After sticking with the same ‘5YJ’ VIN manufacturer code since it started producing the Model S in 2012, Tesla has updated its code for the 2022 model year.
But only for some of their vehicles.
Until now, all vehicles produced at Fremont had a VIN that started with the ‘5YJ’. As of November 1 2021, that code only applies to the Model S and Model 3.
The Model X and Model Y now have their own manufacturer code – ‘7SA’.
The new codes were revealed in documents posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website this week.
Along with the updated manufacturer code, the document also revealed an update to digit 11, used to indicate the ‘Plant of Manufacture’.
Once Tesla cars start rolling off the production line at Giga Texas, they will have a code of ‘A’, while Fremont cars will retain ‘F’.
You can read the full 2022 Model Year VIN Decoder document from the NHTSA below.MY2022_VIN Decoder_S3XY - NA