How do I read a Honda VIN?

I’m selling my car and want to learn more about it to put in the listing. How can I decode the VIN so I can get as much information as possible about my Honda?

Answer
You’re right, the VIN can tell you tons of information about your car, including where it was built, the year and model, and its specific features. Here’s how to read a Honda VIN.
A standard VIN will be 17 digits long. Each digit represents the following:
  • Digit 1: The country in which your vehicle was assembled
  • Digit 2: Manufacturer
  • Digit 3: Type of vehicle (e.g., passenger car)
  • Digit 4: Vehicle model (Civic, Accord, Pilot, etc.)
  • Digit 5: Body type and transmission
  • Digit 6: Trim level
  • Digit 7: Security code
  • Digit 8: Model year
  • Digit 9: Factory of production
  • Remaining digits: Sequence of production
Instead of parsing through the digits of the VIN on your own, try using a VIN decoder tool online. They are usually free and can give you an organized list of information about your vehicle in seconds.
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Good luck selling your vehicle!
Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Dec 15, 2021
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