How to check your Jaguar car VIN number / Chassis number

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Each and every car produced since 1981 has its own unique 17-digit identify code, which can be found in several places on the car body. This code is referred to as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Chassis Number.

The last SIX digits of the VIN  can be very useful to help check that a replacement part is suitable  for your particular model. Each vehicle coming off the production line is given a number that is succeeds the car before it, so for example a car with VIN number ending  A12345 rolled off the production line right after the car with VIN number ending A12344. And the car behind A12345 would be A12346...

The VIN number can be found on your vehicle registration document. If this is not to hand, the easiest place to find your VIN number is on the bottom left corner of the windscreen, just below the point where the dashboard meets the glass. On UK, Australia and Japan models the left side is the PASSENGER side, on European and USA models it is the DRIVERS side.

If you can't see it, you could also look on the VIN plate sticker, which is a label bearing the words "Jaguar Cars Ltd". Location details by model are as follows:

XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR 1994-2002
Under bonnet, next to left side bonnet hinge at the front of the engine bay itself.

XK8 / XKR 1996-2006
Below the door catch loop on the aperture of the front left door. A stamp can also be found on the chassis itself, in the boot next to the battery (surrounded by "asterisk" security markings).

X-Type 2001-2010
Below the door catch loop on the aperture of the front left door. A stamp can also be found on the chassis itself, in the boot compartment on the right hand side.

S-Type 1999-2007
On the A-post of the front left door aperture - very close to where the dashboard meets the rubber door seal.

XJ 2003-2010
Below the door catch loop on the aperture of either the front left door or the front right door.


On many of our Jaguar parts listings, you will see a "suitability" paragraph if it is important that you check the VIN number of your vehicle before placing the order for the part you require  (although please note that you will also need to check the description of part itself).

Thank you for taking the time to read this brief guide.


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