Last modified on 11 December 2014, at 10:06

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN codes)/Ford/VIN Codes

For a full list of current VIN decoding for Ford, check their website.

Ford Motor Company uses the following VIN formats and codes.

American FordEdit

American VIN formatEdit

Ford does not directly encode the platform name in the VIN, although much other information is included there. Instead, the company uses a series number to identify a vehicle type. Ford's VIN format is as follows:

Position Sample Description
1 1 World Manufacturer Identifier
2 F
3 M
4 C Restraint type or GVWR class
5 U Model
6 0
7 H
8 9 Engine type
9 9 Check digit
10 D Model year
11 U Factory ID
12 D Sequential number
13 2
14 3
15 3
16 8
17 1

Ford Offers a VIN decoding program (for vehicles 1982-Present) at: here

American restraint typesEdit

The restraint type is specified as character four of the American Ford VIN for passenger cars.

VIN code Description
P Passive belts (Manual)
B Active belts
C Driver Airbag and Active Belts
L Driver and Passenger (First Generation) Airbags and Active Belts
F Driver and Passenger (Second Generation) Airbags and Active Belts
K
H Driver and Passenger Front and Side Airbags and Active Belts
D Driver and Passenger Front and Side Airbags and Active Belts All positions

American rwgv classesEdit

Value Meaning
P 1/2ton

American modelsEdit

The model type is specified in positions five through seven of the American Ford VIN. The first position specifies the model line or marque, the next is the series, the last is the vehicle type. The type often indicates the engine size, driven wheels, body style, and similar factors.

Value Mean
A5 Ford Windstar
Ford Freestar
A20 Mercury Mountaineer
C Ford E-Series Chassis
E Ford E-Series
Lincoln Aviator
F02
F04
F12
F14
F20
F21
F25
F30
F31
F32
F33
F36
F37
F46
F47
F56
F57
F65
F66
F75
F76

Ford F-Series, F-150, Regular Cab, Flareside, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Regular Cab, Flareside, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Regular Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Regular Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Regular Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Regular Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Regular Cab, 2WD, Custom
Ford F-Series, F-350, Regular Cab, 2WD, Single Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Regular Cab, 4WD, Single Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Regular Cab, 2WD, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Regular Cab, 4WD, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Regular Cab, 2WD, CA XL, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Regular Cab, 4WD, CA XL, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-450, Regular Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-450, Regular Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-550, Regular Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-550, Regular Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-650, Regular Cab, Straight Frame
Ford F-Series, F-650, Regular Cab, Pro Loader
Ford F-Series, F-750, Regular Cab, Straight Frame
Ford F-Series, F-750, Regular Cab, Severe Service

K02
K03
K05
K06
K07
K08

Ford Taurus X/Freestyle; SEL, FWD
Ford Taurus X/Freestyle; Limited, FWD
Ford Taurus X/Freestyle; SEL, AWD
Ford Taurus X/Freestyle; Limited, AWD
Ford Taurus X; Eddie Bauer Edition, FWD
Ford Taurus X; Eddie Bauer Edition, AWD

K36
K38
K39
K46
K48
K49

Ford Edge; SE, FWD
Ford Edge; SEL, FWD
Ford Edge; SEL Plus, FWD
Ford Edge; SE, AWD
Ford Edge; SEL, AWD
Ford Edge; SEL Plus,

M36 Mercury Topaz
M5 Mercury Sable
M6 Mercury Mystique
M7 Mercury Grand Marquis
Mercury Marauder
M81
M83
M84
M85
M89
Lincoln Town Car
M86
M87
Lincoln LS
M9 Lincoln Continental
P01
P02
P06
P07
P08
P0L

Ford Fusion; SE, AWD
Ford Fusion; SEL, AWD
Ford Fusion; S, FWD
Ford Fusion; SE, FWD
Ford Fusion; SEL, FWD
Ford Fusion; Hybrid

P10
P10
P11
P11
P12
P13
P14
P15

Ford Escort, Hatchback, 3-door ('91-'96)
Ford Escort, Sedan; LX ('97-'02)
Ford Escort, Hatchback, 3-door; Sport ('91-'96)
Ford Escort, Coupe; ZX2 ('98-'03)
Ford Escort, Hatchback, 3-door; GT ('91-'96)
Ford Escort, Sedan ('91-'02)
Ford Escort, Hatchback, 5-door ('91-'96)
Ford Escort, Wagon ('91-'99)

P24
P25
P27
P28

Ford Taurus/Five Hundred; SEL, FWD ('07-up)
Ford Taurus/Five Hundred; Limited, FWD ('07-up)
Ford Taurus/Five Hundred; SEL, AWD ('07-up)
Ford Taurus/Five Hundred; Limited, AWD ('07-up)

P30
P31
P33
P34
P35
P36
P37
P38
P39

Ford Focus, Hatchback, 3-door; SVT
Ford Focus, Hatchback, 3-door
Ford Focus, Sedan
Ford Focus, Sedan
Ford Focus, Wagon
Ford Focus, Wagon
Ford Focus, Hatchback, 5-door
Ford Focus, Sedan; ST
Ford Focus, [unknown]

P10
P12
P13
P16
P26
P27
P28
P40
P41
P42
P42
P44
P45
P46
P47
P48
P49

Ford Mustang, Coupe; L/GL ('82)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; GLX ('82)
Ford Mustang, Hatchback; GLX ('82)
Ford Mustang, Hatchback; GL/GT ('82)
Ford Mustang, Coupe ('83-'86)
Ford Mustang, Convertible ('83-'86)
Ford Mustang, Hatchback ('83-'86)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; LX ('87-'93), V6 ('94-'04)
Ford Mustang, Hatchback; LX ('87-'93)
Ford Mustang, Hatchback; GT ('87-'93), Cobra ('93), Cobra R ('93)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; GT ('94-'04), Bullitt ('01), Mach 1 ('03-'04)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; LX ('87-'93), V6 ('94-'04)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; GT ('87-'04)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; SVT Cobra ('99-'01)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; SVT Cobra ('99-'01), SVT Cobra R ('00)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; SVT Cobra ('03-'04)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; SVT Cobra ('03-04)

P4A
P4B
P4C
P4E
P4F

Ford Fiesta, Sedan, S
Ford Fiesta, Sedan, SE
Ford Fiesta, Sedan, SEL
Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, SE
Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, SES

P5
P52
P53
P54
P55

Ford Taurus
Ford Taurus GL
Ford Taurus, LX
Ford Taurus, SHO
Ford Taurus, SES

P65
P66
P68

Ford Contour
Ford Contour, Sport
Ford Contour, SVT

P60
P62
P64

Ford Thunderbird; LX/V6 ('89-'97), All ('02-'05)
Ford Thunderbird, LX V8 ('89-'97)
Ford Thunderbird, Super Coupe ('89-'95)

P67
P68

Mercury Capri; RS, Turbo RS ('79-'86)
Mercury Capri, GS ('79-'86)

P70
P71
P72
P73
P74

Ford Crown Victoria; Long Wheelbase
Ford Crown Victoria; Police Interceptor
Ford Crown Victoria; Standard
Ford Crown Victoria; Sport
Ford Crown Victoria; LX & LX Sport

P84 Mazda 6
P90 Ford GT
R0
R1
R4
Ford Ranger
S Ford E-Series extended
T20
T21
T22

Ford Probe; GL/SE
Ford Probe; LX ('89-'93)
Ford Probe; GT

T6 Mercury Cougar
T80
T82
T84
T85
T88
T89

Ford Mustang, Coupe; V6 ('05-up)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; GT ('05-up), Shelby GT/GT-H ('06-up)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; V6 ('05-up)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; GT ('05-up), Shelby GT/GT-H ('08-up)
Ford Mustang, Coupe; Shelby GT500 ('07-up)
Ford Mustang, Convertible; Shelby GT500 ('05-up)

U0
U9
Ford Escape/Ford Escape Hybrid
U1 Ford Expedition
U2 Lincoln Navigator
U4 Ford Excursion
U6
U7
U8
Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer/Lincoln Aviator
U15 Ford Bronco
U80
Ford L-8000
V1 Mercury Villager
W02
W04
W12
W14
W20
W21
W30
W31
W32
W33
W36
W37
W46
W47
W56
W57
W65
W66
W75
W76

Ford F-Series, F-150, Crew Cab, Flareside, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Crew Cab, Flareside, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Crew Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Crew Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Crew Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Crew Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-350, Crew Cab, 2WD, Single Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Crew Cab, 4WD, Single Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Crew Cab, 2WD, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Crew Cab, 4WD, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Crew Cab, 2WD, CA XL, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Crew Cab, 4WD, CA XL, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-450, Crew Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-450, Crew Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-550, Crew Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-550, Crew Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-650, Crew Cab, Straight Frame
Ford F-Series, F-650, Crew Cab, Pro Loader
Ford F-Series, F-750, Crew Cab, Straight Frame
Ford F-Series, F-750, Crew Cab, Severe Service

X02
X04
X12
X14
X20
X21
X26
X30
X31
X32
X33
X36
X37
X46
X47
X56
X57
X65
X66
X75
X76

Ford F-Series, F-150, Super Cab, Flareside, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Super Cab, Flareside, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Super Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-150, Super Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Super Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-250, Super Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-250HD, Super Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-350, Super Cab, 2WD, Single Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Super Cab, 4WD, Single Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Super Cab, 2WD, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Super Cab, 4WD, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Super Cab, 2WD, CA XL, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-350, Super Cab, 4WD, CA XL, Dual Rear Wheels
Ford F-Series, F-450, Super Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-450, Super Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-550, Super Cab, 2WD
Ford F-Series, F-550, Super Cab, 4WD
Ford F-Series, F-650, Super Cab, Straight Frame
Ford F-Series, F-650, Super Cab, Pro Loader
Ford F-Series, F-750, Super Cab, Straight Frame
Ford F-Series, F-750, Super Cab, Severe Service

American engine codesEdit

Ford encodes the engine type in character 8 of the VIN. The following table outlines the various engines encoded there:

Engine codes for passenger carsEdit

Configuration Name Displacement Description Fuel Power (hp) Power (kW) VIN code Notes
I4 Zetec 2.0 L SPIEFI Gasoline 110 82 P
DOHC Gasoline 130 97 3
Lima 2.3 L OHC Turbo Gasoline 145 108 W Mustang Turbo GT ('83-'84)
Lima 2.3 L OHC Turbo IC Gasoline 175 130 T Mustang SVO ('84-'86)
Duratec 20E 2.0 L DOHC PZEV Gasoline 130 97 N Required in most emissions states
Duratec 20 2.0 L DOHC 16V Gasoline 136 101 N On 2005 and up Focus
Duratec 23 2.3 L DOHC 16V Gasoline 151 113 Z Only ZX4 ST
Duratec Ti-VCT 1.6 L DOHC 16V Gasoline 119 109 J Ford Fiesta
BP-ZE 1.8 L DOHC 16V Gasoline 127 95 8 Escort GT ('91-'96)
V6 Vulcan 3.0 L EFI Gasoline 152 113 U
EFIFFV Gasoline/E85 145-152 108-113 2
EFIFFV Gasoline/M85 145-155 108-116 2
Duratec 25 2.5 L DOHC Gasoline 170 127 L
DOHC SVT Gasoline 200 149 G
Duratec 30 3.0 L DOHC Gasoline 200 149 S
Essex 3.8 L EFI Gasoline 190 142 4
3.9 L EFI Gasoline 195 145 6
4.2 L EFI Gasoline/E85 2
Cologne 4.0 L SOHC Gasoline 210 157 N Mustang 05+
SHO V6 3.0 L EFI DOHC Gasoline 220 200 Y Taurus SHO MTX
3.2 L EFI DOHC Gasoline 220 215 P Taurus SHO ATX
V8 Windsor 5.0 L EFI H.O. Gasoline 205 - 215 153 - 160 E 5.0 Mustang
EFI Cobra Gasoline 235 175 D Mustang Cobra and Cobra R ('93)
EFI Cobra Gasoline 240 179 E Mustang Cobra ('94-'95)
5.8 L EFI Cobra R Gasoline 300 223 C Mustang Cobra R ('95)
SHO V8 3.4 L EFI DOHC Gasoline 235 175 N Taurus SHO
AJ-V8 3.9 L DOHC Gasoline 280 209 A Lincoln LS
Modular 4.6 4.6 L SOHC Gasoline 220 - 235 164-209 W
SOHC CNG 220 164 9
SOHC 2V Gasoline 260 168 X Mustang GT ('96-'04)
SOHC 3V Gasoline 300 223 H Mustang GT ('05-up)
DOHC 4V Gasoline 302 - 320 225 - 239 V Marauder, Mustang SVT Cobra|Ford Mustang SVT Cobra|Mustang SVT Cobra
DOHC Ram Air Gasoline 305 227 R Mustang Mach 1
DOHC SC Gasoline 390 291 Y Mustang SVT Cobra S/C
Modular 5.4 5.4 L EFI 4V Gasoline 385 287 H Mustang Cobra R
DOHC 4V SC Gasoline 500 372 S Shelby GT500
DOHC 4V SC Gasoline 550 410 S Ford GT

