Vehicle Identification Number - VIN Numbers

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Look up vehicle identification numbers for all car makes and vehicle models, by year, from Acura. Decode VIN number information on the following makes and models:Acura CL, Acura Integra, Acura Legend, Acura MDX, Acura NSX, Acura RDX, Acura RL, Acura RSX, Acura SLX, Acura TL, Acura TSX, Acura Vigor, Acura ZDX

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What is a VIN Number?

A VIN number is a 17 character alpha/numeric serial number unique to each vehicle, by manufacturer, make, model and year. Each character in the VIN number can be decoded to determine where the car was built, what year, which automotive features are included and more. Together, all the VIN numbers create a history about your Acura.

Where To Find The Vehicle Identification Number Tag
How to use this vehicle identification number information to decode your Acura VIN number: First, either find your VIN number on your vehicle registration or car title or in vehicle maintenance records from your dealer. Additionally, you can find the VIN at various locations on your car. Frequently you can find your VIN number in one of the following locations: on the driver's side door jam (sometimes on the passenger's side), under the windshield on the driver's side, near the firewall of the vehicle or on the steering column. Other places to search for a vehicle identification number include various locations under the hood of your car.

Learn how to find a VIN number on your car.

Now that you found your VIN Acura number, you can start to decode your car, truck or automobile. The first character The first character indicates the country where the vehicle was manufactured. The United States has a VIN code of 1 or 4, while countries such as Japan (J) are designated with letters. To decode your VIN number, simply match your VIN characters to the chart below. Search first to find the model year for your car, then, in order to check VIN number to determine your car history details, match the corresponding position of your vehicle ID number to each of the fields below.

VIN Decoder Abbreviations
Here are handy VIN abbreviations. In example, a 2dr, 4WD, conv, LE would convert to a two door, 4 wheel drive, convertible, limited edition. Some of the most common abbreviations: 2 Dr = Two Door | 4 Dr = 4 Door | 4WD = 4 Four Wheel Drive | AB = Air Bag | AT = Automatic Transmission | Auto = Automatic | AWD = All Wheel Drive | Cyl = Cylinder | Conv = Convertible | Cpe = Coupe | Dr = Door or Drive | FWD = Front Wheel Drive | HB = Hatchback | HP = Horsepower | HT = Hard Top | L = Litre | LE = Limited Edition | LWB = Long Wheel Base | MPH = Miles Per Hour | PU or P/U = Pickup | RWD = Rear Wheel Drive | SE = Special Edition | Sed = Sedan | Spd = Speed | Spt = Sport | ST = Standard Transmission | Std = Standard | w/ = with | w/o = with out

IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Identification number is located on upper left side of dash panel, visible through windshield.
INTEGRA
1986-2001
WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER
Nation of Origin J = Japan
CARLINE
H4 = Acura Passenger Car
MODEL/ENGINE
DA1 = 2 Dr 1.6L (D16A1) DB7 = 4 Dr 1.8L (B18B1)
DA3 = 4 Dr 1.6L (D16A1) DB8 = 4 Dr 1.8L (B18C1)
DA9 = 2 Dr 1.8L (B18A1) DC2 = 3 & 4 Dr 1.8L (B18C1)
DB1 = 4 Dr 1.8L (B18A1) DC4 = 3 & 4 Dr 1.8L (B18B1)
DB2 = 2 Dr 1.7L (B17A1)
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
3 = 2 & 3 Dr 5 Spd Std
6 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
4 = 2 & 3 Dr 4 Spd Auto
7 = 4 Dr 5 Spd Std
5 = 4 Dr 5 Spd Std
8 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
S = Suzuka
MODEL YEAR
G = 1986
M = 1991
T = 1996
H = 1987
N = 1992
V = 1997
J = 1988
P = 1993
W= 1998
K = 1989
R = 1994
X = 1999
L = 1990
S = 1995
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
CHECK DIGIT
SERIES
1 = Type R
7 = GS with Leather Seats
4 = RS
8 = GS-R
5 = LS
9 = GS-RL
6 = GS,LS,SE
LEGEND
1986-95
WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER
Nation of Origin J = Japan
CARLINE
H4 = Acura Passenger Car
MODEL/ENGINE
KA2 = 4 Dr 2.5L (C25A1)
KA3 = 2 Dr 2.7L (C27A1)
KA4 = 4 Dr 2.7L (C27A1)
KA6 = 2 Dr 3.2L (C32A1)
KA7 = 4 Dr 3.2L (C32A1)
KA8 = 2 Dr 3.2L (C32A1)
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
1 = 2 Dr 5 & 6 Spd Std
2 = 2 Dr 4 Spd Auto
5 = 4 Dr 5 Spd Std
6 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
C = Saitama
MODEL YEAR
G = 1986
M = 1991
H = 1987
N = 1992
J = 1988
P = 1993
K = 1989
R = 1994
L = 1990
S = 1995
CHECK DIGIT
SERIES
3 = STD
4 = LX, RX, STD
5 = L, LS
6 = L, LS
7 = LS
8 = GS
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Identification number is located on upper left side of dash panel, visible through windshield.
NSX, NSX-T
1991-2005
MANUFACTURER, MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
JH4: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Acura, Passenger Vehicle
LINE, BODY & ENGINE TYPE
NA1 = 2 Dr NSX, NSX-T 3.0L
NA2 = 2 Dr NSX, NSX-T 3.2L
BODY TYPE & TRANSMISSION TYPE
1 = Open Top/5 Spd Std, 6 Spd Std
2 = Open Top/4 Spd Auto
SERIAL NUMBER
FACTORY CODE
T = Tochigi Factory in Japan
MODEL YEAR
M = 1991
T = 1996
1 = 2001
N = 1992
V = 1997
2 = 2002
P = 1993
W = 1998
3 = 2003
R = 1994
X = 1999
4 = 2004
S = 1995
Y = 2000
5 = 2005
CHECK DIGIT
VEHICLE GRADE (SERIES)
2 = 2 Dr Cpe
3 = 2 Dr Cpe SRS, EPS
5 = 2 Dr Cpe SRS
6 = 2 Dr Cpe EPS, SRS
6 = 2 Dr Open Top (NSX-T)
8 = 2 Dr Open Top (NSX-T) EPS, SRS
SLX
1996-99
WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER
Nation of Origin J = Japan
CARLINE
AE = Multipurpose Vehicle
GVWR
D = 5001 - 6000 lbs
CHASSIS TYPE
J = Utility 4x4
MODEL SERIES
5 = 5 Seater (MPV)
BODY TYPE
8 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SEQUENCE NUMBER
DESTINATION
B = Honda USA
ASSEMBLY PLANT
7 = Fujisawa
MODEL YEAR
T = 1996
X = 1999
V = 1997
W = 1998
CHECK DIGIT
ENGINE TYPE
V = 3.2L V6 SOHC
X = 3.5L V6 SOHC
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Identification number is located on upper left side of dash panel, visible through windshield.
VIGOR
1992-94
WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER
Nation of Origin J = Japan
CARLINE
H4 = Acura Passenger Car
MODEL/ENGINE
CC2 = 4 Dr 2.5L (G25A1)
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
5 = 4 Dr 5 Spd Std
6 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
C = Saitama
MODEL YEAR
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994
CHECK DIGIT
SERIES
4 = LS
6 = GS (1992)
5 = GS
7 = GS (1993-94)
2.2CL, 2.3CL, 3.0CL
1997-99
MANUFACTURER CODE
Nation of Origin U = USA
BODY TYPE
YA1 = 2.2CL
YA2 = 3.0CL
YA3 = 2.3CL
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
1 = 2 Dr 5 Spd Std
2 = 2 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SERIES
4 = Base
5 = Premium
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
L = East Liberty
MODEL YEAR
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
CHECK DIGIT
2.5TL, 3.2TL
1996-98
WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER
Nation of Origin J = Japan
CARLINE
H4 = Acura Passenger Car
MODEL/ENGINE
UA2 = 4 Dr 2.5L
UA3 = 4 Dr 3.2L
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
6 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SEQUENTIAL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
C = Sayama
MODEL YEAR
T = 1996
V = 1997
W = 1998
CHECK DIGIT
SERIES
4 = Base
5 = Premium
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Identification number is located on upper left side of dash panel, visible through windshield.
3.2TL
1999-2003
MANUFACTURER CODE
Nation of Origin U = USA
