What are vehicle buyback and branded title buyback?

Posted March 24, 2022 by allenstewartpc

In cases where a vehicle is deemed a lemon, a manufacturer buys it back from the owner under a vehicle buyback program. Branded title is the state of a vehicle, i.e., salvaged, flood, fire, etc.

It typically happens when the dealer cannot fix the vehicle after reasonable attempts to repair it. 

Buyback vehicles refer to vehicles that a manufacturer repurchases due to a state lemon law. Lemon Law covers new motor vehicles sold or leased to consumers. The manufacturer may either reacquire the defective vehicle (buy it back) or replace it when a consumer prevails under Lemon Law.

After the manufacturer reclaims the vehicle, the defect can be repaired, and the vehicle may then be sold or leased. The manufacturer must provide a notice form to the dealer who reacquires the vehicle. This form must enumerate the reasons for the reacquisition. In turn, prospective consumers must have the opportunity to read the notice before they buy or lease a new vehicle acquired.    

The notice must be signed and dated by both the dealer and the consumer. The original is then handed over to the consumer. The manufacturer should also provide a warranty for the original problem that was the defect that caused the reacquisition for one year, or 12,000 miles, whichever happens first. 

A branded title refers to the condition of the vehicle. The title of a vehicle could be ‘salvaged,’ flood”, “water,” “total loss, or “fire. A vehicle is taken to be salvaged when 1) two or more parts of the vehicle have to be replaced, to make the vehicle operable again; or 2) an insurance company has paid a ‘total loss’ claim, and the vehicle hasn’t been repaired, or 3) damage has been caused to an imported vehicle during shipment, and has never been up for retail sale, nor has been issued a title 4) When the vehicle has been titled and branded by another state, as Fire, flood, water, or total loss. Salvaged vehicles are not allowed to operate legally on public roads. 

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Business Address 1700 Pacific Avenue Suite 2750, Dallas, Texas 75201
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Last Updated March 24, 2022