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Free LEXUS VIN Lookup & Decoder

Before buying a used Lexus, it's crucial to decode the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a unique 17-digit code that contains essential information about the car's history, features, and potential red flags. Checking the VIN gives you peace of mind and helps you make an informed decision when purchasing a pre-owned luxury vehicle.

Quick Facts about LEXUS

Founded:1989 in Toyota City, Japan
Vehicles sold in 2021:332,340 in the United States
Best selling model:RX luxury crossover SUV
Parent company:Toyota Motor Corporation
Largest market:πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States
Origin:πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japan
Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota, established in 1989. Known for its refined craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled reliability, Lexus has become a leader in the luxury automotive market. Some of Lexus's most popular models include the RX crossover, ES sedan, and LS flagship sedan. In 2021, Lexus sold over 332,000 vehicles in the United States.

How to Decode LEXUS 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 Lexus

Recall Awareness
With over 332,000 Lexus vehicles sold annually in the U.S., up to 5% may have unresolved safety recalls. A VIN check identifies any open recalls.
Service History
Lexus vehicles are known for their reliability, but proper maintenance is key. Decoding the VIN reveals the vehicle's complete service history.
Accident Damage
Even minor accidents can cause lasting damage. A VIN check uncovers any previous accident history, helping you make a more informed purchase decision.

LEXUS VIN Guide

Assembly Plant Location

The first digit of the VIN indicates the location of the assembly plant. "J" represents Japan, "1" and "5" represent the United States, and "2" represents Canada.

Manufacturer

The second digit of the VIN identifies the manufacturer, which is "T" for Toyota.

Brand Division

The third digit of the VIN identifies the brand division, which is "H" for Lexus.

Car Models (Pre-1996)

For Lexus cars built before 1996, the fourth digit represents the car model.
CodeModel
FLS400
KES300
SGS300
VES250
ZSC300 and 400

Frame Construction and Drive Type (1996-2008)

For Lexus cars built between 1996 and 2008, the fourth digit indicates the frame construction and drive type.
CodeDrive Type
BFour door, two wheel drive sedan or crossover with four wheel drive
CTwo door, two wheel drive coupe or four door four wheel drive vehicle
DLong wheelbase four door with four wheel drive
EFive door wagon with two wheel drive
FTwo door convertible with two wheel drive
GCrossover with two wheel drive or long wheelbase sedan with two wheel drive
HCrossover with four wheel drive
ZCrossover with two wheel drive

Body Style, Drive Type, and Trim Level (2009 and later)

For Lexus models built in 2009 and later, the fourth digit indicates the body style, drive type, and in some cases, the trim level.
CodeBody Style
BFour door, two wheel drive sedan or crossover with four wheel drive (GX 460 base or NX luxury)
CFour door, four wheel drive
DLong wheelbase four door with four wheel drive
FTwo door convertible with two wheel drive
GLong wheelbase sedan with two wheel drive
HCrossover with four wheel drive, two door with two wheel drive (LFA and RC F) or four wheel drive (RC 350 AWD)
J4x4 crossover
KHatchback four door with two wheel drive
STwo door with four wheel drive
YWagon with five doors and two wheel drive
ZCrossover with two wheel drive

Vehicle Model (Pre-1996) and Engine Model (1996 and later)

For Lexus cars built before 1996, the fifth digit indicates the vehicle model. For Lexus cars built from 1996 onward, the fifth digit indicates the engine model. Each character in the engine name represents a specific feature. For example, engines with a "G" have a high-performance cylinder head.
CodeEngine
A3MZ-FE (1996-2009), 1AR-FE and 8AR-FTS (2009 and later)
B2GR-FXE and 4JM (1996-2009), 2GR-FXE and 2JM (2009 and later)
C2GR-FSE and 1KM (1996-2009), 2GR-FXE (2009 and later)
D2JZ-GE (1996-2009), 2ZR-FXE and 3JM (2009 and later)
E2GR-FSE (1996-2009 and 2009 and later)
F1MZ-FE (1996-2009), 4GR-FSE and 2GR-FXS (2009 and later)
G2GR-FXS (2009 and later)
H1UZ-FE or 3GR-FSE (1996-2009)
J1FZ-FE (1996-2009), 2AR-FXE (2009 and later)
K4GR-FSE or 2GR-FE (1996-2009), 2GR-FE (2009 and later)
13UZ-FE or 1UR-FSE (1996-2009)
L1UR-FSE (2009 and later)
M1UR-FE or 2GR-FSE (2009 and later)
N3UZ-FE (1996-2009 and 2009 and later)
P2UR-GSE (1996-2009 and 2009 and later)
S2GR-FSE and 2GR-FXE and 1KM (2009 and later)
T2UZ-FE (1996-2009)
U2UR-FSE (1996-2009), 2UR-FSE and 1KM (2009 and later)
V1VD-FTV (2009 and later)
W3MZ-FE, 1JM and 2FM (1996-2009), 2AR-FXE (2009 and later)
X1LR-GUE (2009 and later)
Y3UR-FE (1996-2009 and 2009 and later)
Z2GR-FKS (2009 and later)

