A system for monitoring a vehicle experiencing a crisis situation, such as carjacking. Each vehicle to be monitored includes an on-board reporting apparatus. The reporting apparatus are operative during occurrence of the crisis situation to automatically initiate communication with a remote monitoring facility via a cellular telephone network. Selected status information will then be provided to the remote monitoring facility to permit real time tracking of the vehicle. As a result, law enforcement personnel may be contacted to effectively respond to the crisis situation. Preferably, the reporting apparatus further includes conspicuous alarm indicators, such as a siren and a strobe lamp.