How to Decode a Toyota Vin

    Though our system will decode your vin for you. Here is a neat chart showing what each digit means.

    (For Informational purposes only)

    Digit 1 Geographic Area and Country

    J = Asia, Japan 2 = Canada 3 = Mexico, TMMBC, MMVO (Scion iA) 4 = USA, TMMK, TMMNK 5 = USA, TMMTX, TMMI, TMMMS V = France (Yaris)

    Digit 2 Manufacturer

    F = Fuji Heavy Industries, LTD M = Mazda (Scion iA) N = Toyota T = Toyota Y = Toyota 

    Digit 3 Vehicle Type

    D, F, K, N, Y, 1 = Passenger Vehicle D, E, M, 3 = Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle F, M = Truck 

    Digit 4 Body Type / Drive Type

    Digit 5 Engine Family

    Digit 6 Restraint System

    Digit 7 Series

    Digit 8 Car Line (Camry,Avalon,Corolla,etc)

    Digit 9 Check Digit

    Internal use only. Used by Toyota and FBI systems to validate the VIN.

    Digit 10 Model Year

    A – 1980

    B – 1981

    C – 1982

    D – 1983

    E – 1984

    F – 1985

    G – 1986

    H – 1987

    J – 1988

    K – 1989

    L – 1990

    M – 1991

    N – 1992

    P – 1993

    R – 1994

    S – 1995

    T – 1996

    V – 1997

    W – 1998

    X – 1999

    Y – 2000

    1 – 2001

    2 – 2002

    3 – 2003

    4 – 2004

    5 – 2005

    6 – 2006

    7 – 2007

    8 – 2008

    9 – 2009

    A – 2010

    B – 2011

    C - 2012

    D – 2013

    E – 2014

    F – 2015

    G – 2016

    H – 2017

    J–  2018

    11th Digit Plant of Manufacture

    0-9, D, J, K = TMC (Japan) A = France (Yaris) C = Cambridge M = Baja California P = Mississippi S = Indiana U = Kentucky W = Woodstock (Canada) X = Texas Y = Mexico (Scion iA)

    12th-17th digits Vehicle Serial Number