Q. Where can I learn about my Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?
The DOT does not not keep track of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs).
VIN Resources from the DOT
Product Information Catalog and Vehicle Listing (vPIC) provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
49 CFR 565: Auto industry regulation that standardizes the format and content of a VIN
VIN Resources Outside the DOT
How To Make Sense of Your Car's VIN provided by Edmunds
(Note: The above private-sector web sites are not maintained by US DOT or any other US Government office. We take no responsibility for the content or accuracy of any non-US DOT web page, and offer the above links strictly as a courtesy, should you be interested.)
To request assignment of manufacturer identifiers contact SAE by mail:
Society of Automotive Engineers
Attention: WMI Coordinator
400 Commonwealth Avenue
Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15096