Free Pontiac VIN Decoder
VinCheck.info’s free Pontiac VIN Decoder, a vehicle research tool, is constantly updated despite the brand’s defunct status. It has been over a decade since the last Pontiac models were rolled out of factories. Nevertheless, there are still issues waiting to be uncovered and ongoing problems that must be resolved with their still-operational cars.
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What Can I Do with a Pontiac VIN?
A Pontiac VIN is a key to a wide range of Pontiac vehicle data if entered on a VIN check. It can disclose info on replaced parts, maintenance, ownership cost and whatnot. It is also a good way to confirm the seller’s claims and other details. But like all information, it is only as effective as the user who uses it.
Usually, a Pontiac VIN can be found on these spots:
- the inside frame or jamb of the driver-side front door
- the dashboard near the base of the windscreen (driver’s side)
- on a plate secured to an area on the chassis
- registration and insurance documents
- In rare cases, on expensive parts like the engine
If the VIN on the vehicle matches the VIN on the registration and insurance documents, and there were no signs of erasure and tampering, then the VIN is probably legit.
How to Decode a Pontiac VIN?
Check out the Pontiac VIN decoding diagram below to see how each digit or section in the 17-digit string is decoded.
Each character or set of characters within Pontiac 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 Pontiac VIN, 2G2FV22G8Y2172521, which we have decoded using the diagram above and the decoding chart of GM, Pontiac’s parent company.
- 2G2 – World Manufacturer Identifier
- F – Platform (Pontiac)
- V – Platform Series Code (Pontiac Firebird)
- 2 – Body Style (Two-Door)
- 2 – Restraint Type (1 plus driver and passenger front airbags)
- G – Engine Type (5.7L V8)
- 8 – Check Digit
- Y – Model Year (2000)
- 2 – Factory ID
- 172521 – Sequential Number
VinCheck.info’s free Pontiac VIN decoder provides more than the vehicle specifications mentioned above. It includes a full Pontiac vehicle history with these details:
- market value
- equipment details
- fuel efficiency
- safety rating
- current warranty
- recalls and defects
How to Lookup Pontiac Recall by VIN?
To check if a Pontiac vehicle has an open recall, you can either run a free VIN check at VinCheck.info or through the official GM website below. Using any Pontiac VIN, you can search for Pontiac safety recalls announced in the past 15 years.
Pontiac ceased production and became defunct in 2010. General Motors, its parent company, has taken over all legal rights and responsibilities the auto division previously had to their customers. As a result of the foregoing arrangement, other GM-affiliated dealers, in lieu of Pontiac dealers, may fill in the gap and extend a helping hand to Pontiac owners.
For more information, contact GM’s Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. For more general questions, you may also try contacting 1-866-694-6546 or visit GM Contact Info page.
About 8.4 million vehicles, among them the 1999 – 2005 Pontiac Grand AM and the 2004 – 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, are recalled because their specifications were linked to numerous crashes, injuries and fatalities. The purpose of this recall is to fix the said issue and prevent further deaths that may result from their flawed designs.
How to Lookup Pontiac Parts and Accessories through VIN?
You can keep your Pontiac up and running with compatible GM parts. On the GM online shop, select the car model to look for compatible parts and accessories for your Pontiac. Parts related to electronics, performance, and even interior and exterior features are available.
Resources for Pontiac Vehicle Owners
Why should I use a Pontiac VIN Decoder?
- Check for basic vehicle data. Identify both the original and replaced parts.
- Check for the vehicle’s build. Know the matching parts in case of replacement or repair.
- Check for consistency. Any vehicle information must be scrutinized whether it came from vehicle documents or from the verbal claims of the seller.
- Check for fake VIN or cloned VIN. Any sign of forgery or tampering on the VIN plates as well as the VIN details on documents is a tell-tale sign of a stolen or salvaged car.
Check out VinCheck.info resources on Pontiac which could be important to you as an owner or a buyer. For more interesting facts about Pontiac, Pontiac vehicles or to get a free Pontiac vehicle history report, visit Pontiac VIN Check page.
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