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Free website lets you know if car was stolen or totaled

Free website lets you know if car was stolen or totaled

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently unveiled a database of vehicles that were stolen, but not recovered, or declared totaled by insurers. And you can search it for free! Unlike commercial databases that sell similar information, the crime bureau has access to the internal records of hundreds of the nation's largest insurance companies.

In the last five years, nearly 12 million vehicles have been totaled by the insurance industry, most of them after collisions, but also after fires and floods, reports the Los Angeles Times. Experts say about 30 percent of those cars end up back on the market.

That’s why you should always have a qualified, independent mechanic inspect a used car before you buy.

While you’re doing your research, check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Web site to be sure the car you’re considering wasn’t recalled.

Posted by Kristin Alexander All Consuming Blog Moderator at 01/28/2011 04:59:27 PM | 

Hi, I have a boat for sale on craigslist and someone contacted me wanting to trade a 1968 Plymouth Fury (Red) for my boat. Something seems a little fishy about it. I do not have a VIN # but was hoping you could see if there may be a stolen car similar to this in my area. I live in Atlanta, GA. Thank you,

Billy Rieber
[BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: Billy, I don't have any way of knowing whether the person you are dealing with is legit. Unless, of course, you were asked to send money -- which is always a sign of a scam. If concerned, I suggest you contact your local police department. Of course, it's always wise to be cautious when dealing online. Deal locally and do your homework prior to purchasing a used car.]
Posted by: Billy Rieber ( Email ) at 7/9/2009 6:55 AM

this is very helpful. thanks for this post!
Posted by: discount auto parts ( Email ) at 9/8/2009 5:28 AM

This is interesting to know...I remember a few years back I bought a second hand car and the suspension failed and when I went to get the car repaired my mechanic said that my suspension was unuasually rusty... I found this a little bit weird considering the care was only 1 year old and the car salesman had said it had been cared for by it's owner. Then i was telling my friend the story and he actually knew someone who had access to these tyes of databases. And I found out that the car had been stolen and found with the bonnet ditched in a creek. It was never returned to the owner and then ended up in a use car yard when I ended up buying it. So I am glad these registers are available to the public because it helps us all drive safe cars on our roads.
Posted by: how to market online ( Email ) at 9/17/2009 1:21 AM

i bought a car from a used car dealership, and they wont give me the title, i have been looking and i cant find any site that will let me know my car is stolen. Can someone give me a site? [AGO BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE - Nicole, please check our page at for resources.]
Posted by: Nikole ( Email ) at 1/18/2010 1:29 PM

My new car was stolen and totaled. At the time I did not have insurance and I still owed alot of $ on the car. Is there a way I can sue the theft and have the financial company go after him for the rest of the $ owed? [AGO BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: Yikes! That's awful. Unfortunately, we can't provide you with legal advice. Please consult with law enforcement or an insurance claims specialist.]
Posted by: Alishia Evans ( Email ) at 5/4/2010 3:13 PM

The database produced by the National Insurance Crime Bureau is very useful and functional for individuals. With this well created database you can tell if your car is safe and if you bought a car safe too.
Posted by: Ben ( Email ) at 8/13/2010 3:12 AM

HI, i want to buy a car on craigslist ... i live in Illinois the car is in another state ... the seller wants to do the transaction through Ebay .. is this secure or a total scam? [AGO BLOG MODERATOR COMMENT: Most likely, it's a scam. They'll ask you to send money by wire transfer.]
Posted by: Gladys ( Email ) at 10/1/2010 11:25 AM

There are sites available where you can access dmv records by either vin number or the license plate number. You can perform a search online for such information by specifying vin number search.
Posted by: License Plate Guy ( Email ) at 10/6/2010 10:58 AM

