seller-buyer negotiations.

Fresno Dodge was sold to Lithia Motors Inc. in 2006. Mr. Harris remained active in business and community affairs.

Fresno and its car-selling industry changed greatly over the past 43 years. Many of the new-car dealerships moved north. Blackstone near downtown remains a center for car sales, but the vehicles generally are trade-ins.

The industry’s one constant is fierce competition.

Mr. Harris some 40 years ago explained why he took the time and effort to make sure Fresno Dodge TV commercials had the perfect “noooobody!” at the end.

“The response,” Mr. Harris said, “has been tremendous.”

Norman K. ‘Bucky’ Harris

Born: Jan. 22, 1926

Died: Sept. 27, 2013

Occupation: Auto dealer

Survivors: Wife Margi Harris; sons Tim and wife Leanne Harris, Bill and wife Susy Harris and John and wife Kina Harris; daughters Patti and husband Mike Carey, Suzy and husband Ben Ewell; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services: Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 355 E. Champlain Drive, Fresno. Donations may be made to Nancy Hinds Hospice or Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6272 or Read his City Beat blog at


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A California trade association complains, saying Tesla’s ads understate the price of the new Model S.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Automotive has weathered big debt, bad press and consumer resistance to electric cars. Now the company finds itself on the wrong side of its home state’s car dealers.

On Monday, the California New Car Dealers Association submitted a nine-page complaint to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, claiming Tesla’s advertising related to pricing is deceptive.

Tesla, of Palo Alto, is the darling of the green energy world, demonstrating to consumers that cars can be environmental and beautiful, though Tesla’s vehicles are still prohibitively costly for the average car buyer. Tesla also has garnered glowing reviews from industry publications, including Consumer Reports, which gave its new Model S nearly a perfect score during its test drive this year. Nevertheless, Tesla has faced a state-by-state battle with car dealers since it rolled out its new sedan.

“Dealers are feeling threatened by Tesla’s business model and being perhaps fearful that other electric vehicle manufacturers will say, ‘Tesla did this, we can too,’ and bypass the franchise dealer system and sell directly to the customer,” says Mike Omotoso, an automobile industry analyst with LMC Automotive, in Troy, Michigan.

Tesla falsely claims on its website that consumers can purchase a new Tesla S, which retails for around $70,000, for as little as $114 a month, after gas savings, government incentives, and various financing options, CNCDA says in its letter. (State and federal government incentives can range between $7,500 and $15,000 for fuel-efficient cars). While the organization did not estimate a correct monthly payment, it asserted that $114 a month was highly unlikely, since it comes to $25 less per month than the least expensive new car available to consumers today, the Nissan Versa.

CNCDA complained that Tesla’s advertisement did not include any of the required data about how the  monthly payments were arrived at, including down payments, finance charges, and number of payments involved, as well as qualifiers about advertised rates and gas savings.

“This is about Tesla making claims that if one of our dealers made, everyone would be up in arms and calling for an investigation,” Brian Maas, president of the New Car Dealers Association of California, of Sacramento, says. “We feel it is appropriate that Tesla, which is dealer too, has to comply with adverting laws like our members.”

Tesla was unable to respond to questions from Inc. before deadline.

CNCDA represents 1,100 new car and truck dealers in California. Generally, each state sets franchise laws for automobile sales, Omotoso says. California lets manufacturers sell their own cars directly. California’s DMV enforces dealer and manufacturer advertising regulations, Maas says.

Tesla operates somewhat like Apple does, through an independent retail network of 31 dedicated dealerships in the U.S. Other car brands, by contrast, sell through dealer franchises that sell multiple car brands simultaneously.

Other state car dealer associations have tried to prevent Tesla from selling its cars in recent months, with varying degrees of success. Texas forbids Tesla dealers to sell its cars in the state. North Carolina’s new car dealers association also tried to hamstring Tesla there, but the group had its challenge defeated by state representatives in June.

Though Tesla’s overall car sales are still small–it sold 10,650 cars through June, 2013 and is on track to sell about 20,000 through the end of the year, according to Omotoso–its strategy of selling through a direct dealership has definitely boosted sales. If it participated in the typical franchise system, it would be lumped together with traditional car brands that are cheaper and whose features the typical dealer understands better.

Tesla went public in 2010, and it has struggled for years with profitability, only eking into positive territory in May, simultaneously paying off a controversial Department of Energy loan of nearly half a billion dollars. Tesla has seen its stock price soar to about $183 from $23 three years ago.

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Months after the confusing announcement of Tesla’s lease-like financing program, the electric vehicle maker could face an advertisement probe that has been requested by the California New Car Dealers Association,Automotive News reports, which claims that consumers are being mislead by advertised monthly payments that are lower than what most people would experience.

The ordeal can be traced back to April 2, when Tesla made an announcement specifying tiered monthly payments for the three versions of the Model S assuming a 66-month term. But then Tesla revised the numbers upward overnight because, it claimed, it meant to say it offered a 63-month finance term, not a 66-month term. The automaker also claimed that factoring in the “true cost of ownership” of a Model S compared to a conventional fuel-burning car could drive monthly costs to below $500.