BODY TYPE
UA3 = 3.2TL
UA5 = 3.2TL
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
5 = 4 Dr 5 Spd Std/6 Spd Std
6 = 4 Dr 4 Spd Auto
SERIES
4 = Base
5 = Premium
6 = Base
7 = Navigation System
8 = Type S
9 = Type S Navigation System
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
A = Marysville, USA
MODEL YEAR
X = 1999
2 = 2002
Y = 2000
3 = 2003
1 = 2001
CHECK DIGIT
3.5RL
1996-2004
MANUFACTURER, MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
JH4 = Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Acura, Passenger Car
LINE, BODY & ENGINE TYPE
KA9 = 4 Dr 3.5L /C35A1
BODY TYPE & TRANSMISSION TYPE
6 = 4 Dr Sedan/4 Spd Auto
SERIAL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
A = Saitama, Japan (Sayama)
MODEL YEAR
T = 1996
X = 1999
2 = 2002
V = 1997
Y = 2000
3 = 2003
W= 1998
1 = 2001
4 = 2004
CHECK DIGIT
VEHICLE GRADE (SERIES)
3 = Base
4 = Base
5 = Premium
6 = Premium Navigation System
7 = Navigation System
8 = Base
RL
2005-2006
MANUFACTURER, MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
JH4 = Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Acura, Passenger Car
LINE, BODY & ENGINE TYPE
KB1 = 4 Dr 3.5L /J35A8
BODY TYPE & TRANSMISSION TYPE
6 = 4 Dr Sedan/5 Spd Auto
SERIAL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
C = Saitama, Japan
MODEL YEAR
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
CHECK DIGIT
VEHICLE GRADE (SERIES)
2 = RL Alaska Model: (Navigation & XM Radio Not Activated) (05)
2 = RL Alaska Models (06)
3 = RL Hawaii Model: (Hawaii Navigation Only, XM Radio
Not Activated) (05)
3 = RL Hawaii Models (06)
5 = RL with Navigation & XM Radio (05)
5 = RL, RL w/ACC (except Alaska & Hawaii Models) (06)
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Identification number is located on upper left side of dash panel, visible through windshield.
3.2CL
2001 - 2003
MANUFACTURER CODE
Nation of Origin U = USA
BODY TYPE
YA4 = 3.2CL
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
2 = 2 Door 5 Speed Automatic
SERIES
3 = Base Model
4 = Prem
5 = Prem W/Navigation
6 = Type -S (Sport)
7 = Type -S (Sport) W/ Navigation
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
A = Marysville, USA
MODEL YEAR
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
CHECK DIGIT
MDX
2001 - 2006
MANUFACTURER MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
2HN = Honda of Canada
Acura: Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle
BODY TYPE
YD1 = MDX, 3.5L/J35A5
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
8 = 5 Door 5 Speed Automatic
SERIES
2 = Premium w/o Navigation System (03-05)
2 = MDX (01-02)
2 = Premium (06)
4 = MDX W/Navigation
6 = MDX Tour Package
7 = Tour Package w/RES
8 = MDX Tour Package W/Navigation
9 = Tour Package w/RES, Navigation
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
H = Alliston, Ontario Canada
MODEL YEAR
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
CHECK DIGIT
RSX
2002 - 2006
MANUFACTURER MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
JH4 = Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Acura Passenger Vehicle
LINE, BODY & ENGINE TYPE
DC5 = Acura RSX/K20A2, K20A3 (02-04)
DC5 = Acura RSX/K20Z1, K20A3 (05-06)
BODY TYPE/TRANSMISSION
3 = 2 Dr/5 Speed Std
2 Dr/6 Speed Std
4 = 2 Dr/5 Speed Auto
SERIES
0 = Type S
8 = Base
SEQUENCE NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
C = Saitama, Japan
S = Suzuka, Japan
MODEL YEAR
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
CHECK DIGIT
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Identification number is located on upper left side of dash panel, visible through windshield.
TL
2004-2006
MANUFACTURER, MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
19U = Honda of America Mfg., Inc., USA
Acura, Passenger Vehicle
LINE, BODY & ENGINE TYPE
UA6 = Acura TL/J32A3
BODY TYPE & TRANSMISSION TYPE
5 = 4 Dr Sedan 6 Spd Std
6 = 4 Dr Sedan 5 Spd Auto
SERIAL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
A = Marysville, Ohio USA
MODEL YEAR
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
CHECK DIGIT
VEHICLE GRADE (SERIES)
2 = TL with 5 Spd Auto
5 = TL with 6 Spd Std
6 = TL with 6 Spd Std &
Hi-Performance Summer Tire
TSX
2004-2006
MANUFACTURER, MAKE &
TYPE OF VEHICLE
JH4 = Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Acura, Passenger Car
LINE, BODY & ENGINE TYPE
CL9 = Acura TSX/K24A2
BODY TYPE & TRANSMISSION TYPE
5 = 4 Dr Sedan 6 Spd Std
6 = 4 Dr Sedan 5 Spd Auto
SERIAL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY PLANT
C = Saitama, Japan
MODEL YEAR
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
CHECK DIGIT
VEHICLE GRADE (SERIES)
8 = TSX
9 = TSX with Navigation System
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