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Beware of Buying Flood-Damaged Vehicles
VIN Verify Service

Make sure it hasn't been through a disaster.

Historically, fraudsters have bought flood-damaged vehicles to sell to unsuspecting consumers for a profit. But with water-damaged electronic components, potential mould and other issues, flood vehicles are unsafe. They have no place on the road.

To protect consumers, IBC, its member insurance companies have compiled a database of vehicles reported and branded as non-repairable after flooding across southern Alberta and the Greater Toronto Area.

Use this free VIN Verify service to check whether a vehicle has been reported as flood damaged and non-repairable by participating IBC member insurance companies.

NOTE: You will need a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to perform
a search.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any vehicle that has been subjected to flooding to the level of the bottom of the dash must be branded as non-repairable and can no longer be operated on any Canadian road. Every Canadian jurisdiction follows these same guidelines.

VIN Verification
STEP 1: Enter VIN

STEP 2: Agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use
This national database identifies affected VIN numbers as either “Flood”, “Fire”, “Irreparable” or “Salvaged”.

  • Due to recent natural disasters, some vehicles which have been reported as either “Flood”, “Fire”, “Irreparable” or “Salvaged” may not appear on this website right away. Please check back periodically to review the VIN number of concern or contact IBC at:
Alberta and the Territories:1-800-377-6378
Atlantic Canada:1-800-565-7189 x227
British Columbia, Saskatchewan,and Manitoba:1-877-772-3777 x222

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