The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted to the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN number is also found on the vehicle certification (VC) label.
Fig. 1. World manufacturer identifier (WMI) 2. Brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), may also include the vehicle restraint type code 3. Vehicle line, series, body type code 4. Engine type code 5. Computer-generated check digit 6. Model year code 7. Assembly plant code 8. Production sequence number Typical Vehicle Identification Number