Toyota VIN Decoder

Free Toyota VIN Decoder & Lookup

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

Our free Toyota VIN decoder can be used to determine everything from vehicle body and drive type to fuel tank capacity to vehicle safety rating. Learn what each character in your VIN means. Get a free Toyota VIN number check instantly. Enter the VIN below to start your vehicle research.

What Can You Do with a Toyota VIN?

With a VIN or vehicle identification number, you can get valuable information about a Toyota vehicle: specifications, history, recalls, and, in some cases, where to find parts and accessories. Sellers in online marketplaces usually provide VIN in their listings. You should also find it on a sticker on the underside of the hood or inside the driver’s door jamb or a metal tag located on your dashboard. Check if the VIN on the vehicle matches the VIN on the vehicle registration or insurance documents.

How to Decode a Toyota VIN?

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

Toyota VIN Decoder

Each character or set of characters within a Toyota VIN indicates specific vehicle information including the vehicle’s model and model year, make, where it was manufactured, and more.

Here is a sample Toyota VIN, 5TENL42N94Z436445, which we have decoded using the diagram above and the Toyota decoding chart.

    • 5 = Country of manufacture (United States)
    • T = Manufacturer (Toyota)
    • E = Vehicle Type (Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (SUV)
    • N = Body (Standard Cab 1/2 Ton Truck, 2WD, Short Bed, Full-Size Frame)
    • L = Engine (2RZ-FE)
    • 4 = Series
    • 2 = Restraint (Manual Belts w/2 Airbags)
    • N = Model (Tacoma)
    • 9 = Security Code
    • 4 = Model Year (2004)
    • Z = Plant (Fremont, CA, US)
    • 436445 = Production Sequence is a free Carfax alternative and instantly provides more than the vehicle specifications mentioned above. It includes a full vehicle history with these details:

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

How to Lookup Toyota Recall by VIN?

Check for Toyota recalls in the past 15 calendar years, run’s VIN Decoder for Toyota or check from the official Toyota website below using the VIN:

According to, Toyota’s recall rate per 1,000 cars is 1,028 from January 1985 to September 2016. More than 52 million cars were recalled, Toyota ranked 8th among automakers with the worst recall rates.

If you own a Toyota vehicle built between 2003 and 2013, your vehicle may be subject to a Takata airbag recall. Authorized Toyota Dealers will replace the front Passenger airbag for free.

How to Lookup Toyota Parts and Accessories by VIN?

Genuine Toyota parts are made for exact models and are designed to keep your vehicle function at its highest level of performance. Lookup genuine Toyota parts and accessories by VIN at the Toyota Parts Center Online.

Resources for Toyota Vehicle Owners

Why should I use a Toyota 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 Toyota which could be important to you as an owner or a buyer. For more interesting facts about Toyota, Toyota vehicles or to get a free Toyota vehicle history report, visit our Toyota VIN Check page.

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