Yes, but only in the sense that the owner’s name is attached to the vehicle identification number on the vehicle title, state vehicle registration, loans or leases, and for warranty purposes. If you are able to track a VIN for any of those purposes, the owner’s name should be linked to it. That’s why when you contact a manufacturer for a warranty claim, for example, you will be asked for the VIN for your vehicle and who you are, so they know you’re the legal owner.
The 17-character, alphanumeric VIN is code for the country and factory where the vehicle was built, the model year and other vital stats. The VIN is assigned to the vehicle at the factory and sticks with that vehicle for life.
Manufacturers use VINs to track down owners for safety recalls and service updates. That’s why it’s a good idea to notify a manufacturer that you’re now the proud owner of one of its used vehicles so that the company can contact you, even if the vehicle is out of warranty.
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