Why doesn’t my vehicle history report display owner or lien holder information?

Though personal identifying information is available on NMVTIS, federal statutes (Privacy and Protection Act) and some state statutes prohibit the display of that data to consumers. NMVTIS records provide:

  • The current and previous state of title data
  • Title issue date
  • Latest odometer data
  • Theft history data (if any)
  • Any brand assigned to a vehicle and date applied
  • Salvage history, including designations as a “total loss” (if any)

Read the NMVTIS Consumer Access Product Disclaimer, which describes what is and is not included in NMVTIS reports.

It is available to law enforcement, investigative and regulatory agencies. States may elect to share that information with you directly as they see fit.

What is CA AB1215 that I see referenced?

CA AB1215 is a new law affecting California Dealers as of July 1, 2012. This law requires all licensed car dealers in the state to obtain and disclose vehicle history reports from NMVTIS and requires them to place a “salvage” warning sticker on vehicles with a junk, salvage or title-brand.

Does VINsmart offer a mobile application?

Yes, mobile applications are available for the iPod and iPad. Just click below or go to the Apple Store and select VINSmart PRO. You will be able to scan or talk the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to save time.

How can I apply for a refund?

If for any reason, a report we deliver does not have information from the NMVTIS database, we will gladly issue a credit towards your next vehicle history report, or refund your money, minus a $2 processing fee, no questions asked. PLEASE NOTE: Canadian VINs, and chassis/incomplete vans or trucks will NOT be valued.

*Note: What may not be in the report - All reliable vehicle history reports include data from NMVTIS, but information from this database is not always complete. All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are required by law to report information to NMVTIS, but not all do. In addition, some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system. The report does not include owner or lienholder information, accident, or repair history. Reports do include title history, current and past states of title, and contact information for the titling jurisdictions.

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  • NMVTIS National Motor Vehicle Title Information Systems
  • J.D. Power - NADA
  • NSV - National Vehicle Service