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Acura VIN Decoder

A free Acura VIN decoder allows you to look up options, models, years, engines, transmissions, and specifications. In addition, you can also check the title records and accidents by clicking Check History.

To check what engine, transmission, and options are installed on your vehicle, use the VIN Decoder Tool. 

How to decode Acura VIN

By looking at the Acura VIN, you can learn where the car was manufactured, what year it was, engine size, and much more. This section will show you how to decode Acura VIN numbers yourself.

Position 1 – Country

The first position in the Acura VIN shows the country of assembly. This is where the Acura was manufactured. Acura’s are manufactured in Canada, the USA, and Japan.

  • 1 – USA
  • 5 – USA
  • J – Japan
  • 2-Canada

Position 2 – Manufacturer

This number tells you about the manufacturer of your car.

  • 9 – Acura
  • H – Honda

Position 3 – Division

It provides information on the division. If the manufacturer has multiple divisions, this number helps pinpoint which one produced your car. Acura Position 3 can be any of the following 4, U, N.

Position 4, 5, 6 – Engine and Model

Positions four through 6 are related to the Acura model and the corresponding engine size.

  • CC2 – Vigor (2.5 )
  • CU2 – TSX (2008…) (2.4 ))
  • CU4 – TSX V6 Tech
  • CW2 – TSX Wagon
  • DA9 – Integra (1.8 )
  • DB1 – Integra
  • DB2 – Integra GS-R
  • DB7 – Integra
  • DB8 – Integra GS-R
  • DC2 – Integra Coupe
  • DC4 – Integra Coupe
  • DE1 – ILX20
  • DE2 – ILX24
  • DE3 – ILX
  • DJ5 – SLX
  • DC5 – RSX (2.0 ) (WMI – JH4)
  • KA7 – Legend V6 3.2 4D
  • KA8 – Legend V6 3.2 2D
  • KA9 – RL I (3.5 ) (1999…2004)
  • KB1 – RL II (3.5 ) (2004…) ( – JH4)
  • KC1 – RLX
  • KC2 – RLX Hybrid (AWD)
  • NA1 – NSX 3.0
  • NA2 – NSX 3.2
  • TB1 – RDX (2.3 ) (WMI – 5J8)
  • TB3 – RDX II
  • TB4 – RDX AWD II
  • UA2 – TL I (1998…2003) (2.3/2.5 )
  • UA3 – TL I (1998…2003) (3.2 )
  • UA5 – TL I (1998…2003) (3.2 )
  • UA6 – TL II (2003…) (3.2 ) (WMI – 19U)
  • UA7 – TL II (2003…) (3.5 ) (WMI – 19U)
  • UA8 – TL III
  • UA9 – TL Sh-AWD III
  • UB1 – TLX
  • UB2 – TLX V6
  • UB3 – TLX SH-AWD V6
  • YA1 – CL (1998…2002)
  • YA2 – CL (1998…2002) (3.0 )
  • YA3 – CL (1998…2002) (2.3)
  • YA4 – CL (1998…2002) (3.2 )
  • YB1 – ZDX (2009…) (3.7 )
  • YD1 – MDX (3.5 ) (WMI – 2HN)
  • YD2 – MDX (3.7 ) (WMI – 2HN)
  • YD3 – MDX II
  • YD4 – MDX SH-AWD II

Position 7 – Trim

  • 1 = 2 Door Coupe, Manual
  • 2 = 2 Door Coupe, Automatic
  • 3 = Hatchback, Manual
  • 4 = Hatchback, Auto
  • 5 = 4 Door Sedan, Manual
  • 6 = 4 Door Sedan, Automatic
  • 7 = 5 Door Wagon, Manual
  • 8 = 5 Door Wagon, Automatic

Position 8 – Equipment

Position 9 – Check Number

This is used to verify if the VIN is valid. This number is generated by a formula developed by the DOT.

Position 10 – Year of Production

A 1980 L 1990 Y 2000 A 2010
B 1981 M 1991 1 2001 B 2011
C 1982 N 1992 2 2002 C 2012
D 1983 P 1993 3 2003 D 2013
E 1984 R 1994 4 2004 E 2014
F 1985 S 1995 5 2005 F 2015
G 1986 T 1996 6 2006 G 2016
H 1987 V 1997 7 2007 H 2017
J 1988 W 1998 8 2008 J 2018
K 1989 X 1999 9 2009 K 2019

Position 11

This indicates the plant where the vehicle was assembled. Acura has the following specific codes.

  • A = Marysville, Ohio, USA
  • C = Saitama Factory (Sayama), Japan
  • D = Malaysia
  • F = Taiwan
  • H = Ontario, Canada
  • K = Karawang, Indonesia
  • L = East Liberty, Ohio Factory, USA
  • P = Royana Factory in Thailand Ayuthaya
  • R = Pakistan
  • S = Suzuka, Japan
  • T = Tochigi, Japan
  • V = Philippines
  • W = Turkey
  • U = Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing, Great Britain
  • Z = Sao Paulo Factory, Brasilia

Position 12 -17

Position twelve through seventeen shows the serial number of the car. Often indicates a sequence that helps Acura identify when and where the car came off the assembly line. Acura can choose any six-digit number they like as this number is not standardized.

Acura Models

 

  • CL
  • CSX
  • EL
  • ILX
  • INTEGRA
  • LEGEND
  • MDX
  • NSX
  • RDX
  • RL
  • RSX
  • SLX
  • TL
  • TSX
  • VIGOR
  • ZDX

Example

  • JH4KB16698C001905
Description Position Raw Data Decoded Data
Region: 1 J Asia
Country: 1-2 JH Japan
Manufacturer: 2-3 H4 Acura
Model Specific: 4-8 KB166 Unknown
Check Digit: 9 9 Valid
Year: 10 8 2008
Assembly Plant: 11 C C
Serial Number: 12-17 001905 1905
  • 2HNYD28367H538638
Description Position Raw Data Decoded Data
Region: 1 2 North America
Country: 1-2 2H Canada
Manufacturer: 2-3 HN Unknown
Model Specific: 4-8 YD283 Unknown
Check Digit: 9 6 Valid
Year: 10 7 2007
Assembly Plant: 11 H H
Serial Number: 12-17 538638 538638

We hope you find the Acura VIN Decoder guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Acura.

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