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What is the purpose of a Dodge VIN number decoder?

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Dodge VIN number decoders provide historical insight into the vehicle’s information and its production location. The alphanumeric VIN has 17 characters and is required by law to be used by every vehicle manufacturer.

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The first number tells in what country the vehicle was manufactured. Dodge utilizes three numbers: 1 is for the United States, 2 is for Canada and 3 is for Mexico. The second character is a letter informing the make of the vehicle. Other potentially useful information is the weight, which is coded under the fourth character, as well as the eighth digit, which depicts the engine size and type. The 12th through 17th digits are sequenced numbers assigned by the production plant and do not provide any valuable information.

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