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Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation

NHTSA's Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation conducts criminal investigations of large-scale interstate odometer fraud schemes involving multiple vehicles.  Individuals having specific information concerning such schemes are encouraged to call (202) 366-5953.

Complaints concerning a single vehicle should be reported at the state level.  This Office does not conduct criminal investigations related to a single vehicle.  However, as an investigative tip individuals can provide this Office with the identification number (VIN) of any vehicle suspected of having an altered odometer or a forged odometer statement by calling (202) 366-4761.

Complaints concerning vehicle safety such as, defects and recalls, should be reported by calling (888) 327-4236 or online at

Individuals seeking general information concerning odometer fraud should review NHTSA’s website, search the Internet for information posted by their state government, or call (202) 366-4761.

Mailing address:
Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation
Room W55-301
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC, 20590

Office Director: David W. Sparks /

U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
1-800-424-9153 (TTY)