The USA VIN Decoder API is a web service that enables users to retrieve comprehensive vehicle details by inputting their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs). This API offers US coverage, allowing users to access information such as make, model, year, and engine size for vehicles registered around the US. It is a valuable resource for automotive companies, insurance providers, and other organizations that require reliable vehicle data for verification and validation purposes.

API description

About the API:

The USA VIN Decoder API is a powerful web service that enables users to retrieve detailed information about vehicles from around the US using their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs). This API offers a wide range of data, including make, model, year, and engine size, and can be utilized by insurance companies, mechanics, dealerships, and more. It is fast, reliable, and easy to use, allowing users to seamlessly integrate vehicle data into their own systems. Additionally, the API is secure and compliant with data privacy regulations, providing users with confidence in the handling of their data. Overall, the WorldWide VIN Decoder API is a valuable tool for verifying and validating vehicle information and streamlining workflows.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

This API is the simplest you are going to use. Just pass the VIN number and you will receive a list of additional information. Engine, maker, model, and, more...


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. The US VIN Decoder API can be used by insurance companies to confirm vehicle details when issuing policies or handling claims.
  2. Dealerships can utilize the API to efficiently and accurately generate detailed lists of their vehicle inventory.
  3. Mechanics and repair shops can use the API to access repair and maintenance information for specific vehicles.
  4. Vehicle rental companies can utilize the API to verify customer-provided VINs before renting out vehicles.
  5. Government agencies can use the API to confirm vehicle details when issuing licenses, registrations, or other documents.
  6. Fleet management firms can use the API to track and manage records for their fleet vehicles.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, there are no other limitations. 

API Documentation


This endpoint will retrieve all the relevant information about a given VIN number in the USA. 

This endpoint gets information from NHTSA.


USA VIN Decoder - Endpoint Features
Object Description
vin [Required] VIN Number to lookup
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"Vehicle Descriptor":"3C6TRVDG*JE","Make":"RAM","Manufacturer Name":"CHRYSLER DE MEXICO TOLUCA","Model":"Promaster 2500","Model Year":"2018","Plant City":"SALTILLO","Series":"High Roof 159 WB Cargo Van","Trim":"VF","Vehicle Type":"TRUCK ","Plant Country":"MEXICO","Plant Company Name":"Saltillo Van\/Truck Assembly Plant","Plant State":"COAHUILA","Note":"High Roof Cargo Van","Base Price ($)":"35495.00","Body Class":"Cargo Van","Wheel Base Type":"Long","Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From":"Class 2G: 8,001 - 9,000 lb (3,629 - 4,082 kg)","Wheel Base (inches) From":"159","Trailer Type Connection":"Not Applicable","Trailer Body Type":"Not Applicable","Number of Wheels":"4","Wheel Size Front (inches)":"16","Wheel Size Rear (inches)":"16","Steering Location":"Left-Hand Drive (LHD)","Number of Seats":"2","Transmission Style":"Automatic","Transmission Speeds":"6","Drive Type":"FWD\/Front-Wheel Drive","Axles":"2","Brake System Type":"Hydraulic","Engine Number of Cylinders":"6","Displacement (CC)":"3600.0","Displacement (CI)":"219.68547874103","Displacement (L)":"3.6","Engine Power (kW)":"208.7960","Fuel Type - Primary":"Gasoline","Engine Configuration":"V-Shaped","Engine Brake (hp) From":"280","Turbo":"No","Engine Manufacturer":"FCA","Seat Belt Type":"Manual","Other Restraint System Info":"Active Seat Belt","Front Air Bag Locations":"1st Row (Driver and Passenger)","Side Air Bag Locations":"All Rows","Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)":"Standard","Electronic Stability Control (ESC)":"Standard","Traction Control":"Standard","Active Safety System Note":"ParkSense Rear Park Assist: Optional; Brake Assist: Standard; Dealer Activated Speed Limiter: Standard; Electronic Roll Mitigation: Standard; Hill Start Assist: Standard; Remote Keyless Entry: Standard","NCSA Body Type":"Large Van-Includes van-based buses (B150-B350, Sportsman, Royal Maxiwagon, Ram, Tradesman,...)","NCSA Make":"Dodge","NCSA Model":"Ram Promaster","Backup Camera":"Standard","Bus Floor Configuration Type":"Not Applicable","Bus Type":"Not Applicable","Custom Motorcycle Type":"Not Applicable","Motorcycle Suspension Type":"Not Applicable","Motorcycle Chassis Type":"Not Applicable","Daytime Running Light (DRL)":"Optional","VIN":"3C6TRVDG3JE129289"}


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


This endpoint will allow you to decode any motorcycle VINs that are not supported on the other endpoint. 


Motorcycle VIN Decoder - Endpoint Features
Object Description
vin [Required] VIN Number to lookup
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"VIN":"1HD1GN4179K318861","Manufacturer":"Harley-Davidson","Region":"North America","Country":"United States","Entered VIN":"1HD1GN4179K318861","Corrected VIN":"1HD1GN4179K318861","Years":[2009],"Manufactured in":"United States","Model year":"2009","Year identifier":"2009","Make":"Harley-Davidson","Model":"FXDL Dyna Low Rider","Trim level":"Dyna Low Rider","Body style":"","Engine type":"1584CC 2 Unleaded Gas","Type":"Pickup Truck","Size":"-","Category":"Motorcycle","Doors":"4","Fuel type":"Gasoline","Fuel capacity":"36 gallons","City mileage":"14 miles\/gallon","Highway mileage":"18 miles\/gallon","Engine size":"1584","Engine cylinders":"8","Transmission":"6 Automatic w\/OD","Transmission type":"Automatic w\/OD","Transmission speeds":"6-Speed","Drivetrain":"Four-Wheel Drive","Anti brake system":"4-Wheel ABS","Steering type":"Power Rack & Pinion","Curb weight":"-","Gross vehicle weight rating":"3000 pounds","Overall height":"76.4 inches","Overall length":"-","Overall width":"78.9 inches","Wheelbase length":"156.6 inches","Standard seating":"5","Invoice price":"-","Delivery charges":"-","Manufacturer suggested retail price":"$44,355"}

Motorcycle VIN Decoder - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the USA VIN Decoder API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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