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SAE J272

2008 Edition, August 1, 2008

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Vehicle Identification Number Systems

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2008 Edition, August 1, 2008
  • Published Date: August 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 6
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

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 motor vehicle identity.


This SAE Recommended Practice provides direction for uniform content and structure of vehicle identification numbers assigned to each type of motor vehicle.

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