Tesla VIN Decoder

Tesla VIN Decoder

Last Updated on Monday Jul 31, 2017

Decode Tesla by VIN number. Our free Tesla VIN decoder provides information on Tesla model trim, year, MSRP, engine, transmission, opitions, and factory installed equipment. 

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*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: 

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Where can I find the VIN number? 

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

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TESLA VIN NUMBER LOCATION


decode tesla by vin number

The Tesla VIN can be located in the following areas of the vehicle:

  • Engraved on a metal plate on the dash on the driver’s side
  • In the trunk of the vehicle under the center maintenance panel
  • On the original window sticker

HOW TO DECODE TESLA VIN


Position 1

Position one in the Tesla VIN identifies the country where the vehicle is assembled.

1, 4, 5 United States

Position 2

Position two of the VIN identifies the manufacturer of the Tesla vehicle.

  • Y - Tesla

Position 3

Position three of the Tesla VIN identifies the band division of the vehicle. The character identifies the manufacturer of the vehicle even if they have a number of divisions.

These first three positions of the Tesla VIN are known as the World Make Identifiers (WMI). Some of these examples for your Tesla may be as follows:

Make

WMI

Manufacturer

Brand Owner

Country Code

Country

TESLA

5YJ

TESLA MOTORS (USA)

TESLA MOTORS

5Y

USA

TESLA

SFZ

LOTUS (GB)

TESLA MOTORS

SF

United Kingdom

 

Position 4

This position in the Tesla VIN identifies the model of the vehicle.

  • R - Tesla Roadster
  • S - Tesla Model S
  • X - Tesla Model X

Position 5

This position identifies the body type of the Tesla. It also specifies the maximum allowed weight index for the Tesla Model X.

A - hatchback, 5 dv., LHD
B - hatchback, 5 dv., RHD
C - minivan, 5 dv, LHD, 6001 ... 7000 lbs. (2722 .. .3175 kg)
D - minivan, 5 dv, RHD, 6001 ... 7000 pounds (2722 ... 3175 kg)
E - Roadster / cabriolet, LHD

Position 6

*For Tesla Roadster, position six of the VIN identifies the region.

1 - United States

*For other Tesla models, this position identifies the security systems that have been incorporated in the vehicle.

1 - inertial seat belts, front airbags, side airbags, knee airbags, with presence sensor
2 - inertia seat belts with pre-tensioners, front airbags, side airbags for both rows, airbags for the knees
3 - inertia seat belts, front airbags, side inflatable curtain airbags for the knees
4 - inertial seat belts with pre-tensioners, front airbags and inflatable side curtain airbags for the knees
A - inertial seat belts with pre-tensioners, front airbags, side inflatable curtains,

Position 7

*For Tesla Roadster, this position identifies the security systems that have been incorporated in the vehicle.

1 - inertial seat belts and front airbags
A - inertial seat belts with pre-tensioners and front airbags (from the model year 2010)

*For other Tesla models, this position identifies the type of battery or charging system (from 2012) or type of power (from 2015) that the vehicle has.

  • A - Charger 10 kW
  • B - Charger 20 kW
  • C - Charger 10 kW with fast charging DC
  • D - Charger 20 kW with fast charging DC
  • E - Electro
  • H - Extended-capacity lithium-ion battery
  • S - Lithium-ion Standard capacity battery

Position 8

Position eight identifies the power point in the Tesla vehicle.

  • 1 - one 3-phase AC motor Tesla M6B ("standard")
  • 2 - two 3-phase AC motors Tesla M6B ("standard")
  • 3 - one 3-phase AC motor Tesla M6S ("powerful")
  • 4 - Two 3-phase AC motors Tesla M6S ("powerful")
  • B - Tesla 56C with 2-speed gearbox
  • C - "basic" AC motor, 2-component battery (31 ... 40 kWh)
  • G - Basic "AC motor, 4-component battery (51 ... 60 kWh)
  • N - " basic "AC motor, 7-component battery (81 ... 90 kWh)
  • P - "powerful" variable motor Current, 7-component battery (81 ... 90 kWh)

Position 9

Position nine is held by the check digit of the Tesla VIN. This is an algebraically generated number that checks for the validity of the entered VIN.

Position 10 – Model Year

Position ten of the Tesla VIN is held by a character that represents the year of production of the vehicle as shown in the table below.

Year of Issue

Designation

Year of Issue

Designation

Year of Issue

Designation

1971

1

1991

M

2011

B

1972

2

1992

N

2012

C

1973

3

1993

P

2013

D

1974

4

1994

R

2014

E

1975

5

1995

S

2015

F

1976

6

1996

T

2016

G

1977

7

1997

V

2017

H

1978

8

1998

W

2018

J

1979

9

1999

X

2019

K

1980

A

2000

Y

2020

L

1981

B

2001

1

2021

M

1982

C

2002

2

2022

N

1983

D

2003

3

2023

P

1984

E

2004

4

2024

R

1985

F

2005

5

2025

S

1986

G

2006

6

2026

T

1987

H

2007

7

2027

V

1988

J

2008

8

2028

W

1989

K

2009

9

2029

X

1990

L

2010

A

2030

Y

 

Position 11 – Assembly Plant

Position eleven of the Tesla VIN identifies the assembly plant of the vehicle. This character identifies the exact plant even if the manufacturer has multiple plants.

