Volkswagen VIN decoder

Volkswagen VIN decoder

What can be decoded from a Volkswagen VIN?

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  • 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 ZZZ1J Z 1 W 123456

Manufacturer:
Volkswagen AG
Manufacturer Address:
Berliner Ring 2, Wolfsburg/Hannover
Plant Country:
Germany
Product Type:
Passenger car
Make:
Volkswagen
Model:
Bora
Vehicle Specification:
VW BORA
Model Year:
2001
Series:
IV (1997-2003)
Fuel Type - Primary:
Gasoline
Engine (full):
1.4 16V (75 Hp)
Engine Displacement (ccm):
1390
Engine Power (kW):
55
Engine Code:
AXP
Transmission:
Manual/Standard
Number of Gears:
5
Made:
2000-01-01
Registered:
2000-09-01
Production Started:
1998
Production Stopped:
2005
Body:
Sedan/Saloon
Drive:
Front-wheel drive
Color:
Blue
Number of Seats:
5
Number of Doors:
5
Number of Axles:
2
Length (mm):
4374
Width (mm):
1735
Height (mm):
1437
Weight Empty (kg):
1224
Wheelbase (mm):
2500
Wheel Size:
195/65 R15 91T
Wheel Rims Size:
6J X 15 ET38
Max roof load (kg):
75
Fuel Consumption l/100km (Combined):
7.0
Fuel Consumption l/100km (Extra Urban):
5.0
Fuel Consumption l/100km (Urban):
9.0
CO2 Emission:
162
Check Digit:
Z
Sequential Number:
123456
ABS:
1
Market:
CZ
Engine RPM:
5000
Fuel System:
Multi-point injection
Rear Breaks:
Disc
Valve Train:
DOHC
Front Breaks:
Ventilated discs
Engine Stroke:
75.6
Engine Torque:
126
Fuel Capacity:
55
Steering Type:
Steering rack
Power Steering:
Hydraulic Steering
Engine Position:
Front, transversely
Max Weight (kg):
1750
Rear Suspension:
Semi-independent, spring
Track Rear (mm):
1494
Drag Coefficient:
0.32
Engine Cylinders:
4
Front Suspension:
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Max Speed (km/h):
171
Track Front (mm):
1513
Number of Airbags:
4
Valves per Cylinder:
4
Engine Cylinder Bore:
76.5
Acceleration 0-100 km/h:
14.9
Engine Compression Ratio:
10.5
Engine Cylinders Position:
Inline
Width including mirrors (mm):
2018
Maximum volume of Luggage (trunk):
785
Minimum volume of Luggage (trunk):
455
Minimum turning circle (turning diameter):
10.9
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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

Volkswagen models

Amarok
Arteon
Beetle
Bora
Caddy
California
Caravelle
CC
Corrado
Crafter
Eos
Fox
Golf
Golf Plus
Golf Sportsvan
Golf SportWagen
ID.3
ID.4
Iltis
Jetta
LT
Lupo
Multivan
New Beetle
Passat
Passat Alltrack
Passat CC
Phaeton
Polo
Rabbit
Routan
Santana
Scirocco
Sharan
T-Cross
T-Roc
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
Taigo
Taro
Tarro
Tiguan
Touareg
Touran
Transporter
Up!
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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