A VIN is a Vehicle Identification Number. It is a 17-character alphanumeric identifier or a manufacturer’s serial number. Each character in the VIN number has a significant meaning. Together, they create a number that provides information about the vehicle and its unique history. Referencing the example to the right: 3 - Shows where the vehicle is built, FT - Designates the vehicle manufacturer, BE673 - Denotes the vehicle’s brand, engine size and type and other details, E - Vehicle Security Code, T - Shows Vehicle Year, R - Indicates which plant assembled the vehicle, 678452 - Displays serial number of the vehicle.
The VIN can be found on the VIN plate located on the driver’s side of the dashboard just below the windshield (1). The VIN can also be found on the driver-side doorframe label (2), as well as on documents related to the vehicle’s registration, title and insurance.
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The 10th character of a vehicle's VIN can help you decipher its particular model year. To learn more about a particular VIN, enter it here.
Yes. Characters 4-8 on a given VIN denotes the vehicle's manufacturer, engine size, and type. To learn more about a particular VIN, enter it here.