The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate is located on the left upper instrument panel and is visible from the outside of the vehicle. The vehicle identification number is also stamped into the firewall. A great deal of information about your vehicle can be extracted by the code numbers that make up this 17 digit number. Model and body style information, along with year of production and engine size are also listed on this plate. The engine code is in the 7th position. The 3rd digit indicates the model year.