How to Check a Used Car’s Accident History in UAE [2024 Guide]

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 by Vadim

Before buying a second-hand car in the UAE, it’s crucial to check its accident history. Learn three easy online methods to verify a vehicle’s past incidents using its chassis number.

What is a Chassis Number (VIN)?

The chassis number, or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), is a unique 17-digit code that reveals:

  • Car manufacturer
  • Origin
  • Engine details
  • Accident history

Where to Find the Chassis Number:

  1. Vehicle registration card (mulkiya)
  2. Dashboard (driver’s side)
  3. Side door

3 Ways to Check Car Accident History Online

1. Ministry of Interior (MOI)

2. Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG)

  • Visit:
  • Click “Traffic Accidents Management”
  • Enter chassis number
  • View accident reports

3. TAMM (Abu Dhabi Police)

  • Visit:
  • Navigate: Government Entities > Abu Dhabi Police
  • Search “View Vehicle Accident History”
  • Login with UAE Pass
  • Enter chassis number
  • View past accident reports

By using these official sources, you can make an informed decision when purchasing a used car in the UAE. Remember, a vehicle’s accident history significantly impacts its value and reliability.

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