Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Vehicle history and recall information


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Vehicle history

Consumers can now obtain a vehicle's title brand history, odometer data and other basic vehicle information to make better-informed purchasing decisions.

The U.S. Department of Justice offers access to an online computer system that helps protect states and consumers from automobile fraud. The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, or NMVTIS, is available to consumers and is accessible through a third-party, fee-for-service website.

Wisconsin vehicle title information is available through NMVTIS. Other states participate in NMVTIS so consumers can easily get information on vehicles titled in those states as well.

This U.S. Department of Justice press release offers more detailed information.

Vehicle recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) provides a search tool where you may check whether your vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall. Visit safercar.gov/VIN and enter your vehicle identification number.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-1466

Last modified: May 12, 2015

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