Ford Thunderbird 2002-2005

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)


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.

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Fig. World manufacturer identifier (1), restraint type code (2), line, series, body type (3), engine code (4), computer generated VIN check digit (5), model year code (6), assembly plant code (7) and production sequence number (8)

The first three Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer identifier.

1FA-Ford Motor Company-passenger car

The fourth VIN position is the vehicle restraint system type code.

H-Active safety belts, all positions, driver and passenger air bags, driver and passenger side impact air bags

VIN positions five through seven indicate the vehicle line, series and body type.

P60-Thunderbird, two-door convertible
P63-Thunderbird, two-door convertible, Pacific Coast Roadster

The eighth VIN position is the engine type (displacement and number of cylinders).

A-3.9L, DOHC, EFI, V8

The ninth VIN position is a computer generated check digit.

The tenth VIN position is the model year code.


The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.

Y-Wixom, (Wixom, Michigan)

The last six VIN positions are the production sequence number. This number is also used as the vehicle serial and warranty number.

Ford-Begins at 100001