Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN codes)/World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)

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World Manufacturer Identifier[edit]

The first three characters uniquely identify the manufacturer of the vehicle using the World Manufacturer Identifier or WMI code. A manufacturer that builds fewer than 500 vehicles per year uses a 9 as the third digit and the 12th, 13th and 14th position of the VIN for a second part of the identification. Some manufacturers use the third character as a code for a vehicle category (e.g., bus or truck), a division within a manufacturer, or both. For example, within 1G (assigned to General Motors in the United States), 1G1 represents Chevrolet passenger cars; 1G2, Pontiac passenger cars; and 1GC, Chevrolet trucks.

WMI Regions[edit]

The first character of the WMI is the region in which the manufacturer is located. In practice, each is assigned to a country of manufacture. Common auto-manufacturing countries are noted.

WMI Region Notes
A-D Africa AA-AH = South Africa
J-R Asia J = Japan
KL-KR = South Korea
L = China
MA-ME = India
MF-MK = Indonesia
ML-MR = Thailand
PA-PE = Philippines
PL-PR = Malaysia
RF-RG = Taiwan
S-Z Europe SA-SM = United Kingdom
SN-ST, W = Germany
SU-SZ = Poland
TA-TH = Switzerland
TJ-TP = Czech Republic
TR-TV = Hungary
TW = Portugal
VA-VE = Austria
VF-VR = France
VS-VW = Spain
VX-V2 = Yugoslavia
XL-XM = The Netherlands
XS-XW = USSR
X3-X0 = Russia
YA-YE = Belgium
YF-YK = Finland
YS-YW = Sweden
ZA-ZR = Italy
1-5 North America 1, 4, 5 = United States
2 = Canada
3 = Mexico
6-7 Oceania 6A-6W = Australia
7A-7E = New Zealand
8-0 South America 8A-8E = Argentina
8F-8J = Chile
8X-82 = Venezuela
9A-9E, 93-99 = Brazil
9F-9J = Colombia
  A B C D E F G H J K L M N P R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
A South Africa Africa
B Africa
C
D
E
F
G
H
J Japan
K Asia S Korea Asia
L China
M India Indonesia Thailand Asia
N Asia
P Philippines Asia Malaysia Asia
R Taiwan
S United Kingdom Germany Poland Europe
T Switzerland Czech Rep Hungary Europe
U Europe
V Austria France Spain Yugoslavia Europe
W Germany
X Europe NL Europe USSR Europe Russia
Y Belgium Finland Europe Sweden Europe
Z Italy Europe
1 United States
2 Canada
3 Mexico
4 United States
5
6 Australia Oceania
7 New Zealand Oceania
8 Argentina Chile South America Venezuela South America
9 Brazil Colombia South America Brazil SA
0 South America

List of common WMIs[edit]

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the US assigns WMIs to countries and manufacturers.[1] The following table contains a list of commonly used WMIs, although there are many others assigned.

