Understanding Write-Off Codes on Your PPSR ReportFeb 26, 2017
Your PPSR will give you information regarding the write-off status, if any, of the car you’re considering purchasing. However, as these details are often given in strange-looking codes, it can sometimes be confusing to know what you’re reading.
Dismantled - Legitimate removal of components for use as parts.
Fire - Damage caused by combustion.
Hail - Damage caused by hail stones.
Impact - Collision of some type with an object, for example another vehicle, tree or pole.
Malicious/Vandalism/Stripped - Intentional damage, for example broken door locks, glass window or windows, paint, scratched or stripped of all or a combination of interior and exterior body parts.
Water - Damage caused by water (fresh or salt) such as a storm, river or flood.
Floor pan (passenger front)
Chassis/structural rails (passenger)
Floor pan (driver rear)
Floor pan (driver front)
Floor pan (passenger rear)
Chassis/structural rails (driver)
A pillar passenger
A pillar driver
B pillar passenger
B pillar driver
C pillar passenger
C pillar driver
D pillar passenger
D pillar driver
Engine block (cracked, fractured)
Suspension (passenger front)
Suspension (driver front)
Suspension (passenger rear)
Suspension (driver rear)
Seat belt pre-tensioner
Major mechanical damage
Minor mechanical damage
Smoke and heat