Thanks for the post but there was no information listed on how to contact or consult with this said datbase! Could you please provide the information including a website, e-mail or phone number we should call to run these suspicious vehicles through said database? [AGO BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: THANKS, TRAVIS. I UPDATED THE HYPERLINK, WHICH WAS BROKEN.]
Posted by: Travis ( Email ) at 12/5/2010 11:37 AM

i just had my jeep grand cherokee stolen and cannot get to my paperwork to report it stolen, is there a way for me to find out by giving my name what vehicles are registered in my name to get the info i need to report it stolen? [ALL CONSUMING RESPONSE: Documentation of vehicles registered with your name would be held by the state's Department of Licensing.]
Posted by: carrie ( Email ) at 3/18/2011 1:24 AM

i recently bought a car i have the title but thats it idk if the car is stolen how can i find out? [ AGO BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: Do a VIN search. The Web site shows you what to do.]
Posted by: victor ( Email ) at 4/26/2011 11:27 AM

my car have been missing about a year now.and I've worked to hard for it
Posted by: cornelius d. clark ( Email ) at 4/26/2011 11:28 PM

For those of you who wana check the status of your car
go here!!

For me it was a relief to know that it wasn't stolen
Posted by: Milad ( Email ) at 6/21/2011 2:34 PM

If someone sold a vehicle to me and failed to remove their license plate...can they sue me for not returning it?
Posted by: Tina ( Email ) at 6/29/2011 10:33 AM

I have a car that was legalized in Mexico but I ask that you check theft report in the united states of america and would like to know where I am going to extend that record I do not have theft report in the state of Texas.
Posted by: victor manuel alba femat ( Email ) at 7/28/2011 11:57 AM

Back in 2005 i help purchased a 2002 ford focus.
My credit was used to purchased this vehicle. The person and i are on the registration. For the last past 6 yrs, she has not contributed to car payments and has recently moved with out any notice. I don't have any idea where the vehicle is located. In past 3 yrs I've received 4 traffic citations (red light violations) $75.00. Should i report this car stolen? Should i try to find the other registered owner, but i do believe she is under a new name. Could i even sue her for not contributing to the signed agreement of paying back the loan as scheduled. I do have proof of signed documents during the day of purchase. [ALL CONSUMING BLOG MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: We can best help by suggesting you contact a private attorney for legal advice.]
Posted by: malcolm greer ( Email ) at 10/11/2011 3:05 PM

I bought a car from someone and failed to check if my car was a stolen car first.If I give you the make of my car and vin # can you check this for me.1996 Ford Mustang 6 cyl.VIN #1FALP4046TF190347.THANK YOU Sincerely,Doris Duran
Posted by: Doris Duran ( Email ) at 11/24/2011 4:58 PM

I have recently purchased a ford mustang that has been sitting on my friends property for 2 yrs he sold me the car but i would like to know if this car has been reported stolen or not here is the VIN # FACP4oMHMF11985... if u can get back in touch with me asap i would greatly appreciate it... Thanks Richard G.
Posted by: richard ( Email ) at 1/1/2012 7:34 PM

I am wanting to buy a 2006 Lexus IS250 AWD 4Dr‏
on Craigslist for $2750!!! The buyer says it is because her son died in the war in Iraq, and she doesn't want to look at it anymore. She says the car is in a crate and ready to ship. I don't have anything but her email and she says I'd have to send the money to ebay and not her. Could this be a scam? Where can I find out if this is a stolen car or not? [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: This sounds like a scam. You should ask for the VIN number, license plate number, make, model and year of the car. You can use the website mentioned in this post to see if the car is stolen. You may also want to check that information with your local police. When buying a car it a good idea to physically look at it and have it inspected. Finally, you might check with your insurance company.]
Posted by: Vanessa Umanzor ( Email ) at 1/15/2012 8:00 PM

i'm Police Officer in Sierra Leone, how would i track down vehicle stolen from USA and Europe that are already Shiped to/in Africa (Sierra Leone).
Posted by: Dyphu Rajj Din-Gabisi ( Email ) at 1/27/2012 7:21 AM

