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Free JEEP VIN Lookup & Decoder

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

Quick Facts about JEEP

Founded:1941 in Toledo, Ohio
Vehicles sold in 2021:795,313 in the United States
Best selling model:Grand Cherokee SUV
Parent company:Stellantis
Largest market:πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States
Origin:πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States
Jeep is an iconic American automotive brand known for its rugged, versatile, and off-road capable vehicles. Founded in 1941, Jeep has a rich history that began with military vehicles during World War II. Today, Jeep offers a range of SUVs and crossovers that combine adventurous spirit with modern comfort and technology. Some of Jeep's most popular models include the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Compass. In 2021, Jeep sold over 795,000 vehicles in the United States.

How to Decode JEEP 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 Jeep

Safety Recalls
With over 795,000 Jeeps sold annually in the U.S., up to 20% may have unresolved safety recalls. A VIN check reveals any open recalls.
Accident History
Jeeps are often used for off-roading, increasing the risk of accidents and damage. Decoding the VIN uncovers any previous damage or repairs.
Customization & Modifications
Many Jeep owners customize their vehicles. A VIN check shows any aftermarket modifications that could affect safety, performance, and value.

JEEP VIN Guide

Country of Manufacture

The first character of the VIN represents the country where the Jeep was built. Most vehicles sold in North America are manufactured in this region. Characters 1, 4, or 5 indicate vehicles built in the U.S., while a 2 represents Canadian-built Jeeps, and a 3 is used for vehicles built in Mexico.

Manufacturer and Region

The second character of the VIN is the manufacturer, which is always "J" for North American market Jeeps. The third character represents the region, usually "4" for Jeep's North American operations.

Safety System

The fourth character of the VIN indicates the safety system installed at the factory.
CodeEquipment
DNo airbags
AFront and side airbags
HAdvanced front and side airbags
KAdvanced front airbags
LAdvanced front and side airbags

Model and Drive System

The fifth character of the VIN represents the model and drive system of the vehicle.
CodeDrive System
3, C, RGrand Cherokee 4WD
SGrand Cherokee 2WD
6Cherokee 4WD
AWrangler 4WD
GCommander 4WD
HCommander 2WD
LLiberty or Cherokee 4WD

Trim Level

The sixth character of the VIN represents the trim level. 1 is the lowest level, while 5 is the highest. Sport models have an "S" for this character, and special editions use an "X". This labeling is standard across Chrysler's vehicles and may not always match the marketed trim level. For example, "5" may be used for two trims, while "4" might not be used at all.

Body Type

The seventh character of the VIN indicates the body type of the vehicle.
CodeBody Style
5Convertible
8Hatchback or truck

Engine

The eighth character of the VIN represents the engine. These are the codes for the engines currently used in Jeeps.
CodeEngine
D, M3.0l turbo diesel
G3.5l high output V6
H5.7l HEMI V8
W6.1l HEMI V8

Check Digit

The ninth character of the VIN is the check digit, which verifies the authenticity of the VIN. This digit is created using a formula that incorporates other VIN characters in its calculations.

Model Year

The tenth character of the VIN represents the model year, alternating between numbers and letters. It does not use "O", "Z", or "I" to avoid confusion with numbers.
CodeYear
E1984
F1985
G1986
H1987
J1988
K1989
L1990
M1991
N1992
P1993
R1994
S1995
T1996
V1997
W1998
X1999
Y2000
12001
22002
32003
42004
52005
62006
72007
82008
92009
A2010
B2011
C2012
D2013
E2014
F2015
G2016
H2017
J2018
K2019
L2020
M2021
N2022
P2023

Assembly Plant

The 11th character of the VIN indicates the assembly plant. Most Jeeps sold in North America are manufactured in one of these three locations.
CodePlant
L, P or TToledo, Ohio
DBelvidere, Illinois
JBrampton, Ontario

Serial Number

The 12th through 17th characters of the VIN represent the serial number. While serial numbers may be reused, the complete VIN is unique to each vehicle.

