Vehicle Identification Number Systems
This recommended practice describes general characteristics of VIN systems. It includes certain specific requirements, supporting definitions, basic content, and examples. The VIN should be considered in the context of a world manufacturer identifier to establish a unique vehicle identity. Supplemental reports to this recommended practice establish specific VIN requirements for different types of motor vehicles. This SAE Recomended Practice provides direction for uniform content and structure of vehicle identification numbers assigned to each type of motor vehicle.