The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a seventeen-digit alphanumeric code. 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.
The first three Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) positions are the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI).
The fourth VIN position is the vehicle restraint system type code.
Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and body type.
The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders code.
The ninth VIN position is a government assigned, computer-generated check digit code (0-9).
The tenth VIN position is the model year code.
The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.
The last six VIN positions are the production sequence number. This number is also used as the vehicle serial and warranty number.