Ford VIN Decoder

Ford VIN Decoder

A free Ford VIN decoder allows you to look up options, models, year, engine, transmission, and specifications.

In addition, you can also check the title records and accidents by clicking Check History.  To check what engine, transmission, and options are installed on your vehicle, use this free online VIN Decoder.

HOW TO DECODE FORD VIN

Decode Ford VIN number

Position 1

This first position of the VIN is an identifier of Ford’s country or final assembly point.

  • 1-5 USA

Position 2

The second position is held by a character that identifies the manufacturer of your Ford.

  • F – Ford

Position 3

This position of the VIN gives information on the brand division. The number points out the exact division of the manufacturer, even if they have a number of them.

The first three positions of the VIN are collectively identified as the World Make Identifiers (WMI). Examples for your Ford may be as follows:

WMI Manufacturer The Owner of The Brand Code of the Country Country
1F0 Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1F1 Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1F6 Detroit Chassis LLC (USA) FORD 1F USA
1F7 MSX International Detroit, MI FORD 1F USA
1F8 American Transportation Corp. (USA) FORD 1F USA
1FA Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1FB Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1FC Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1FD Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1FM Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1FT Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1F USA
1ZV Ford Motor Company (USA) FORD 1Z USA
1ZW Auto Alliance International (USA) FORD 1Z USA
2FA Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. (CAN) FORD 2F Canada
2FD Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. (CAN) FORD 2F Canada
2FM Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. (CAN) FORD 2F Canada
2FT Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. (CAN) FORD 2F Canada
3FA Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. (CAN) FORD 3F Mexico
3FB Ford Motor Company S.A. (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FC Ford Motor Co SA de CV (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FD Ford Motor Company (Mexico) (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FE Ford Motor Company (Mexico) (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FM Ford Motor Co SA de CV (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FN Blue Diamond Trucks S. De R. L. De C. V. (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FR Blue Diamond Trucks S. De R. L. De C. V. (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3FT Ford Motor Company (Mexico) (MEX) FORD 3F Mexico
