Honda VIN Decoder

Free Honda VIN Decoder & Lookup

Lookup and Decode Any Honda VIN Number and Get a Free Vehicle History

Honda is known for its reliable vehicles worldwide. As a matter of fact, the Honda Civic is the IIHS top safety pick for 2022. However, this does not mean Honda vehicles are accident-proof. In fact, over 4,000 Civics were involved in fatal accidents between 2017 and 2019. If you are planning to buy a Honda vehicle, make sure you check the history of the vehicle to make sure it is roadworthy and has not been involved in a severe accident. offers a free VIN decoder service for all Honda vehicles. This tool is a free alternative to Carfax and can be used to determine everything from vehicle body and drive type to fuel tank capacity to vehicle safety rating. Enter your Honda VIN below to start your VIN search.

What Can I Do with a Honda VIN?

With a VIN or vehicle identification number, you can get valuable VIN information about a Honda vehicle: specifications, history, recalls, and, in some cases, where to find parts and accessories. The VIN is usually provided by sellers in online marketplaces. You can also 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 Honda VIN?

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

Honda VIN Decoder

Each character or set of characters within a Honda 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 Honda VIN, 1HGEJ8145WL012057, which we have decoded using the diagram above and the Honda decoding chart.

  • 1 = Country of manufacture (United States)
  • H = Manufacturer (Honda)
  • G = Vehicle Type (Passenger car)
  • EJ8 = Model (Civic 2/4 Door 1.6L)
  • 1 = Body Type, Transmission (2 Door Coupe, Manual)
  • 4 = GRADE (Civic EX 2/4 Door)
  • 5 = Security Code
  • W = Model Year (1998)
  • L = Plant (East Liberty, Ohio, USA)
  • 012057 = Production Sequence’s free Honda VIN decoder instantly provides more than the vehicle specifications mentioned above. It includes a full Honda vehicle history with these details:

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

How to Lookup Honda Recall by VIN?

For your own protection, check Honda recall updates in the past 15 calendar years for any Honda you own or want to buy. Run the free VIN decoder or look for safety recalls at the official Honda site:

Honda’s recall rate is 1,307 per 1,000 new vehicles sold, higher than the industry average (1,115 vehicles recalled per 1,000 vehicles sold) from January 1985 to September 2016. Based on iSeeCars’ review of NHTSA recall data, Honda ranked third among automakers with the worst recall rates during the 31-year period.

Honda notifies affected car owners in compliance with federal laws. Contact your local authorized Honda dealers to inquire about free repairs to address recall-related problems.

Can I Lookup Honda Parts and Accessories by VIN?

Using the VIN, you may also search and shop for Honda replacement parts and accessories at the Honda eStore. Buying genuine Honda parts ensures the best fit and reliable performance for your vehicle. Stocks are available for 1970 and newer Honda models at local dealers or from the American Honda Motor Co.

Resources for Honda Vehicle Owners

Why should I use a Honda 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 Honda which could be important to you as an owner or a buyer. For more interesting facts about Honda or to get a free Honda vehicle history report, visit our Honda VIN Check page or you can also look up the license plate number.

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