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Welcome to vPIC

The NHTSA Product Information Catalog and Vehicle Listing (vPIC) is a consolidated platform that presents data collected within the manufacturer reported data from CFR 49 Parts 551 – 574 for use in a variety of modern tools. NHTSA’s vPIC platform is intended to serve as a centralized source for basic Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decoding, Manufacturer Information Database (MID), Manufacturer Equipment Plant Identification and associated data.

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vPIC is intended for use on Model Years 1981 and forward. Vehicles prior to 1980’s VIN standard are not included in decoding capability for the system.
vPIC Patterns are based on Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) specifications received from the manufacturers following the 565 standard.

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For any additional information and questions: Contact NHTSA Manufacturer Helpdesk at or 1-888-399-3277

Resource Links:

Manufacturer Portal : Online Web-based Submittal Center

  • Submit new or revised form for:
    • VIN Requirements (CFR 49 Part 565)
    • Manufacturer Identification (CFR 49 Part 566; Routine Identification Data)
    • Designation of U.S. Agent of Service of Process (CFR 49 Part 551, Subpart D)
    • Equipment Plant Code Request (Brake Hose, Glazing, New Tires, or Tire Retread)
    • Adapted Vehicle Modifier (CFR 49 Part 595)
  • Check the status for already submitted requests.

Manufacturer Portal

MID : Manufacturer Information Database

  • View manufacturer information (Address, Products Manufactured, Makes, etc.).
  • View or download documents submitted to NHTSA by Manufacturers as it relates to CFR 49 Part 566, CFR 49 Part 565 and CFR 49 Part 574.
  • Obtain World Manufacturer Identifiers (WMIs) assigned to a manufacturer assigned by SAE and referenced in vPIC.


VIN Decoder

  • Decode a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for regulated vehicle types.
  • Obtain manufacturer data describing the vehicle basic information.
  • Print or obtain an extract of data from vPIC on a vehicle and/or trailer VIN.

vPIC Decoder

Modifiers : Adapted Vehicle Modifier Identification Database

A vehicle modifiers is a business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with disability to operate or ride as a passenger.

  • Search for a vehicle modifier registered with NHTSA.
  • Download a copy of all vehicle modifiers registered with NHTSA.


API : Application Programming Interface

  • 25+ APIs for use by developers, programmers or researchers interested in obtaining raw Vehicle or Manufacturer data from vPIC.
  • Supports multiple data output formats like XML, CSV and JSON.
  • Ability to batch decode a set of VINs.


Data within vPIC represents vehicles intended for sale or importation into the United States. Attempting to search on vehicles not intended for sale or importation into the US will result in a limited data result.