Ford Vin Decoder

Doing a Ford Vin check assists buyers in identifying the status of the vehicle, whether it is modified illegally, damaged, or stolen. It is also possible to access Ford’s build sheet for a specific vehicle.

Use our free VIN decoder and search for Ford vehicles. Get a full vehicle history report including thefts, recalls, accidents and more.

Enter a 17-digit Ford VIN above to get a full vehicle history report, including thefts, recalls, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more.

All Ford cars have their information encrypted in a unique number called a VIN number embedded in the body of the vehicle. Vehicle Identification numbers (VIN) contain distinctive details about each Ford model such as name, body colour, engine type, manufacturer, equipment, and fuel tank capacity. With a Ford Vin Decoder, Ford buyers and users can have the meaning of every VIN character interpreted.

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History and General Information

Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903 when he converted a factory with the $28,000 investment gathered from 12 investors. The company's chairman was John S. Gray, a local banker, and Ford was Vice-president. One month after the company was established, the first Ford vehicle was built at the factory in Detroit. Although only several cars were assembled each day, the company was an immediate success, with profits of $37,000 as of October 1903. The launch of the Ford car brand model T in 1908 defined Ford's success in his mission to build an efficient, reliable and affordable car. The huge demand for the Tin Lizzie model pushed Ford to develop new mass-production plants and use standard and interchangeable parts. In 1913, the first automated assembly line for vehicles was developed.

Development Throughout the Years

Henry Ford acquired the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, to compete against Cadillac on the luxury market segment. Also, to run against General Motors, he produced the Mercury in 1939. What's more, in 1951, Ford developed a scientific lab in Michigan, where the SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) was invented. In 1964, Ford launched the Mustang, which was unveiled at the World's Fair in NY. During the 1980s, Ford released a wide range of successful vehicles. And in the 1990s, the company purchased the Aston Martin and Jaguar brands. But because of the high fuel costs and the economic downfall, Ford's profits were on the low. To regain profitability, the company started resizing and dropping unprofitable car models. They built a new crossover SUV and began to experiment with hybrid technology. In 2018, Ford announced that it would discontinue all passenger cars sold in the US for 4 years due to a significant decline in demand and profitability.

Interesting Facts about Ford

The first Ford vehicle was purchased by Dr. Pfenning for $850 in 1903. And William Clay Ford Jr. owns the originally sold vehicle.

The Ford Motor Company is the largest family-owned company in the world. Since the founder's retirement from the position of CEO, all other CEOs have been relatives.

The Ford Motor Company was amongst the first corporations to implement sustainable energy solutions in their production processes. Before 1939, all Ford factories used eco-friendly power sources. And during the early production years, the company used ostrich feathers as a buffer when cars left the plant.

In the 1920s, Henry Ford co-founded the Kingsford Charcoal company. He believed that charcoal was a good use for the leftover wood from the car production plants.

Ford Vin Lookup for Recall Information

One of the largest recalls Ford encountered was the 1980 Failure-to-Park recall. It involved around 21 million vehicles produced between 1976 and 1980. Throughout the years, recalls included models such as the Ford F-150, Explorer, Escape, Fusion, Mustang, and Edge. In 2016, Ford issued a recall for 2017 Ford F-250 SD – F-550 SD trucks, due to diesel fuel system issues. What's more, in 2018, around 27,000 Ford Edge 2016-2017 vehicles were recalled due to problems with the airbag module.

Running a Ford Vin lookup provides recall details, in addition to the following information:

  • Repair history and recorded accidents.
  • Mileage reports.
  • Damage records from fire, floods, or other natural calamities.
  • Repossession details of the vehicle.
  • Inspection records.
  • Financial reports about the vehicle.

The benefits of using the Ford VIN Decoder

Do not make the costly mistake of buying another persons problem. Use our free Ford VIN Decoder and get a full history report before buying!

Enter a 17-digit Ford VIN above to get a full vehicle history report, including thefts, recalls, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more.

Check for accidents

Around 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - every year

Check for title brands

Title brands include flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles.

Check for special purposes

Make sure your car was not used as taxi, rental or police-car.

Check for thefts

Use our VIN decoder to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.