Determine where Toyota was Manufactured

Determine where Toyota was Manufactured

Want to know where your Toyota vehicle was manufactured? Follow the procedures below to locate where your Toyota was manufactured.

How to tell where your Lexus Toytoa was made


  1. Find the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your car’s dashboard or open the driver’s door and locate this sticker.
  2. Check the first character of your VIN, which is usually a letter or a number
  3. The  characters
    • 1, 4, or 5 indicate a car built in the United States.
    • J for Japan,
    • K for South Korea,
    • W for Germany,
    • 2 is Canada,
    • 3 is Mexico,
    • Z is Italy
    • S is for the United Kingdom.

While most Toyota and Lexus vehicles are manufactured in Japan, Lexus has plans in other countries, such as Canada and the USA.

Finding out where your Toyota or Lexus was made is very easy. Open the driver’s door and locate the VIN sticker. At the bottom, it will say Made in Japan, Made in the USA, or Made in Canada.

We hope you find the Determine where Toyota was Manufactured guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Toyota.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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