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Acura VIN Decoder

 HUB: Acura  
Updated Monday Feb 12, 2018

This article is about Acura VIN Decoding. To look up the features and options on your Acura, all that you need to do is to enter VIN in any of the following websites and see all details about your vehicle.

Enter VIN:


 

*VIN Decoder is in Beta and may not work for all VIN numbers.

Decoding a VIN allows you to obtain a vehicle's information instantly, such as: 

decode vin number

Where can I find the VIN number? 

decode vin number Bottom lower corner of the windshield. 
vin number location Driver door jamb
  The title, registration or insurance card.

1. Acura VIN Decoder Websites

Option 1. VIN Decoderz

On this website, you can find all specifications for you Acura, like: engine specifications, interior, and exterior colors, also technical specifications, production year and much more.

Visit: VINDecoderz Acura VIN Decoder

Option 2. AcuraZine Forum

Use Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) and find out about the year of production, technical, color, performance and all other things that you can not find on another place.  It is pretty simple to use.

Visit: Acurazine VIN Decoder

Option 3. VIN Decoder EU

Here you are able to look up Acura model, body, front or rear wheel drive. Rim size, brake system, suspension, fuel, consumption. Engine displacement. Engine model number and transmission.

Visit: VINDecoderEU

Before you buy an Acura car, use any of these websites and find all about Acura features, options, and specs.

2. How to decode Acura yourself


Just by looking at the Acura VIN number you are able to learn where the car was manufactured, what year it is, engine size and a lot more. In this section, we 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, USA and Japam. 

  • 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

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

Position 4, 5, 6 - Engine and Model

Position 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) (2.2 литра)
  • YA2 - CL (1998...2002) (3.0 литра)
  • YA3 - CL (1998...2002) (2.3 литра)
  • YA4 - CL (1998...2002) (3.2 литра)
  • YB1 - ZDX (2009...) (3.7 )
  • YD1 - MDX (3.5 литра) (WMI - 2HN)
  • YD2 - MDX (3.7 литра) (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 - Equpment

Position 9 - Check Number

This is used to verify if the VIN number 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 = Phillipines
  • W = Turkey
  • U = Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing, Great Britain
  • Z = Sao Paulo Factory, Brasilia

Position 12 -17

Position twelve through seventeen show 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 is allowed to choose any six-digit number they like as this number is not standardized.

3. Acura VIN Number Location


On most Acura cars the VIN is stamped in the following locations. 

  • Left lower corner of the windshield
  • On your Acura's registration
  • Engine bay firewall or near strut supports
  • Trunk

4. Acura Models


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

5. Example Acura VIN Number 


  • 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

6. Options and Feature Codes


 

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