Arctic Cat VIN Decoder

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Enter a 17-digit Arctic Cat VIN to get instant results from the global database

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How to Decode an Arctic Cat VIN Number

Checking an Arctic Cat VIN has never been easier with!

All Arctic Cat vehicles manufactured since 1981 will feature a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) that can be used to quickly decode information about the vehicle, such as:

  • Location of manufacture and the manufacturing plant.
  • Body type and styling options. 
  • Details about the engine and transmission. 
  • Additional features and add-ons. 

The Arctic Cat VIN can also be used for:

  • Ordering Vehicle History Reports.
  • Getting the value of a specific Arctic Cat.
  • Finding Arctic Cat recalls.
  • Searching for compatible parts for the specific Arctic Cat year and model. 
  • Learning about the vehicle’s ownership history.
  • Finding out the vehicle’s accident and repair history. 
  • Getting free, customized insurance quotes. 
  • Checking if the Arctic Cat is stolen. 

Whether you have an Arctic Cat vehicle you own or are looking to buy one, decoding the VIN and using the VIN for a variety of tasks can come in handy. 

Our free Arctic Cat VIN decoder is here for you to get started. 

Simply enter your Arctic Cat VIN into the search bar above to check the global database. We’ll run the search and return all the pertinent information we can find. 

If you have an older VIN from a vehicle that was produced prior to 1981, the VIN decoder may not work. 

First 3 Digits: World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)

The first 3 digits of your Arctic Cat’s VIN are the WMI. This tells you the country of origin, manufacturer, and vehicle type.

For example:

  • First digit: 4 means United States.
  • Second digit: U indicate Arctic Cat.
  • Third digit: F means off-road vehicle.

Characters 4 Through 8: Vehicle Descriptor Section (VDS)

Characters 4 through 8 will provide you with details about your Arctic Cat including:

  • Model.
  • Engine.
  • Style.

These can be useful for determining exactly what model and sub-model you have.

Character 9: Check Digit

The 9th character is a security check digit to ensure the VIN is valid and authentic.

Character 10: Model Year

The 10th character always represents the model year.

You can quickly determine what model year your Arctic Cat is by referring to the chart below and checking it against your VIN.

Character 11: Assembly Plant

The 11th digit in the VIN represents the assembly plant where your Arctic Cat was produced.

Most Arctic Cats will have a T in the 11th position of the VIN.

T stands for Thief River Falls, MN where the primary Arctic Cat assembly plant is located.

Characters 12-17: Vehicle Identifier Section (VIS)

The last set of digits in the VIN are unique to each vehicle produced. These serve as a serial and production number.

Arctic Cat Year By VIN

If you want to quickly find out what year your Arctic Cat is, you can take a look at the VIN number.

The 10th digit represents the model year. For example:

  • 1: 2001
  • 2: 2002
  • 3: 2003
  • 4: 2004
  • 5: 2005
  • 6: 2006
  • 7: 2007
  • 8: 2008
  • 9: 2009
  • A: 2010
  • B: 2011
  • C: 2012
  • D: 2013
  • E: 2014
  • F: 2015
  • G: 2016
  • H: 2017
  • J: 2018
  • K: 2019
  • L: 2020
  • M: 2021
  • N: 2022

    You can learn more on our VIN Model Year Chart page.

    Where to find a VIN on an Arctic Cat?

    Your Arctic Cat VIN will typically be found in a handful of locations on the vehicle. The common ones include:

    • On a VIN plate.
    • Stamped onto the frame. 
    • Near the engine. 
    • Lower left rear of the frame.

    On Arctic Cat snowmobiles, check the right-hand side of the tunnel or the VIN decal attached to the rear of the tunnel.

    On ATVs, check the left-hand side upper A-Arm towards the rear. Another place to look is the upper frame support tube located under the fender.

    For Prowlers, check the frame’s cross tube under the tailgate or the decal near the left hand front tire.

    If you have a Wildcat, you can typically find the VIN stamped onto the support tube on the inside of the left-hand front tire.

    Additionally, the Arctic Cat VIN can be found on your DMV and insurance paperwork, such as the:

    • Registration card.
    • Vehicle title. 
    • MCO. 
    • Insurance policy documents. 
    • Insurance ID cards. 

    WMIs for Arctic Cat Vehicles

    The WMI, or World Manufacturer Identifier, is the first 3 digits of the Arctic Cat VIN. 

    These digits provide you with:

    • The country where the Arctic Cat was built. 
    • The Manufacturer name.
    • The vehicle type and manufacturer division. 

    Arctic Cat WMIs

    The first 3 digits in the VIN, or the WMI, can be used to quickly find out where a specific vehicle was produced, who produced it, and the type of vehicle it is. 

    WMICountry of OriginManufacturer NameVehicle Type

    Arctic Cat Models in the VIN Decoder Database

    Below you’ll find a list of all Arctic Cat models manufactured since 1981 that you can decode with our VIN checker. 

    Arctic Cat models in the database include:

    • Arctic Cat