3LN Ford Motor Co SA de CV (MEX) FORD 3L Mexico
3M9 Mopesa Motores Power SA (MEX) FORD 3M Mexico
3MA Ford Motor Co SA de CV (MEX) FORD 3M Mexico
3ME Ford Motor Co SA de CV (MEX) FORD 3M Mexico
6F1 Ford Motor Company Australia (A.U.) FORD 6F Australia
6FP Ford Motor Company Australia (A.U.) FORD 6F Australia
6FR Ford Motor Co of Australia Ltd (A.U.) FORD 6F Australia
6FS Ford Motor Co of Australia Ltd (A.U.) FORD 6F Australia
6FT Ford Motor Co of Australia Ltd (A.U.) FORD 6F Australia
6MP Ford Motor Co of Australia Ltd (A.U.) FORD 6M Australia
7A5 Ford Motor Company Of New Zealand Ltd (Z) FORD 7A New Zealand
8AF FORD ARGENTINA (ARG) FORD 8In Argentina
8XD Ford Motor de Venezuela SA (V) FORD 8X Venezuela
8YP Ford Motor de Venezuela SA (V) FORD 8Y Venezuela
8YT Ford Motor de Venezuela SA (V) FORD 8Y Venezuela
93R Ford Motor Co Brasil Ltda (BRA) FORD 93 Brazil
9BF Ford Motor Company Brasil Ltda. (BRA) FORD 9B Brazil
9BT Ford Motor Company Brasil Ltda. (BRA) FORD 9B Brazil
AFA Samcor (Pty) Ltd (FOR) FORD OF YuAR
AFM Ford Motor Company of S.A. (Pty) Ltd (Z.A.) FORD OF YuAR
LFA Ford Lio Ho Motor Co Ltd (CHN) FORD LF China
LFA Ford Lio Ho Motor Co Ltd (CHN) FORD LF Taiwan
LVS Changan Ford Mazda Motor Company (CHN) FORD LV China
MAY Ford India Ltd (I) FORD MA India
MPB Ford Motor Company (Thailand) Limited (THA) FORD MP Thailand
MS3 Ford India Private Limited (I) FORD MS India
NM0 FORD-OTOSAN (T.R.) FORD NM Turkey
PE1 Ford Motor Co Philippines Inc (P.H.) FORD ON Philippines
PE2 Ford Motor Co Philippines Inc (P.H.) FORD ON Philippines
PE3 Ford Motor Co Philippines Inc (P.H.) FORD ON Philippines
PE4 Ford Motor Co Philippines Inc (P.H.) FORD ON Philippines
PR8 Ford Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MAL) FORD PR Malaysia
RHA Ford Lio Ho Motor Co Ltd (T) FORD RH Taiwan
RHB Ford Lio Ho Motor Co Ltd (T) FORD RH Taiwan
RL0 Ford Vietnam Limited (VIE) FORD RL Vietnam
RL2 Ford Vietnam Limited (VIE) FORD RL Vietnam
RL3 Ford Vietnam Limited (VIE) FORD RL Vietnam
SBC Iveco Ford Truck Ltd. (U.K.) FORD SB United Kingdom
SFA FORD-OTOSAN (T.R.) FORD SF Turkey
SFA Ford Motor Company Ltd (G.B.) FORD SF United Kingdom
TW2 Ford Lutisania sarl (P) FORD TW Portugal
UN1 Henry Ford and Son Ltd (IRL) FORD A Ireland
VS6 Ford Espana its (P) FORD VS Spain
WF0 Ford Werke A.G. (D) FORD WF Germany
WF0 OOO Ford Motor Company (R.U.) FORD WF Russia
WF1 Ford Werke A.G. (D) FORD WF Germany
X4F OOO Ford Motor Company (R.U.) FORD X4 Russia
X9F OOO Ford Motor Company (R.U.) FORD X9 Russia
XLC Ford Nederland nv (N.L.) FORD XL Holland
Y4F Ford Union (BLR) FORD Y4 Byelorussia
YF0 Ford-Werke (B) FORD YF Belgium
Z6F Ford Sollers Holding (RUS) FORD Z6 Russia
ZMJ Ford Italia S.p.A. (I) FORD ZM Italy

