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HOME/REFERENCE/ Vin Number Decoding

VIN Number Decoding

Each Celica has a Unique 17-digit VIN number. The information below is what the dealer sees when they look at your VIN. The VIN number is also used by the DMV as a unique identifier to a vehicle. You can find your VIN number in a number of places including on the dash (drivers side), door frame, and stamped on the engine block.

Submitting a request to CarFax will show whenever your vehicle has changed hands, whether or not a car has a salvage title, when the car has been tested for emissions and more.

Each number of the VIN can be decoded as per this table


Digit 1 - World Manufacturer Identification

  • 1 = USA: NUMMI
  • 2 = Canada: TMMC
  • 4 = USA: TMM & NUMMI
  • J = Japan

Digit 2 - Manufacturor

  • T = Toyota
  • N = NUMMI

Digit 3 - Vehicle Type

  • 2 = Passenger car
  • 3 = Multipurpose passenger vehicle
  • 4 = Truck
  • 5 = Incomplete Vehicle
  • 6 = Bus

Digit 4 - Vehicle Description Section

identifies the engine model series and body type

  • A = ?

Digit 5 - Engine Type

  • A = 4A-FE
  • B = 7A-FE
  • T = 5S-FE?

Digit 6 - Series

  • 0 = ?

Digit 7 - Restraint System/Grade

  • 0 = ?
  • 1 = Manual Belt
  • 2 = Manual Belt w/ Airbag

Digit 8 - Model Line

  • T= Celica

Digit 9 - Check Digit

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
  • etc....

Digit 11 - Plant

  • O = TMC
  • C = TMM
  • Z = NUMMI
  • U = TMMC

Digits 12-17 - Plant Production Sequence

 


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