Ford VIN Decoder API

Ford VIN Decoder API

The Ford VIN Decoder API is a robust tool for developers, offering seamless integration to decode and extract intricate details from Ford Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs). Retrieve comprehensive information, including manufacturing specifics, technical attributes, recall details, and ownership history, enhancing applications with in-depth insights into Ford vehicles.

About the API: 

The Ford VIN Decoder API is an indispensable resource for developers, providing a comprehensive solution to decode and extract detailed information from Ford Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs). This API unlocks a wealth of data, encompassing manufacturing specifics, technical configurations, recall information, and ownership history, offering a profound understanding of Ford vehicles.

Developers can seamlessly integrate this API into their applications, enriching them with nuanced insights into Ford automobiles. From manufacturing dates and assembly locations to engine types and transmission details, the API facilitates a deep dive into the technical aspects of each vehicle. It goes beyond surface-level information, providing recall details to ensure awareness of manufacturer-recommended actions and contributing to vehicle safety.

The Ford VIN Decoder API supports various integration methods, including RESTful API calls and SDKs for popular programming languages, ensuring flexibility and ease of implementation. Authentication mechanisms, including API keys, ensure secure access, protecting sensitive information during data retrieval.

Ideal for automotive marketplaces, service centers, and enthusiast apps, the Ford VIN Decoder API elevates user experiences by offering a detailed exploration of Ford's automotive legacy. Whether empowering buyers with comprehensive listings or assisting service technicians with diagnostics, this API is a versatile tool for those seeking a technical and in-depth understanding of Ford vehicles.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Pass the VIN that you want to decode and receive the vehicle information


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Automotive Marketplace Enhancement:

    • Use Case: Automotive marketplaces can integrate the Ford VIN Decoder API to enhance vehicle listings. By automatically extracting and displaying manufacturing details, technical specifications, and ownership history, the API enriches listings, providing potential buyers with detailed insights into Ford vehicles.
  2. Dealership Sales Optimization:

    • Use Case: Dealerships can streamline sales processes by leveraging the Ford VIN Decoder API. Sales representatives can access critical information such as manufacturing dates, recall history, and technical specifications for Ford vehicles. This ensures accurate and transparent communication with customers, expediting transactions.
  3. Service Center Diagnostics:

    • Use Case: Automotive service centers can use the Ford VIN Decoder API to enhance diagnostics and servicing. Technicians can input a Ford VIN to retrieve technical specifications, recall information, and maintenance history, improving efficiency and accuracy in servicing Ford vehicles.
  4. Insurance Risk Assessment:

    • Use Case: Insurance companies can integrate the API for precise risk assessment. By analyzing decoded information, insurers can determine a Ford vehicle's history, technical specifications, and safety features. This data assists in accurate risk evaluation, enabling insurers to offer tailored coverage and pricing.
  5. Automotive Enthusiast Applications:

    • Use Case: Applications catering to Ford automotive enthusiasts can integrate the Ford VIN Decoder API. Enthusiasts can input VINs to access detailed information about manufacturing specifics, original specifications, and historical events associated with their Ford vehicles. This enhances the user experience for enthusiasts who seek a technical understanding of their Ford's unique identity.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation


API Documentation


Pass the VIN number you want to decode and receive the vehicle information. 


Get Data - Endpoint Features
Object Description
vin [Required] VIN Number to lookup
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"VIN":"1ZVBP8AM6C5220039","Manufacturer":"Auto Alliance International Inc","Adress line 1":"1 Mazda Dr","Adress line 2":"Flat Rock MI 48134-9498,","Region":"North America","Country":"United States","Note":"Manufacturer builds more than 500 vehicles per year","Entered VIN":"1ZVBP8AM6C5220039","Corrected VIN":"1ZVBP8AM6C5220039","Squish VIN":"1ZVBP8AMC5","WMI":"1ZV","VIS identifier":"N\/A","VDS":"BP8AM6C5","Year identifier":"C","Serial number":"220039","VIN type":"normal","Check digit":"valid","Make":"Ford","Model":"Mustang","Model year":"2012","Body style":"2 Doors Coupe","Engine type":"V6","Transmission":"6-Speed Automatic or 6-Speed Manual","Manufactured in":"United States","Body type":"Coupe","Number of doors":"2","Number of seats":"4","Displacement SI":"3720","Displacement CID":"227","Displacement Nominal":"3.7","Engine head":"DOHC","Engine valves":"24","Engine cylinders":"6","Engine aspiration":"Naturally","Engine HorsePower":"305","Engine KiloWatts":"227","Manual gearbox":"6MT","Automatic gearbox":"6AT","Fuel type":"Gasoline","Driveline":"RWD","Anti-Brake System":"ABS"}


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Ford VIN Decoder API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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The Ford VIN Decoder API is an interface allowing developers to decode and extract detailed information from Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) associated with Ford vehicles. It provides insights into manufacturing specifics, technical configurations, recall details, and ownership history.

Integration is facilitated through our comprehensive API documentation, including detailed instructions, code snippets, and information on RESTful API endpoints. Choose from various integration methods, such as direct API calls or SDKs for popular programming languages.

The API allows retrieval of extensive information, including manufacturing details (dates and locations), technical specifications (engine types, transmission details), recall information, and ownership history associated with Ford vehicles.

Yes, the API requires authentication for security purposes. Obtain an API key to access the API, ensuring that only authorized users can retrieve decoded VIN information and maintaining data security.

The API is designed to provide real-time or near-real-time information. Regular updates are implemented to reflect changes in recalls, manufacturing details, and other relevant data associated with Ford vehicles.

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