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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

77 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

6,497 posts

144 months

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

Audi 525i

Original Poster:

1,250 posts

77 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

6,497 posts

144 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

19,643 posts

160 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

77 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

25,233 posts

131 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

96 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

6,497 posts

144 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

2,832 posts

175 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

6,497 posts

144 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

12,744 posts

128 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

8,564 posts

162 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

171 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

17,804 posts

115 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

87 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

2,916 posts

117 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?

Crapday

1 posts

3 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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I was involved in a non fault accident and my car was written off. I decided to keep my car as it was only the front wing that was really damaged. The other damage was not as bad but as it’s a metallic car and the insurance used a main dealer to quote it was written off. I can get it fixed for under £500 but no one has asked me for my log book to mark down that it’s a cat n (old car d). Will I need to inform my insurance as they should know as it was them that put me in touch with the claims company.

Sorry if I hijacked this thread with my first post smile.

Gary