Dashboard: Spring 2020

Dashboard: Spring 2020

Dashboard: Spring 2020

The latest AAMVA survey data on junk and salvage vehicles

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Here are the most recent jurisdiction surveys related to junk and salvage vehicles. All of these surveys have additional questions that provide more information. Full details of these surveys can be found at: aamva.org/Survey/User/Search.aspx.

Vehicle Inspections & the Use of OEM Parts

Do you require rebuilt salvage vehicles, reconstructed vehicles or specially constructed vehicles to be inspected prior to vehicle titling and/or registering?

Yes: 26
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No: 4
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Do you allow the use of component parts (e.g., pickup truck cab, frame, motor, transmission) produced by OEM’s as excess parts which do not have a VIN or component part number to be used in these vehicle rebuilds?

Yes: 17
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No: 6
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No response provided: 7
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On average, how frequently does your agency encounter OEM component parts that do not contain a VIN or component part number?

Never or rarely: 3
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Infrequently, less than ten times per year: 7
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Frequently, more than ten times per year: 10
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No response provided: 10
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Salvage Exemption/Exams

Does your jurisdiction exempt any vehicles from the salvage process? If yes, what vehicles are exempt? Check all that apply.

Late model: 3
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Antique: 2
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Other: 13
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No, we do not exempt any vehicles from the salvage process: 17
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If your jurisdiction conducts an anti-theft exam, is it conducted separately from any safety exam that is performed on rebuilt vehicles or combined with the safety exam?

No anti-theft exam: 12
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No safety exam: 13
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Anti-theft exam and safety exam are conducted separately: 5
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Anti-theft exam and safety exam are conducted simultaneously: 3
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Salvage

Does salvage have any model year limitations? 

Yes: 13
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No: 16
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Does your jurisdiction perform salvage inspections/examinations for rebuilt vehicles?

Yes: 24
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No: 5
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Does the inspection/examination certify mechanical or structural road worthiness?

Yes: 8
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No: 16
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No response provided: 5
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Related Resources

Visit AAMVA’s Web site to access the following resources:

Salvage and Junk Vehicle Best Practice

Salvage, Junk and Auto Theft Trends