What can Nissan VIN number tell about the vehicle?

Dec 16, 2019

Have you decided to purchase a pre-owned Nissan? Then you have to make sure about the real worth of the Nissanyou are considering. With Nissan VIN lookup service, you can get details about the vehicle, including its year, engine and transmission, specifications, junk records, fuel efficiency, and damage history. The truthful information about a vehicle will give you confidence enough to make a smart financial decision.

How to find the Nissan VIN?

The most common place to find the Nissan VIN numbers is on theleft (driver’s)top side of the dashboard. Other places to find your Nissan’s VIN:

- on the frame under the hood

- on the left side door pillar

- in the owner's manual

- in the luggage or spare tire area

- on vehicle registration or title

- on the Nissan title of ownership

What does each symbol of your Nissan VIN number mean?

1.Country of origin

J

1

3

4

Japan

Korea

USA

Australia

2. Make

N

Nissan

3. Vehicle type

1

2

3

4

6

8

Passenger Car

/ Multi-Purpose Vehicle

Multi-PurposeVehicle

Convertible

Multi-Purpose Vehicle

/ Cargo

/Passenger Car

Truck

Multi-PurposeVehicle

4. Engine

Altima

A

B

C

D

2.5L 4Cyl.

2.4-liter (KA24DE) (93-97)

/ 3.5-liter V6 (02-08)

2.5L 4Cyl. (QR25DE Hybrid)

2.4-liter (KA24DE)

Axxess

H

2.4L (KA24E)

Maxima

B

C

D

E

G

H

S

3.5L V6 (VQ35DE)

3.0L (VQ30DE)

3.5L V6

3.0L (VE30DE) (86-94)

/ 1.6L (GA16DE)

2.0L (SR20DE)

2.4L (L24E) (83-84)

/ 3.0L (VG30E) (86-96)

2.8L Diesel (LD28) (83)

/ 3.0L V6 (86-01)

Pulsar

C

E

G

P

1.8L (CA18DE)

1.6L (CA16DE)

1.6L (GA16i)

1.6L (E16i)

Sentra

A

B

C

D

E

G

H

P

S

1.6L 4Cyl. (GA16DE) (95-99)

/ 2.0L 4Cyl.

/ 2.5L 4Cyl. (02-08)

2.0L (SR20DE)

1.8L 4Cyl. (QG18)

/ 2.5L 4Cyl. (QR25DE)

1.8L 4Cyl. (EZEV) (QG18)

1.6L (GA16DE)

1.6L (GA16i) (89-90)

/ 2.0L (SR20DE) (90-94)

1.5-liter (E15)

1.6-liter (E16)

/ 1.6L (E16i)

/ 1.6L (E16S)

1.7L Diesel (CD17)

Stanza

F

H

2.4L (KA24E)

2.0L (CA20E)

Versa

B

1.8L 4Cyl

200SX

A

B

C

P

R

1.6L (GA16DE)

2.0L (SR20DE)

1.8L Turbo (CA18ET)

2.0L (CA20E)

2.2L (Z22E)

240 SX

A

H

M

2.4-liter (KA24DE)

2.4-liter (KA24E)

/ 2.4L (KA24DE)

2.4-liter

(KA24DE)

280 ZX

C

2.8L (L28)

/ 2.8L Turbo (L28ET)

300ZX

C

H

3.0L Turbo (VG30ET)

/ 3.0-liter Twin Turbo (VG30DETT)

3.0L (VG30E)

350ZX

A

B

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Armada, Frontier, Murano, Pathfinder, Quest, Titan, Truck, Van, Xterra, X-Trail, Rogue

A

B

D

E

F

H

J

M

N

2.5L (QR25DE)

/ 3.3L (VG33E) (96-00)

/ 3.5L (VQ35DE)

/ 4.0L (VQ40DE)

/ 5.6L (VK56DE)

2.5L (QR25DE)

/ 3.5L (VQ35DE)

/ 5.6L (FFV) (VK56DE)

2.4L (KA24) (Frontier)

/ 3.5L (VQ35DE) (Pathfinder)

3.3L (VG33)

2.0L (Z20)

3.0L (VG30/VG30i/VG30E)

2.5L Diesel (SD25)

3.3L (VG33ER) (Supercharged)

2.4L (Z24/Z24i)

S

 

2.4L (KA24E)

/ 2.4L (Z24i)

 

4. GVWR range

D

X

Z

5001-6000 lbs.

5001-6000 lbs.

5001-6000 lbs.

