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Calif. Passes Vehicle History Disclosure Law

October 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that requires all car dealers in the state to post a disclosure notice on all used cars they sell that the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) identifies as having a junk, salvage or flood branded title.

The red-sticker disclosure notice will warn potential vehicle buyers that the vehicle has been "reported as a total-loss vehicle by an insurance company, has been reported into NMVTIS by a junk or salvage reporting entity, or has a title brand which may materially affect the value, safety, and/or condition of the vehicle." Further, the notice advises consumers to ask the dealer to view the NMVTIS vehicle history report or to access it online

The NMVTIS is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The law goes into effect July 1, 2012. 


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  1. 1. Mike Atkinson [ October 17, 2011 @ 03:16PM ]

    I just do get the list of providers and their inclusion at the expense of other providers, for example, CARFAX and Autocheck...what do they provide the others do not and why most customers not only want the proposed legislation disclosed and usually much more than provided by these selected companies, do we have to use these..all at an additional cost...all with reduncany in our caes who does use and disclose the CARFAX reports..It just smacks of some back room deal where these companies ahve given something in return for their use that the bigger much more known companies refused to give...


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