Ford Focus 2000-05

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)


The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a seventeen-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 is also found on the vehicle certification (VC) label.

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Fig. VIN digit positions

Item: Description

1: World manufacturer identifier (WMI)

2: 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

The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer code:

1FA-Ford Motor Company, USA, passenger car
3FA-Ford Motor Company, Mexico, passenger car

The fourth VIN position is the vehicle restraint type code:

B-Active safety belts-all positions less driver and front passenger air bags
F-Active safety belts-all positions, driver and front passenger air bags
H-Active safety belts-all positions, driver and front passenger air bags with driver and front passenger side impact air bags

Positions five through seven indicate vehicle line, series and body type:

P30-five-door sedan-SVT
P31-three-door sedan-ZX3
P33-four-door sedan-LX
P34-four-door sedan-SE
P35-four-door station wagon-ZTW
P36-four-door station wagon-SE
P37-five-door sedan-ZX5
P38-four-door sedan-ZTS
P39-three-door sedan-ZX3

The eighth VIN position identifies the engine displacement and number of cylinders:

3-ZETEC-2.0L, DOHC, four-cylinder
5-ZETEC-2.0L, SVT, four-cylinder
P-SPI-2.0L, SOHC, four-cylinder
Z-2.3L (4V), DOHC, four-cylinder

The ninth VIN position is a government-assigned, computer-generated check digit.

The tenth VIN position is the model year code:


The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code:

R-Hermosillo-Hermosillo, Mexico
W-Wayne-Wayne, Michigan

The last six VIN positions are a numeric code for the vehicle build sequence. This is also the vehicle serial and warranty number:

100001-599999-Ford Motor Company vehicle