See Figure 1
All models have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stamped on a plate attached to the left side of the instrument panel. The plate is visible by looking through the windshield from the outside.
Some Previa's also have the VIN stamped into the metal of the cowl panel on the right side of the vehicle. The number also appears on the Certification Label attached to the left door pillar.
The serial number consists of a series of 17 digits including the six digit serial or production number. The first three digits are the World Manufacturer Identification number. The next five digits are the Vehicle Description Section. The remaining nine digits are the production numbers including various codes on body style, trim level (base, luxury, etc.) and safety equipment or other information.