Services
Insurance
Loans
Repairs
Advice
About
background

How to Check and Decode a Jaguar VIN

Find out if you're getting ripped off on your car insurance in less than two minutes.
No long forms · No spam · No fees
Shannon Fitzgerald
· 5 min read
Your Jaguar VIN is typically visible through the windshield on the driver’s side or in the driver’s door jamb. Each digit contains identifying information about your vehicle’s assembly, manufacturer, and model type, amongst other details. 
Whenever you file information about your vehicle with the DMV—like its registration and title— you need to include your VIN in the documentation. But have you ever wondered what those 17 digits are for, aside from identification purposes?  
Here with the answers is
car insurance
super app
Jerry
! We’ll walk you through everything you should know about your Jaguar’s VIN—from where you can find it to what each digit encodes—and then we'll drop some hints to help you lower your
Jaguar insurance costs
Jerry sends free alerts to keep your car up-to-date so you can avoid costly repairs
* checking your rate won’t affect your credit score
Get ahead of my car maintenance
* checking your rate won’t affect your credit score

How to check your Jaguar’s VIN

There are 17 unique digits in your Jaguar VIN, or vehicle identification number, distinguishing it from other vehicles. 
You can usually find this sequence on your Jaguar in the following locations: 
  • In the windshield corner of the dashboard on the driver’s side
  • Stamped to the driver’s door jamb 
  • Embossed in the vehicle frame by the engine 
You can also locate it in your vehicle’s documentation, such as: 
  • The registration 
  • The insurance card and policy
  • The title 

How to decode a Jaguar VIN

Though your Jaguar VIN functions like your vehicle’s ID when recording and filing documents at the DMV, each of its 17 digits is actually packed with information. 
This is largely thanks to the standardization of vehicle codes by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1981. While these codes had been in use in the United States since the 1950s, standardizing them helped make coded information uniform across production companies and country borders.
Today, all ten numerical digits (0-9) are used in VINs, along with all of the letters of the alphabet aside from I, O, and Q. These characters are omitted because of their similarity in appearance to the numbers 1, 0, and 9. Therefore, if you ever come across a digit of your Jaguar VIN and you’re unsure whether it’s a letter or a number, you can be safe in assuming it’s numerical. 

First position: country of origin

The first three digits of every vehicle’s VIN form a sequence called the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI) code. The vehicle’s country of origin starts this sequence off.
In Jaguar VINs, you will most typically see an S in this position—standing for Great Britain

Positions 2-3: manufacturer information

The second digit of your Jaguar VIN indicates who manufactured your vehicle. In most cases, this will be A for Jaguar
The third digit, combined with the first two digits, shows what division of Jaguar manufactured your vehicle and what type of vehicle you’re driving. For example, SAJ lets you know that you’re driving a Jaguar luxury sedan, whereas SAD can indicate a Jaguar SUV. 

Positions 4-8: vehicle-specific information

The following five digits of your Jaguar VIN paint a portrait of your vehicle’s specifics. This will go through your Jaguar’s airbag system, transmission and steering, vehicle line and body type, and emission control system.  

Position 9: the VIN check digit

In every VIN, the 9th digit is reserved for what’s called the “check digit.” This is a character produced by the manufacturer that is used to verify a VIN’s validity—because it is random in nature, it helps prevent people from creating fake VINs out of standard codes. 

Position 10: model year

You can determine your model year in the 10th digit of your Jaguar VIN. Because new models are produced each year, however, over time some digits have been recycled. 
To help clarify which digits can stand for which years, here’s a table of model year codes for the past couple decades:
Code
Year
1
2001
2
2002
3
2003
4
2004
5
2005
6
2006
7
2007
8
2008
9
2009
A
2010
B
1981 OR 2011
C
1982 OR 2012
D
1983 OR 2013
E
1984 OR 2014
F
1985 OR 2015
G
1986 OR 2016
H
1987 OR 2017
J
1988 OR 2018
K
1989 OR 2019
L
1990 OR 2020
M
1991 OR 2021
N
1992 OR 2022
Are you overpaying for your car insurance?
Compare quotes and find out in 45 seconds.
No spam or unwanted phone calls · No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls · No long forms · No fees
icon4.717k Ratings
5M+Drivers Joined
7M+Cars Garaged

Position 11: assembly plant

The 11th digit of your Jaguar VIN lets you know which plant assembled your vehicle. 
Jaguar owners will most often see S or C for the Browns Lane Plant in Coventry, England.

Positions 12-17: vehicle serial number

The final six digits of your VIN make up your Jaguar’s individual serial code
Typically, this sequence is determined by production order. However, every manufacturer comes up with their serial numbers differently—so having a low serial number for your Jaguar doesn’t always mean it’s a first edition. 

How to find affordable Jaguar insurance

You can use your insurance card to save you time in locating your Jaguar’s VIN—and you can use the
Jerry
app to save you money on your Jaguar’s car insurance. 
The
trustworthy super app
is free to use and instantly cross-analyzes custom quotes from top insurance companies to pinpoint the best rates available for your coverage needs. Once you decide on a plan you like, Jerry’s expert team of brokers can then help transition you over and cancel your old plan for you to get your savings started seamlessly. 
On average, each Jerry user ends up saving $887 a year on car insurance, so it’s definitely worth a look to keep that Jaguar covered for less! 
“I thought my previous insurance rate was the best I could get, since I have a luxury SUV. After
Jerry
found me quotes, I ended up paying only $80 a month for the same exact coverage. I’ll be shopping for auto insurance through Jerry from now on!” —Petra S.
icon
Compare Car Insurance Quotes For Free
Jerry automatically shops for your insurance before every renewal. Members save $872/year.
rating primary
4.7/5
Rating on App Store
Start saving money!
12,000+ Reviews
Trusted by 3.5M car owners like you

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings