Vehicle Identification Number

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the instrument panel, close to the windshield on the driver's side of the vehicle. It is visible from outside the vehicle.

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Fig. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) location

The 17-character label contains the following information:

Digits 1, 2 and 3 (a): Manufacturer, Make and Type of Vehicle
Digits 4, 5 and 6 (b): Line, Body and Engine Type
Digit 7 (c): Body Type and Transmission Type
Digit 8 (d): Vehicle Grade ( Series)
Digit 9 (e): Check digit
Digit 10 (f): Vehicle model year
Digit 11 (g): Factory Code
Digits 12 through 17 (h): Serial Number

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Fig. VIN breakdown-2006 model shown, other similar