Trim Level Options (Pre-2008) and Safety Equipment (2009 and later)

On Lexus cars built up until 2008, the sixth digit represents the trim level options. On Lexus cars built from 2009 onward, the sixth digit indicates safety equipment.
CodeEquipment
1Seat curtain airbags
2Knee airbags
5Side curtains and knee airbags
7Side airbags for first and second row, side curtain airbags
8Side airbags and driver's knee airbag
MSide airbags for first and second row, side curtains, driver's knee airbag, front passenger inflatable cushion
RSide airbags for first and second row, side curtains for first and second row, driver's knee airbag, front passenger inflatable cushion

Equipment Options (Pre-1996) and Safety and Security Equipment (1996 and later)

The seventh digit identifies equipment options in Lexus cars built up to 1996. From 1996 onward, it identifies safety and security equipment.

Body Style (Pre-1996) and Model (1996 and later)

On Lexus cars built before 1996, the eighth digit identifies the body style: "C" for coupes and "E" or "T" for sedans. On newer Lexus cars, it identifies the model.

VIN Check Digit

The ninth digit is a VIN check digit, which is used to verify the authenticity of the VIN.

Model Year

The tenth digit represents the model year. It alternates between letters and numbers. Numbers 1-9 were used from 2001 to 2009, while other model years use letters.
CodeYear
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
R2024
S2025

Manufacturing Plant

The eleventh digit represents the manufacturing plant. Numbers 0-9 indicate plants in Japan, "A" represents Motomachi, Japan, and "C" represents Cambridge, Canada.

Serial Number

Digits 12-17 represent the vehicle's serial number. Lexus does not standardize their serial numbers, so even if two cars left the factory on the same day, with the same model, year, and equipment level, they won't have sequential serial numbers.

LEXUS VIN Decoder Examples

Here are a few examples of LEXUS 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.
JTHBN36F740143085 β€” 2004 LEXUS LS (Blue, Automatic, Gasoline, 4.3L V8 FI DOHC 32V F, Rear Wheel Drive, 8 Cyl)
JTHBA30G655136825 β€” 2005 LEXUS ES (Gold, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.3L V6 FI 24V F, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JTHHP5BC1F5003759 β€” 2015 LEXUS RC-F (Blue, Unknown, Gasoline, 5.0L V8 FI DOHC 32V NF4, Rear Wheel Drive, 8 Cyl)
JTHBD192740082398 β€” 2004 LEXUS IS (Black, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.0L I6 FI DOHC 24V F, Rear Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JTHBJ46G982182751 β€” 2008 LEXUS ES (Silver, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.5L V6 FI DOHC 24V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JTHBF30G620082422 β€” 2002 LEXUS ES (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.0L V6 FI DOHC 24V F4, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JTJZK1BA0F2426648 β€” 2015 LEXUS RX (Silver, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.5L V6 FI DOHC 24V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JT6HF10U1Y0148977 β€” 2000 LEXUS RX (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.0L V6 FI 24V F, All-Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JTHBJ46G472139045 β€” 2007 LEXUS ES (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.5L V6 FI DOHC 24V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
JTHBJ46G182207626 β€” 2008 LEXUS ES (White, Automatic, Gasoline, 3.5L V6 FI DOHC 24V NF4, Front Wheel Drive, 6 Cyl)
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Frequently asked questions
To find the correct VIN, check multiple locations where it is typically displayed, such as the dashboard, driver's door jamb, and vehicle registration documents, ensuring all instances match exactly.
A VIN decoder can help you find compatible parts for a LEXUS vehicle by identifying the exact model, engine type, and other specifications crucial for parts compatibility.
The 'country of origin' in a VIN, indicated by the first one to three characters, tells you where the vehicle was built, which could influence parts availability and design standards.
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.
A VIN alone does not typically provide fuel economy details directly; however, it can identify the vehicle model and engine type, which you can cross-reference with fuel economy data from other sources.
Yes, in many cases, you can determine the type of drivetrain a LEXUS has from its VIN if the manufacturer encodes this information within the VIN.
A VIN decoder can uncover discrepancies such as mismatches in reported and actual vehicle specifications, including year, model, and equipment, which can indicate potential fraud or errors in listings.
A potential buyer can use a VIN decoder to verify the features of a used car by confirming the model, trim level, and installed options, ensuring the features match those advertised.
VIN decoding assists in insurance processes by providing accurate vehicle identification, which is crucial for policy creation, risk assessment, and claim processing.
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.
LEXUS in Vehicles Catalog
is
2019 LEXUS IS
$46,370 MSRP
$27,837 average used price
7,500+ sales records
is
2020 LEXUS IS
$46,370 MSRP
$30,869 average used price
4,500+ sales records
is
2022 LEXUS IS
$46,370 MSRP
$41,789 average used price
370+ sales records
es
2022 LEXUS ES
$47,345 MSRP
$38,761 average used price
670+ sales records
gx
2023 LEXUS GX
$59,155 MSRP
$60,998 average used price
380+ sales records
rx
2023 LEXUS RX
$54,495 MSRP
$54,115 average used price
490+ sales records
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