Water Damage Sample
This vehicle is reported to have been damaged significantly by water, the sort of damage you might expect from a car involved in a flood or hurricane.
The Report Summary provides general information about the vehicle, the vehicle's AutoCheck Score and whether the vehicle qualifies for Buyback Protection. The vehicle's history is summarized under "Section summaries". A green check mark icon means no reported problems. A blue letter "i" means there is information to report. A red exclamation point "!" means a reported problem. This vehicle has reported water damage, noted by the red exclamation point in "Title and Problem Check" and "Full History".
Title and Problem Check
The large exclamation point icon indicates that this vehicle has reported water damage. The description is also highlighted in yellow.
Even though the title is branded as a water damaged vehicle, no problems showed up in the Odometer Check.
Use and Event Check
Two accidents were reported, probably due to the water damage. Remember that it is always a good idea to have the vehicle inspected prior to purchase, especially if a vehicle is reported to have been involved in an accident.
The water damage issues are highlighted in the Full History. It appears that this vehicle was damaged by water twice. The first incident happened on 10/27/2006 and the second happened on 11/6/2006.
It's important to note that a title can be branded in one state but show up as clean in another state. This process is known as "title washing". It can happen because each state has its own rules about how title brands are defined. Because of title washing, there is no way to tell if a vehicle is free of title brands by only looking at the paper title. Trust the paper title and you could end up purchasing a seriously damaged vehicle. Get the full reported history by running an AutoCheck vehicle history report!