1 - Menlo Park (USA)
3 - Hetel (United Kingdom)
F - Fremont (California, USA)
P - Palo Alto (California, USA)

Position 12                                                                                                                                                                        

 This position identifies the phase of development and production of the Tesla vehicle.

  • 0 - Series production vehicle (serial copy) [for Tesla Roadster]
  • A - Alpha prototype (alpha prototype)
  • B - Beta prototype (beta prototype)
  • F - Founder series vehicle
  • P - Production vehicle (serial copy)
  • R - Release candidate vehicle
  • S - Signature series vehicle (an instance from a nominal series)

Position 13 - 17

Position thirteen through seventeen of the Tesla VIN represents the serial number of the vehicle. These set of characters are not standardized and their choice is solely dependent on the manufacturer’s preferences.

TESLA MODELS


Tesla models are as listed below:

  • Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
  • Tesla Model S sedan
    • 70D 75D 90D
  • Tesla Model X

EXAMPLE DECODED TESLA VIN


VIN: 5YJSA1DP2CFS00001

2012 Tesla Model S

Manufacturer:                                  Tesla Motors USA

Brand:                                               Tesla

Model:                                               Model S

Body:                                                 Hatchback 5dr/ LHD

Charger:                                            20kW Charger with DC fast charge

Phase:                                               Signature Series Vehicle

Engine:                                              Performance A/C Motor, Tier 7 Battery (81-90kWh)

Region/ Plant:                                   Fremont California USA

Year:                                                  2012

OPTIONS AND FEATURE CODES


  • REEU     Region European Union                                               
  • CONL     Netherlands                                                      
  • CH01      Twin 10kW charge configuration                                              
  • AD04     3phase Universal Mobile Connector (UMC)                        
  • AD06     Adapter, Schuko (1 phase, 13A)                               
  • AD07     3-ph Red IEC309 (3 phase, 16A)                                
  • ADPC2  Type 2 Public Charging Connector                            
  • ADX8     No - Blue IEC309 (1 phase, 32A)                                
  • AF01      Charcoal air filter, Air ionizer                                      
  • BC0B      Black Brake Calipers                                       
  • PSPRX4 No Four-year prepaid Annual Service with Ranger Service
  • PSPX4   No Four-year prepaid                                                   
  • WXW2  No - 19" Wheels with Nokian Winter Tires                         
  • WXW3  No - 19" Wheels with Pirelli Winter Tires                             
  • AU00     No Sound Studio Package                                           
  • BS00      No Blind Spot Sensor Package                                   
  • BT85      85 kWh Battery                                                
  • CW00    No Cold Weather Package                                          
  • DRLH     Left Hand Drive                                                
  • DSH5     PUR Dashboard                                               
  • DV2W   Single Motor                                                     
  • EUSB     Safety EU Black                                                
  • FG02      Fog Lamps                                                          
  • HP00      No High Power Connector                                          
  • IDHM    IP Décor Horizontal Matte                                           
  • IX00       No Extended Nappa Leather Trim                           
  • LP01       Lighting Package                                                              
  • LT1B       Lower Trim                                                        
  • ME02     Seat Memory LHD Driver                                             
  • MS03     Model S Standard 2014                                 
  • PA00      No Paint Armor                                                
  • PF00      No Performance                                                             
  • PK01      Parking Sensors                                                               
  • PMAB   Brown                                                  
  • PS01      Parcel Shelf                                                       
  • QPMB   Black Nappa Leather Seats                                          
  • RFPO     All Glass Panoramic Roof                                             
  • S02B      BLK Leather                                                       
  • SC01      Supercharge Hardware                                
  • SP01      Security Package                                                             
  • SR01      Standard 2nd row                                                           
  • SU01      Active Air Suspension                                                   
  • TIC2       21" Conti CSC5P                                                               
  • TM00     Model S                                                              
  • TP01      Tech Package                                                    
  • TR00      No Rear Facing Seats                                                     
  • UTMF    Upper Trim                                                        
  • WT21     21" Silver Wheels                                                            
  • X001      Override: Power Lift gate                                            
  • X003      Override: Navigation YES                                             
  • X007      Override: Premium exterior lighting YES                               
  • X011      Override: Home link YES                                              
  • X014      Override Satellite Radio NO                                        
  • X021      No Rear Carbon Fiber Spoiler                                     
  • X025      Override Performance Powertrain NO
  • X027      Light handle
  • X028      Normal Badging
  • X031      Yes Passive Entry Pkg
  • X037      Power Folding Mirror