Always Do an auto VIN Check BEFORE buying to know what your getting into
Always Do an auto VIN Check BEFORE buying to know what your getting into

Remember to always do an online VIN search to check that used vehicle before you buy it.

Car History / Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) – Free VIN Number Decode Information

To do a free VIN number decode, Click Here enter your VIN number, and click on the “GO” button. You will be shown the year, make, model, style and country of assembly. You will also be told how many vehicle history records there are for this vehicle. To get a full vehicle history report, choose one of the report options. The Unlimited is very popular when car shopping because for 60 days you can run additional reports.

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World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)

Note than not all the codes have 3 positions. In the case of two position codes, the blank code is not a blank, but usually represents part of the body style or division. If the third position is a “9”, it means that the manufacturer will produce less than 500 units per year.

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Digit 1 Digit 2 Digit 3 Manufacturer Country
1 F Ford USA
1 G General Motors USA
1 G C General Motors / Chevrolet USA
1 G M General Motors / Pontiac USA
1 L Ford / Lincoln USA
1 L Ford / Mercury USA
1 N Nissan USA USA
1 V W Volkswagen USA USA
1 Y V Mazda USA USA
2 Y Ford Canada Canada
2 Y 1 Chevrolet Canada Canada
2 G 1 Pontiac Canada Canada
2 G General Motors Canada Canada
2 H M Hyundai Canada Canada
2 M Mercury Canada Canada
3 F Ford Mexico Mexico
3 G General Motors Mexico Mexico
3 V W Volkswagen Mexico Mexico
4 F Mazda USA USA
4 M Mercury USA
4 S Subaru-Isuzu Automotive USA
4 U S BMW USA USA
5 L Lincoln USA
6 F Ford Australia Australia
6 H General Motors Holden Australia Australia
6 M M Mitsubishi Australia Australia
6 T 1 Toyota Australia Australia
9 B W Volkswagen Brazil Brazil
J A Isuzu Japan
J F Subaru Japan
J H Honda Japan
J M Mazda Japan
J N Nissan Japan
J S Suzuki Japan
J T Toyota Japan
K L Daewoo Korea
K M H Hyundai Korea
K N Kia Korea
S A J Jaguar England
S A L Land Rover England
S C C Lotus cars England
T R U Audi Germany
V F 1 Renault France
V F 3 Peugeot France
V F 7 Citroen France
V A U Audi Germany
W B A BMW Germany
W B A BMW Germany
W D B Mercedes-Benz Germany
W P 0 Porsche Germany
W V 2 Volkswagen Germany
W V W Volkswagen Germany
Y K 1 Saab Finland, Sweden
Y S 1 Saab Finland, Sweden
Z D F Ferrari Dino Italy
Z F A Fiat Italy
Z F F Ferrari Italy

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Model Year – Position #10
J 1988
K 1989
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
S 1995
T 1996
V 1997
W 1998
X 1999
Y 2000
1 2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008

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