Please help!
My car was stolen from my driveway and I worked hard to buy it. What should I do. I am very angry, depressed and sad. I cannot concentrate on school or work and I feel horrible inside.
I will do anything to get my car back.
Posted by: michelle ( Email ) at 2/16/2012 12:22 PM

have been offeed an infiniti car to buy and not can you please confirm if it is not stolen for me,FX 35,2011 MODEL
Chaisis No:jn8as1mu2bm 710759
Posted by: ola ( Email ) at 2/20/2012 1:37 AM

how do i know if this car is stolen or scrapped chasis no ABMHE28030BE43400
Posted by: A PEER ( Email ) at 3/4/2012 11:17 AM

hi i was given a car from my father and he bought it with no title but i wanna make sure that the vin number is clean so that i may get a title for my car
Posted by: Jesse Sandoval ( Email ) at 3/28/2012 7:13 PM

Can you please tell me if my 2003 Jeep Wrangler X vin # 1J4FA39S43P375666 was ever recovered? It was stolen 4-20-2008 and I have been looking for it ever since. It still hurts me today that its gone. If you happen to find the time will you please let me know and I thank you so much for your time.
Posted by: Raechele Hammond ( Email ) at 4/18/2012 9:12 PM

Hi i had a project car and a friend asked to use it, unfortunatly i wasnt able to register the cAr due to the fact i lozt y job and cohldnt pay since it was just and an extra friend then asked to use the car and promises to pay for my registration for me then ran off with the car. how can i report it [ALL CONUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: If your car has been stolen you should contact your local law enforcement.]
Posted by: tony ( Email ) at 5/16/2012 4:27 AM

I bought a chevy impala from a car lot and the person has 5 months telling me the title is lost what should I do,what if its stolen? [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: You should file a complaint with our Consumer Protection Division at:, and also contact the Department of Licensing Titles & Registration and possibly file a complaint with them too.]
Posted by: tino ( Email ) at 6/19/2012 6:29 PM

I'm sorry, but its amazing how many commenters are asking for a vin check on their suspected stolen vehicle. GO TO THE WEBSITE, PEOPLE! CLICK on the WORD "DATABASE" in the FIRST SENTANCE of the BLOG POST!!
Posted by: Ryan ( Email ) at 7/1/2012 9:51 PM

Check a vin for stolen or lemon
Posted by: evacuriel ( Email ) at 7/10/2012 3:18 AM

I recently bought a second hand ford E350 2004 from a lady. she brought the title and it has a transport company name not an individual name. I am becoming suspicious. please, can you check for me if this is a stolen car or not. VIN # 1FBSS31L24HA89594
Posted by: charles ( Email ) at 8/3/2012 5:38 PM

Im interested in buying a truck but iwanna make sure its not stolen could you please find out an let me know vin 1gcdc14hxnz140106 chevy 1500 thanks.
Posted by: Larry ( Email ) at 10/22/2012 6:49 AM

I want to buy a car toyota rav4 hi I wonder if everything is in order no report theft before you buy...este es el vin....JTMZD33V865030833 thanks [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: VIN: JTMZD33V865030833 has been identified as a vehicle listed in the VINCheck Salvage Records.
Date of loss: 2011-08-02
Cause of loss: Collision
You should consult with a certified automotive technician before further considering this vehicle, to include verifying the airbag remains intact.]
Posted by: Rafael ( Email ) at 11/6/2012 11:28 AM

I getting a deal with a car but i am not sureif this car is a stolen car. please can someone help me find out if this car is stolen ,its a 2008 bmw vin #wbawr33538b15279
Posted by: nazir mohammed ( Email ) at 11/6/2012 3:08 PM

how do i know if this car is stolen or scrapped chasis no: JTDBU4UEE5BJ093488
Posted by: SELCUK ( Email ) at 11/23/2012 2:31 AM

To Rafael and anybody who may consider buying a car with a Salvage Title:

It's not unheard of to buy a junk car and swap the components that have a VIN into a stolen car so it looks legitimate. A car that has truly been totaled is worth less once repaired than it would cost to repair it, so a totaled car is only worth buying for the parts that are still good. It would be very strange to fix and sell such a car unless it was a classic car. If somebody is selling you a "totaled" car to drive - not for parts - you should be very skeptical. There are hidden VINs known to law enforcement that likely reveal the car to be stolen. When they do, you are on the hook. You lose the car which returns to its rightful owner, and chances are you will not find the seller to get your money back.
Posted by: greg ( Email ) at 11/29/2012 3:53 PM

