Toyota VIN Decoder

In this article, you will learn how to decode a Toyota Vehicle Identification Number.

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HOW TO DECODE TOYOTA VIN

 

Position 1

 

The first of the Toyota VIN identifies the country of the assembly of the vehicle.

 

  • 1, 4, 5 United States
  • 2 Canada
  • 3 Mexico
  • J Japan
  • K Korea
  • S UK
  • V France, Spain

 

Position 2

 

Position two of the VIN is held by a character that identifies the manufacturer of the vehicle. In this case, Toyota.

 

  • T- Toyota

 

Position 3

 

This position identifies the brand division of the Toyota vehicle. The place is held by a character that can help pinpoint the exact brand division of the manufacturer regardless of the number they have.

 

These three positions of the Toyota VIN represent the World Make Identifiers (WMI) of the vehicle. The WMI codes are as follows:

 

Position 4 “ 5

 

For the Toyota models made for the European market until 2002, position four and five of the VIN identifies the body type of the vehicle.

 

11 - a minivan with standard roof
12 - a minivan with a raised roof
21 - a van with standard roof
22 - a van with raised roof
23 - a van with high roof
31 - pickup with regular cab
32 - pickup with one and a half (Cab)
33 - a truck with double cab
41 - minibus with standard roof
42 - minibus with raised roof
43 - a minivan with high roof
52 - hatchback, three doors
53 - sedan
54 - hatchback, five doors
63 - Coupe
64 - liftback
72 - station wagon
LB - elevator, three dr.
LC - elevator, five dr.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market since 2002, position 4 identifies the body type of the vehicle and its wheel formula.

 

A - sedan, two doors, 4x2
B - sedan, four doors, 4x2
C - coupe, two doors, 4x2
D - hatchback / liftback, 3 or 5 doors, 4x2
E - station wagon; Including the increased capacity (for example, the Toyota Corolla Verso)
F - convertible, two doors, 4x2
G - station wagon, four doors, 4x2
H - station wagon, four doors, 4x4
J - pickup, four doors, 4x2
K - station wagon, five doors, 4x2
L - station wagon, five doors, 4x4
M - family station wagon (VAN), five doors, 4x2
P - pickup, two doors (regular cab), 4x4
S - hatchback/liftback, three doors, 4x4
T - pickup, 2 doors (extended cab), 4x2
Z - station wagon, five doors, 4x2

 

For the same vehicles, position 5 identifies the engine type the car runs on.

 

A-4A-FE, 7A-FE (1.6 liters, 16 cl., Petrol)
A-2AD-FTV (2.2 liters, 16 cl., Turbo diesel, 150 hp since 2005) (common rail, DOHC , Intercooler)
B-2AD-FHV (2.2 liters, 16 cl., Turbo diesel, 170 hp from 2005) (common rail, DOHC, intercooler)
C-2C, 2CT, 2CT-E (2.0 liters, 8 cells ., Diesel)
E-2AZ-FE (2.4 liters, 16 l., Petrol)
F-1MZ-FE (3.0 liter V6, 24 cl., Petrol)
J-1AZ-FSE (2.0 liters, 16 cl., Gasoline, 147 hp) the family D4 (DOHC, VVT-i)
P-2AZ-FSE (2.4 liters, 16 cl., Gasoline, 163 hp) family D4 (DOHC, VVT-i)
R-1ZZ- FE (1.8 liters, 16 cl., Petrol, 129 hp) family EFI (DOHC, VVT-i)
S-3S-FE (2.0 liter, 16 cl., Gasoline)
T-2UZ-FE (4.7 liters, V8, 32 cl., Gasoline)
W - 1CD-FTV (2.0 liters,16 cl., Turbo diesel, 116 hp) (common rail, DOHC)
Z-1ZZ-FE, 3ZZ-FE (1.8 liters, 16 cl., Petrol, 110 hp) the EFI family (DOHC, VVT-i)

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market until 1996, position 4 identifies the motor on the vehicle.

 

4 - 7A-FE Lean Burn
A - 3MZ-FE
B - 1NZ-FXE, 2AZ-FXE
D - 2AZ-FE
E - 2AZ-FE
F - 1MZ-FE
G - 5S-FE
H - 1AZ-FE
K - 2GR-FE
L-2RZ-FE
M-3RZ-FE
N-5VZ-FE
P-3S-FE
R-1ZZ-FE
S-1BM
T-2UZ-FE, 1NZ-FE, 3S-GTE
U-1GR-FE
Y - 2ZZ-GE

 

For the same vehicles, position 5 identifies the model and the platform of the Toyota.

