Lincoln VIN Decoder

Lincoln VIN Decoder

A Lincoln 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 VIN Decoder Tool.

How to decode LINCOLN VIN

Position 1

The first position of the Lincoln VIN is used to identify the country of the vehicle’s assembly.

  • 1, 2, 5 US

Position 2

The second position of the Lincoln VIN is held by a character that identifies the vehicle’s manufacturer.

  • F – Ford
  • L – Lincoln

Position 3

Position three of the Lincoln VIN is used to identify the brand division. This character identifies the exact brand division regardless of the number of divisions the manufacturer may have.

The first three positions of the Lincoln VIN are together referred to as the World Make Identifiers (WMI). Some of the examples for your Lincoln may be as follows:

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

Position 4

Position four of the Lincoln VIN identifies the security systems that have been incorporated in the vehicle. These are shown below:

  • 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 the 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 ‚Äď 7

Positions five through seven identifies the model of the vehicle. The first character of the combination identifies the line model or brand; the second identifies the series, and the third identifies the execution, most of which determines the body type, engine, and drive wheels. This can be shown in the table below:

5th sign Second sign Seventh sign Model
A minivans
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 (European Ford Mondeo)
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 RS 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 ( European Ford Mondeo)
P 6 Ford Thunderbird
P 7 Ford Crown Victoria
P 7 2 Ford Crown Victoria (4-door sedan)
P 8 brand cars Mazda
P 8 4 Mazda 6
P 8 A, C, T Ford Mustang Coupe
P 8 E, F, U Ford Mustang Convertible
P 9 ford GT
R Ford Ranger pick-up
R 0, 1, 4 Ford Ranger
S Ford E-series (Econoline vans and buses) on the elongated chassis (extended)
T 6 Mercury Cougar
U 0 9 Ford Escape / Ford Escape Hybrid
U 1 Ford Expedition
U 2 Ford Expedition
U 2 Lincoln Navigator
U 4 Ford Excursion
U 6 Ford Explorer
U 7 Mercury Mountaineer
U 8 Lincoln Aviator
V 1 Mercury Villager
W Ford F-Series crew cab
X Ford F-Series super cab

Position 8

Position eight of the Lincoln VIN identifies the engine type that runs the vehicle.

Position 9

Position nine represents the checksum of the Lincoln VIN. This digit is algebraically generated, and it is used to verify whether the VIN that has been entered is a valid one.

Position 10 ‚Äď Model Year

Position ten of the Lincoln VIN represents the production year of your model.

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 ‚Äď Assembly Plant

Position eleven of the Lincoln VIN identifies the assembly plant of the vehicle. These are indicated below:

0 – Detroit, Michigan, USA

5 – 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 ‚Äď Serial Number

Position twelve through seventeen of the Lincoln VIN represents the serial number of the vehicle. These numbers are specific to the car that holds the VIN being looked up. The numbers are also not standardized, and their choice lies in the preferences of the manufacturer of the vehicle.

LINCOLN VIN NUMBER LOCATION


The Lincoln VIN can be located in the following places in the vehicle:

  • Lower left corner of the windshield.
  • VIN tag was found on the driver‚Äôs door frame.
  • Engine compartment frame.

LINCOLN MODELS

Lincoln models are as listed below:

  • Lincoln L-series
  • Lincoln Model K
  • Lincoln K-series LeBaron Convertible
  • Lincoln-Zephyr
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Lincoln H series
  • Lincoln Continental coupe
  • Lincoln Continental Mark II
  • Lincoln Continental Mark V Landau
  • Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • Lincoln Mark III
  • Lincoln Continental Town
  • Lincoln Versailles
  • Lincoln MKS
  • Lincoln MKC
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Lincoln Cosmopolitan
  • Lincoln-Zephyr Continental
  • Lincoln Blackwood
  • Lincoln K-series
  • Lincoln MKR
  • Lincoln Custom
  • Lincoln Mark VIII
  • Lincoln Capri
  • Lincoln Mark series
  • Lincoln Mark LT
  • Lincoln LS
  • Lincoln Town Car
  • Lincoln Continental
  • Lincoln Aviator
  • Lincoln Continental Mark VII

EXAMPLE

VIN: 2LMTJ8LR7GBL21254

2016 Lincoln MKX

Manufacturer                                                    Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited

Product Type                                                    MPV

Make                                                                  Lincoln

Model                                                                MKX

Series                                                                Reserve

Body                                                                  Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/ Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Drive                                                                  AWD/ All-Wheel Drive

Number of Doors                                              4

Fuel Type ‚Äď Primary¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Gasoline

Engine Displacement (ccm)                           3700

Engine Power (kW)                                          228                                                        

Check Digit                                                         7

Model Year                                                       2016

Plant Company                                                Oakville Assembly

Plant Country                                                   Canada

Plant State                                                        Ontario

Plant City                                                          Oakville

Sequential Number                                          L21254

OPTIONS AND FEATURE CODES

BLACK VELVET      G1

LUXE METALLIC      H6

INGOT SILVER METALLIC      UX

ALLURE BLUE METALLIC      LC

PLATINUM DUNE METALLIC TRI-COAT      BK

WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT      UG

BRONZE FIRE METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT      H9

RUBY RED METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT      RR

EBONY, PREMIUM LEATHER-TRIMMED HEATED BUCKET SEATS     AE

CLIMATE PACKAGE, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Rear Seats, Automatic Rain-Sensing Wipers, Auto High-Beam Headlamps      51C

SELECT PLUS PACKAGE, Blind Spot Monitoring w/Cross Traffic Alert, Navigation      65P

CARGO UTILITY PACKAGE,   51U

CARGO ACCESSORIES PACKAGE, -inc: Rear Bumper Anti-Scratch Pad/Load Protector, Cargo Area Protector      60C

ENGINE BLOCK HEATER      41H

TRAILER TOW PACKAGE INCLUDING PREP      53G

VISTA ROOF W/POWER SHADE      43P

RADIO: REVEL AUDIO,  913

SONATA SPIN ALUMINUM TRIM      55A

ESPRESSO ASH SWIRL WOOD TRIM РOPEN PORE      55W

ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS      16W

SATIN ROOF RACK SIDE RAILS WITHOUT CROSSBARS      68R

DVD HEADREST SYSTEM      67P

INFLATABLE REAR-SEATBELTS      52R

ENHANCED SECURITY      92S

We hope you find the Lincoln VIN Decoder guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Lincoln.

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