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Locating the VIN on Your Polaris RANGER

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17-digit number used to identify your Polaris RANGER. 

If you are unable to locate or read your VIN but have an engine serial number, use the Contact Us option for assistance with vehicle identification. Include your question, the engine serial number and any information about the vehicle that may assist in identification. Note that if you have replaced the engine, this information does not apply. 

Sample VIN

Your RANGER's VIN can be found stamped on the frame, shown above. Its exact location varies based on model. Most RANGER vehicles from model year 2015 until present feature a VIN stamp in the left rear wheel well. Exceptions are listed below.

Ranger VIN location

Ranger VIN drawing

From Series 11 RANGER vehicles (2003) through model year 2014, most RANGER models featured a VIN stamp in the left front wheel well. Exceptions are listed below.

Ranger VIN left front

The VIN for Series 99 and Series 10 RANGER was stamped on the frame rail under the left-hand side cover of the center console.

Series 99

Exceptions to the rule for model year 2015 and newer vehicles include: 2015 RANGER 800 EFI, 2015 RANGER 800 EPS, 2015 RANGER 6x6, 2015 RANGER Diesel HST, 2015 RANGER Diesel HST Deluxe, 2016 RANGER 6x6, 2017 RANGER Diesel HST and 2017 RANGER Diesel HST Deluxe. The VIN on these models can be found in the left front wheel well.

Exceptions to the rule for model year 2014 and older include: 2013 RANGER XP 900, 2014 RANGER 570 EFI, 2014 RANGER 570 EPS, 2014 RANGER Crew 570 EFI, 2014 RANGER Crew 570 EPS, 2014 RANGER XP 900 and 2014 RANGER Crew 900. The VIN on those models can be found in the left rear wheel well. The 2012 RANGER EFI Crew and 2013 RANGER Crew 500 have VIN stamps on the frame below the left rear passenger seat, in front of the left rear tire (as shown below).

VIN stamp

Engine Serial Number
The engine serial number can be found on your vehicle's factory-installed engine.

Location may vary by model and model year. Refer to the Introduction section of your Owner's Manual for specific information on the engine serial number location. 

Record your VIN and engine serial number in your Owner's Manual for easy reference.
Use the VIN search tool to enter your VIN and find your vehicle's year, model, warranty status, safety bulletins, engine serial number and more. To learn more, read VIN Search Tool.

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