 

0 - MR2 Spyder
A - Celica RWD (rear-wheel drive) [Supra]
C - Previa, Sienna
D - T100
E - Corolla
J - Land Cruiser
K - Camry
L - Tercel, Paseo
N - medium tracks
R - 4Runner
T - Celica FWD (front-wheel drive)
V-RAV-4, Fun Cruiser
W-MR2
X-Cressida

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market after 1996, position 4 identifies the body type and wheel formula of the Toyota.

 

A - sedan, two doors, 4x2
B - sedan, four doors, 4x2
C - coupe, two doors, 4x2
D - hatchback / liftback, 3 doors, 4x2
F - convertible, two doors, 4x2
G - Universal, four doors, 4x2
H - station wagon, four doors, 4x4
J - pickup, four doors, 4x2
K - station wagon, five doors, 4x2
L - station wagon, five doors, 4x4
M - family station wagon, five doors, 4x2
P - pickup, two doors (regular cab), 4x4
S - hatchback/liftback, three doors, 4x4
T - pickup, 2 doors (extended cab), 4x2
Z - station wagon, five doors, 4x2

 

For the same vehicles, position 5 identifies the engine type the car runs on.

 

A-4A-FE, 7A-FE (1.6 liters, 16 cl., Petrol)
C-2C, 2CT, 2CT-E (2.0 liter, 8 cl., Diesel)
F-1MZ-FE (3.0 liters V6, 24 cl., Gasoline)
S-3S-FE (2.0 liter, 16 cl., Petrol)
T-2UZ-FE (4.7 liters, V8, 32 cl., Petrol)
Z-1ZZ-FE, 3ZZ-FE ( 1.8 liters, 16 cl., Gasoline)

 

Position 6

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market until 2002, this position identifies the engine the vehicle runs on.

 

A-4A-FE, 7A-FE [Lean Burn] (1.6 liters, 16 cl., Petrol)
B-3B, 11B, 13B, 14B, 15B
C-1C, 2C, 2CT, 2CT-E (2.0 liters , 8 cl., Diesel)
E-2E, 3E, 4E, 5E
F-1MZ-FE (3.0 liter V6, 24 cl., Petrol)
G-1G
H-2H, 12H
J-1JZ, 2JZ
K-5K, 7K
L-2L, 3L, 5L
M-5M
P-1HZ
R-21R (2.0 liters, petrol)
S-2S, 3S-FE (2.0 liter, 16 cl., Gasoline), 4S, 5S
Z-1ZZ-FE, 3ZZ-FE (1.8 liters, 16 cl., Gasoline)

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market since 2002, this position is held by a character that identifies the middle symbol of the series number.

 

Toyota Land Cruiser J1 0 0 / J1 0 5 - 0

 

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado J1 2 0 - 2

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market until 1996, position six identifies the generation of the vehicle.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market after 1996, this position is held by a character that identifies the middle symbol of the series number.

 

Toyota Land Cruiser J1 0 0 / J1 0 5 - 0

 

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado J1 2 0 - 2

 

Position 7

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market until 2002, this position identifies the model line of the vehicle.

 

A-Supra / Celica
B-Carina / Avensis
C-Previa, Fun Cruiser (RAV4)
D-Mega Cruiser
E-Corolla
F-Lexus LS400
J-Land Cruiser
H-Hi Ace
K-Hi Ace
L-Paceo, Tercel
M-Picnic
N-HiLux
P-Starlet
R-LitAce
S-Lexus GS300, Crown
T-Carina, Corona, Celica, Avensis
U-Dyna 200
V-Camry
W-MR2
X-Cressida
Y-Dyna 100, Dyna 150

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market since 2002, position seven identifies the safety systems incorporated in the vehicle.

 

0 - 2 front airbags and side curtains
1 - no airbags
2 - 1 driver's airbag
3 - 2 front airbags
6 - 2 front airbags, side curtain airbags, side curtains, driver's knee airbag
7 - 2 Front airbags, driver's knee airbag
8 - 2 front airbags, side airbags

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market until 1996, position seven identifies the model line of the vehicle.

