Volkswagen VIN Decoder

Get to know your Volkswagen in-depth by decoding its VIN with our reliable Volkswagen VIN decoder.

How to Check Volkswagen VIN Decoder?

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for a Volkswagen is a unique 17-character code that is exclusive to every Volkswagen vehicle. This code is not just distinct for each car, but also encodes important information such as the vehicle’s model year, type, engine size, and other key characteristics. It serves as an invaluable tool for identification and accessing vehicle specifics.

The VIN of a Volkswagen can be found in several locations on the vehicle, including:

  1. On the dashboard on the driver’s side, visible from outside through the windshield.
  2. The jamb of the driver’s side door.
  3. In the engine bay, typically on the firewall or near the radiator support.
  4. On the vehicle’s registration and title documents.

By locating and deciphering the VIN, you can unlock a wealth of information about any Volkswagen vehicle, offering a deeper insight into its history and technical features.

Volkswagen Models that can be checked by the VIN number.

This table highlights key models and generations in Volkswagen history, illustrating the evolution of their vehicle lineup over the years.

Model Series Body Type First Introduced Generations (Introduction Year)
Golf Compact 1974 Mk1: 1974–1983, Mk2: 1983–1992, Mk3: 1991–1999, Mk4: 1997–2004, Mk5: 2003–2008, Mk6: 2008–2012, Mk7: 2012–2019, Mk8: 2019–present
Polo Subcompact 1975 Mk1: 1975–1981, Mk2: 1981–1994, Mk3: 1994–2002, Mk4: 2001–2009, Mk5: 2009–2017, Mk6: 2017–present
Passat Mid-size 1973 B1: 1973–1981, B2: 1981–1988, B3: 1988–1993, B4: 1993–1996, B5: 1996–2005, B6: 2005–2010, B7: 2010–2015, B8: 2015–present
Jetta Compact 1979 Mk1: 1979–1984, Mk2: 1984–1992, Mk3: 1992–1999, Mk4: 1999–2005, Mk5: 2005–2010, Mk6: 2010–2018, Mk7: 2018–present
Beetle Compact 1938 (original), 1997 (New Beetle) Original: 1938–2003, New Beetle: 1997–2011, Beetle (A5): 2011–2019
Tiguan Compact SUV 2007 1st Gen: 2007–2016, 2nd Gen: 2016–present
Touareg Mid-size SUV 2002 1st Gen: 2002–2010, 2nd Gen: 2010–2018, 3rd Gen: 2018–present
Atlas Full-size SUV 2017 1st Gen: 2017–present
T-Roc Subcompact SUV 2017 1st Gen: 2017–present
Transporter / T-Series Van 1950 T1: 1950–1967, T2: 1967–1979, T3: 1979–1992, T4: 1990–2003, T5: 2003–2015, T6: 2015–present

What you can get from checking your VIN of your Volkswagen

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No one desires a vehicle with undisclosed damages. This could lead to paying more than necessary or encountering safety concerns on the road.

Mileage rollbacks
Mileage rollbacks

Mileage manipulation is a more widespread issue than you may realize. It not only results in overpaying for the vehicle but can also lead to significant repair expenses.

Recorded images
Recorded images

Understanding the vehicle's appearance in the past is crucial for gaining insights into its history and identifying any areas of damage or vulnerability.

Safety recalls
Safety recalls

Manufacturers usually issue safety recalls to address dangerous defects. Ensure that your vehicle does not have any such defects before driving it.

Ownership changes
Ownership changes

Understanding the number of previous owners a vehicle has had is important in determining its sales history. This information can provide insights into any potential underlying problems.

Theft records
Theft records

We thoroughly examine millions of records from both international and local law enforcement agencies to ensure that a vehicle has not been reported as stolen in any country.

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Car history report

Avoid costly problems by checking a car’s history. Just enter the VIN and get a full report.

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