I have a Ford Mustang, 2000. I just got this car, ran the CARFAX on the VIN displayed in the panel, got an identical history to what the car showed, even identical mileage. Got myself insured with State Farm, and sign up for their In-Drive program. They plug a dongle into my OBD port, and when they see I'm a safe driver, they give me a discount.
All goes well until I get an email: "VIN number mismatch." The dongle is convinced that the VIN number it is assigned to is not the VIN number of the car. The dongle is (100% certainty) in the correct car.
I checked with my insurer and double-checked my CARFAX and the VIN in the car door. They all match up: Green, 3.8L V6, 2000 Ford Mustang, Only owned in Texas. This matches what the dealership told me as well.
Is it possible that the VIN number available through the OBD port is not the same VIN number as the car is registered to? How would I find out if that is the case?