Model 3

VIN Decoding

edited November -1 in Model 3
I bought an AWD Model 3, it's badged as a dual motor and the battery pack is 310 miles but the VIN decodes as a single motor,


Has Tesla changed their number schem, missnumbered mine, or did they sell me a misbadged long LRWD?


  • edited November -1
    it shows up as a dual motor on:

    The B is dual.
  • edited August 2019
    Digit 8 = B -> "Dual Motor – Standard" according to
  • edited November -1
    Thanks. I used a different website and I thought the 1 after the first E indicated single motor. BTW is there anyway to find the build date for my car.
  • edited November -1
    Never mind, I found the build date on the Monroney label
  • edited August 2019
    Build date (mm/yy) is also on a sticker affixed to the driver’s door jam.
  • edited August 2019
    Ooops: jam=jamb
  • edited August 2019
    Mmmmmm, door jam...
  • edited November -1
    That’s right up there with window syrup
  • edited March 25
    Interestingly, the VIN from my 2019 M3 SR+ comes up as having a problem: the check digit is “wrong.” Looks like there is still info on VINs they need to sleuth out.
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  • edited November -1
    @AmokTime - First I've heard of that happening. Did you use my VIN decoder: ?

    If you want to send me your VIN, I'll see if I can figure out what is wrong. You can send it to [email protected] followed by my name.
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  • edited April 22
    @luisevalerio - Tesla's don't have engines, although they do have motor(s). My guess is you'll have to take apart quite a bit or perhaps even drop the DU to get to see the motor serial number label. Why would you need this?
  • edited May 10
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  • edited November -1
  • I paid for the dual motor performance upgrade with the full package with the exception of the white seats, which should be a “4” for performance dual motor, the 8th digit on mine is a “B” ( dual motor standard )
    What gives?? Does anyone else have this problem?
    Vin. # 5YJ3E1EB9JF083xxx
  • Did a little research and found this on another Tesla forum
    The “P” is reserved for “S” & “X” models.
    Dual motor performance and standard share the “B”
  • 1= Single Motor – Standard (Designated for Model S)

    3= Single Motor – Performance (Designated for Model S)

    2= Dual Motor (standard) (Designated for Model S & Model X)

    4= Dual Motor (performance) (Designated for Model S & Model X)

    A= Single Motor – Standard (Designated for Model 3)

    B= Dual Motor – Standard (Designated for Model 3)
  • edited May 10 sorry for the delayed response - I used the teslatap vin decoder and it tells me my check digit is wrong - it is 7 but should be 6.
  • edited May 10 never mind - I was entering 0’s for my last few digits. If I enter the actual VIN the check digit is computed correctly.
  • edited May 10
    Thanks for confirming it works! Using a made-up serial has one out of ten chances the check digit is right.
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