Someone recently offered me an irresistible deal ona ca so much of a deal it makes me think something could be very wrong plz check to see it's not stolen VIN IG1JC1244WM124574GM plz & thx any way I can find out who it's registered to so I know if person trying to sale it actually owns it?
Posted by: Nickie ( Email ) at 12/26/2012 4:06 AM

I am looking to buy my son his first car after passing his test and would like to know if the car for sale in Gumtree is not stolen. The car is: Corsa sxi 2004 Black, 2004, advertised in Gumtree Oxford.
Posted by: Feih ( Email ) at 1/15/2013 1:20 PM

My van was recently stolen on thursday. I have contacted the police looked to see if it was recalled, and I am not sure what to do next. I have heard about stolencarreports should I do that next? I am at a lost. Please help me. thanks [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: Continue checking with the police for any updates and ask if they have any other resources. You should also stay in contact with your insurance company and see if they have any additional resources. If the van had a tracking system, contact the tracking company and find out what information they can provide to you or the police.]
Posted by: Adina ( Email ) at 1/28/2013 7:57 AM

I bought a 2005 range rover and my insurance agent stole and regeristed my truck in his name and then stole it his name is Gary Gilliam he has a history of stealing cars I took him to civil court he was found quilty of thief by conversion and title fraud the jury found him quilty and awarded me my truck back the judge salley Montgomery over turned the jury verdict and gave the theif my truck I'm stuck and don't know what to do what are my rights [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: You should contact a private attorney to review the court records and then advise you on your legal rights.]
Posted by: Tony faine ( Email ) at 2/10/2013 11:15 AM

I would like to know if this vehicle has been reported stolen.. Because I would like to purchase it. Vin # 1FMRU15L5YLA28001
Posted by: connie ( Email ) at 2/18/2013 3:56 PM

I want a buy a honda s2000 but the guy only have a registration under some car dealer and the paper was lost but he said only need a bill o sale vin : JHMAP11473T005057
Posted by: luis campos ( Email ) at 2/19/2013 5:09 PM

My husband just got a truck on 1-31-13 and while it was in the shop we found out it was stolen.We did everything we were suppose to do so we wouldn't get in trouble. The investigator told us the it belonged to the insurance company.We want to try and buy it back but we dont know which company it is.How do we find out which one it is. [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: Generally while there is an open investigation the police will not release information regarding the truck. Once the investigation is over however, you should be able to get that information and contact the owner if you are still interested in purchasing the truck. In the meantime, if you financed the truck you should contact your finance company and inform them of the situation and the contract should be unwound once a copy of the police report is received. Also you should contact your insurance company to inform them of the situation and have the truck removed from your policy.]
Posted by: Serena ( Email ) at 3/3/2013 12:20 PM

Hello I recently put down $1000 to hold a Dodge Magnum for a month now a week later 3Brothers Auto in Detroit Mi. is saying that Commercial Auto Theft came and picked it up cause it was stolen. Now it must be returnedback to the Auto Auction. How do i find out if
theyre lieing? The v.i.n. is 2D4GV58285H618921
Posted by: Eric Washington ( Email ) at 3/6/2013 5:13 PM

Hi i want to buy a car and the car below the market price , i want to make sure that the car is not stolen before i buy it. the vin # is
thank you
Posted by: ester ( Email ) at 4/2/2013 7:43 PM

Saw a truck on craigslist. owner say he lost title. but he has no paperwork.
it is a 2000 dodge ram 2500
vin- 3B7KF26Z1YM218630

Posted by: Donald ( Email ) at 4/17/2013 7:41 AM

Hello I put money down to hold a used car and a week latter dealer told me it was stolen and consumer auto t heft sent it back to auction in newyork from here in detroit. Was it ever stolen? Heres the VIN 2D4GV58285H618921
Posted by: Eric Washington ( Email ) at 4/17/2013 11:32 PM

