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V5 document and cat C/D accident damage

V5 document and cat C/D accident damage

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Audi 525i

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1,250 posts

64 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Can someone kindly please inform me where exactly on a V5 registration certificate any details of a cat C or D insurance write-off are recorded?

Obliged much.

Rickyy

6,191 posts

131 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Additional notes section, bottom of the front page.

Audi 525i

Original Poster:

1,250 posts

64 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Rickyy said:
Additional notes section, bottom of the front page.
Is that section 3 Special notes?

I don't see an 'Additional notes' section.

Rickyy

6,191 posts

131 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Unless they have changed it with the new style, it used to be on the front page where it usually says "declared new at registration" or something along those lines.

Silent1

19,546 posts

147 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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I didn't think they did?
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Audi 525i

Original Poster:

1,250 posts

64 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Rickyy said:
Unless they have changed it with the new style, it used to be on the front page where it usually says "declared new at registration" or something along those lines.
Thanks for that.

So I presume if that section makes no reference to cat C/D damage then the vehicle does not have this issue?

Zwolf

25,027 posts

118 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Silent1 said:
I didn't think they did?
I've just had one back for the E36. No such notes on it, still just "Declared new at first registration".

natureboy8891

127 posts

83 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Audi 525i said:
Thanks for that.

So I presume if that section makes no reference to cat C/D damage then the vehicle does not have this issue?
My cat D car makes no mention anywhere.

Rickyy

6,191 posts

131 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Audi 525i said:
Is that section 3 Special notes?

I don't see an 'Additional notes' section.
Sorry it is special notes. It doesn't always show up on the V5 though. My Puma that was Cat-C repaired had a note on the V5, but my van which showed up on the HPI check as Cat-C stolen recovered has nothing on the V5.

wolf1

2,771 posts

162 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Rickyy said:
Sorry it is special notes. It doesn't always show up on the V5 though. My Puma that was Cat-C repaired had a note on the V5, but my van which showed up on the HPI check as Cat-C stolen recovered has nothing on the V5.
Commercials are different to cars.

Rickyy

6,191 posts

131 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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wolf1 said:
Commercials are different to cars.
Did not know that! Just out of curiosity, why is that?

CAPP0

10,932 posts

115 months

Saturday 21st July 2012
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Audi 525i said:
So I presume if that section makes no reference to cat C/D damage then the vehicle does not have this issue?
Not sure that's a valid presumption: I wouldn't rely on it. I know the history of MrsC's runabout, and it may well have been a Cat C/D in the past but there's nothing on the V5. Best to check properly.

rallycross

7,754 posts

149 months

Sunday 22nd July 2012
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Cat D is not recorded on log book.
Cat C should be (bottom left of V5).

Ozzie Osmond

21,189 posts

158 months

Sunday 22nd July 2012
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I've no personal knowledge of this but isn't there a process whereby the vehicle can be inspected by VOSA who then issue a certificate for DVLA which enables the car to be properly recorded as "live" in the database?

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSell...

GC8

17,250 posts

102 months

Sunday 22nd July 2012
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Only for vehicles recorded as CatA. CatB or CatC. CatD vehicles dont have to go through a VIC (Vehicle Identity Check) and their status isnt recorded on the V5C.

airportparking

1,314 posts

74 months

Sunday 22nd July 2012
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It also says on the Mot now if the car has a damage/repair marker on it

SMcP114

2,913 posts

104 months

Sunday 22nd July 2012
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CAPP0 said:
Audi 525i said:
So I presume if that section makes no reference to cat C/D damage then the vehicle does not have this issue?
Not sure that's a valid presumption: I wouldn't rely on it. I know the history of MrsC's runabout, and it may well have been a Cat C/D in the past but there's nothing on the V5. Best to check properly.
You say you know the history, but don't know if it's been written off by the insurance?