VanAlert is an app specifically made for VW Vanagon & Bus owners.

Stolen Vanagons
The main purpose of this app is to help recover stolen Vanagons. We have a REPORT STOLEN VAN feature which in case your van is stolen, you fill out the form with your vehicle's information and a photo. Once we receive it we put out a PUSH NOTIFICATION to all VanAlert users/Vanagon owners. This helps get the community involved in helping locate your Van, they'll be notified with all of the information you provided.

Repair Shop Database
We have a database of reputable repair shops that know how to work on these classic vehicles. Say for instance, if you break down, simply open the VanAlert app and click on the Repair Shops icon. A listing of crowdsourced repair shops that other Vanagon/Bus owners have used and recommend that are in the area will show up based on your current GPS location. All of the contact info is there at your fingertips.

Event Calendar
A nationwide VW Event Calendar is available that'll list every VW Event within your area so there is no stressing out over missing one. These are also crowd sourced by attendees and event organizers.

What’s New

Version 5.58.1

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

BeeEeeZee ,

Every VW Van owner should have this!

Just stumbled on this app and it’s so cool! So much more than Stolen Van Alerts (which is enough of a reason to download). Did your van break down on a trip? Find a friendly ‘rescue’ volunteer here! If your new rescue friend can’t help you resolve the issue, no problem, you can find a recommended VW shop in your area. Looking for a free VW friendly place to park in the city? No sweat, there are tons of VW ‘hosts’ who will lend you a parking spot, shore power, and even WiFi! (You may even be able to do a load of laundry if you’re lucky.) Or find a local pay or even a free camping spot in the great outdoors. The more people use this the better resource it will be for everyone so come‘on ya’ll what are you waiting for? It’s FREE and awesome!


Amazing, almost

Great app!! The one thing needed is to search for van support outside of your immediate area. If you resize or drag the map, it should repopulate. Then it would be useful as a planning tool as well and not just when in immediate need of help. For instance planning a trip, where are the various shops to have in mind, or plan an oil change etc. But otherwise amazing app. Thx!

Jivermo2 ,

Very handy app, for Vanagon folks.

I like the fact that this can alert a large number of people, quickly, about stolen vans, making the chance of recovery that much greater. All theft deterrents help, and this is another tool in our arsenal against thieves.

App Privacy

The developer, Pixtus, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You Might Also Like