Salvage title requirements in MI
December 26, 2013 8:04 PM Subscribe
I purchased a used car from a family member without running a carfax report. My insurance agency just told me it was totaled before, and when I put the pieces of the story together that makes sense (the family member had told me he had "rebuilt" a part, but that term has not been completely elucidated until now). But the fact the car was totaled is not indicated on the title.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (3 answers total)
I have no idea where to look for information about this. This
makes it seem like if the car was totaled and rebuilt, it needs to be indicated on the title, which it does not appear to be.
What is going on here? Before I approach the family member I want to make sure I have all my facts straight. Is this a "fair" transaction? How do I not have a salvage title if the car was salvaged? The SoS had no problem issuing me the title in my name, and it was issued on green paper, although I think the title before was on orange (I only now know what that means).
Honestly, I am just very confused and any links or information would be helpful. I am not sure if I have been wronged by this family member, and nor am I sure that this vehicle is even street legal (as a rebuilt car needs to be inspected).