BMW VIN Decoder

BMW VIN Decoder and VIN Lookup Tool free BMW VIN Decoder offers comprehensive car reports for any BMW model from any state. Check your BMW’s specifications instantly. Enter your BMW VIN below and click on the Decode VIN button to start your vehicle research.
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What Can I Do with a BMW VIN?

With a VIN, you can get valuable information about a BMW vehicle: specifications, history, recalls, and, in some cases, where to find parts and accessories. The BMW VIN decoder tool provides all these information and more. The seller will normally provide the VIN but to make sure, it is best to check the vehicle physically. You can find it on the inside frame or jamb of the driver-side front door, the dashboard near the base of the windscreen (driver’s side) or on a plate secured to an area on the chassis. Make sure that the VIN on the vehicle matches the VIN on the vehicle registration or insurance documents.

How to Decode a BMW VIN?

Check out the BMW VIN decoding diagram below to see how each digit or section in the 17-digit string is decoded.

BMW VIN Decoder

Each character or set of characters within a BMW VIN indicates specific vehicle information including the vehicle’s model and model year, make, where it was manufactured, and more. The ISO standard VIN has been used starting with model year 1981. The VIN does not include the letters O (o), I (i), and Q (q) which look like numerals 0, 1, and 9.

Here is a sample BMW VIN, WBAVD13576K106219, which we have decoded using the diagram above and the BMW decoding chart.

  • WBA = Manufacturer (Germany)
  • VD13 = Model Code (3 series F30 328i N26)
  • 5 = Restraint System (Class E)
  • 7 = Security Code
  • 6 = Model Year (2013)
  • K = Plant (Munich, Germany)
  • 106219 = Production Sequence’s free BMW VIN decoder instantly provides more than the vehicle specifications mentioned above. It includes a full BMW vehicle history with these details:

  • market value
  • equipment details
  • fuel efficiency
  • safety rating
  • current warranty
  • recalls and defects

How to Lookup BMW Recall by VIN?

To check if a BMW vehicle has an open recall, you can either run a free VIN check at or through the official BMW website below. Using the VIN, you can search for BMW safety recalls announced in the past 15 calendar years.

The local Authorized Dealer will repair affected vehicles for free. For more information, contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-831-1117 or email [email protected]

In 2017, BMW had its biggest recall involving 1.4 million cars and SUVs due to a fire risk. The recall includes 504,000 vehicles sold in the United States (the largest ever recall for BMW in the United States). BMW notifies owners of the affected vehicles to bring in their cars to have them fixed.

How to Lookup BMW Parts and Accessories through VIN?

On the BMW online shop, select the car’s year and model to look for the right parts and accessories for your car. Parts related to electronics, performance, and interior and exterior features are available.

Resources for BMW Vehicle Owners

Why should I use a BMW VIN Decoder?

  1. Check for basic vehicle data available prior to purchase.
  2. Check for the vehicle’s build to know the matching parts in case of replacement or repair.
  3. Check for consistency of vehicle information from vehicle documents or disclosed by the seller.
  4. Check for fake VIN or cloned VIN. Look out for red flags indicating that the VIN is not for the car or the vehicle you are buying.

Check out resources on BMW which could be important to you as an owner or a buyer. For more interesting facts about BMW, BMW vehicles or to get a free BMW vehicle history report, visit our BMW VIN Check page.

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