There is a vehicle that has been sitting at my job site for two weeks going on three.I was wondering how would I find out if it is stolen if I only have the license plate.number which is VA tags WWD 1746
Posted by: peggy ( Email ) at 5/5/2013 5:02 PM

Hi, I am very confused because of a car. It used to be 1100$, but now it is just 2500$ for a 2005 Toyota Camry!
This is vin: 4T1BE32K75U58361
Posted by: Ai Ngo ( Email ) at 5/11/2013 8:09 AM

Hi, could you help me to check the vin of this car?
Posted by: Ai Ngo ( Email ) at 5/11/2013 8:11 AM

Hi I'm trying to get some info on a 1999 Chevrolet camaro I bought online from a dealer in Fla. I live in Pa. My son lives in Fla. So he looked at the car and I bought it, he got 75 miles up I95 and the engine blew. So mow I had to get the car transported home. The dealer refused to help and I am 1,200 miles away so I had to eat it. The title did not disclose actual Mileage because in Fla. After 50,000 you don't have to the odometer read 56,000. The car showed up all scratched up with small dings my son stated it wasn't like that when he looked it over. Today I was cleaning the car interior and found small pieces of auto glass under the back seats this indicates to me the car was maybe in an accident. Also I was never offered any type of warranty from the dealer. Vin# 2G1FP32K1X2130473 [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: Since the car was purchased in Florida, their laws may apply to this transaction. Our office recommends contacting the Florida Attorney General- Citizen Services division. You can contact them directly at (850) 414-3990 or by sending your complaint to the address below.
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
PL-01, the Capitol]
Posted by: Jack firth ( Email ) at 5/18/2013 12:35 PM

there is a 77 corrvette for sale with no title i can not find any way of seeing if this vehicle is stolen or not the vin is z73l7s402011 [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: If the car has been registered in Washington you can contact the Department of Licensing Titles and Registration at (360) 902-3770 and ask what information is available for that VIN number. If the car is located outside of Washington, you will want to contact the Department of Licensing for that state and request any available information.]
Posted by: Garrett ( Email ) at 6/2/2013 7:56 PM

I am looking at purchasing an old used vehicle (mid 70s) which was imported years ago (right hand drive). It currently has an old NC tag on it (a couple of years old). The owner lost the title years ago and we can't find a VIN on the vehicle.
How do I find out if the vehicle is legit and not stolen since a VIN is not available and the title is lost? Seller can provide a bill of sale and said they can assist with obtaining a title, etc. My main concern is if the vehicle is stolen and to check if the vehicle has a lien on it.
The only identifying numbers on the vehicle is the NC license plate, which I'm assuming is correct. [All Consuming Blog Moderator: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately our office does not have any information to provide in your situation. If the owner is unable to provide a title for the vehicle and there is no VIN number to research you may not be able to trace the vehicle’s history. One thing you can do is contact the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and ask how you may be able to trace a license plate number. The phone number for the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is (919) 716-6750 or (919) 715-0577.]
Posted by: Rob ( Email ) at 8/29/2013 9:01 AM

IT'S A WHITE 1997 TOYOTA RAV4 AND THE VIN NUMBER IS 1T3G910V4V0017021.... CAN SOMEONE HELP ME???? [All Consuming Blog Moderator: Thank you for your question. If you have not already done so you should contact your local police department and file a report. You may also need to contact your insurance company and see what information or claim you will need to file with them. Also the Attorney General’s Office in Hawaii may be able to provide some assistance in locating the repair shop or its owner. You can contact their office directly by calling (808) 586-1500.]
Posted by: JUDE LUBER ( Email ) at 9/2/2013 4:48 AM

Ha! This is great. I have seen some phone apps that are supposed to do the same. Although, I don't know how happy I'd be if I found out it was totaled, I might wish I never found out.
Posted by: Anonymous Email ( Email ) at 9/2/2013 2:58 PM

