The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a Chevrolet vehicle is a unique 17-digit code used to identify the vehicle and its specifications. It is typically located on the driver’s side dashboard, visible through the windshield, and printed on a label in the door jamb on the driver’s side. The VIN can also be found on the vehicle registration and insurance documents. The VIN contains information about the vehicle, such as the manufacturer, model, year, engine type, and production plant. It can also be used to check for any outstanding recalls or service bulletins for the vehicle.
Chevrolet VINs are stamped behind the windshield on the driver’s side. If you look at the lower corner of the windshield, you will see the VIN. Example:2GCRCPEC5K1140241
Driver’s Door Jamb
Open the driver’s door and locate the sticker that has the VIN. This sticker will also have the production month and year of your Chevrolet.
You will also find your Chevrolet VIN stamped on the frame. Open the hood and look at the engine bay.
The VIN will typically be located near the strut tower or firewall. The locations can vary between models. If you can’t find the VIN in the engine bay, look in the passenger’s footwell and the trunk area.
How do you read a Chevy VIN?
- The first three digits of the VIN represent the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI). These digits identify the vehicle’s manufacturer, in this case, “1G1” for Chevrolet passenger cars.
- The fourth through eighth digits of the VIN represents the vehicle attributes such as the model, body style, engine type, and so on. These digits vary depending on the specific model of the vehicle.
- The ninth digit of the VIN is a check digit used to verify the accuracy of the VIN.
- The tenth digit represents the model year of the vehicle.
- The eleventh digit identifies the plant where the vehicle was manufactured.
- The last six digits represent the production sequence of the vehicle.
These are explained in detail in the Chevy VIN Decoder article.
It’s worth noting that the VIN structure and what each digit means might vary depending on the country, the year of production, and the vehicle model. It is always recommended to check the vehicle owner’s manual or consult a professional mechanic to make sure you are interpreting the VIN correctly.
All models include:
- City Express
- Uplander and Avalanche will have the VIN printed on at least two locations mentioned above.