The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a seventeen-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted to the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN number is also found on the Vehicle Certification (VC) label.
World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)
Vehicle Identification Number
The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer identifier.
3FA - Ford, Mexico, passenger car
The fourth VIN position is the vehicle restraint system type code.
B - Dual air bag delete, active safety belts, all positions (Mexico only), two-door, four-door
L - Active safety belts - all positions, driver and front passenger air bags, two-door, four-door
F - Active safety belts - all positions, driver and front passenger air bags, two-door
Line, Series And Body Type
Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and body type.
P11-Coupe, SE, two-door
P13 - Sedan, SE, four-door
The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders code.
3-2.0L, ZETEC, four cylinder (two-door)
P-2.0L, S.P.I., four cylinder (four-door)
The ninth VIN position is a government assigned, computer-generated check digit code (0-9).
The tenth VIN position is the model year code.
The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.
R - Hermosillo (Mexico)
S - Pilot Plant, Allen Park, Michigan (USA)
Production Sequence Number
The last six VIN positions are the production sequence number. This is also used as the serial and warranty number.