VIN-to-Year Chart

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is a serial number used to identify an individual vehicle.  The VIN for each vehicle is unique.

 

The 10th character in the 17-character VIN represents the vehicle model-year.

  • This standard applies to vehicles built in or after 1981.

    • Before 1981, the VIN format was not standardized and varied by manufacturer.

  • Note: VINs do not include the letters I (i), O (o), Q (q), U (u) or Z (z), or the number 0, so that they will not be confused with similar looking numbers/letters.