Engine codes for light trucksEdit

Configuration Name Displacement Description Fuel Power (hp) Power (kW) VIN code Notes
I4 2.5 L EFI-SOHC Gasoline 119 89 C
Zetec 2.0 L Gasoline 127 95 B
Duratec 23 2.3 L EFI Gasoline 135 101 D
GTDI 2.0L GTDI Gasoline 200-301 149-224 9
V6 Duratec 30 3.0 L DOHC Gasoline 201 150 1
Vulcan 3.0 L EFI Gasoline 154 115 U
EFI-FFV Gasoline/E85 150 112 V
Nissan VG 3.3 L EFI SOHC Gasoline 170 127 T Mercury Villager
Essex 3.8 L EFI Gasoline 193 145 4
3.9 L EFI Gasoline 195 145 6
Cologne 4.0 L EFI Gasoline 160 119 X Ranger, Explorer
4.0 L EFI SOHC Gasoline/E85 210 157 K Explorer
Gasoline 207-210 154-157 E Explorer
Essex 4.2 L EFI Gasoline 201-202 150-151 2
GTDI 3.5L GTDI Gasoline 355-365 264-272 T F-150
Duratec 37 3.7L Ti-VCT Gasoline 302 225 M
V8 Triton 4.6 L SOHC/EFI (W) Gasoline 215-240 160-179 6
SOHC/EFI (W) Gasoline 225-239 168-178 W
DOHC Gasoline 300 224 H
Triton 5.4 L SOHC/EFI Gasoline 250-260 186-194 L
CNG 225-260 168-194 M
SOHC Gasoline/CNG 260 194 Z
Intech 5.4 L DOHC (W) Gasoline 295-300 220-224 A
DOHC Gasoline 300 224 R
SOHC (E) Gasoline 300 224 5
SOHC Gasoline 380 283 3
Coyote 5.0 L Ti-VCT Gasoline 360 268 F
Powerstroke 7.3 L Turbo Diesel 250-275 186-205 F Navistar
6.0 L Turbo Diesel 225-325 168-242 P International Truck and Engine Co.
6.4 L Turbo Diesel 325-350 242-261 R International Truck and Engine Co.
6.7 L Turbo Diesel 390-400 291-298 T FoMoCo
V10 Triton 6.8 L SOHC/EFI Gasoline 305-310 227-231 S,Y

Engine codes for commercial trucksEdit

Configuration Displacement Description Fuel Power (hp) Power (kW) Torque (ft.lbf) Torque (Nm) VIN code1fbjs31h5phb83335 Notes
I6 5.9 Cummins Diesel 185-275 138-205 420-660 569-895 A, B, D, E, F, G, H, V
Cummins ISB Diesel 175-195 130-145 420-520 569-705 1, 3, 4
Cummins B5.9E Diesel 210 157 520 705 Y, 8
7.2 Caterpillar 3126B Diesel 190-300 142-224 520-860 705-1166 A, H, N, R, 2, 7
Caterpillar Diesel 190-300 142-224 520-860 705-1166 C, N, P, R, S, T, U, W, X, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
V8 6 International Truck and Engine Co. Diesel 200-230 149-172 520-620 705-841 J, K, L, M, Y, Z, 0
7.3 International Truck and Engine Co.
(Powerstroke)
Diesel 210 157 520 705 5, 6
Turbo Diesel 215-235 160-175 F
5.4 Ford Gasoline 255-260 190-194 G
7.5 Ford Gasoline 460 1981-1997 L
V10 6.8 Ford Gasoline 305-310 227-231 S
Bi-Fuel NGV/LPG 295-305 220-227 B
Gasoline-GFP 305-310 227-231 Z

American Ford factoriesEdit

See List of Ford factories

European FordEdit

European VIN formatEdit

Position Sample Description
1 W World Manufacturer identifier
2 F
3 0
4 T Body type
5 D XX
6 3
7 4 Model line
8 L Factory ID
9 2 Model
10 6 Body type
11 V Year
12 J Month
13 7 Sequential number
14 6
15 6
16 2
17 8

European body typesEdit

Body type ID Description
3 van high roof
5 combi high roof
A 5-door
B 3-door
C 2-door coupe
E 3-door hatchback
F 4-door Saloon
G 5-door multi purpose vehicle
L 2-door cabriolet
N 5-door estate/wagon/clipper
P 5-Door Hatchback
S 5-door Estate
T 2-door saloon
U 5-door van
V 2-door van
W 3-door van

