Vehicle Identification Number

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be found in three locations. It is stamped into the body on the top, center portion of the firewall, on a stamped plate attached to the left front top of the dashboard, and on a label located on the driver-s door jam near the door latch. The VIN on the dashboard is the easiest to see, as it is close to the windshield on the driver's side of the vehicle and visible by looking through the windshield near the tip of the left side wiper blade.

The 17-character label contains the following information:

Digits 1, 2 and 3: Manufacturer, Make and Type of Vehicle
Digits 4, 5 and 6: Line, Body and Engine Type
Digit 7: Body and Transmission Type
Digit 8: Vehicle Grade ( Series)
Digit 9: Check digit
Digit 10: Vehicle model year
Digit 11: Factory Code
Digits 12 through 17: Serial Number

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Fig. An example of a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) breakdown

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Fig. To find the VIN, look through the left lower corner of the windshield. The number is stamped on a plate and attached to the dash