VIN Standard Information Breakdown
Position 1-3 World Manufacturer Identifier
Position 4 Restraint System Type
Brake Type and GVWR Class (Trucks and Vans Only)
Position 5-7 Line, Series, Body Type
Position 8 Engine Type
Position 9 Check Digit
Position 10 Model Year
Position 11 Assembly Plant
Position 12-17 Production Sequence Number

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Ford VIN Number Breakdown
1st Position (Nation Of Origin)
1 – USA
2 – Canada
3 – Mexico

2nd Position (Manufacturer)
F – Ford

3rd Position (Type Of Vehicle)
C – Basic (Stripped) Chassis
D – Incomplete Vehicle
M – Multipurpose Vehicle
T – Truck

4th Position (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
A – Up To 3,000 lbs.
B – 3,001-4,000 lbs.
C – 4,001-5,000 lbs.
D – 5,001-6,000 lbs.
E – 6,001-7,000 lbs.
F – 7,001-8,000 lbs.
G – 8,001-8,500 lbs.
H – 8,501-9,000 lbs.
J – 9,001-10,000 lbs.
K – 10,001-14,000 lbs.
L – 14,001-16,000 lbs.
M – 16,001-19,500 lbs.

5th, 6th, 7th Position (Line, Series, Body Type)
E11 — Econoline Club Wagon
E31 — Econoline Club Wagon (Heavy Duty)
S31 — Econoline Club Wagon (Super Club Wagon)
E14 — Econoline E-150 (Cargo Van)
E24 — Econoline E-250 (Cargo Van)
E27 — Econoline E-250 (Commercial Cutaway)
E29 — Econoline E-250 (Commercial Basic)
E30 — Econoline E-350 (RV Cutaway)
E34 — Econoline E-350 (Cargo Van)
E37 — Econoline E-350 (Commercial Cutaway)
E39 — Econoline E-350 (Commercial Basic)
S24 — Econoline E-250 (Super Van)
S34 — Econoline E-350 (Super Van)
E40 — E-Super Duty (RV Cutaway)
E47 — E-Super Duty (Commercial Cutaway)
F07 — F-150 Flareside, 4×2
X07 — F-150 (SuperCab) Flareside, 4×2
F08 — F-150 Flareside, 4×4
X08 — F-150 (SuperCab) Flareside, 4×4
F17 — F-150 Styleside, 4×2
X17 — F-150 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×2
F18 — F-150 Styleside, 4×4
X18 — F-150 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×4
F27 — F-250 Styleside, 4×2
X27 — F-250 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×2
F28 — F-250 Styleside, 4×4
X28 — F-250 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×4
U12 — Bronco II 4×2
U14 — Bronco II 4×4
U22 — Explorer (2-door), 4×2
U32 — Explorer (4-door), 4×2
U24 — Explorer (2-door), 4×4
U34 — Explorer (4-door), 4×4
U35 — Explorer (4-door), AWD
U52 — Mountaineer (4-door) 4×2
U54 — Mountaineer (4-door) 4×4
U55 — Mountaineer (4-door) AWD
R10 — Ranger 4×2
R11 — Ranger 4×4
R14 — Ranger 4×2 (2-door SuperCab)
R15 — Ranger 4×4 (2-door SuperCab)
R18 — Ranger 4×2 (4-door SuperCab)
R19 — Ranger 4×4 (4-door SuperCab)

8th Position (Engine Type)
A – 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder (Ranger 1997 and older)
B – 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Ranger)
C – 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder (Ranger)(2.0 on older Rangers)
E – 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Mitsubishi)
E – 4.0-Liter 6-Cylinder – SOHC (Explorer, Mountaineer)
F – 7.3-Liter 8-Cylinder Diesel (Econoline)
L – 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
M – 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder Natural Gas (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
P – 2.2-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Ranger)
P – 5.0-Liter 8-Cylinder (Explorer/Mountaineer)
S – 2.8-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)
S – 6.8-Liter 10-Cylinder (Econoline)
T – 2.9-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)
U – 3.0-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)
W – 4.6-Liter 8-Cylinder (F-150, F-250)
X – 4.0-Liter 6-Cylinder (Explorer, Ranger)
Z – 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
2 – 4.2-Liter 6-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)
6 – 4.6-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)

9th Position (Check Digit) N/A Ignore

10th Position (Model Year)
A – 1980
B – 1981
C – 1982
D – 1983
E – 1984
F – 1985
G – 1986
H – 1987
J – 1988
K – 1989
L – 1990
M – 1991
N – 1992
P – 1993
R – 1994
S – 1995
T – 1996
V – 1997
W – 1998
X – 1999
Y – 2000
1 – 2001
2 – 2002
3 – 2003
4 – 2004
5 – 2005
6 – 2006
7 – 2007
8 – 2008
9 – 2009
A – 2010
B – 2011
C – 2012
D – 2013
E – 2014

11th Position (Assembly Plant)
B – Oakville (Oakville, Ontario Canada)
C – Ontario Truck (Oakville, Ontario Canada)
D – Avon Lake (Avon Lake, Ohio)
E – Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
H – Lorain (Lorain, Ohio)
K – Kansas City (Claycomo Missouri)
L – Michigan Truck (Wayne, Michigan)
M – Cuautitlan, Mexico
N – Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
P – Twin Cities (St. Paul, Minnesota)
S – Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)
T – Edison (Edison, New Jersey)
U – Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)
Z – St. Louis (Hazlewood, Missouri)

12th Position (Sequential Number)
Last 6-Digits Are The Sequence Number Beginning With A00001 (Ford) or J00001 (Lincoln/Mercury)
A00001-E99999 = Ford Division
J00001-L99999 = Lincoln / Mercury Division

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