CycleVIN Terms & Conditions

CycleVIN User Disclaimer

The CycleVIN website is an electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles titled in the United States. It is intended to serve as a reliable source of title history for motorcycles, but it does not contain detailed information regarding a vehicle's repair history.

CycleVIN does not contain information on all motor vehicles in the United States because some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system. Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a "total loss" or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a "total loss" even if the vehicle's titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be "salvage" or "junk".

Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a "total loss" or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a "total loss" even if the vehicle's titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be "salvage" or "junk".

The information in CycleVIN INCLUDES:

  • Information from state motor vehicle titling agencies.
  • Information on motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractorsInformation on "brands" applied to vehicles provided by participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and definitions vary by state, but may provide useful information about the condition or prior use of the vehicle.
  • Most recent odometer reading in the state's title record.
  • Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers, including junk and salvage yards.
  • Information from junk and salvage yards receiving a "cash for clunker" vehicle traded-in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) Program.

Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a "total loss" or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a "total loss" even if the vehicle's titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be "salvage" or "junk."