JEEP VIN Decoder Examples

Here are a few examples of JEEP 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.
1J4GW48N62C267305 β€” 2002 JEEP CHEROKEE GRAND CHER (4DR SPOR, BLUE, AUTOMATIC, 4.7L 8, 4x4 w/Rear Wheel Drv, GAS)
1J4FA49S33P309633 β€” 2003 JEEP WRANGLER TJ (Red, Manual, Gasoline, 4.0L I6 FI F, Four Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
1C4NJRFB2DD248586 β€” 2013 JEEP PATRIOT (Silver, Automatic, Gasoline, 2.4L I4 FI DOHC 16V NF4, Four Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl)
1J8HH48KX8C152699 β€” 2008 JEEP COMMANDER (Silver, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.7L V6 FI NF, Rear Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
1J4GZ48S3WC359278 β€” 1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 4.0L I6 FI OHV NF, Four Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
1J8GL58KX2W182386 β€” 2002 JEEP LIBERTY (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.7L V6 FI F, Four Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
1C4RJFBG9EC128860 β€” 2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (White, Automatic, Flexible Fuel, 3.6L V6 FI DOHC 24V NF4, Four Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
1C4RJFBT8CC289629 β€” 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 5.7L V8 FI OHV 16V NF2, Four Wheel Drive, 8 Cyl)
1J4FX58S8VC543587 β€” 1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 4.0L I6 FI F, Rear Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
1J4HS48N65C583212 β€” 2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 4.7L V8 FI SOHC F, Rear Wheel Drive, 8 Cyl)
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Frequently asked questions
Yes, it is generally safe to share your VIN online for decoding, as the VIN is a public figure and does not contain sensitive personal information.
Yes, a VIN decoder can help identify if a JEEP was previously stolen by accessing a database that records theft and recovery history.
The 9th character in a VIN is the check digit, which is used to verify the authenticity of the VIN itself through a specific calculation.
The last six digits of a VIN are the vehicle's unique serial number, which identifies the specific unit among others from the same model and production line.
While a VIN decoder generally does not provide dealership information, it can tell you the region where the vehicle was originally sold.
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.
VIN decoding assists in insurance processes by providing accurate vehicle identification, which is crucial for policy creation, risk assessment, and claim processing.
For importing or exporting JEEP vehicles, the VIN is crucial for compliance with international regulations, ensuring the vehicle meets safety, emission, and manufacturing standards of the importing country.
Yes, a VIN decoder can provide detailed specifications for a used JEEP, including its assembly line specifications like engine details and optional equipment.
To verify that a VIN has not been tampered with, check for inconsistencies in the VIN's font, alignment, and location, and compare the VIN displayed in various parts of the vehicle with that on the official documents.
JEEP in Vehicles Catalog
cherokee
2021 JEEP CHEROKEE
$24,500 MSRP
$24,993 average used price
109,500+ sales records
compass
2022 JEEP COMPASS
$28,090 MSRP
$24,998 average used price
73,400+ sales records
gladiator
2022 JEEP GLADIATOR
$51,580 MSRP
$39,995 average used price
48,400+ sales records
wagoneer
2023 JEEP WAGONEER
$81,823 MSRP
$65,997 average used price
1,900+ sales records
compass
2023 JEEP COMPASS
$28,090 MSRP
$27,289 average used price
2,500+ sales records
grand-cherokee
2023 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
$42,375 MSRP
$40,224 average used price
5,900+ sales records
Recent JEEP Sales on BADVIN
1C6HJTAG4LL170899-2020-jeep-gladiator
2020 JEEP GLADIATOR
in 11 days, 111,896 mi
est retail value $24,478
VIN 1C6HJTAG4LL170899
1J4PN2GK8BW553881-2011-jeep-liberty
2011 JEEP LIBERTY
in 3 days, 139,733 mi
est retail value $2,525
buy now price $1,650
VIN 1J4PN2GK8BW553881
3C4NJCBB2MT587281-2021-jeep-compass
2021 JEEP COMPASS
in 3 days, 51,936 mi
est retail value $16,700
buy now price $5,900
VIN 3C4NJCBB2MT587281
1C6HJTFG5PL539994-2023-jeep-gladiator
2023 JEEP GLADIATOR
4 days ago, 30,668 mi
est retail value $34,500
VIN 1C6HJTFG5PL539994
1C6JJTBG8PL573998-2023-jeep-gladiator
2023 JEEP GLADIATOR
55 years ago, 1 mi
VIN 1C6JJTBG8PL573998
1C6HJTFG4NL116207-2022-jeep-gladiator
2022 JEEP GLADIATOR
a day ago, 12,398 mi
buy now price $18,000
VIN 1C6HJTFG4NL116207
1C4RJEAG2LC366347-2020-jeep-grand-cherokee
2020 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
in 4 months, 42,922 mi
buy now price $20,250
VIN 1C4RJEAG2LC366347
1J4NT1GA6BD102524-2011-jeep-patriot
2011 JEEP PATRIOT
in 3 days, 148,473 mi
est retail value $1,550
buy now price $800
VIN 1J4NT1GA6BD102524
1C6JJTBG8ML622595-2021-jeep-gladiator
2021 JEEP GLADIATOR
in 4 days, 35,783 mi
est retail value $45,155
VIN 1C6JJTBG8ML622595
ZACNJDC17PPP65125-2023-jeep-renegade
2023 JEEP RENEGADE
in 6 days, 10,891 mi
VIN ZACNJDC17PPP65125
1C4NJPBAED793644-2013-jeep-patriot
2013 JEEP PATRIOT
in 3 days, 1 mi
est retail value $2,700
buy now price $1,975
VIN 1C4NJPBAED793644
XXXXJ4F835TH55048-1974-jeep-wrangler
1974 JEEP WRANGLER
in 3 days, 93,099 mi
est retail value $3,678
sold for $375
VIN XXXXJ4F835TH55048
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