Volkswagen VIN decoder

Volkswagen VIN decoder

What can be decoded from a Volkswagen VIN?

Decode a Volkswagen VIN number with Vincario to get
  • Volkswagen vehicle identification number verification
  • Vehicle technical specification
  • Manufacturer details
  • Model year
  • Plant location
  • Check digit validity
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Vehicle report example:

WVW ZZZ1K Z B M 123456

Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN AG, D-38440 WOLFSBURG
Manufacturer Address:
Berliner Ring 2, Wolfsburg/Hannover
Plant Country:
JAPAN
Product Type:
Car
Make:
Volkswagen
Model:
Golf
Vehicle Specification:
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VARIANT 1KM ACCAYC FM5
Model Year:
2011
Fuel Type - Primary:
Diesel
Engine Displacement (ccm):
1598
Engine Power (kW):
77
Engine Code:
CAY
Transmission:
Manual/Standard
Made:
2011-01-01
Registered:
2011-11-07
Production Started:
2015-10-01
Production Stopped:
2018-09-01
Body:
Wagon
Drive:
Front-wheel drive
Color:
Silver
Number of Seats:
5
Number of Doors:
5
Number of Axles:
2
Length (mm):
4534
Width (mm):
1781
Height (mm):
1452
Weight Empty (kg):
1445
Wheelbase (mm):
2574
Wheel Size:
195/65 R15 91T
Wheel Rims Size:
6J X 15 ET47
Max roof load (kg):
75
Fuel Consumption Combined (l/100km):
4.5
Fuel Consumption Extra Urban (l/100km):
3.9
Fuel Consumption Urban (l/100km):
5.7
Emission Standard:
Euro 5
CO2 Emission (g/km):
119
Check Digit:
Z
Sequential Number:
123456
ABS:
1
Trim:
LA30
Market:
CZ
Steering:
LEFT-HAND DRIVE
Engine RPM:
4400
Plant City:
AKASHI
Fuel System:
HIGH EFFICIENCY TWIN CAM
Plant State:
HYOGO
Rear Brakes:
Disc
Engine Model:
CAYC
Plant Company:
Kawasaki Heavy Ind., LTD
Steering Type:
Electric steering
Max Weight (kg):
1980
Track Rear (mm):
1500
Max Speed (km/h):
190
Track Front (mm):
1527
Number of Airbags:
10
Transmission (full):
A TYPE
Permitted trailer load without brakes (kg):
750
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What is a Volkswagen VIN?

Every Volkswagen manufacturer assigns a unique ID called Vehicle Identification number (VIN) to each vehicle. This VIN length is 17 digits and is composed of letters and digits holding basic vehicle specification.

All databases in an automotive industry search through a VIN:

  • Volkswagen manufacturer database
  • Volkswagen importer/exporter database
  • Volkswagen dealer database
  • Volkswagen workshops and spare parts suppliers
  • National vehicle databases
  • Police databases
  • Databases of insurance companies
  • Databases of private companies

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Arteon
Atlas
Beetle
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Caddy
California
Caravelle
CC
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Crafter
E-Lavida
Eos
Eurovan
Fox
Golf
Golf Alltrack
Golf Plus
Golf Sportsvan
Golf SportWagen
ID. Buzz
ID. Buzz Cargo
ID.3
ID.4
ID.5
ID.6 CROZZ
ID.6 X
ID.7
Iltis
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Lavida
LT
Lupo
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New Beetle
Passat
Passat Alltrack
Passat CC
Phaeton
Polo
R32
Rabbit
Routan
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Scirocco
Sharan
T-Cross
T-Roc
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
T7
Taigo
Taigun
Taos
Taro
Tarro
Tiguan
Touareg
Touran
Transporter
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Vanagon
Vento
Viloran

Volkswagen VIN Number schema

Standard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
ISO 3779 WMI VDS VIS
EU & North America
more than 500 vehicles/year
WMI Vehicle Attributes Check Digit Model Year Plant Code Sequential Number
EU & North America
500 or fewer vehicles/year
WMI 9 Vehicle Attributes Check Digit Model Year Plant Code Manufacturer Identifier Sequential Number

Where is a VIN Number Located on a Volkswagen vehicle?

VIN can be found typically at these locations:

  • VIN embossed on a vehicle frame in the engine area
  • Windshield on the driver's side corner
  • Doorjamb at driver’s side
  • Vehicle documentation
    • Vehicle registration documents
    • Purchase contract
    • Insurance or Lease policy

More details can be found in Volkswagen VIN FAQ.

Volkswagen Vehicle Inspection

Also do not forget to physically check the technical condition of your Volkswagen vehicle. Either in an authorized Volkswagen service or by an experienced car mechanic.

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