how to decode a Jeep VIN number

Jeep VIN Decoder

DIY Cost: $0
Est. Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

A free Jeep VIN decoder allows you to look up options, model, year, engine, transmission, and specifications. Also, you can check the title records and accidents by clicking Check History.  

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

 

HOW TO DECODE JEEP VIN

 

how to decode Jeep vin number

Position 1

Position one in the Jeep VIN identifies the country where the vehicle was assembled.

Position 2

Position two in the Jeep VIN identifies the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Position 3

Position three of the Jeep VIN identifies the brand division. This character pinpoints the exact manufacturer division regardless of the number of divisions they may have.

The first three positions of the Jeep VIN are referred to as the World Make Identifiers (WMI). Some of the examples for your Jeep may be as follows:

Mark

WMI

Manufacturer

Owner of the Brand

Code of the Country

Country

JEEP

1J4

CHRYSLER (USA)

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

1J

USA

JEEP

1J8

STEYR (A)

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

1J

Austria

JEEP

DA4

Arab American Vehicles Company (E)

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

DA

Egypt

JEEP

Y6D

CJSC ZAZ

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

Y6

Ukraine

 

Position 4

Position four of the Jeep VIN identifies the security system incorporated in the vehicle. The systems are as follows:

  • A - Front new generation airbags and side airbags
  • B - security system with active seatbelts
  • D - only seatbelts
  • J - front multistage cushion new generation safety
  • H - front multistage cushion new generation of safe and side airbags
  • K - improved the multistage front airbags
  • L - improved the multistage front airbags and side airbags

Position 5

Position five of the Jeep VIN identifies the model of the vehicle. These Jeep models can be as follows:

  • 1 - Grand Cherokee 4x4 (steering to the right)
  • 3 - Grand Cherokee 4x4 (steering left)
  • 4 - Wrangler 4x4 (steering to the right)
  • 6 - Cherokee 4x4 (steering left)
  • A - Wrangler 4x4 (steering left)
  • C - Grand Cherokee 4x4 ( wheel left)
  • D - Grand Cherokee 4x4 (steering to the right)
  • G - Commander 4x4
  • H - Commander 4x2
  • K - Liberty 4x2 (steering left)
  • L - Liberty / Cherokee 4x4 & (steering left)
  • M - Cherokee 4x4 & (steering to the right)
  • R - Grand Cherokee 4x4
  • S - Grand Cherokee 4x2

Position 6

Position six of the Jeep VIN identifies the equipment level of the vehicle. This range varies from economy level to a special level. These can be as indicated below:

  • 1 - E (Economy)
  • 2 - L (Low Line)
  • 3 - M (Medium)
  • 4 - H (High Line)
  • 5 - P (Premium)
  • 6 - S (Sport)
  • 7 - X (Special)

Position 7

Position seven of the Jeep VIN identifies the body type of your vehicle. These types are as follows:

  • 3 - Sedan, 4 bits.
  • 5 - Cabriolet, 2 bits.
  • 6 - Sedan, 4 bits.
  • 8 - Hatchback, 5 dv.
  • 9 - Coupe

Position 8

Position eight of the Jeep VIN identifies the engine type of the vehicle. These areas are shown below:

A - 2.0L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Diesel

B - 2.0L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Dual VVT C - 1.8L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Dual VVT D - 3.0L V6 CYL Turbo Diesel E - 2.4L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Turbo G - 3.5L V6 CYL 24V High Output H - 5.7L V8 CYL HEMI K - 2.4L I4 CYL 16V Dual VVT L - 3.2L V6 CYL 18V SOHC M - 3.0L V6 CYL Turbo Diesel N - 3.2L V6 CYL Supercharged R - 2.7L V6 CYL 24V DOHC S - 2.4L I4 CYL 16V DOHC High Output Turbo T - 2.7L V6 CYL 24V FFV W - 6.1L V8 CYL SRT HEMI X - 2.4L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Y - 2.0L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Z - 8.3L V10 CYL

Position 9 CheckSum

Position nine of the Jeep VIN is held by the check number. This number is used to check the validity of the VIN that is being checked.

Position 10 Model Year

Position ten of the Jeep VIN identifies its year of production.

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

 


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