I’ll check your vehicle VIN for free

I’m in the market for a used car and have paid a service to check the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).  I have a 30-day unlimited account from Autocheck so I can help you if you’re in the market in these days like me.  Just send me the VIN number and I’ll reply with the result.  Keep in mind, I’m doing this in my free time so be patient.

A refresher about VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

VIN Basics

A Vehicle Identification Number, or “VIN,” is the unique code that is assigned to an individual vehicle by its manufacturer and that distinguishes it from all other vehicles. No two vehicles can have the same VIN.

In 1981, VINs were standardized under the auspices of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a 17-digit string of letters and numbers. Under NHTSA requirements, many of those letters and numbers are assigned values with which each manufacturer must comply; other portions of the VIN are available for each manufacturer to code as it wishes. (Prior to 1981, manufacturers defined their own VIN in its entirety, so the length and formatting of VINs on vehicles made before 1981 varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.)

Typically, the VIN is stamped into a plate or printed on a sticker and affixed to the vehicle in several different places, including inside the engine bay and on the driver’s side door jamb.

Decoding a VIN

Certain digits in the VIN identify a vehicle’s attributes, including its final point of assembly, its model year, the manufacturer and, usually, the model of the vehicle. For a complete description of how to read a vehicle’s VIN, please see Making Sense of Your VIN.

Please note, however, that some vehicle attributes, such as color, standard features or options (and in many cases even the style or trim of the vehicle), cannot be decoded from the VIN alone. Obtaining that level of detail requires access to the vehicle’s “build record,” and build records are generally available only to the vehicle’s manufacturer and its dealers. If you need such details from a VIN, we suggest contacting the manufacturer or dealer directly to see if they will provide them.

Vehicle History Reports

Modern, 17-digit VINs can be used to access many records relating to a vehicle, including ownership, accident and repair histories. Edmunds.com does not offer such reports, but our advertiser AutoCheck does. For more information, please see Which Vehicle History Report Is Right for You? or click here to link to AutoCheck directly.

Please note that AutoCheck does not offer vehicle history reports for model years prior to 1981, when the 17-digit VIN became standard.

6 thoughts on “I’ll check your vehicle VIN for free”

  1. Hi,could you please check this vin out for me.
    I’m in the process of buying this vehicle,it’s an fj cruiser and the vin is JTEZU11F770018442.
    Thanks

  2. Hi,could you please check out this vin for me.im in the process of buying this vehicle.
    It’s an fj cruiser.
    Thanks

  3. wow, glad I found you before the 30 days are over. Hope you found what you’re looking for.

    Can you please check this for me? Ill be checking constantly for an update! Thanks: 1zvbp8am1c5201978

    1. Here you go:

      AutoCheck.com
      AutoCheck Vehicle History Report
      Report Run Date: 26 febbraio 2015 16.14.13 EST
      2012 Ford Mustang

      Autocheck
      Class: Sport Car – Touring
      Engine: 3.7L V6 SMPI
      Country of Assembly: United States
      Vehicle Age: 3 year(s)
      Calculated Owners: N/A
      VIN: 1ZVBP8AM1C5201978
      Year : 2012
      Make : Ford
      Model: Mustang
      Style/Body: Coupe 2D
      This Vehicle’s AutoCheck Score

      The AutoCheck Score is a summary of your vehicle’s history. It lets you compare similar vehicles with ease.
      This vehicle qualifies for Buyback Protection

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      Accident Check
      Reported accidents: 0

      Title and Problem Check
      Your vehicle checks out:

      Odometer Check
      Your vehicle checks out:
      Last Reported Odometer: N/A

      Vehicle Use and Event Check
      No vehicle use reported
      Accident Check
      Not all accidents / issues are reported to AutoCheck

