Welcome to MyVINDecoder.com!

To decode your automotive VIN, pick the make of your car from the list below:

A VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is provided on every commercially manufactured vehicle. The VIN is a unique number that is used to identify every vehicle. VIN’s were standardized in 1981, requiring each VIN consist of 17 digits.

Since every vehicle’s VIN is unique, they are used to track the vehicle’s history. Any claims or reports filed on behalf of a vehicle will contain the VIN.

VIN Decoding

VIN’s are not just a random collection of characters, they are formatted to represent specific information about the vehicle.

The first 3 digits of the VIN, collectively, are the World Manufacturer Identifier or WMI. A VIN decoder will use the first digit to identify the manufacturer’s region:

  • A-H = Africa
  • J-R = Asia
  • S-Z = Europe
  • 1-5 = North America
  • 6-7 = Oceania
  • 8-9 = South America

The next 5 digits (characters 4-8) are used to identify specific attributes of the vehicle. There are some conventions in the attributes section, but each manufacturer uses a unique system to identify their vehicle’s attributes.

The uniqueness of the vehicle attribute codes is why this site is divided into VIN decoder pages for each manufacturer. You can choose your manufacturer from the list below:

The 9th digit is the Check Digit. Learn the details of how to calculate the VIN check digit.

The 10th digit is the Model Year. This is a standardized code. See the VIN number model year coding chart for detail information.

The 11th digit is the Plant Code. This coded digit is specific to each manufacturer. The VIN decoder for each make vehicle will identify in which assembly plant the vehicle was manufactured.

The last 6 digits are just the sequestial number identifying the order in which the vehicle came off the assembly line.

How to Use My Vin Decoder

MyVINDecoder.com provides an easy-to-use VIN decoder for each vehicle make. It’s a 3-step process to extract the information provided in the VIN.

First, select the make of your vehicle. You can do so from the list below:

Second, enter a valid VIN. Finally, click the ‘Decode’ button. You will then be able to scroll down and view your vehicle’s information.

Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Facebook! RSS