325F.6641 DISCLOSURE OF MOTOR VEHICLE DAMAGE.
Subdivision 1. Damage.
(a) If a motor vehicle has sustained damage by collision or other
occurrence which exceeds 70 percent of its actual cash value immediately prior to sustaining
damage, the seller must disclose that fact to the buyer, if the seller has actual knowledge of the
damage. The amount of damage is determined by the retail cost of repairing the vehicle based
on a complete written retail repair estimate or invoice, exclusive of the actual cost incurred to
repair, replace, or reinstall inflatable safety restraints and other vehicle components that must be
replaced due to the deployment of the inflatable safety restraints.
(b) The disclosure required under this subdivision must be made in writing on the application
for title and registration or other transfer document, in a manner prescribed by the registrar of
motor vehicles. The registrar shall revise the certificate of title form, including the assignment
by seller (transferor) and reassignment by licensed dealer sections of the form, the separate
application for title forms, and other transfer documents to accommodate this disclosure. If
the seller is a motor vehicle dealer licensed pursuant to section
, the disclosure required
by this section must be made orally by the dealer to the prospective buyer in the course of the
(c) Upon transfer and application for title to a vehicle covered by this subdivision, the
registrar shall record the term "rebuilt" on the first Minnesota certificate of title and all subsequent
Minnesota certificates of title used for that vehicle.
Subd. 2. Form of disclosure.
The disclosure required in this section must be made in
substantially the following form: "To the best of my knowledge, this vehicle has ..... has not
..... sustained damage, exclusive of any costs to repair, replace, or reinstall air bags and other
components that were replaced due to deployment of air bags, in excess of 70 percent actual
History: 1989 c 188 s 6; 1993 c 93 s 13; 2005 c 94 s 3,4