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 5.58.0

- New design and content

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 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!

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.

silent spreader ,


I didn’t find my stolen van from this app, but listing it here made me feel better. I found it by checking for parking tickets online with the license#.
I will be using it and listing some very nice free spots up the Oregon and north coast of California.


Abel Longoria
76.6 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

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

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