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VIN Lookup API

The VIN Lookup API provides vehicle information by decoding any Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

/v1/vinlookup

HTTP GET

Returns key vehicle information including manufacturer, country of origin and model year for a given VIN.

Parameters

vin (required) - valid VIN to check. Must be a 17-character string.

Headers

X-Api-Key (required) - API Key associated with your account.

Sample Request URL

Live Demo!

https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/vinlookup?vin=

Sample Response

{
  "vin": "JH4KA7561PC008269",
  "country": "Japan",
  "manufacturer": "Acura",
  "region": "Asia",
  "wmi": "JH4",
  "vds": "KA7561",
  "vis": "PC008269",
  "years": [
    1993
  ]
}

import requests

vin = 'JH4KA7561PC008269'
api_url = 'https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/vinlookup?vin={}'.format(vin)
response = requests.get(api_url, headers={'X-Api-Key': 'YOUR_API_KEY'})
if response.status_code == requests.codes.ok:
    print(response.text)
else:
    print("Error:", response.status_code, response.text)
var vin = 'JH4KA7561PC008269'
$.ajax({
    method: 'GET',
    url: 'https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/vinlookup?vin=' + vin,
    headers: { 'X-Api-Key': 'YOUR_API_KEY'},
    contentType: 'application/json',
    success: function(result) {
        console.log(result);
    },
    error: function ajaxError(jqXHR) {
        console.error('Error: ', jqXHR.responseText);
    }
});
const request = require('request');
var vin = 'JH4KA7561PC008269';
request.get({
  url: 'https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/vinlookup?vin=' + vin,
  headers: {
    'X-Api-Key': 'YOUR_API_KEY'
  },
}, function(error, response, body) {
  if(error) return console.error('Request failed:', error);
  else if(response.statusCode != 200) return console.error('Error:', response.statusCode, body.toString('utf8'));
  else console.log(body)
});
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper;

URL url = new URL("https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/vinlookup?vin=JH4KA7561PC008269");
HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
connection.setRequestProperty("accept", "application/json");
InputStream responseStream = connection.getInputStream();
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
JsonNode root = mapper.readTree(responseStream);
System.out.println(root.path("fact").asText());
let vin = "JH4KA7561PC008269".addingPercentEncoding(withAllowedCharacters: .urlQueryAllowed)
let url = URL(string: "https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/vinlookup?vin="+vin!)!
var request = URLRequest(url: url)
request.setValue("YOUR_API_KEY", forHTTPHeaderField: "X-Api-Key")
let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: request) {(data, response, error) in
    guard let data = data else { return }
    print(String(data: data, encoding: .utf8)!)
}
task.resume()
If your programming language is not listed in the Code Example above, you can still make API calls by using a HTTP request library written in your programming language and following the above documentation.