WMI Manufacturer
AFA Ford South Africa
AAV Volkswagen South Africa
JA3 Mitsubishi
JA Isuzu
JF Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru)
JHM Honda
JHG Honda
JHL Honda
JK Kawasaki (motorcycles)
JM Mazda
JN Nissan
JS Suzuki
JT Toyota
KL Daewoo General Motors South Korea
KM8 Hyundai
KMH Hyundai
KNA Kia
KNB Kia
KNC Kia
KNM Renault Samsung
KPA Ssangyong
KPT Ssangyong
L56 Renault Samsung
L5Y Merato Motorcycle Taizhou Zhongneng
LDY Zhongtong Coach, China
LGH Dong Feng (DFM), China
LKL Suzhou King Long, China
LSY Brilliance Zhonghua
LTV Toyota Tian Jin
LVS Ford Chang An
LVV Chery, China
LZM MAN China
LZE Isuzu Guangzhou, China
LZG Shaanxi Automobile Group, China
LZY Yutong Zhengzhou, China
MA1 Mahindra
MA3 Suzuki India
MA7 Honda Siel Cars India
MAL Hyundai
MC2 Volvo Eicher commercial vehicles limited.
MHR Honda Indonesia
MNB Ford Thailand
MNT Nissan Thailand
MMB Mitsubishi Thailand
MMM Chevrolet Thailand
MMT Mitsubishi Thailand
MM8 Mazda Thailand
MPA Isuzu Thailand
MP1 Isuzu Thailand
MRH Honda Thailand
MR0 Toyota Thailand
NLE Mercedes-Benz Turk Truck
NM0 Ford Turkey
NM4 Tofas Turk
NMT Toyota Turkiye
PE1 Ford Phillipines
PE3 Mazda Phillipines
PL1 Proton, Malaysia
SAL Land Rover
SAJ Jaguar
SAR Rover
SCA Rolls Royce
SCC Lotus Cars
SCE DeLorean Motor Cars N. Ireland (UK)
SCF Aston
SDB Peugeot UK
SFD Alexander Dennis UK
SHS Honda UK
SJN Nissan UK
SU9 Solaris Bus & Coach (Poland)
TK9 SOR (Czech Republic)
TDM QUANTYA Swiss Electric Movement (Switzerland)
TMB Škoda (Czech Republic)
TMK Karosa (Czech Republic)
TMP Škoda trolleybuses (Czech Republic)
TMT Tatra (Czech Republic)
TM9 Škoda trolleybuses (Czech Republic)
TN9 Karosa (Czech Republic)
TRA Ikarus Bus
TRU Audi Hungary
TSE Ikarus Egyedi Autobuszgyar, (Hungary)
TSM Suzuki, (Hungary)
UU1 Renault Dacia, (Romania)
VF1 Renault
VF3 Peugeot
VF6 Renault (Trucks & Buses)
VF7 Citroën
VF8 Matra
VLU Scania France
VNE Irisbus (France)
VSE Suzuki Spain (Santana Motors)
VSK Nissan Spain
VSS SEAT
VSX Opel Spain
VS6 Ford Spain
VS9 Carrocerias Ayats (Spain)
VV9 TAUROSpain
VWV Volkswagen Spain
VX1 Zastava / Yugo Serbia
WAG Neoplan
WAU Audi
WBA BMW
WBS BMW M
WDB Mercedes-Benz
WDC DaimlerChrysler
WDD McLaren
WEB Evobus GmbH (Mercedes-Bus)
WF0 Ford Germany
WMA MAN Germany
WMW MINI
WP0 Porsche
W0L Opel
WVW Volkswagen
WV1 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
WV2 Volkswagen Bus/Van
XL9 Spyker
XMC Mitsubishi (NedCar)
XTA Lada/AutoVaz (Russia)
YK1 Saab
YS2 Scania AB
YS3 Saab
YS4 Scania Bus
YV1 Volvo Cars
YV4 Volvo Cars
YV2 Volvo Trucks
YV3 Volvo Buses
ZAM Maserati Biturbo
ZAP Piaggio/Vespa/Gilera
ZAR Alfa Romeo
ZCG Cagiva SpA
ZDM Ducati Motor Holdings SpA
ZDF Ferrari Dino
ZD4 Aprilia
ZFA Fiat
ZFC Fiat V.I.
ZFF Ferrari
ZHW Lamborghini
ZLA Lancia
ZOM OM
1C3 Chrysler
1C6 Chrysler
1D3 Dodge
1FA Ford Motor Company
1FB Ford Motor Company
1FC Ford Motor Company
1FD Ford Motor Company
1FM Ford Motor Company
1FT Ford Motor Company
1FU Freightliner
1FV Freightliner
1F9 FWD Corp.
1G General Motors USA
1GC Chevrolet Truck USA
1GT GMC Truck USA
1G1 Chevrolet USA
1G2 Pontiac USA
1G3 Oldsmobile USA
1G4 Buick USA
1G6 Cadillac USA
1GM Pontiac USA
1G8 Saturn USA
1H Honda USA
1HD Harley-Davidson
1J4 Jeep
1L Lincoln USA
1ME Mercury USA
1M1 Mack Truck USA
1M2 Mack Truck USA
1M3 Mack Truck USA
1M4 Mack Truck USA
1N Nissan USA
1NX NUMMI USA
1P3 Plymouth USA
1R9 Roadrunner Hay Squeeze USA
1VW Volkswagen USA
1XK Kenworth USA
1XP Peterbilt USA
1YV Mazda USA (AutoAlliance International)
2C3 Chrysler Canada
2CN CAMI
2D3 Dodge Canada
2FA Ford Motor Company Canada
2FB Ford Motor Company Canada
2FC Ford Motor Company Canada
2FM Ford Motor Company Canada
2FT Ford Motor Company Canada
2FU Freightliner
2FV Freightliner
2FZ Sterling
2G General Motors Canada
2G1 Chevrolet Canada
2G2 Pontiac Canada
2G3 Oldsmobile Canada
2G4 Buick Canada
2HG Honda Canada
2HK Honda Canada
2HM Hyundai Canada
2M Mercury
2NV Nova Bus Canada
2P3 Plymouth Canada
2T Toyota Canada
2V4 Volkswagen Canada
2WK Western Star
2WL Western Star
2WM Western Star
3D3 Dodge Mexico
3FA Ford Motor Company Mexico
3FE Ford Motor Company Mexico
3G General Motors Mexico
3H Honda Mexico
3N Nissan Mexico
3P3 Plymouth Mexico
3VW Volkswagen Mexico
4F Mazda USA
4M Mercury
4RK Nova Bus USA
4S Subaru-Isuzu Automotive
4T Toyota
4US BMW USA
4UZ Frt-Thomas Bus
4V1 Volvo
4V2 Volvo
4V3 Volvo
4V4 Volvo
4V5 Volvo
4V6 Volvo
4VL Volvo
4VM Volvo
4VZ Volvo
5F Honda USA-Alabama
5L Lincoln
5N1 Nissan USA
5NP Hyundai USA
5T Toyota USA - trucks
6AB MAN Australia
6F4 Nissan Motor Company Australia
6F5 Kenworth Australia
6FP Ford Motor Company Australia
6G1 General Motors-Holden (post Nov 2002)
6G2 Pontiac Australia (GTO & G8)
6H8 General Motors-Holden (pre Nov 2002)
6MM Mitsubishi Motors Australia
6T1 Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
6U9 Privately Imported car in Australia
8AG Chevrolet Argentina
8GG Chevrolet Chile
8AP Fiat Argentina
8AF Ford Motor Company Argentina
8AD Peugeot Argentina
8GD Peugeot Chile
8A1 Renault Argentina
8AK Suzuki Argentina
8AJ Toyota Argentina
8AW Volkswagen Argentina
93U Audi Brazil
9BG Chevrolet Brazil
935 Citroën Brazil
9BD Fiat Brazil
9BF Ford Motor Company Brazil
93H Honda Brazil
9BM Mercedes-Benz Brazil
936 Peugeot Brazil
93Y Renault Brazil
9BS Scania Brazil
93R Toyota Brazil
9BW Volkswagen Brazil
9FB Renault Colombia

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