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1996-2003 Vin Decoder

  How to use  

Here is your guide to interpreting universal Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN). All vehicle information applies to 1996 - 2003 models only. For previous model year VIN information, check sources at your dealership.

Universal Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) have 17 "positions". There is a number or a letter in each position (see example).

Note: This tool may not return accurate results for special order vehicles (e.g. "Z" engine code) or some Medium/Heavy Trucks.


Enter your VIN:
Position: 1-3 4 5-7 8 9 10 11 12-17

  Check this example  


Typical VIN
Position Number

Position 1-3 World Manufacturer Identifier
Position 4 Restraint System Type
Brake Type and GVWR Class
(Trucks and Vans Only)
Position 5-7 Line, Series, Body Type
Position 8 Engine Type
Position 9 Check Digit
Position 10 Model Year
Position 11 Assembly Plant
Position 12-17 Production Sequence Number

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