Position 4

Position four of the Ford VIN identifies the security systems incorporated in your vehicle.

  • A – reel seat belts and airbags for the driver; conventional belts for passenger
  • B – automatic belt
  • C – automatic safety belts and airbags for driver
  • D – automatic belts on front
  • L – automatic belts and airbags for the driver and passengers
  • P – conventional belts front
  • R – conventional belts, front airbag for the driver
  • S – conventional belts, front airbags for driver and passenger

Position 5 – 7

Position five through seven of the Ford VIN identifies the model designation of the vehicle. The first position is held by a character is occupied by a character that identifies the line model, the second identifies the series and the third identifies the execution of the vehicle. The descriptions are as indicated below:

5th sign Sixth sign Seventh sign Model
A Minivan
A 5 Ford Windstar, Ford Freestar
C chassis for Ford E-series (Econoline vans and buses)
E Ford E-series (Econoline vans and buses)
K 3 Ford EDGE FWD
F 5 Stripped motorhome chassis Ford
J 1, 2, 3, 4 C, D Lincoln MKC (J_C – 4×2, J_D – 4×4)
J 2, 3 H, J, K, L Lincoln Navigator
J 6, 7, 8, 9 J, K, L Lincoln MKX (J6_, J7_ – 4×2, J8_, J9_ – 4×4)
K 4 Ford EDGE AWD
K 7 Ford Explorer FWD
K 8 Ford Explorer AWD
M cars brands Mercury and Lincoln
M 5 Mercury Sable (a “rich variant” Ford Taurus)
M 6 Mercury Mystique
M 7 Mercury Grand Marquis (a “rich version of” Ford Crown Victoria)
M 7 Mercury Marauder (more “sporty” and “rich version of” Ford Crown Victoria)
M 8 1, 3, 4, 5, 9 Lincoln Town Car
M 8 6, 7 Lincoln LS
M 9 Lincoln Continental
P 0 Ford Fusion sedan
P 1 Ford Escort
P 3 Ford Focus
P 3 E, F, J Ford Focus sedan
P 3 K, L, N, R Ford Focus 5dr hatchback
P 3 T Ford Focus R.S. 5dr hatchback
P 4 Ford Mustang
P 4 A, B, C Ford Fiesta sedan
P 4 E, F, G, T Ford Fiesta 5dr hatchback
P 5 Ford Taurus
P 5 A, B, C Ford C-max
P 6 6, 8 Ford Contour (“перелицованный” европейский Ford Mondeo)
P 6 Ford Thunderbird
P 7 Ford Crown Victoria
P 7 2 Ford Crown Victoria (4-door sedan)
P 8 Mazda
P 8 4 Mazda6
P 8 A, C, T Ford Mustang Coupe
P 8 E, F, YOU Ford Mustang Convertible
P 9 Ford GT
R Pick-up Ford Ranger
R 0, 1, 4 Ford Ranger
S Ford E-series (Econoline vans and buses) on the elongated chassis (extended)
T 6 Mercury Coguar
The 0, 9 Ford Escape / Ford Escape Hybrid
The 1 Ford Expedition
The 2 Ford Expedition
The 2 Lincoln Navigator
The 4 Ford Excursion
The 6 Ford Explorer
The 7 Mercury Mountaineer
The 8 Lincoln Aviator
V 1 Mercury Villager
W Ford F-Series crew cab
X Ford F-Series super cab

Position 8 – Engine

Position 8 of the VIN identifies the engine type of the Ford vehicle.

Position 9 – Check Sum

The check number is used to algorithmically validate the Ford VIN; this number ensures that the VIN code entered is a valid Ford VIN.

Position 10 – Model Year

The tenth position of the Ford VIN identifies the production year of the car model in question.

Year of Issue Designation Year of Issue Designation Year of Issue Designation
1971 1 1991 M 2011 B
1972 2 1992 N 2012 C
1973 3 1993 P 2013 D
1974 4 1994 R 2014 E
1975 5 1995 S 2015 F
1976 6 1996 T 2016 G
1977 7 1997 V 2017 H
1978 8 1998 W 2018 J
1979 9 1999 X 2019 K
1980 A 2000 Y 2020 L
1981 B 2001 1 2021 M
1982 C 2002 2 2022 N
1983 D 2003 3 2023 P
1984 E 2004 4 2024 R
1985 F 2005 5 2025 S
1986 G 2006 6 2026 T
1987 H 2007 7 2027 V
1988 J 2008 8 2028 W
1989 K 2009 9 2029 X
1990 L 2010 A 2030 Y

Position 11 – Assembly Plant

This position is held by a character that specifies the assembly plant of your Ford vehicle. The plants may be as follows:

  • 0 – Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • 5 – the Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
  • A – Hapvill, Georgia, United States
  • B – Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • C – Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • D – Eyvon Leyk, Ohio, USA
  • E – Louisville Kentucky, USA
  • F – Dearborn, Michigan, USA
  • G – Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • H – Lorraine, Ohio, USA
  • J – Monterrey, Mexico
  • K – Kansas, Missouri, United States
  • L – Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • M – Kuatilan, Mexico
  • N – Norfolk, Virginia, US
  • P – St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • R – Hermosa Mexico
  • T – Edison, New Jersey, USA
  • U – Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • V – Escobedo, Mexico
  • W – Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • X – Saint Thomas, Ontario, Canada
  • Y – Vic catfish, Michigan, United States
  • Z – Hezelvud, Missouri, USA

Position 12-17 – Serial Number

Position 12 – 17 is called the vehicle’s serial number. This consists of a sequence of six numbers that are not standardized. The serial number is selected to the preference of the vehicle manufacturer. These numbers can identify the exact vehicle being looked up.

