Free Acura VIN Decoder

What is a VIN?

The VIN is located in a number of places on a car, but most commonly on the dashboard (you can see it through the windshield) and the drivers side door jamb sticker. On some vehicles the VIN is also placed on the engine, hood, and other parts. The VIN may also appear on car titles, insurance policies, service records and police reports for the vehicle.

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Decoding VIN Numbers For An Acura

Decoding the VIN number for an Acura can be a difficult task to try out on your own. Acura has used several different VIN decoding systems over the years to identify their various makes and models.

This is why if you want to decode the VIN of an Acura, we strongly suggest that you use the search system to do so. Simply type in the VIN, and we'll provide you with the information you need.

If you like solving complex puzzles and are thinking about trying to decode information for an Acura on your own, give us your email address and we'll be happy to send you a decoding guide for download.

On your own, you can at least look at the numbers in the VIN you have been given and get a sense of whether it actually belongs to an Acura. Depending on the make, model and year, there are two ways to do this.

First, look at the second number. This may be part of a two- or three-digit group. Look for these letter and number combinations.

  • H4
  • TB1
  • DC5
If those number combinations are not there, look at the first three letter/number combinations and see if any of them are:
  • 19U
  • JH4
  • 2HN
  • 5J8
Any of these combinations indicate the vehicle belongs to an Acura. However, some other combinations are used as well, so if you are in doubt you should perform a full vehicle history search to decode the VIN.

History Of Acura

Rounding out the Top 20 best selling brands in America, Acura isn't actually its own company. Acura is the luxury car division of Honda (which is one of the things that makes decoding Acura VIN numbers particularly difficult).

In 1986 Acura became the first Japanese-made luxury car division in America. Today it is most commonly known as the “Marvel Car,” because Acura has an agreement with Disney Studios to have only Acura models in their comic book action films.

Acura offers a wide variety of luxury automobiles that successfully compete against the likes of Cadillac and Ferrari.

Get The Facts About An Acura

If you are in the market for a used Acura, you should learn the history of the vehicle before you make an offer. Doing so is easy – simply provide us with the VIN, and
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