In May, it added an available finance term of 72 months, which, factoring in only gasoline savings, the company said could lower monthly payments to $580. But the underlying issue at hand is that the means which can potentially lower monthly payments from $1,000+ dollars (depending on the model) to under $600 can’t be realized by the majority of Americans, the CNCDA says.

Tesla provides an online calculator that does the payment math for you. It takes into account the $7,500 federal incentive and $2,500 California incentive (state incentives differ) for EVs, what your time is worth, how much time and money are saved away from the gas station, shortened commuting time with carpool lane access (in participating states), and even business tax benefits. But the “packed external incentives,” as the dealer association calls them, don’t apply to everybody. Most people can’t realize monthly payments below $500 unless they have the right mix of true-cost-of-ownership deductions. CNCDA also claims that only 20-percent of Americans can claim the full $7,500 federal incentive, which is based on findings by the Congressional Budget Office, according to Automotive News.

Brian Maas, president of the dealer association, sees Tesla’s advertisement strategy in this way: “It’s misleading. If you checked every box on their true cost of ownership series of inquiries, they claim you can get a Model S for $114 a month, which is lower than the cheapest [new] car available in the United States, the Nissan Versa - which would cost you, with a lease deal, about $139 a month,” Automotive News reports.



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Eclipse Aerospace, another innovative company, holds a patent on Phostrex, an environmentally friendly fire extinguishing agent. The phostrex is contained in a tiny canister and is used to put out a fire in the jet engine. It’s extraordinarily powerful. A demo can be seen on youtube. I have no idea how well it works on a lithium fire as its mechanism is to displace oxygen, but I understand oxygen deprivation is generally the strategy in dealing with lithium fires.

In the Eclipse there are two guarded switches, one for each engine. The first push cuts off fuel to the engine and the second releases the Phostrex. In the Tesla the first push would trip the master breaker and the second would release the Phostrex. Perhaps an expensive solution, as each canister for a small jet engine costs about $7500, but that’s aviation pricing which is generally higher than automotive by a factor of ten.

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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice which will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy through civil prosecution of state and federal privacy laws.

“In the 21st Century, we share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even the cloud. It is imperative that consumers are empowered to understand how these innovations use personal information so that we can all make informed choices about what information we want to share,” said Attorney General Harris. “The Privacy Unit will police the privacy practices of individuals and organizations to hold accountable those who misuse technology to invade the privacy of others.”

The California Constitution guarantees all people the inalienable right to privacy. The Privacy Unit will protect this constitutionally-guaranteed right by prosecuting violations of California and federal privacy laws. The Privacy Unit centralizes existing Justice Department efforts to protect privacy, including enforcing privacy laws, educating consumers and forging partnerships with industry and innovators.

The Privacy Unit’s mission to enforce and protect privacy is broad. It will enforce laws regulating the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of private or sensitive information by individuals, organizations, and the government. This includes laws relating to cyber privacy, health privacy, financial privacy, identity theft, government records and data breaches. By combining the various privacy functions of the Department of Justice into a single enforcement and education unit with privacy expertise, California will be better equipped to enforce state privacy laws and protect citizens’ privacy rights.

The Privacy Unit will reside in the eCrime Unit and will be staffed by Department of Justice employees, including six prosecutors who will concentrate on privacy enforcement. Joanne McNabb, formerly of the California Office of Privacy Protection, will serve as the Director of Privacy Education and Policy, and will oversee the Privacy Unit’s education and outreach efforts.

Protecting the privacy of Californians is one of Attorney General Harris’s top priorities. The creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit follows the forging of an industry agreement among the nation’s leading mobile and social application platforms to improve privacy protections for consumers around the globe who use apps on their smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The platform companies who signed on to that agreement — Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation and Research in Motion Limited — agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with California law requiring apps that collect personal information to post a privacy policy and to promote transparency in the privacy practices of apps.

Attorney General Harris established the eCrime Unit in 2011 to prosecute identity theft, data intrusions, and crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit provides investigative and prosecutorial support to the five California regional high-tech task forces funded through the High Technology Theft Apprehension and Prosecution Trust Fund Program and provides coordination for out-of-state technology-crime investigation requests. The eCrime Unit also develops and provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, the judiciary and the public on cyber safety and the importance of strong information-security practices.

