Vehicle Certification Label
The vehicle certification (VC) label contains the manufacturer name, the month and year of manufacture, the certification statement, and the VIN. It also includes gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).
Fig. 1. Exterior paint code 2. Region code 3. Domestic special order code 4. Wheelbase code 5. Brake type code 6. Interior trim code 7. Tape/paint stripe code 8. Radio code 9. Axle code 10. Transmission code 11. Spring code 12. Powertrain calibration information Typical Vehicle Certification Label-U.S.
Fig. Typical Vehicle Certification Label-Canada
Fig. Typical Vehicle Certification Label-Incomplete Vehicle
Vehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers. 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.
Fig. 1. World manufacturer identifier (WMI) 2. Brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), may also include the vehicle restraint type code 3. Vehicle line, series, body type code 4. Engine type code 5. Computer-generated check digit 6. Model year code 7. Assembly plant code 8. Production sequence number Typical Vehicle Identification Number