Free Subaru 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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Can You Give Me An Overview Of Your Free Subaru VIN Decoder?

Imagine you wanted to buy a used Subaru Forester, Outback, Impreza, Legacy or Crosstrek. You'd want to know some basic information about the vehicle before you made an offer, wouldn't you?

That's what our free Subaru VIN decoder does – it provides you with the information you need when you are thinking about buying a used Subaru. You simply type the VIN number into our decoder, and we bring up a wealth of information that may include:

  • Who owns the Crosstrek
  • How many times the Forester has been bought or sold
  • If the Outback has been in a major accident
  • If the Legacy is considered a stolen vehicle by the cops
  • If the Impreza was used as part of fleet or taxi service
  • If there are any reasons that you might want to reconsider buying that particular Subaru

Do You Offer A Subaru JDM VIN Decoder?

Not at this time. Our free Subaru VIN decoder is meant to be used for Subarus manufactured for the North American market, which uses a 17-digit VIN system. A Subaru JDM VIN decoder would be for vehicles meant to be sold in the Japanese domestic market. Therefore, our Subaru VIN decoder is not a Subaru JDM VIN Decoder. If you want a Subaru JDM VIN decoder, you should probably search for a Japanese site and not one that uses the Roman alphabet.

Can I Use Your Subaru VIN Decoder In Australia?

No. For the same reasons that we do not offer a Subaru JDM VIN decoder, we do not offer a Subaru VIN decoder for Australia. We may offer a Subaru VIN decoder for Australia in the future, but for now our sources only cover North American Subarus.

Where Do I Find The VIN Number On A Subaru Forester?

Finding a VIN number for a Subaru Forester should be easy! The VIN number on a Subaru Forester is in the same place it is for an Outback, Crosstrek or Legacy – and all other cars manufactured after 1980: It should be on the dashboard, in the driver's side door, and on the engine block.

Do You Offer A 2016 Subaru VIN Decoder?

We sure do! Our Subaru VIN decoder is constantly updated, so it is a 2016 Subaru VIN decoder just as much as a free Subaru VIN decoder for models and makes manufactured in 2010, 2013 or 2015. If the Subaru has been manufactured since 1980, our Subaru VIN decoder should be able to work for you.

Should The Subaru VIN Be On The Window Sticker?

Yes. A great place to find a Subaru VIN number is by looking at the window sticker. On the Subaru window sticker there should be a 17-digit code made up of various numbers and letters. That would be the VIN number for that Subaru.

Once you find the Subaru VIN on the window sticker, you can then enter it into our Subaru VIN decoder. Check out the information that comes back – particularly the make, model and year – and make sure it matches what's on the Subaru window sticker.

If it does not, check the dashboard or engine block to make sure the VIN number stamped there matches the Subaru VIN number on the window sticker. Getting the Subaru VIN number from the window sticker is a great way to make sure the dealership is being honest with you!

What Do I Do If The Information From The Dealership Does Not Match The Information From Your Free Subaru VIN Decoder?

If the data from our Subaru VIN decoder goes against what the dealership is telling you about the car or truck, you should be very wary. Dealerships have lots of reasons to lie to you when they are trying to sell you a used Subaru. But DMVs, police officers and insurance companies that provide us with information for our free Subaru VIN decoder have no reason to lie. If the information in our free Subaru VIN decoder seems to go against the information you are being told, there is a good reason to suspect that the dealership is trying to rip you off.

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