|Date: ||Mon, 19 Aug 2002 19:48:44 +0100|
|Reply-To: ||jon doe <no.e-mail@SPAM.NOSPAM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||jon doe <no.e-mail@SPAM.NOSPAM>|
|Organization: ||Sirius Cybernetics Corporation|
|Subject: ||Re: Make/model from VIN number|
"Rebecca Jones" <Rebecca_M._Jones@FFIC.COM> wrote in message
> Does anyone have a good method for deriving make and model of vehicle
> the VIN number? I understand the VIN is structured in such a way that
> is possible.
> Many thanks!
> Rebecca Jones
There is a good overview here:
a.. 1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was
For example: U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K),
England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)
a.. 2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C), Dodge(B),
Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L),
Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5),
Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).
a.. 3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.
a.. 4th to 8th characters- Identifies vehicle features such as body style,
engine type, model, series, etc.
a.. 9th character- Identifies VIN accuracy as check digit.
a.. 10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J),
1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)
a.. 11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.
a.. 12th to 17th characters- Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for
as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line.