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Free HYUNDAI VIN Lookup & Decoder

Before you buy a used Hyundai, it's essential to decode the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a unique 17-digit code that holds important information about the car's history, features, and potential issues. Checking the VIN gives you the knowledge you need to make a smart purchase and avoid costly surprises down the road.

Quick Facts about HYUNDAI

Founded:1967 in Seoul, South Korea
Vehicles sold in 2021:738,081 in the United States
Best selling model:Tucson compact SUV
Market capitalization (as of 2021):$25.2 billion
Largest market:πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States
Origin:πŸ‡°πŸ‡· South Korea
Hyundai is a South Korean automaker that has been delivering high-quality, affordable vehicles since 1967. Known for its modern designs, advanced technology, and excellent warranty programs, Hyundai has become a popular choice among car buyers worldwide. Some of Hyundai's most successful models include the Elantra, Sonata, and Santa Fe. In 2021, Hyundai sold over 738,000 vehicles in the United States.

How to Decode HYUNDAI VIN

VIN stands for Vehicle Identification Number, a unique code that serves to identify and differentiate vehicles. Below you will see a table with a complete breakdown how to decode VIN numbers.
PositionCodeDescription
14Indicates the country where the vehicle was manufactured (1 - United States)
2-3HGIdentifies the vehicle manufacturer (F - Ford Inc.)
4-8CM826Specifies the vehicle's brand, engine size, and type
93Vehicle Security Code
102Indicates the model year of the vehicle
11ADenotes the plant where the vehicle was assembled
12-17005243Serial number of the vehicle
VIN breakdown

3 Critical Reasons to Check the VIN When Buying a Used Hyundai

Safety Recalls
With over 738,000 Hyundais sold annually in the U.S., up to 25% may have unaddressed safety recalls. A VIN check reveals any open recalls.
Accident History
Decoding the VIN uncovers any previous accident damage, flood damage, or other issues that could affect the safety and value of a used Hyundai.
Warranty Coverage
A VIN check confirms the original warranty details and remaining coverage, which is crucial for Hyundais known for their long warranties.

HYUNDAI VIN Guide

Country of Origin

The first character of the VIN represents the country of origin.
CodeCountry
2Canada
1,3USA
KKorea

Division

The second character of the VIN represents the division.
CodeDivision
HHyundai USA or Bromont, Canada
MHyundai Korea

Brand

The third character of the VIN represents the brand. Hyundai divides its brand identifier into different plants and subdivisions. If there is a "3" in this position and an "H" or "W" in the eleventh position, the vehicle was built by Hyundai USA. If this character is an "M", it was made in Bromont, Canada. Any other character in this position indicates Hyundai Korea built the vehicle.

Model

The fourth character of the VIN represents the model. Here is a list of codes used on common Hyundai models.
CodeModel
CSonata, Accent
DElantra
FAzera
GEquus, Genesis Coupe
HTiburon
JElantra, Tucson
LOther models
NVeracruz
SSanta Fe
VAccent, Excel and S-Coupe
WSonata

Body Style or Trim Level

The fifth character of the VIN represents the body style or trim level. On most models, Hyundai uses this part of the VIN to indicate the vehicle's body type. On 2001-2009 models, this number indicates the trim level, which changed year to year.
CodeBody Style
A5 door hatchback
Cconvertible
D3 door hatchback
Fsedan
Gcoupe
Pvan
S, Wwagon
Vminivan

Trim Level or Body Style

The sixth character of the VIN represents the trim level or body style. On most models, this number indicates the trim level. On 2001 to 2009 models, this number indicates the body style.
CodeTrim Level
1Base model
2GL
3GLS, LS, LX, or GS
1, 8front wheel drive wagon
2minivan
33 door hatchback
4sedan
55 door hatchback
6coupe
7all wheel drive wagon

Safety Systems

The seventh character of the VIN identifies the standard safety equipment built into the passenger compartment.
CodeSafety Equipment
1seat belts only
2airbags
3driver airbag
4driver and passenger airbag
5drive airbag and passenger airbag with On/Off switch

Engine

The eighth character of the VIN represents the engine. Each possible digit in this position covers several engines, depending on the model. For example, an "A" in this position could be a 1.5l, a 1.8l, or a 2.0l. A Hyundai VIN check can provide the correct engine for the vehicle's VIN.