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Vin 1VXBR12EXCP901213
Make Toyota
Trim CE
Style SEDAN 4-DR
Steering Type R&P
Tank Size 13.20 gallon
Overall Length 178.30 in.
Standard Seating 5
Highway Mileage 38 – 41 miles/gallon
Year 2005
Model Corolla
Engine 1.8L L4 DOHC 16V
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Overall Height 58.50 in.
Overall Width 66.90 in.
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08/31/2011 Washington Current 59,396 mi.
02/23/2008 Wisconsin Historical 37,398 mi. 1VXBR12EXCP901213
11/04/2007 Wisconsin Historical 12,269 mi. 1VXBR12EXCP901213
08/19/2005 Ohio Historical 3,220 mi. 1VXBR12EXCP153842
06/22/2005 Ohio Historical 1VXBR12EXCP153842
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Milwalkee, WI
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Record of Refurbished?
 No problems found!
Record of Collision?
 No problems found!
Record of Salvage Retention?
 No problems found!
Record of Prior Taxi?
 No problems found!
Record of Prior Police?
 No problems found!
Record of Original Taxi?
 No problems found!
Record of Original Police?
 No problems found!
Record of Remanufactured?
 No problems found!
Record of Gray Market?
 No problems found!
Record of Warranty Return?
 No problems found!
Record of Antique?
 No problems found!
Record of Classic?
 No problems found!
Record of Agricultural Vehicle?
 No problems found!
Record of Logging Vehicle?
 No problems found!
Record of Street Rod?
 No problems found!
Record of Vehicle Contains Reissued VIN?
 No problems found!
Record of Replica?
 No problems found!
Record of Totaled?
 No problems found!
Record of Owner Retained?
 No problems found!
Record of Bond Posted?
 No problems found!
Record of Memorandum Copy?
 No problems found!
Record of Parts Only?
 No problems found!
Record of Recovered Theft?
 No problems found!
Record of Undisclosed Lien?
 No problems found!
Record of Prior Owner Retained?
 No problems found!
Record of Vehicle Non-conformity Uncorrected?
 No problems found!
Record of Vehicle Non-conformity Corrected?
 No problems found!
Record of Vehicle Safety Defect Uncorrected?
 No problems found!
Record of Vehicle Safety Defect Corrected?
 No problems found!
Record of VIN Replaced?
 No problems found!
Record of Gray Market: Non-compliant?
 No problems found!
Record of Gray Market: Compliant?
 No problems found!
Record of Manufacturer Buy Back?
 No problems found!
Record of Former Rental?
 No problems found!
Record of Salvage: Stolen?
 No problems found!
Record of Salvage: Reasons Other Than Damage or Stolen?
 No problems found!
Record of Disclosed Damage?
 No problems found!
Record of Prior Non-Repairable / Repaired?
 No problems found!
Record of Crushed?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Actual?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Not Actual?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Tampering Verified?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Exempt from Odometer Disclosure?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Exceeds Mechanical Limits?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: May be Altered?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Replaced?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Reading at Time of Renewal?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Discrepancy?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Call Title Division?
 No problems found!
Record of Odometer: Exceeds Mechanical Limits Rectified?
 No problems found!
Record of Flood damage?
 No problems found!
Record of Fire damage?
 No problems found!
Record of Hail damage?
 No problems found!
Record of Salt water damage?
 No problems found!
Record of Vandalism?
 No problems found!
Record of Kit?
 No problems found!
Record of Dismantled?
 No problems found!
Record of Junk?
 No problems found!
Record of Rebuilt?
 Record found!
Brand Date: 08/19/2005
Brander: Ohio (State)
Disposition: Rebuilt
NMVTIS Disclaimer
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles titled in the United States. NMVTIS is intended to serve as a reliable source of title and brand history for automobiles, but it does not contain detailed information regarding a vehicle’s repair history.
All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are required by federal law to regularly report information to NMVTIS. However, NMVTIS does not contain information on all motor vehicles in the United States because some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system. Currently, the data provided to NMVTIS by states is provided in a variety of time frames; while some states report and update NMVTIS data in “real-time” (as title transactions occur), other states send updates less frequently, such as once every 24 hours or within a period of days.
Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a “total loss” or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a “total loss” even if the vehicle’s titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be “salvage” or “junk.”
Before making a decision to purchase a vehicle, consumers may wish to obtain an independent vehicle inspection, an NMVTIS Vehicle History Report (from an approved NMVTIS data provider – look for the NMVTIS logo), and consult other available vehicle information resources.
The information in NMVTIS includes:
Information from participating state motor vehicle titling agencies.
Information on automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractors. NMVTIS may not currently include commercial vehicles if those vehicles are not included in a state’s primary database for title records (in some states, those vehicles are managed by a separate state agency), although these records may be added at a later time.
Information on “brands” applied to vehicles provided by participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and definitions vary by state, but may provide useful information about the condition or prior use of the vehicle.
Most recent odometer reading in the state’s title record.
Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers, including junk and salvage yards, that is required by law to be reported to the system, beginning March 31, 2009. This information will include if the vehicle was determined to be a “total loss” by an insurance carrier.
Information from junk and salvage yards receiving a “cash for clunker” vehicle traded-in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) Program.
Consumers are advised to visit for details on how to interpret the information in the system and understand the meaning of various labels applied to vehicles by the participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Disclaimer
The title records, junk/salvage/insurance records, and reported vehicle brands listed in the “Problem Check” section is compiled from data in NMVTIS. This vehicle history data is passed from our connection with AAMVA to our servers, which serves this report to your browser. This process of compiling the report through our connection with NMVTIS has been tested and approved by AAMVA. However, neither enters nor validates the data in NMVTIS, so does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the data presented.
The vehicle specifications presented are based on a decoding the VIN number (which statically identifies the vehicle’s manufacturer and description). Hence, it will not reflect specific modifications made to this particular vehicle over the course of its existence. Furthermore, the accuracy of this decoding is not guaranteed.
Please refer to for the full Terms and Conditions of this report.


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