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Mercedes Benz VIN Location

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

Summary

This article shows where to find the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. 

In this guide, we will teach you how to find your VIN on a Mercedes Benz.

Where to find Mercedes-Benz VIN?

You may find the VIN using any method or locations below:

Driver's door jamb

Door-jamb

You may also look above the door jamb to find the VIN. 

above-door-jamb

Windshield

The lower side of the driver's side windshield.

windshield

Vehicle identification plate

If you can remove the rear license plate on the vehicle's rear, you can find a VIN Number.

license-plate

Rear Seat

Within the vicinity of the car's spare tire slot in the trunk, you can find the VIN.

You can remove the back seat to expose the VIN.

back-seat

Under Front Passenger Seat 

You can look below the passenger side seat or within the vicinity of the passenger footwell. 

Reach under the front passenger seat at the center but the front section of the seat. You will need to lift up the carpet or a black plastic cover. 

Vehicle Body

You will also find Mercedes-Benz VIN in the engine bay on the firewall.

engine-bay

On older Mercedes-Benz models, you will find the VIN on the strut tower.

strut-tower

In some models, you can find the VIN on the fenders.

fenders

Engine Control Module 

Using a scanner that can read Mercedes VIN, you can easily get your VIN from the Engine Control Module (ECM).

scanners

Insurance Card / Registration

You may also find your VIN on your Insurance card or your registration.

Mercedes-Benz VIN Location by Model

  • A-Class (W176) 
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • on the floor in front of the right-hand front seat
  •  B-Class (W246)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield 
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • on the floor in front of the right-hand front seat
  • C-Class (W204)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body.
    • floor in front of the right-hand front seat.
  • E-Class (W212), (C207), and CLS (C218)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • at the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body.
    • on the floor in front of the right-hand front seat
  • SLK (R172)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield 
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • on the floor in front of the right-hand front seat
  • M-Class (W166) and GL-Class (X166)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • at the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body.
    • the lower part of the right-hand A-pillarpillar.
  • S-Class (W221) and CL-Class (C216)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • at the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • under the trim behind the rear seat armrest.
  • GLK-Class (X204)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • the floor in front of the right-hand front seat.
  • R-Class (W251)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • the floor in front of the right-hand rear seat
  • G-Class (463)
    • on the vehicle identification plate
    • on the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped onto the vehicle body.
    • Stamped onto the chassis on the right front wheel well. 
  • SLS-Class (C197)
    • on the vehicle identification plate On the right-hand door
    • on the lower edge of the windshield
    • stamped on the vehicle identification plate
    • stamped onto the vehicle body
    • the floor in front of the right-hand front seat

Conclusion

A vehicle VIN is one of the most important pieces of information that you must have on hand; aside from tracking recalls and warranty claims, it is also an important tool for law enforcement to verify if a vehicle is stolen. 

What is a Mercedes-Benz VIN?

The car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique identifier for a vehicle. It consists of 17 mixed characters of numbers and letters.

Coded within the VINs are the car's unique features, specifications, and manufacturer.

The VIN can reference track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts, and insurance coverage.

How to decode the VIN Number?

  • The first character is a code where the vehicle was built.
  • The second and third character is a code for the Manufacturer.
  • The fourth and 8th characters define the brand, engine size, and type.
  • The ninth character defines the security code that identifies the VIN as being authorized by the manufacturer.
  • The tenth character is the model year of the car.
  • The eleventh character indicates which plant assembled the vehicle.
  • The last 6 characters pertain to the serial number of the vehicle.

Cars with flexible fuels are identified by the 2nd,3rd, and 8th digits of the VIN.

There is, however, an easier way to decode the VIN of the vehicle; all you need is to visit this site.

Mercedes Benz VIN Location In this guide, we will teach you how to find your VIN on a Mercedes Benz. Where to find Mercedes-Benz VIN? You may find the VIN using any method or locations below: