|(a) Motor vehicle certificates of title and registration cards issued pursuant to G.S. 20‑57 shall be branded in accordance with this
As used in this section, "branded" means that the title and registration card shall contain a designation that discloses if the vehicle is
classified as any of the following:
(1) Salvage Motor Vehicle.
(2) Salvage Rebuilt Vehicle.
(3) Reconstructed Vehicle.
(4) Flood Vehicle.
(5) Non‑U.S.A. Vehicle.
(6) Any other classification authorized by law.
(a1) Any motor vehicle that is declared a total loss by an insurance company licensed and approved to conduct business in North
Carolina, in addition to the designations noted in subsection (a) of this section, shall:
(1) Have the title and registration card marked "TOTAL LOSS CLAIM".
(2) Have a tamperproof permanent marker inserted into the doorjamb of that vehicle by the Division, at the time of the final inspection
of the reconstructed vehicle, that states "TOTAL LOSS CLAIM VEHICLE". Should that vehicle be later reconstructed, repaired, or rebuilt,
a permanent tamperproof marker shall be inserted in the doorjamb of the reconstructed, repaired, or rebuilt vehicle.
(33) a. Flood Vehicle. – A motor vehicle that has been submerged or partially submerged in water to the extent that damage to the
body, engine, transmission, or differential has occurred.
b. Non‑U.S.A. Vehicle. – A motor vehicle manufactured outside of the United States and not intended by the manufacturer for sale in
the United States.
c. Reconstructed Vehicle. – A motor vehicle of a type required to be registered hereunder that has been materially altered from
original construction due to removal, addition or substitution of new or used essential parts; and includes glider kits and custom
d. Salvage Motor Vehicle. – Any motor vehicle damaged by collision or other occurrence to the extent that the cost of repairs to the
vehicle and rendering the vehicle safe for use on the public streets and highways would exceed seventy‑five percent (75%) of its fair
retail market value, whether or not the motor vehicle has been declared a total loss by an insurer. Repairs shall include the cost of parts
and labor. Fair market retail values shall be as found in the NADA Pricing Guide Book or other publications approved by the
e. Salvage Rebuilt Vehicle. – A salvage vehicle that has been rebuilt for title and registration.
f. Junk Vehicle. – A motor vehicle which is incapable of operation or use upon the highways and has no resale value except as a
source of parts or scrap, and shall not be titled or registered.
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