TOYOTA VIN NUMBER CODES EXPLAINED

Written by gary on January 17th, 2010
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Toyota Identification Codes Can Be Understood By Any Of Us With The Following Brief Tutorial…TOYOTA VIN

 

VIN format 1996-

Toyota used the following VIN format and codes in the USA after 1996.

Position Sample Description
1 J Country of Origin
2 T Manufacturer
3 4 Vehicle Type
4 T Body Type
5 N Engine
6 1 Series
7 2 Restraint
8 D Model
9 8 Check digit
10 V Model year
11 0 Plant
12 0 Sequential number
13 3
14 0
15 5
16 1
17 9

 VIN format 1980-1995

For vehicles older than 1996 (Model Year 1980-1995):

Position Sample Description
1 J Country of Origin
2 T Manufacturer
3 2 Vehicle Category
4 S Engine Type
5 T Model/Platform
6 8 Series
7 8 Model Grade
8 P Body/Chassis Configuration
9 X Check digit
10 P Model year
11 0 Plant
12 1 Sequential number
13 0
14 8
15 3
16 8
17 5

 VIN positions

 Country of origin

Position 1

Code Description
1 USA
2 Canada
3 Mexico
4 USA
5 USA
6 Australia
8 Argentina
9 Brazil
J Japan
S England

 Manufacturer

Position 2

Code Description
1NX NUMMI
T Toyota

 Vehicle Type

Position 3

Code Description
D,G,K,X,1,2,7,N Passenger Car
A,B,M,4 Truck
B Truck
E,L,3 Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle (SUV)
5 Incomplete Vehicle (typically a convertible)

 Body

Position 4 (1996-present)

Code Description
A 2DR Sedan 2WD
B 4DR Sedan 2WD
C 2DR Coupe 2WD
D 3DR Liftback 2WD
F 2DR Convertible 2WD
G 4DR Wagon 2WD
H 4DR Wagon 4WD
J 4DR Truck 2WD
K 5DR Wagon 2WD
L 5DR Wagon 4WD
M 5DR Door Van 2WD
P 2DR Regular Cab Pickup 4WD
S 3DR Liftback 4WD
T 2DR Extended Cab Pickup 2WD
W 2DR Extended Cab Pickup 4WD?
Z 5DR Wagon 2WD

 Engine

Position 5 (1996-)

Code Description
4 7A-FE Lean Burn
A 3MZ-FE
B 1NZ-FXE or Toyota AZ engine#2AZ-FXE|2AZ-FXE
D 2AZ-FE
E 2AZ-FE
F 1MZ-FE
G 5S-FE
H 1AZ-FE
J 1FZ-FE
K 2GR-FE
L 2RZ-FE
M 3RZ-FE
N 5VZ-FE
P 3S-FE
R 1ZZ-FE
S 1BM or Electric — RAV4 EV only
T 3S-GTE
U 1GR-FE
Y 2ZZ-GE

Position 4 (1980-1995)

  • Letter indicates engine family; e.g. R represents the Toyota R engine|R series engines, S represents the S series engines, and so on.

 Series

Position 6

  • Based on the Chassis code given for the car.

 Restraint

Position 7

Code Description
0 Manual Belts w/2 Airbags and Curtain Airbags
1 Manual Belt / 1 STD
2 Manual Belts w/Drivers Side Airbag
3 Manual Belts w/2 Airbags
6 Manual Belts w/2 Airbags, Side Airbags, Curtain Shield Airbags, and Knee Airbag (Driver Seat)
7 Manual Belts w/2 Airbags and Knee Airbag (Driver Seat)
8 Manual Belts w/2 Airbags and Side Airbags

 Model/Platform

Position 8 (1996-)

Position 5 (1980-1995)

Code Description
0 MR2 Spyder
1 Tundra
3 Echo and Yaris
4 xB and Scion xD
7 Scion tC
A Highlander/Sequoia/Celica RWD/Supra
B Avalon
C Sienna and Previa
D T100
E Corolla/Matrix
F FJ Cruiser
J Land Cruiser
K Camry
L Tercel and Paseo
N Tacoma and older trucks as well
P Camry Solara
R 4Runner & Corolla
T Celica FWD
U Prius
V RAV4
W MR2 (non-spyder models)
X Cressida

 Check digit

Position 9

VIN#Check digit calculation|Check Digit

 Model year

Position 10

10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)——2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)

VIN#Model year encoding|Model Year, e.g. 5 for 2005

 Plant

Position 11

Code Description
0-9 (All numeric) Japan
C Cambridge, ON, CA (TMMC)
E United Kingdom
K Japan
M Baja, CA, US
R Lafayette, IN, US (Subaru of Indiana Automotive)
S Princeton, IN, US
U Georgetown, KY, US
W Woodstock, ON, CA (TMMC)
X San Antonio, TX, US
Z Fremont, CA, US (NUMMI)

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