FORD VIN NUMBER LOCATION

The Ford VIN can be located in the following areas of the vehicle:

  • On the dash of the vehicle on the driver’s side.
  • On a small aluminum I.D. tag found on the driver’s door.
  • Stamped on the frame of the engine compartment just below the alternator.
  • Right under where the seat would be located.

FORD MODELS

Ford models are as follows:

  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Falcon
  • Ford Figo
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Ford SVT Focus
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Ikon
  • Ford Ka
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Taurus
  • Ford Pinto
  • Ford Torino
  • Ford Torino GT
  • Ford Model T
  • Ford Edsel Ranger
  • Ford Crown Victoria
  • Ford Edsel Villager
  • Ford Blush
  • Ford C-MAX
  • Ford S-Max
  • Ford Galaxy
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford EcoSport
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Flex
  • Ford Everest
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Kuga
  • Ford Territory
  • Ford Bronco
  • Ford Bronco II
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Cargo
  • Ford Courier
  • Ford F-Series
  • Ford E-Series Wagon
  • Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • Ford LCF
  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford Super Duty
  • Ford Transit
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Ford Aerostar
  • Ford Windstar
  • Ford Lightning
  • Ford Ranchero

EXAMPLE DECODED FORD VIN

VIN: 3FADP4EJ9BM156937

2011 Ford Fiesta 5dr H.B. S.E.

General Information

MFR model code:                                                         P4E

Body type:                                                                       Hatchback

Pass Doors:                                                                     4

Alternative name:                                                      

Alternative body:                                                         4dr Car

Drivetrain:                                                                       Front Wheel Drive

Engine and Powertrain

Type:                                                                                 4 Cylinder Engine

Displacement L/CI:                                                      1.6/ 97

Fuel Type:                                                                       Gasoline Fuel

Horsepower:                                                                  120.0 @ 6350

Fuel Economy:                                                               28.0 City / 37.0 Highway MPG

Fuel Capacity:                                                                                16.0 gal

Net Torque:                                                                    112.0 @ 5000

Technical Specifications

Manufactured By:                                                        Mexico Ford Make Passenger Cars

Suspension Type – Front:                                         Independent

Suspension Type – Rear:                                           Twist Beam

Front Tire Size:                                                              185/65R15

Rear Tire Size:                                                                                185/65R15

Brake ABS System:                                                       4-Wheel

Wheelbase:                                                                    98.0 in 98.0 min 98.0 max

