It is possible to see an indication of “Total Loss” on the report without the vehicle being branded.
Total loss is an insurance company term noting that the cost to repair the vehicle is nearing and/or exceeds the vehicle’s current market value.
When the estimated cost to repair the vehicle meets this threshold, the estimate facility will flag the vehicle for Total Loss consideration. This would also occur if the estimate facility is appraising the vehicle in instances where the insurance company is considering/has determined that they will be replacing the vehicle for the insured.
It is up to the insurance company and/or province whether the vehicle is branded.
We are not able to obtain nor provide further details pertaining to the damage records.
Before you buy a used car, we recommend that you get a CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Report, take a thorough test drive and have the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic and/or auto technician to make sure the vehicle is functioning properly. We would also recommend speaking with your provincial vehicle registration authority to further ensure vehicle can be registered with and operated in your province.