Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 6 of 38

Chapter 5: Odometer Mileage Reporting

5.035 Information Recorded on the Certificate of Title

A California Certificate of Title issued on or after April 18, 1994, for a vehicle on which odometer information was recorded contains the following information:

  • Mileage (MI) or kilometers (KM)
  • Date of transaction (MM/DD/CCYY)
  • Odometer mileage reading
  • Odometer code as follows:
    • A=Actual mileage
    • E=Exceeds mechanical limits (the odometer has reached the highest numbers mechanically available and has started renumbering at “1,” in other words it has “rolled over”)
    • N=Not actual mileage (the odometer is broken, has been replaced, or the current owner is unsure of the true mileage)