5. Vehicle line

A

B

C

D

J

L

M

N

Armada

/ Maxima

/ Titan

NX Coupe

/ Sentra

/ 200SX

Van

/ Versa

Frontier

/ Truck, Pathfinder, Pickup

/ Xterra

Maxima

Altima

Axxess

/ Stanza (Wagon)

Pulsar

/ Quest

/ Xterra

R

S

T

U

V

Z

 

Pathfinder

Rogue

/ Sentra

/ 200SX

/ 240SX

Stanza

/ X-Trail

Altima

/ Maxima

/ Stanza

Quest

Murano

/ 280ZX

/ 300ZX

/ 350Z

 

6. Model

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

Altima

/ Armada

/ Frontier

/ Maxima

/ Pathfinder

/ Murano

/ Titan

/ Xterra

/ X-Trail

Altima

/ Axxess

/ Pathfinder

/ Pickup

/ Quest

/ Versa

/ 300ZX

Altima

/ Frontier

/ Maxima

/ Sentra

/ Stanza

/ Xterra

/ Quest

Altima

/ Maxima

/ NX

/ Pulsar

/ 240SX

/ 350Z

Sentra

/ 200SX

/ 240SX

/ Maxima

Rogue

/ Sentra

Sentra

7. Body type

Passenger Cars

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Four-DoorSedan

Two-DoorSedan

Four-DoorHatchback

Two-DoorCoupe

5 or 7 PassengerVehicle

Two-Door Hatchback

/ Two4-WheelABS-Door Coupe, 2+2 (300ZX)

/ 2-Door Fastback

/ 2-Door Coupe (T-Bar Roof)

/ 2-Door Convertible

2-Door Convertible

Armada, Frontier, Murano, Pathfinder, Quest, Titan, Truck, Van, Xterra, X-Trail

1

2

4

5

6

7

8

9

Quest (Passenger Van)

/ Short Bed

Long Bed

/ Quest (Cargo Van)

Van, 2-Door Pathfinder

Cab & Chassis

/ 4-Door Sport Utility (Pathfinder)

/ Quest (PassengerVan)

King Cab

/ Quest (Passenger Van)

/ 2-Door Wagon&Pathfinder

4-Door

/ 4-Door Pickup Short Bed

/ Van, 4-Door Wagon, 4-Door Pathfinder

4-Door SportUtility

/ Van

4-Door Sport Utility (Pathfinder)

/ 4-Door Pickup Long Bed

8. Restraint System

Passenger Cars (Except Axxess)

A

B

C

D

E

F

H

J

P

S

Dual Front, Side Air Bags; Manual Belts

/ AutomaticBelts (3-Point)

DriverAirBag

Manual Belts

/ Driver Air Bag (Canada)

/ Dual Front, Side Air Bags; Manual Belts

Dual Front Air Bags; Manual Belts

Dual Front/Side Air Bags

DriverAirBag (USA)

DriverAirBag

AutomaticBelts (4WD)

AutomaticBelts (2WD)

AutomaticBelts (81-90)

/ ManualBelts (94-99)

 

Axxess

J

P

S

Y

AutomaticBelts (4WD)

AutomaticBelts (2WD)

ManualBelts (2WD)

ManualBelts (4WD)

 

8. Engine type

Quest (93-02)

1

T

W

VG30 3.0L

VG33 3.3L

VG30 3.0L

 

8. Other information

Armada, Frontier, Murano, Pathfinder, Quest, Titan, Truck, Van, Xterra, X-Trail

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

S

T

2WD, Four-Wheel ABS

4WD, Four-Wheel ABS

4WD, four-Wheel ABS

2WD, 4-Wheel ABS

2WD, 4-Wheel ABS Long W/B

4WD, 4-Wheel ABS Long W/B

2WD, 4-Wheel ABS Long W/B

HeavyDuty (Pickup)

3-Point Man (2WD) (Pathfinder/Pickup)

/ 2WD, RearWheel ABS

2WD, 4-Wheel ABS

U

V

W

X

Y

 

2WD

AWD

AWD

2WD

3-Point Man (4WD) (Pathfinder/Pickup)

/ 4WD

 

 

9. Check digit

10.Year of production

D

E

F

G

H

J

K

L

M

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

N

P

R

S

T

V

W

X

Y

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

 

 

11. Assembly plant

C

D

K

L

M

N

T

W

X

Smyrna, Tennessee, USA

AvonLake, Ohio, USA

Mexico

Mexico

Tochigi, Japan

Canton, Mississippi, USA

Oppama, Japan

Kyushyu, Japan

Hiratsuka, Japan

 

12-17. Serial Number

How to decode VIN numbers of older Nissans?

Prior to 1981, car manufacturers, including Nissan, used VIN number unique to their company. Decoding these numbers can be difficult. As for the Nissan, it is known that this manufcaturer used shorter than 17-symbol codes which were used to reveal such details of the vehicle as make and model, year, engine, serial number, and some other features.

If you are seeking to purchase a pre-owned Nissan, feel free to use the VIN decoder Nissan to reveal the essential truth about the vehicle.