How to Decode a Tesla VIN
1. Find the VIN of your vehicle. For the majority of Tesla models, this can be located on the driver’s side dashboard, observable from outside the vehicle via the windshield. Additionally, the VIN might be present on the inside of the driver’s side door frame, or on the vehicle’s insurance and registration papers should they be available to you.
2. Enter your Tesla’s VIN above.
3. Get a detailed report on the Tesla you’re looking into.
With a Bumper subscription, you have the ability to decode as many as 50 Tesla VINs each month!
Why use our Tesla VIN Decoder?
Our Tesla VIN decoder could allow you to:
- Verify the details of a used Tesla.
- Get detailed information about your vehicle’s specifications, options, and trim. (Note: Full Self-Driving details cannot be validated by a Tesla’s VIN alone.)
- Confirm your Tesla’s history, including previous owner quantity, accident history, recalls, title issues, lien status, and more.
How many numbers are in a Tesla VIN?
Every Tesla Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains a 17-character code unique to each Tesla vehicle. It provides a range of information about a given Tesla vehicle, including the year it was built, the country and factory a Tesla was built in, its motor and battery specs, exterior color, safety equipment, and more.
For Tesla vehicles, the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI), which is the first three characters of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), is specific to the company and the country of manufacture. For Tesla vehicles sold in North America, the WMI might include:
- “5YJ” - Tesla vehicles manufactured in the United States.
- “SFZ” - For the original Tesla Roadster models, Tesla used “SFZ,” which is a WMI for Lotus, the manufacturer that provided the chassis for the original Tesla Roadster.
The characters within the WMI for Tesla are as follows:
- The first character (“5”) indicates the country of manufacture (United States).
- The second character (“Y”) is the manufacturer identifier for Tesla.
- The third character (“J”) typically represents the type of vehicle or manufacturing division.
Tesla VINs also include information about the specific model, body type, restraint system, battery type, motor type, and the year of manufacture, among other details.
What information can you get from our Tesla VIN decoder?
Our Tesla VIN lookup data provides detailed information about your vehicle, including its manufacturing details and specifications, as well as recall information, available accident history, and even things like reported odometer readings, flood damage, and theft information. This data can be essential when purchasing a used Tesla or verifying the details of your current vehicle.
Useful Tools and Resources for Tesla Owners
- Find out how much a Tesla may be worth by using our market value tool.
- Check for important safety recalls on a Tesla with our vehicle recall check.
- Investigate the history of a Tesla’s title with our branded title check
- Perform a vehicle title search for a Tesla vehicle to see if it has a lien or was impacted by a lemon law.
- Explore detailed vehicle history reports for Tesla vehicles.
Bumper makes decoding a Tesla VIN easy
In 17 characters, your Tesla’s VIN contains a wealth of information. Anyone who owns a car or is in the market to buy or sell one can use Bumper to find and decode a VIN—but a Bumper subscription unlocks so much more!
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