1) I’m about to buy a car but I’m not the sure if it a fraud. I had to visit some website but they don’t say much. Vin # 1HGFA16876L043334
Please help ASAP! [All Consuming Blog Moderator: Thank you for your question. Consumers can often find information regarding a vehicle’s history online as well as checking with their local Department of Licensing and Police Departments. You can contact the Department of Licensing, Titles & Registration by calling (360) 902-3770 or online at]
Posted by: Karen vazquez ( Email ) at 9/5/2013 8:31 PM

I am seeing a lot of questions on here that are along the lines of what I am trying to find out so here it goes! I purchased a '69 mustang coupe many years ago and the place I got it from never got me the title. I have not had time to deal with it until now but I think I saw a news report about this place selling stolen cars. I need to know!!! I have the vin, plate # and now due to calling the local tax place the last date it was registered. They say I can't get the title unless I get the last owners name or do a bonded title which is more $$$. I would like find the last owner to find out if it is stolen and return it if need be or get info to get title to sell it. HELP!!!! Any help is greatly appreciated due to the fact I don't want to start working on it and find out it is stolen. Thank you for your help.
Blog Post Manager Comment (lw): Please contact the Public Disclosure Division of Department of Licensing at 360-664-4002 for help.
Posted by: Shannon ( Email ) at 10/30/2013 1:14 PM

i was livining with someone and my car title and other things came up missing and im wanting to know if someone has used my title for anything.
my vin #is 1FAFP344N76W188654 2006 ford focus. i was searching on line and everyone charges and I just lost my job and im barely making it so thats why ive came to you.
thank you for your help in this matter.

Blog Post Manager Comment (KD):
Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing the answer to your question.
Posted by: Jamie Tracy ( Email ) at 11/26/2013 8:17 PM

Someone gave me his truck but wanted to keep his name on the title so both our names are on the title my name is on top he has taken the truck and won't tell me where he or the truck is what can I do to find it? And what can I do to him for hiding from me?

Blog Post Manager Comment (KD): Because the individual who gave you the truck left his name on the title, this has the effect of him being a co-owner of the vehicle. Consequently, he can use it accordingly.
Posted by: Erin ( Email ) at 12/12/2013 5:27 AM

an ex- employee took my big bulldozers and scraped them. How can I go to a scrap yard to review record and prove this.
AGO Blog Manager Comment (lw): Since this amounts to theft you should report this to your local law enforcement and allow them to investigate the matter
Posted by: valorie pandak ( Email ) at 1/4/2014 9:59 AM

My nephew had a vehicle someone was going to repair the radiator on. After 6 weeks with text messages asking for his vehicle he finally went to the guys home. When he got there the guy called the cops because he wanted his car. The cops showed up & told the guy he had to give him his car. He then took it to a legit mechanic who told him the guy cut all of his wires & took parts of the car out & now the car is unrepairable. Will he be able to file a law suite against this guy for theft?
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lw): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3pm.
Posted by: Debie ( Email ) at 2/8/2014 12:36 PM

I bought a car from a guy. But its not his car. The car was given to him. He didn't give us a title. I have the Vin #. I want to know if the car was stolen?
AGO Blog Manager comment (lw): You can go to this website if you have the VIN number to see if it is listed in the database of stolen cars. If you still have questions please feel free to contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm.
Posted by: Jeanette Dell ( Email ) at 2/13/2014 2:16 PM

AGO Blog Comment Manager (lw): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm for more information
Posted by: PRINCESS JOHNSON ( Email ) at 4/23/2014 4:53 PM

Hi. I was. Hit from behind waiting for the lights,to change my. Car was totaled at the expense of the other driver.His Insurance paided my car off.I was not allowed. to get the license plate off the only thing I could get was my cd's I need. Proof that they turned my plate in what shell I do can. you HELP ME!!!! Thank You.
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lw): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm, Monday-Friday for more information
Posted by: Traci D Croft ( Email ) at 6/12/2014 5:49 PM

