There are a number of websites that will provide you some information on a vehicle if you have the vehicle's VIN.
Some of the websites will provide you a simple VIN report. Other websites will give you a list of manufacturer recalls on the vehicle or let you know if the vehicle has been reported as stolen.
Best of all, the information is FREE!
Here are the websites the provide free information about your vehicle:
Free VIN Report
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the United States Department of Transportation and works to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic costs due to motor vehicle crashes. NHTSA conducts research on traffic safety issues such as impaired driving, occupant protection, distracted driving, speeding, teen drivers, and other topics; develops regulations for automotive safety standards; funds state and local programs that aim to reduce deaths and injuries due to crashes. NHTSA also provides consumer information on vehicle defects, recalls, fuel economy, and more through its website www.nhtsa.gov
- National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) VINCheck – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is an organization that works to combat insurance fraud and vehicle crime in North America by providing investigative, analytical and preventive services. The NICB utilizes a network of more than 100,000 members from the law enforcement community, private sector insurers and other related organizations to identify, investigate and stop criminal activity involving vehicles or property/casualty lines of insurance. Additionally, it provides resources for consumers on how they can protect themselves against fraudulent activities.