VIN – Vehicle Identification Number and Recalls

The VIN is a 17 digit number standardised in the USA for identifying vehicles, being motor cars, motorcycles and towed vehicles. The VIN cannot include I (i), O (o), or Q (q) to confuse the reader with a 1 or 0. The VIN is useful to find batches of vehicles made which may come up with problems, often initiating a recall of vehicles that fall within a specific range of numbers.  To find out more about vehicle VIN you can read up in Wiki here. The scope of this article is more about vehicle recalls and where to find information.

Cadillac de Ville – Image by Reinfried Marass

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