Mercedes-Benz vehicles can be identified from the following numbers:
During business hours it is possible to identify Mercedes Benz VIN Number on the Daimler Data System (VEDOK) available at any Daimler establishment (but not dealerships). The following information can be found by means of the VEDOK system:
– Mercedes-Benz VIN Number
– Production Number
– Engine number
– Gearbox number
– Radio number
– Vehicle registration document number
– Order number
Mercedes Benz VIN Number
Mercedes Benz VIN Number Location
SL and SLC Type 107
„E-Class“ Type 114 / 115
S-Class Type 140 armoured
For the Mercedes Benz Gl-Class please note:
In the period from 15.12.06 to 15.02.07, approximately 5700 vehicles of the GL-Class (VIN series …7A217443 to …7A238870) were produced. On these vehicles the Mercedes Benz VIN Number was displaced by about 5cm, so that the VIN is no longer located directly under the carpet flap.
Mercedes Benz VIN Number Appearance and dimensions
Since 1972, in Mercedes-Benz vehicles the Mercedes star has always appeared at the left and right extremities of the VIN (Exception: SLR McLaren). One point of the star always points towards the top. In the Mercedes-Benz VIN Number sequence there are never any filler characters.
Stamped Mercedes Benz VIN Number (with the corresponding numbers as stamped)
Mercedes Benz VIN Number “burned” on by laser
only used on the 140 series
The new form of Mercedes-Benz VIN Number lettering
Used by and by in all plants as from 1 June 1996.
An example of a Mercedes Benz VIN Number lettering from the Tuscaloosa works (the VIN was stamped before painting and is therefore painted)
N.B.: Vehicles from the Graz works (4-matic vehicles) also have a painted VIN.
Example of a painted Mercedes Benz VIN Number from the Tuscaloosa works:
Close-up images of the painted Mercedes-Benz VIN Number :
Example of a Mercedes-Benz VIN Number (from the C 216), as made in the Sindelfingen works after painting. There are still some metal particles visible around the VIN:
Visible Mercedes Benz VIN Number
Visible Mercedes Benz VIN Number are mandatory in the USA and some other countries. On vehicles destined for this market, the Mercedes-Benz VIN can be found on the lower left edge of the windscreen behind a small clear spot in the shading. On some series, vehicles destined for other markets have the clear spot painted over with black paint before the windscreen is fitted. However sometimes there is a black blank sticker stuck on at this location.
Exception: With the C-Class sedans (W204), which in the work Sindelfingen (11. Put the work letter VIN A) were produced, a Visible VIN was introduced to 26.03.2008 in all vehicles (also European delivery). Since the 27.03.2008 only the vehicles with code 989 or code receive 986 (US VIN structures) the Visible Mercedes-Benz VIN Number stuck – all the others show at this point a black blank foil on.
The foil is produced with a customary printer, so that the typography as well as the precision of the pressure deviates from the registrations on the type signs of newer generation (lasered).
Mercedes-Benz VIN Number Decoder
Mercedes Tracking System
GPS-Geolocation via „Mercedes me“
|Since September 2014 the Daimler AG offers the optional equipment “Remote online” as a part of the “Mercedes-me/Connect me” product range, for various Mercedes models
|(starting in 09/14 with the W/S205, followed with the models W246, C218 since 11/2014, the W/S212 since 03/2015, the W/X166 since 06/2015 and since Fall 2015 in nearly all other models too).
|At the moment this optional equipment can be ordered in the following countries: AT, BE, CH, CZ, DE, ES, FR, GB, HU, IR, IT, LU, NL, PL, SK – more EU countries are in the planning stage.
|Thereby a geolocation is in all above mentioned countries possible, in some cases beyond that. Oversea countries are currently excluded.
|The necessary equipment for this is a communication module (Code 06U, since 2015 in the most models standard equipment) as well as “Remote-Online” (Code05U, delivered with the Command-Online-Generation NTG5, Code531).
|With “Remote online” customers gain access via PC or Smartphone-App to their car and be able to request car status information (petrol, mileage, range, etc.), lock doors, activate of pre-heating, “Geofencing” (warning if vehicle enters/leaves a defined area) , above all else it is able to locate the vehicle (even with switched of engine) and can provide the possibility of Geolocation.
|1.) The owner (Master-user) has to set an account at the Mercedes-me service website and register the vehicle.
|2.) The vehicle has to be connected with this account at the local Mercedes dealer.
|3.) The Geolocation option has to be activated in the Mercedes-me / Connect-me settings.
|4.) The owner is able to localize his car all over Europe. In case of a car theft he has furthermore the possibility to localize the car by himself or via the Police.
|– A Remote online accessible vehicle, which is not connected to a Mercedes-me/Connect-me account, can be connected to the account even after the theft. But it is mandatory that the vehicle is not locked in the manufacturers database via INVEX.
|– The geo data transfer is not permanent, but only approximately every 2 minutes.
|– The driver can see the possibility of the Geolocation as an icon in the navigation display, but doesn’t recognize if he is just being located.
|Illustration of some possibilities of Mercedes-me / Connect-me / Remote online
Illustration of some possibilities of Mercedes-me / Connect-me / Remote online
Mercedes Benz Vehicle Keys
Depending on the model, Mercedes-Benz keys have been able to give readouts from about 1989, i.e., the locking number is stored in the key transponder. To obtain a readout of the locking number and an attribution to a VIN the actual key must be forwarded to Daimler Chrysler AG, Dept. VP/VG, at the address above.?
So,The transponder can be read out by them, so that normally after about a week, including time in the post the results will arrive.