Description and Operation
Vehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a seventeen-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted on the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN is also found on the vehicle certification (VC) label.
||World manufacturer identifier
||Brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
||Vehicle line, series, body type
||Production sequence number
World Manufacturer Identifier
The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer identifier.
- WF0 — Ford Motor Company, multi-purpose vehicle, European markets
Brake Type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The fourth VIN position is the vehicle brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) code, all vehicles use hydraulic brakes. This code may also identify the vehicle safety restraint system.
- Y — 4,001-5,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
- C — 4,001-5,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags and side impact air bags
Line, Series and Body Type
VIN positions five through seven indicate the vehicle line, series and body type.
- U02 — Two-wheel drive, XLS
- U92 — Four-wheel drive, XLS
- U03 — Two-wheel drive, XLT
- U93 — Four-wheel drive, XLT
- U04 — Two-wheel drive, Limited
- U94 — Four-wheel drive, Limited
The eighth VIN position is the engine type (displacement and number of cylinders).
- Z — 2.3L four-valve, in-line four cylinder
- 1 — 3.0L DOHC, EFI, six-cylinder (V6)
The ninth VIN position is a government assigned, computer-generated check digit.
The tenth VIN position is the model year code.
The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.
- K — Kansas City (Claycomo, Missouri, USA)
VIN positions 12 through 17 are an alphanumeric code for the vehicle build sequence. This is also the vehicle serial and warranty number.
Vehicle Certification (VC) Codes
||National or European Community approval number
||Vehicle identification number (VIN)
||Gross vehicle weight (GVW)
||Maximum allowable weight
||Maximum weight rating — front axle
||Maximum weight rating — rear axle
||Manufacturer's internal body style code
||Hand of drive
- Ford (Ford Motor Company)
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
Paint codes may be listed as a two-part code. The first set of characters listed indicate the vehicle primary body color code. The second set of characters listed (if applicable) indicate a two-tone or accent body color code. All colors are base coat/clear coat.
- C2 — Gold Ash Metallic
- CX — Dark Shadow Gray Metallic
- G2 — Redfire
- P5 — Aspen Green Metallic
- T5 — Dark Copper
- UA — Ebony
- YZ — Oxford White
Trim codes are listed as a two-part code. The first character listed identifies the trim type. The second character listed identifies the trim color.
Trim type codes are:
- A — Captains cloth seats
- C — Imola leather seats
- I — Impulse cloth seats
- N — Imola leather sport bucket seats
- W — Twill cloth seats
Trim color codes are:
- 2 — Medium/Dark Flint
- B — Ebony
- H — Medium Pebble
- 3 — 5-speed manual transmission
- 4 — 4-speed automatic transmission
- Z — 2.3L four valve, in-line four cylinder
- 1 — 3.0L, DOHC, EFI, six-cylinder (V6)
Hand Of Drive