Ford Truck Vehicle Identification Number VIN Decoder

This page is here to help you break down the V.I.N. on your Ford truck.

Following the 17-digit V.I.N. on your truck, select the character for each box that matches it’s place in the V.I.N.  

Sample V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number)

Typical VIN

Position Number

Position 1-3 World Manufacturer Identifier
Position 4 Restraint System Type
Brake Type and GVWR Class (Trucks and Vans Only)
Position 5-7 Line, Series, Body Type
Position 8 Engine Type
Position 9 Check Digit
Position 10 Model Year
Position 11 Assembly Plant
Position 12-17 Production Sequence Number

Ford V.I.N. Number Breakdown

Position Definition
1st Position (Nation Of Origin) 1 – USA

2 – Canada

3 – Mexico

2nd Position (Manufacturer) F – Ford
3rd Position (Type Of Vehicle) C – Basic (Stripped) ChassisD – Incomplete Vehicle

M – Multipurpose VehicleT – Truck

4th Position (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating A – Up To 3,000 lbs.B – 3,001-4,000 lbs.

C – 4,001-5,000 lbs.D – 5,001-6,000 lbs.

E – 6,001-7,000 lbs.F – 7,001-8,000 lbs.

G – 8,001-8,500 lbs.H – 8,501-9,000 lbs.

J – 9,001-10,000 lbs. K – 10,001-14,000 lbs.

L – 14,001-16,000 lbs.M – 16,001-19,500 lbs.

5th, 6th, 7th Position (Line, Series, Body Type) E11 — Econoline Club WagonE31 — Econoline Club Wagon (Heavy Duty)

S31 — Econoline Club Wagon (Super Club Wagon)E14 — Econoline E-150 (Cargo Van)

E24 — Econoline E-250 (Cargo Van)E27 — Econoline E-250 (Commercial Cutaway)

E29 — Econoline E-250 (Commercial Basic)E30 — Econoline E-350 (RV Cutaway)

E34 — Econoline E-350 (Cargo Van)E37 — Econoline E-350 (Commercial Cutaway)

E39 — Econoline E-350 (Commercial Basic)S24 — Econoline E-250 (Super Van)

S34 — Econoline E-350 (Super Van)E40 — E-Super Duty (RV Cutaway)

E47 — E-Super Duty (Commercial Cutaway)F07 — F-150 Flareside, 4×2

X07 — F-150 (SuperCab) Flareside, 4×2F08 — F-150 Flareside, 4×4

X08 — F-150 (SuperCab) Flareside, 4×4F17 — F-150 Styleside, 4×2

X17 — F-150 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×2F18 — F-150 Styleside, 4×4

X18 — F-150 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×4F27 — F-250 Styleside, 4×2

X27 — F-250 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×2F28 — F-250 Styleside, 4×4

X28 — F-250 (SuperCab) Styleside, 4×4U12 — Bronco II 4×2

U14 — Bronco II 4×4U22 — Explorer (2-door), 4×2

U32 — Explorer (4-door), 4×2U24 — Explorer (2-door), 4×4

U34 — Explorer (4-door), 4×4U35 — Explorer (4-door), AWD

U52 — Mountaineer (4-door) 4×2U54 — Mountaineer (4-door) 4×4

U55 — Mountaineer (4-door) AWDR10 — Ranger 4×2

R11 — Ranger 4×4R14 — Ranger 4×2 (2-door SuperCab)

R15 — Ranger 4×4 (2-door SuperCab)R18 — Ranger 4×2 (4-door SuperCab)

R19 — Ranger 4×4 (4-door SuperCab)

8th Position (Engine Type) A – 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder (Ranger 1997 and older)B – 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Ranger)

C – 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder (Ranger)(2.0 on older Rangers)E – 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Mitsubishi)

E – 4.0-Liter 6-Cylinder – SOHC (Explorer, Mountaineer)F – 7.3-Liter 8-Cylinder Diesel (Econoline)

L – 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)M – 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder Natural Gas (Econoline, F-150, F-250)

P – 2.2-Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel (Ranger)P – 5.0-Liter 8-Cylinder (Explorer/Mountaineer)

S – 2.8-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)S – 6.8-Liter 10-Cylinder (Econoline)

T – 2.9-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)U – 3.0-Liter 6-Cylinder (Ranger)

W – 4.6-Liter 8-Cylinder (F-150, F-250)X – 4.0-Liter 6-Cylinder (Explorer, Ranger)

Z – 5.4-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)2 – 4.2-Liter 6-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)

6 – 4.6-Liter 8-Cylinder (Econoline, F-150, F-250)

9th Position (Check Digit) Ignore
10th Position (Model Year) A – 1980B – 1981

C – 1982D – 1983

E – 1984F – 1985

G – 1986H – 1987

J – 1988K – 1989

L – 1990M – 1991

N – 1992P – 1993

R – 1994S – 1995

T – 1996V – 1997

W – 1998X – 1999

Y – 20001 – 2001

2 – 20023 – 2003

4 – 20045 – 2005

6 – 20067 – 2007

8 – 20089 – 2009

A – 2010

B – 2011

11th Position (Assembly Plant) B – Oakville (Oakville, Ontario Canada)C – Ontario Truck (Oakville, Ontario Canada)

D – Avon Lake (Avon Lake, Ohio)E – Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)

H – Lorain (Lorain, Ohio)K – Kansas City (Claycomo Missouri)

L – Michigan Truck (Wayne, Michigan)M – Cuautitlan, Mexico

N – Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)P – Twin Cities (St. Paul, Minnesota)

S – Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)T – Edison (Edison, New Jersey)

U – Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)Z – St. Louis (Hazlewood, Missouri)

12th Position (Sequential Number) Last 6-Digits Are The Sequence Number Beginning With A00001 (Ford) or J00001 (Lincoln/Mercury)

A00001-E99999 = Ford Division 

J00001-L99999 = Lincoln / Mercury Division

Here Is A Sample Ford V.I.N. To Break Down:

V.I.N.# 1FTCR15X0TTA01050

Using the sample V.I.N. given, you can see that this vehicle is:

Sample V.I.N. Decoded

Position Code Definition
1 (1) Made in the USA
2 (F) Made by Ford
3 (T) Is a Truck
4 (C) Has a G.V.W.R. of 4,001 – 5,000 lbs.
5, 6 & 7 (R15) Ranger 4×4 (2-Door SuperCab)
8 (X) Has a 4.0 Liter V-6
9 (5) Check Digit – Ignore
10 (T) Was built in 1996
11 (T) Was built in Edison New Jersey
12 (A) Ford Division
13 thru 17 (01050) Was the 1,050th truck built that year