Zephyr 2006, Fusion & Milan 2006-2007, MKZ 2007

Vehicle Identification Number


The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers that is stamped on a metal tab riveted on the instrument panel, at the top upper left side of the dash. The VIN can also found on the Vehicle Certification (VC) label.

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Fig. Location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate

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Fig. VIN breakdown

The first 3 vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer identifier:

3FA - Ford, Mexico, passenger car
3ME - Mercury, Mexico, passenger car
3LN - Lincoln, Mexico, passenger car

The fourth VIN position identifies the vehicle restraint system used:

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

VIN positions 5 through 7 indicate the vehicle line, series and body type:

P01 - Ford, SE, all wheel drive (AWD)
P02 - Ford, SES, AWD
P06 - Ford, S
P07 - Ford, SE
P08 - Ford, SES
M01 - Mercury, AWD
M02 - Mercury, Premier, AWD
M07 - Mercury, Luxury
M08 - Mercury, Premier
M26 - Lincoln, Premier
M28 - Lincoln, AWD

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

1 - 3.0L, DOHC, EFI, V-6 - Ford, Mercury, Lincoln
T - 3.5L, DOHC, EFI, 4-valve, V-6 - Lincoln
Z - 2.3L, 4-valve, DOHC, EFI, 4-cylinder - Ford, Mercury

The ninth VIN position is a government assigned, computer-generated check digit.

The tenth VIN position is the model year code:

7 - 2007

The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.:

R - Hermosillo Assembly (Hermosillo, Mexico)

VIN positions 12 through 17 are an alphanumeric code for the vehicle build sequence. This is also the vehicle serial and warranty number. These 6 characters are also found on the engine block and transmission.