A VIN, also known as a vehicle identification number, is a unique 17-character serial number assigned to a vehicle at time of production.

Each of these 17 alpha-numeric characters has a specific meaning assigned to them which is how our system identifies a vehicle's year, make and model (and other details).

The VIN is the primary identifier used to obtain vehicle information displayed on CARFAX Canada reports; please note that the VINs do not contain the following letters:  I, O or Q.

If you want to know more about your VIN, please visit www.carfax.ca/vin-decode to enjoy our complimentary VIN decoder.

For more information on how to find your VIN, please see: Where can I find the VIN?

If a CARFAX Canada report is not displaying a VIN, please see: My report doesn’t have a VIN.