      checks_out Your vehicle checks out: There have been no accidents reported to AutoCheck for this 2012 Ford Mustang (1ZVBP8AM1C5201978). AutoCheck receives its accident data from government sources and independent agencies, and based on the information available to us, we have found that no accidents have been reported on this vehicle. Not all accidents or damage events are reported to AutoCheck.
      Title and Problem Check
      checks_out Your vehicle checks out: AutoCheck’s database for this 2012 Ford Mustang (1ZVBP8AM1C5201978) shows no negative titles or other problems. When reported to AutoCheck, these events can indicate serious past damage or other significant problems, and disqualifies the vehicle for AutoCheck Buyback Protection. Check the Vehicle Use and Event Check for reported accidents that can affect vehicle safety and value.
      0 Problem(s) Reported: 15 Title/Problem areas checked:
      image No abandoned title record
      image No damaged title or major damage incident record
      image No fire damaged title record
      image No grey market title record
      image No hail damage title record
      image No insurance loss title or probable total loss record
      image No junk or scrapped title record
      image No manufacturer buyback/lemon title record
      image No odometer problem title record
      image No rebuilt/rebuildable title record
      image No salvage title or salvage auction record
      image No water damaged title record
      image No NHTSA crash test record
      image No frame/unibody damage record
      image No recycling facility record
      Odometer Check
      checks_out Your vehicle checks out: AutoCheck examined the reported odometer readings reported to AutoCheck for this 2012 Ford Mustang (1ZVBP8AM1C5201978) and no indication of an odometer rollback or tampering was found. AutoCheck uses business rules to determine if reported odometer readings are significantly less than previously reported values. Not all reported odometer readings are used. Title and auction events also report odometer tampering or breakage.
      0 Problem(s) Reported: Mileage Date Reported
      Vehicle Use and Event Check
      image No Additional Information Reported: AutoCheck shows no additional vehicle uses or events reported to AutoCheck for this 2012 Ford Mustang (1ZVBP8AM1C5201978). This includes reported vehicle uses such as rental or lease, and events such as whether the vehicle has been reported to have had a loan/lien or duplicate title issued. Other events show if the vehicle has a reported accident and how many calculated accidents or if it has been reported stolen or repossessed. It is recommended to have pre-owned vehicles inspected by a third party prior to purchase.
      0 Event(s) Reported: 6 Vehicle uses checked:
      image No fleet, rental and/or lease use record
      image No taxi use record
      image No police use record
      image No government use record
      image No livery use record
      image No driver education record
      0 Event(s) Reported: 9 Vehicle events checked:
      image No accident record reported through accident data sources
      image No corrected title record
      image No duplicate title record
      image No emission/safety inspection record
      image No loan/lien record
      image No fire damage incident record
      image No repossessed record
      image No theft record
      image No storm area registration/title record
      Detailed Vehicle History
      Autocheck Below are the historical events for this vehicle listed in chronological order. Any discrepancies will be in bold text.
      Report Run Date:26 febbraio 2015 16.14.13 EST

      Vehicle: 2012 Ford Mustang (1ZVBP8AM1C5201978)

      Event Date Event Location Odometer Reading Data Source Event Detail
      02/22/2011

      Independent Source VEHICLE MANUFACTURED AND SHIPPED TO DEALER
      03/31/2011 ON

      Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
      07/28/2011 SCARBOROUGH, ON

      Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
      07/04/2012 SCARBOROUGH, ON

      Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
      08/29/2013 SCARBOROUGH, ON

      Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
      08/28/2014 ON

      Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
      AutoCheck vehicle history report Terms and Conditions
      This report, and any reliance upon it, is subject to AutoCheck Terms and Conditions. If you obtained the report from a dealer, the dealer has been provided with these Terms & Conditions and can share them with you. These AutoCheck Terms and Conditions are also available at any time at http://www.autocheck.com/consumers/disclaimer.do or by writing to Experian: Experian Automotive C/O AutoCheck Customer Service 955 American Lane Schaumburg IL 60173

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      This vehicle (1ZVBP8AM1C5201978 ) qualifies for AutoCheck Buyback Protection . If you obtained the report from a dealer, the dealer has been provided with the terms and can share them with you. These Buyback Protection Terms and Conditions are also available to you at any time at http://www.autocheck.com/bbpterms or by writing to Experian: Experian Automotive C/O AutoCheckCustomer Service 955 American Lane Schaumburg IL 60173

      About AutoCheck
      AutoCheck vehicle history reports by Experian Automotive is the leading vehicle history reporting service. With expert data handling, the Experian Automotive database houses over 4 billion records on a half a billion vehicles. Every AutoCheck vehicle history report will give you confidence when buying or selling your next used vehicle, with superior customer service every step of the way.

      Patent Notice
      Certain aspects of this vehicle history report may be covered by U.S. Patent 8,005,759.

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