European model linesEdit

Line ID Description
B Ford Britain
C Ford Britain affiliate
Ford Lusitana S.A.R.L. Azambuia, Portugal
E Ford Germany affiliate
G Ford Germany
L Ford Brazil
S Japan
W Ford Spain
Z United States

European factoriesEdit

See List of Ford factories

European modelsEdit

VIN code Model
A Ford Escort
Ford Orion
B Ford Mondeo
Ford Cougar
Ford Cortina
Ford Sierra
Ford Taunus
D Ford Focus
E Ford Puma
Ford Capri
F Ford Fiesta
G Ford Scorpio
Ford Granada
J Ford Fiesta
Ford Fusion
M Ford Kuga
O Ford Mustang
R Ford Ka
S Ford Galaxy
Ford Escort
W

Ford AustraliaEdit

Australian VIN formatEdit

Ford Australia have used the same basic system for chassis numbers on Australian assembled vehicles since the early 1960s.[1] When Australia went to mandatory 17-digit VINs in 1989, the Ford chassis numbers became 17-digit VINs by the addition of 6FPAAA ahead of the original numbering system.[2] With the exception of some L-series (Louisville) trucks fitted with other brands of engine, engine numbers match the VIN with the 6FPAAA omitted.

Position Sample Description
1 6 World Manufacturer identifier
2 F
3 P
4 A Fixed padding (Always AAA)
5 A
6 A
7 J Platform origin
8 G Production location
9 W Model code
10 A
11 1 Year
12 G Month
13 8 Sequential number
14 0
15 7
16 0
17 1

Australian platform originEdit

The platform code indicates the origin of the underlying platform on which the vehicle is built, even if the body was locally designed.

VIN code Origin
A North America
C Europe or Britain
J Australia
U Japan (Mazda)

Australian production locationEdit

VIN code Location
G Broadmeadows (main line)
H Brisbane
K Sydney
L Broadmeadows (secondary line)

Ford WMIsEdit

WMI Country Description Vehicle types
MPB Thailand
MNB Thailand AutoAlliance Thailand
NM0 Turkey
PE1 Philippines Ford Motor Company Philippines
SFA United Kingdom Ford Motor Company Ltd
TW2 Portugal Ford Lutisania sarl
UNI Ireland Henry Ford and Son Ltd
VS6 Spain Ford Espana sa
WF0 Germany Ford Werke A.G.
WF1
XLC Netherlands Ford Nederland nv
Y4F Belarus Ford Union
1F1 USA Ford Motor Company Ford MPV - limousine
1F6 Detroit Chassis LLC Ford Basic (stripped) Chassis
1F7 MSX International Detroit, MI Ford passenger car
1FA Ford Motor Company Ford passenger car
1FB Ford Bus
1FC Ford basic (stripped) chassis
1FD Ford incomplete vehicle
1FM Ford MPV
1FT Ford truck (completed vehicle)
1L1 Lincoln passenger car - limousine
1LJ Lincoln incomplete vehicle
1LN Lincoln passenger car
1ME Mercury passenger car
1MH Mercury incomplete vehicle
1YV AutoAlliance International Mazda 6
1ZV Ford Mustang 2006-up
2FA Canada Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. Ford passenger car
2FD Ford incomplete vehicle
2FM Ford MPV
2FT Ford truck (completed vehicle)
2ME Mercury passenger car
2MH Mercury incomplete vehicle
2MR Mercury MPV
3FA Mexico Ford Motor Company (Mexico) Ford passenger car
3FD Ford incomplete vehicle
3FT Ford truck (completed vehicle)
3MA Mercury passenger car
3FN Blue Diamond Trucks S. De R. L. De C. V. Ford truck (completed vehicle)
3FR Ford incomplete vehicle
4F2 USA Ford Motor Company Mazda MPV
4F4 Mazda truck (completed vehicle)
4M2 Mercury MPV
5L1 Lincoln MPV - limousine
5LM Lincoln MPV
5LT Lincoln truck (completed vehicle)
6FP Australia Ford Australia
8AF Argentina Ford Argentina
9BF Brazil Ford Brazil
8XD Venezuela Ford Motor Venezuela

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.cortina-mk1.com/identify.php Australian assembled MK1 Cortina chassis number decoding
  2. http://members.pcug.org.au/~jcarroll/capri/vincode.htm Decoding of Australian Capri VINs

External linksEdit