 

0 - Avalon
A - Supra
B - Carina / Avensis
C - Previa, Fun Cruiser (RAV4)
D - Mega Cruiser
E - Corolla
F - Lexus LS400
J - Land Cruiser
H - Hi Ace
K - Hi Ace

 

L-Paceo, Tercel
M-Picnic
N-HiLux
P-Starlet
R-LitAce
S-Lexus GS300, Crown
T-Carina, Corona, Celica, Avensis
U-Dyna 200
V-Camry
W-MR2
X-Cressida
Y-Dyna 100, Dyna 150

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market after 1996, this position identifies the safety systems incorporated in the vehicle.

 

0 - 2 front airbags and side curtains
1 - no airbags
2 - 1 driver's airbag
3 - 2 front airbags
6 - 2 front airbags, side curtain airbags, side curtains, driver's knee airbag
7 - 2 Front airbags, driver's knee airbag
8 - 2 front airbags, side airbags

 

Position 8 - 9

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market until 2002, positions eight and nine are held by the following positions of the model code of the vehicle.

 

A = 10

 

B = 11

 

C = 12

 

For example, the Carina E and Avensis codes:
K0-Carina E (T190)
K1-Carina E (T191)
N0-Avensis (T220)
N1-Avensis (T221)

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market since 2002, position 8 identifies the model of the vehicle.

 

3 - Yaris Verso
4 - Yaris
B - Avensis Verso
C - Aygo
E - Auris / Corolla
G - Hilux / Fortuner (designed for the Asian market)
J - Land Cruiser / Land Cruiser Prado
K - Camry
L - Avensis
M - Previa
R - Corolla Verso
T - Celica
V - RAV-4

 

For the same vehicles, position 9 identifies the checksum. This is an algebraically generated value that is used to check for the validity of the VIN.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market until 1996, position 8 identifies the body type of the vehicle.

 

C - coupe
D - sedan, two doors
E - sedan, four doors
G - hatchback, three doors
H - hatchback, five doors
J - coupe with a roof type "TARGA."
K - incomplete chassis
L - elevator, three doors
M - elevator, five doors
S - coupe
V - station
W - station wagon
Z “ hatchback

 

For the same vehicles, position 9 identifies the checksum of the VIN.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market after 1996, position 8 identifies the model of the vehicle.

 

1 - Tundra
3 - Echo / Yaris Verso
4 - Yaris
6 - HiLux
A - Highlander / Sequoia
B - Avalon
C - Sienna
E - Corolla / Matrix
F - FJ Cruiser
G - Hilux / Fortuner (created for the Asian market)
J - Land Cruiser / Land Cruiser Prado
K-Camry / Aurion (TRD)
L-Tercel / Paceo
M-Previa
N-Tacoma
P-Camry Solara
R-4Runner / Corolla Verso
T-Celica
U-Prius
V-RAV-4

For the same vehicles, position 9 identifies the checksum of the VIN.

Position 10

* For the Toyota models made for the European market until 2002, position ten is held by a spare character.

For the other Toyota models, this position identifies the year of production of your model or is occupied by a 0. This is as shown in the table below.

 

Year of Issue

Designation

Year of Issue

Designation

Year of Issue

Designation

1971

1

1991

M

2011

B

1972

2

1992

N

2012

C

1973

3

1993

P

2013

D

1974

4

1994

R

2014

E

1975

5

1995

S

2015

F

1976

6

1996

T

2016

G

1977

7

1997

V

2017

H

1978

8

1998

W

2018

J

1979

9

1999

X

2019

K

1980

A

2000

Y

2020

L

1981

B

2001

1

2021

M

1982

C

2002

2

2022

N

1983

D

2003

3

2023

P

1984

E

2004

4

2024

R

1985

F

2005

5

2025

S

1986

G

2006

6

2026

T

1987

H

2007

7

2027

V

1988

J

2008

8

2028

W

1989

K

2009

9

2029

X

1990

L

2010

A

2030

Y

 

Position 11 - 17

 

* For the Toyota models made for the European market until 2002, position eleven through seventeen identifies the serial number of the vehicle. This set of numbers can be used to determine the exact vehicle being looked up. The numbers are not standardized, and their choice depends on the preferences of the manufacturer of the car.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the European market since 2002, position 11 identifies the assembly plant of the vehicle.

