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

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How to Use this Free Kia VIN Lookup

Checking a Kia VIN has never been easier with VINvaquero.com!

All Kia 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 Kia VIN can also be used for:

  • Ordering Vehicle History Reports.
  • Getting the value of a specific Kia.
  • Finding Kia recalls.
  • Searching for compatible parts for the specific Kia 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 Kia is stolen. 

Whether you have a Kia 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 Kia VIN decoder is here for you to get started. 

Simply enter your Kia 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. 

Where to find a VIN on a Kia?

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

  • On a VIN plate attached to the dashboard.
  • Stamped onto the frame. 
  • Near the engine. 
  • On the door jamb. 

Additionally, the Kia 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 Kia Vehicles

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

These digits provide you with:

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

Kia 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 
KMHSOUTH KOREAHYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Passenger Car
KNASOUTH KOREAHYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Passenger Car
5XXUNITED STATES (USA)HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Passenger Car
U5YUNITED STATES (USA)HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Passenger Car
KNDSOUTH KOREAHYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
5XYUNITED STATES (USA)HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
5NPUNITED STATES (USA)HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Passenger Car
KM8SOUTH KOREAHYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
5NMUNITED STATES (USA)HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
KMUSOUTH KOREAHYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
KNJSOUTH KOREAKIA MOTORS (FORD IMPORTS)Passenger Car

Kia Models in the VIN Decoder Database

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

Kia models in the database include:

  • Amanti
  • Borrego
  • Cadenza
  • Carnival
  • Forte
  • Forte Koup
  • K5
  • K900
  • Niro
  • Optima
  • Rio
  • Rondo
  • Sedona
  • Seltos
  • Sephia
  • Sephia II/Spectra
  • Sorento
  • Soul
  • Soul EV
  • Spectra
  • Spectra LD
  • Sportage
  • Stinger
  • Telluride