Checksum Digit

The ninth character of the VIN is the checksum digit. This digit is chosen based on other parts of the VIN and acts as a form of error correction. If the result of the VIN formula and this digit don't match, part of the VIN was entered incorrectly.

Model Year

The tenth character of the VIN represents the model year. This digit is standard on all vehicles sold in North America and alternates between numbers and letters. Letters have been used since 2010, while numbers will return in 2031.

Factory

The eleventh character of the VIN represents the factory where the vehicle was built.
CodeFactory
AAsan (Korean plant)
CChangwon (Korean plant)
KGwangju (Korean plant)
UUlsan (Korean plant)
6Sohari (Korean plant)
BBromont, Canada (North American plant)
HMontgomery, Alabama, USA (North American plant)
WLos Angeles, USA (North American plant)

Serial Number

Characters twelve to seventeen of the VIN represent the serial number. All vehicles are required to use these characters for serial numbers, regardless of the manufacturer. However, it is up to the manufacturer to choose how they format this section. Hyundai uses the last digit to indicate the month of manufacture.
CodeMonth
AJanuary
BFebruary
CMarch
DApril
EMay
FJune
GJuly
HAugust
JSeptember
KOctober
LNovember
MDecember

HYUNDAI VIN Decoder Examples

Here are a few examples of HYUNDAI VIN numbers, and how decoding them can reveal basic information. You can also uncover a wealth of detailed information, including previous sales photos, odometer reports, salvage status, recalls, and much more in the detailed BADVIN vehicle history reports.
KMHCT4AE2FU804190 β€” 2015 HYUNDAI ACCENT (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 1.6L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
KMHDH4AE6DU972000 β€” 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA (Blue, Automatic, Gasoline, 1.8L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
5NPE34AF2FH075379 β€” 2015 HYUNDAI SONATA (Gray, Automatic, Gasoline, 2.4L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
KMHDU46D37U252573 β€” 2007 HYUNDAI ELANTRA (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 2.0L I4 FI DOHC 16V F4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
5NPDH4AEXBH023030 β€” 2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA (Dark Brown, Automatic, Gasoline, 1.8L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
5NPDH4AE4EH500815 β€” 2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 1.8L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
KMHDU4AD4AU197050 β€” 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 2.0L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
KM8NU13CX7U008515 β€” 2007 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ (Silver, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.8L V6 FI DOHC 24V F4, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
KM8SG73D37U137184 β€” 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE (Black, Unknown, Gasoline, 2.7L V6 FI DOHC 16V F4, All-Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
KMHDH4AE5CU257028 β€” 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 1.8L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
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Frequently asked questions
While not necessary, decoding a VIN for a routine service appointment can provide the mechanic with precise model information, facilitating accurate service and parts replacement.
Yes, in many cases, you can determine the type of drivetrain a HYUNDAI has from its VIN if the manufacturer encodes this information within the VIN.
A VIN decoder can provide detailed information about a HYUNDAI, including its manufacturing location, model year, engine type, and equipment details.
The manufacturing location can be interpreted from the first character of the VIN, which indicates the country of assembly, and sometimes more specific location details are included in the first few characters.
VIN decoders are generally accurate in providing fuel type information for HYUNDAI vehicles as this is a standard detail encoded in the VIN.
A VIN decoder reveals the vehicle's trim level by decoding specific characters of the VIN that relate to the vehicle's series and equipment levels.
A VIN decoder can confirm the safety features originally installed in a HYUNDAI, such as airbags, ABS, and stability control systems.
A VIN decoder translates the 17-character Vehicle Identification Number into understandable information about the vehicle's specifications and history.
A VIN decoder can reveal engine details such as the engine size, configuration, and fuel type, which are encoded in specific characters of the VIN.
In HYUNDAI vehicles, the part of the VIN that provides information about the engine type is typically one of the middle characters, which varies by manufacturer.
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