My Boyfriend bought 1982 SUV but notice it only had one vin number in the door jam not one windshield and did get title what can he do
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lw): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm Monday-Friday for more information
Posted by: Becky price ( Email ) at 6/17/2014 5:33 PM

My husband got a loan on a car then traded for another once he couldn't pay for it the guy is now threatening that is a felony and grand theft auto for us to posses the car we traded him for although we have a bill of sale. Now he wants his car back but he messed the transmission up in the car. Is there any jail time involved with breach of contract in the state of Alabama or trading/selling a car with a loan. ?
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lw): If this occurred in Alabama you can contact the Alabama Attorney General office at 334-242-7300.
Posted by: Jennifer Breeden ( Email ) at 7/16/2014 11:41 PM

Bought a car off craigslist from a dealership. They said I would receive the title between 14 and 30 days. It's been over a month and now the dealership is saying they are having issues getting the title. Need to know if my car is stolen. The VIN# is JM1BK323X5128835
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lw): If you go to this website and enter your VIN number it should tell you if your vehicle has been stolen
Posted by: Rikki Jay ( Email ) at 7/30/2014 1:27 PM

Please contact me.the guy said it broke down.and he was going to fix it.haven't heard anything else.says its in Charlotte n.c
AGO Blog manager (lk): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm if you have questions about filing a complaint
Posted by: tabatha workman ( Email ) at 8/5/2014 11:37 PM

Hi I have a question I bought a car from my friend who he bought it from his friend well I had bearly bought it when I get pulled over and I get arrrested so now my car git tooken away I dont have any type of paperwirk on the car only the license plate wat can I do I need to find out who the name of the person who register the car
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lk): Please be aware that this office is authorized to provide legal advice only to state agencies and certain state officials. We are not authorized to provide legal advice to private citizens. Our policy, therefore, is to provide informal assistance of a purely general nature where possible. In this situation you may try contacting the Department of Licensing and see if they can help. Their customer service number is 360-902-3900
Posted by: ana solis ( Email ) at 8/14/2014 2:33 PM

How do you find out info on a car you bought using the vin number without having to pay?
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lk): This website offers a free service to determine if a vehicle was stolen by using the Vin number.
Posted by: Carolyn Hill ( Email ) at 8/20/2014 11:46 AM

i bought this car with no title i need to know if it was stolen before or not ! thanks 1HGEJ8147TL015084
AGO Blog Manager (lk): Please go to this website to check your VIN number
Posted by: johan ( Email ) at 9/8/2014 1:56 PM

I got this 2008 ford but I can not get a white title for it it was from a car lot they say there having trouble withits been 9 mon, an no white title its suppose to be through a bank called west lake I need help please
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lk): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm for specific information regarding your situation.
Posted by: phillip smith ( Email ) at 9/18/2014 2:42 PM

I bought a car in Detroit. the ignition falls out when I drive and I just received a notice from Secretary of state that the car I'm driving was abandoned at a towing yard. The car they have has the same vin number and was towed there a week before I bought mine the vin is 1C3EL46RX3N594134. please let me know.
AGO Blog Manager (lk): You can go to this website and enter your VIN number to see if your car has been reported as stolen or damaged in the past.
If it does not show up as stolen you may wish to contact Department of Licensing vehicle department and ask them to double check their records.
Posted by: Shanna ( Email ) at 11/6/2014 4:22 PM

I'm tryen to buy this Rv! So I'm just checking on it!
Posted by: john harkless ( Email ) at 11/12/2014 2:54 PM

My totaled van vin# is not listed on the NICB list. I was nieve to let a trusted brother talk me into taking the van to PICK a PART. He told me I could get more $$ from them than the junk yard. Bro said he needed to leave the unsigned title with PICK a PART just in case they are audited. Its been over a year and bro will not tell me where the van is nor bring me the title to get the van out my name. What else can I do to get the missing title transfered out my name?
AGO Blog Manager (lk): Please contact Department of Licensing at 360-902-3900 for help with your specific question.
Posted by: FENNELL ( Email ) at 12/18/2014 11:16 PM

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