OPTIONS AND FEATURE CODES

  • 111A Preferred Equipment Package 111A
  • 143 Remote Keyless Entry (G.L.)
  • 144 Appearance Package
  • 144 Remote Keyless/Illuminated Entry System
  • 151 Electronics Group
  • 152 Tachometer
  • 153 Front License Plate Bracket
  • 15H Complete Headliner
  • 166 Carpet Delete
  • 166 Carpet Delete (Fleet)
  • 166 Floor Mats – $60
  • 16E Vinyl Floor Covering – Front and Rear
  • 16G Carpet, Front
  • 173 Glass, Fixed Rear Cargo Door
  • 175 Additional equipment
  • 178 Glass, Fixed Side/Rear Cargo Door
  • 179 Glass, Swing-Out Side/Fixed Rear /E350
  • 17A Fixed rear-door glass
  • 17B Fixed rear-door glass with fixed passenger-side door glass
  • 17C Fixed rear-door glass with flip-open passenger-side door glass
  • 17D Fixed rear-door glass with fixed driver and passenger-side door glass
  • 17F Windows-All-Around, fixed
  • 17G Windows-All-Around with 4th row flip-open glass
  • 17H Windows-All-Around with 2nd row driver-side flip-open glass
  • 17K Windows-All-Around with 2nd row driver and passenger-side flip-open glass
  • 17J Windows-All-Around with 2nd row driver and passenger-side flip-open glass and 4th row vent
  • 186 CAB STEPS
  • 187 Integrated Side Step Bars
  • 211 Bench Seat, 2nd Row
  • 213 Electric Shift-on-the-Fly 4×4
  • 215 Electronic Shift-On-The-Fly
  • 216 Child Safety Seat
  • 219 R Split Fold Seat
  • 21C Pewter (Grey) Cloth, 2-way manual driver and front passenger with inboard armrest and driver-side manual lumbar
  • 21G Pewter (Grey) Vinyl, 2-way manual (fore/aft/recline) driver and front passenger, driver-side armrest with driver side and front passenger-side airbags
  • 21L Pewter (Grey) Cloth, 2-way manual (fore/aft/recline) driver and front passenger, driver-side and front-passenger side airbags, inboard armrest, and driver-side manual lumbar – Van
  • 21D Charcoal Cloth, 2-way manual (fore/aft/recline) driver, and front passenger, with inboard armrest and driver-side manual lumbar
  • 21M Charcoal Cloth, 2-way manual (fore/aft/recline) driver and front passenger, armrest, airbags, and driver-side manual lumbar
  • 21E Pewter (grey) Cloth with 10-way power driver and 2-way manual passenger seat, inboard armrests
  • 21F Charcoal Cloth with 10-way power driver and 2-way manual passenger seat, driver-side and front passenger-side airbags, and inboard armrests – Van CA/CC
  • 21H Pewter (grey) Leather 10-way power driver and front passenger seats with driver-side and front-passenger side airbags and inboard armrests
  • 21J Pewter (Grey) Vinyl, 2-way manual (fore/aft/recline) driver seat only (Passenger Seat Delete). Includes inboard armrest and manual lumbar
  • 21K Pewter (Grey) Cloth, 10-Way Power (fore/aft/recline) driver seat only (Passenger Seat Delete). Includes inboard armrest and manual lumbar
  • 413 Skid Plates
  • 413 Sport Package
  • 422 Additional equipment
  • 422 Emission control level- California
  • 425 50-State Emissions
  • 428 Additional equipment
  • 428 Emission control level- Federal
  • 428 High Altitude Principal Use
  • 433 Rear windscreen
  • 433 Window, Sliding Rear
  • 434 Trio Option Group
  • 439 Power Moon roof
  • 445 5 Speed Manual Transmission
  • 445 6-Speed Manual Transmission (Gas)
  • 447 6-Speed Manual Transmission (Diesel)
  • 467 Front seats – heated
  • 471 Camper Package
  • 473 Side body color platform step
  • 474 Autolamp
  • 111A Preferred Equipment Package 111A
  • 12H Floor Mat Delete (Fleet)
  • 12H Floor Mats
  • 12Y Floor mats
  • 13B Power Moon roof
  • 13B Sunroof
  • 13C Trunk Organizer
  • 13E Sunroof, Power Tilt/Slide
  • 13K Decklid Spoiler
  • 13T Removable Top/Heated Glass Rear Window
  • 14A Active Anti-Theft System
  • 155A PREF EQUIP PKG 155A
  • 15A Crew Van Package
  • 15B Crew Van Interior Upgrade Package
  • 16C Vinyl Floor Covering – Front
  • 16E Vinyl Floor Covering – Front and Rear – Wagon
  • 16G Carpet, Front w/ Wagon XLT
  • 16S All-Weather Floor Mats (Rubber)

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    No, but you can usually find it on a sticker affixed in the glove box, your owner’s manual or a sticker on the trunk lid. If you can’t find any of those, a good quality scan tool can retrieve it for you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Question: is my factory keypad code the last 5 numbers of the VIN?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Need to find the correct oil filter for my 2010 Ford Focus, VIN: 1FAP3FN0AW234002