Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN codes)/Toyota/VIN Codes

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VIN format 1994[edit]

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 R Body Type
5 N Engine
6 6 Series
7 7 Restraint
8 5 Model
9 3 Check digit
10 0 Model year
11 0 Plant
12 0 Sequential number
13 0
14 0
15 4
16 9
17 1

VIN format 2012-2013[edit]

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[edit]

Country of origin[edit]

Position 1

Code Description
1 USA
2 Canada
3 Mexico
4 USA
5 USA
6 Australia
8 Argentina
9 Brazil
J Japan
S England
M Thailand
K Korea
V France

Manufacturer[edit]

Position 2

Code Description
N NUMMI
T Toyota

Vehicle Type[edit]

Position 3

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

Body[edit]

Position 4 (1996-present)

Code Description
A 2DR Sedan 2WD
B 4DR Sedan 2WD 4DR Truck 4WD
C 2DR Coupe 2WD
D 4DR Truck 4WD
E 4DR Truck 2WD
G 4DR Wagon 2WD
H 4DR Wagon 4WD
J 5DR Van AWD
K 4DR Wagon 2WD
L 5DR Wagon 4WD or 4 Door truck 4WD
M 5DR Door Van 2WD
N 2DR Regular cab pickup 2WD
P 2DR Regular Cab Pickup 4WD
S 3DR Liftback 4WD
T 2DR Extended Cab Pickup 2WD
X 5DR Sport Utility Wagon
W 2DR Extended Cab Pickup 4WD?
Y Sport Van
Z 5DR Wagon 2WD

Engine[edit]

Position 5 (1996-present)

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Code Description
4 7A-FE Lean Burn
A 3MZ-FE
B 1NZ-FXE or Toyota AZ engine#2AZ-FXE|2AZ-FXE
D 2ZZ-GE
E 2AZ-FE
F 1MZ-FE or 2AR-FE
G 5S-FE
H 1AZ-FE
J 1FZ-FE
K 2GR-FE
L 2RZ-FE
M 3RZ-FE
N 5VZ-FE, 2ZR-FXE
P 3S-FE
R 1ZZ-FE
S 1BM or Electric -- RAV4 EV only
T 3S-GTE
U 1GR-FE or 2ZR-FE (Corolla Conquest 2010)
V 1NR-FE
Y 3UR-FE

Series[edit]

Position 6

  • Based on the Chassis code given for the car.

Restraint[edit]

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
D Manual Belts w/2 Airbags, Side Airbags, Three-Row Curtain Shield Airbags, and Knee Airbag
F Manual Belts w/2 Airbags, Side Airbags, and Knee Airbag

Model/Platform[edit]

Position 8 (1996-present)

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
G Hilux
H Highlander
J Land Cruiser
K Camry
L Tercel and Paseo
M Previa
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

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Model year[edit]

Position 10

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

Code Year
V 1997
W 1998
X 1999
Y 2000
1 2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
2008
9 2009
A 2010
B 2011
C 2012
D 2013
E 2014

Plant[edit]

Position 11

Code Description
0-9 (All numeric) Japan
A Onnaing-Valenciennes, France (TMMF)
C Cambridge, ON, CA (TMMC)
E United Kingdom
K Japan
M Baja CA, Mexico (TMMBC)
N Kolín, Czech Republic (TPCA)
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)

External links[edit]

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