California NMVTIS FAQs
Frequently asked questions regarding the California law requiring a NMVTIS Vehicle History Report for every used vehicle sold.
AB 1215 takes effect in California on July 1, 2012.
NMVTIS vehicle histories are designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles. Reports are intended to serve as a source of title and brand history for automobiles.
NMVTIS vehicle histories contain information from participating state DMVs, insurance carriers, salvage auctions, auto recyclers and other businesses that handle junk, salvage and total loss automobiles.
Auto Data Direct’s NMVTIS vehicle histories also contain lien information.
Yes. After July 1, 2012, all used vehicles must have a NMVTIS report pulled prior to offering the vehicle for retail sale.
No. A NMVTIS report is not required for vehicles that are intended for wholesale, however if a vehicle is ever displayed for retail sale, it must have a report available
If the NMVTIS report indicates that the vehicle is or has been a junk or salvage automobile, or the vehicle has been reported as such by a junk or a salvage yard, or an insurance carrier, or the certificate of title contains a brand, the dealer must post a red warning sticker on the vehicle and provide the retail purchaser with a copy of the report upon request, prior to sale.
Where do I obtain the required red warning stickers for vehicles that have a junk, salvage or total loss history in NMVTIS?
Auto Data Direct will supply the required NMVTIS warning stickers.
Where do I affix the warning sticker on the car when NMVTIS returns a junk, salvage, total loss or brand history?
The sticker must be displayed on the window of the vehicle in close proximity to the FTC Buyer’s Guide.
NMVTIS contains total loss data, salvage reports, state title information, and odometer information. NMVTIS does not provide accident/repair history or vehicle service/maintenance data.
ADD offers three different methods to access NMVTIS reports.
- NMVTIS pay-per pull allows users to pull reports via ADD’s website on a one-by-one basis.
- NMVTIS batches ADD's batch system allows dealers to pull multiple records at one time - a great option for initial inventory loads or high-volume users.
- ADD StiQR (pronounced "sticker") is a lead generation tool that uses QR code technology to deliver a NMVTIS report and vehicle technical data to the consumer via a window sticker. ADD StiQRs integrate point-of-sale marketing, lead generation, web and social media tools with the required NMVTIS report.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) NMVTIS vehicle history reports are available. When a NMVTIS vehicle history record is pulled, the corporate report layout is displayed by default. At the top of the record there will be a hyperlink that will toggle the layout to the bilingual consumer record layout. There is no additional cost to change back and forth between any of the available record layouts.
No. Your privacy is important to us. ADD does not sell, disclose, compile, or aggregate its customers' information.
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