Ford Escort/Lynx 1981-1990 Repair Guide

Vehicle Certification Label


See Figure 1

A Vehicle Certification Label (VCL) is affixed on the left front door jamb. The VCL, which is used for warranty identification, contains the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in addition to other data.

This label contains the following information:

Type of restraint system
Vehicle line
Model series
Body type
Model year
Assembly plant
Production sequence number
Exterior color
Interior trim type and color
Radio type
Transaxle ratio
Transaxle type

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Fig. Fig. 1: Typical vehicle certification label used on 1981-89 models; 1990 models are similar