 

0 ... 9 - Japan
C - Cambridge (Canada)
M - Baja, California, USA
S - Princeton, IN, USA
U - Georgetown, KY, USA
X - San Antonio, TX, USA
Z - Fremont, CA, USA (NUMMI plant)

 

For the same vehicle, position 12 “ 17 identifies the serial number of the car.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market until 1996, position 11 identifies the assembly plant of the vehicle.

 

0 ... 9 - Japan
C - Cambridge (Canada)
M - Baja, California, USA
S - Princeton, IN, USA
U - Georgetown, KY, USA
X - San Antonio, TX, USA

 

For the same vehicle, position 12 “ 17 identifies the serial number of the car.

 

*For the Toyota models made for the North American market after 1996, position 11 identifies the assembly plant of the vehicle.

 

0 ... 9 - Japan
C - Cambridge (Canada)
M - Baja, California, USA
S - Princeton, IN, USA
U - Georgetown, KY, USA
X - San Antonio, TX, USA
Z - Fremont, CA, USA (NUMMI plant)

 

For the same vehicle, position 12, “ 17 of the VIN identifies the serial number of the car.

 

 

TOYOTA MODELS

 

Toyota models are as listed below:

 

  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota 7
  • Toyota 86
  • Toyota 88C
  • Toyota 88C-V
  • Toyota 90C-V
  • Toyota 92C-V
  • Toyota 700
  • Toyota 1000
  • Toyota 2000GT
  • Toyota A1
  • Toyota AA
  • Toyota AB
  • Toyota AC
  • Toyota AE
  • Toyota AE85
  • Toyota AE86
  • Daihatsu Ayla
  • Toyota AK
  • Toyota AK10
  • Toyota Allion
  • Toyota Alphard
  • Toyota Altezza
  • Toyota Aristo
  • Toyota Aurion
  • Toyota Aurion (XV40)
  • Toyota Auris
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota Avanza
  • Toyota Avensis
  • Toyota Aygo
  • Toyota BA
  • Toyota bB
  • Toyota Belta
  • Toyota BJ
  • Toyota Blizzard
  • Toyota Brevis
  • Toyota Briska
  • Toyota Caldina
  • Daihatsu Sigra
  • Toyota Calya
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Camry Solara
  • Toyota Carina
  • Toyota Carina E
  • Toyota Carina ED
  • Toyota Carina II
  • Toyota Cavalier
  • Toyota Celica
  • Toyota Celica GT-Four
  • Toyota Celica LB Turbo
  • Toyota Celica XX
  • Toyota Celsior
  • Toyota Century
  • Toyota Chaser
  • Toyota Classic
  • Toyota Coaster
  • Toyota Comfort
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Corolla II
  • Toyota Corolla Levin
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno
  • Toyota Corolla Rumion
  • Toyota Corolla Verso
  • Toyota Corona
  • Toyota Corona EXiV
  • Toyota Corona Mark II
  • Toyota Corsa
  • Toyota Cressida
  • Toyota Cresta
  • Toyota Crown
  • Toyota Crown Eight
  • Toyota Crown Majesta
  • Toyota Curren
  • Toyota Duet
  • Toyota EA
  • Toyota EB
  • Toyota Echo
  • Toyota Etios
  • Toyota FCHV-BUS
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Toyota Fun Cargo
  • Toyota G Sports
  • Toyota Gaia
  • Toyota Grand Hiace
  • Toyota Granvia
  • Toyota GT-One
  • Toyota Harrier
  • Toyota Hiace
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Hilux
  • Toyota Hilux Surf
  • Toyota IMV
  • Toyota Innova
  • Toyota Ipsum
  • Toyota iQ
  • Toyota Isis
  • Toyota ist
  • Toyota Kijang
  • Toyota Kluger
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • Toyota Lexcen
  • Toyota Limo
  • Toyota Lite Stout
  • Toyota LiteAce
  • Toyota Mark II
  • Toyota Mark II Blit
  • Toyota Mark X
  • Toyota Mark X ZiO
  • Toyopet Master
  • Toyota Master
  • Toyota MasterAce
  • Toyota Master Line
  • Toyota Masterline
  • Toyota Matrix
  • Toyota Mega Cruiser
  • Toyota MiniAce
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Toyota MR-S
  • Toyota MR2
  • Toyota Noah
  • Toyota Opa
  • Toyota Origin
  • Toyota Paseo
  • Toyota Pixis
  • Toyota Pixis Truck
  • Toyota Pixis Mega
  • Toyota Platz
  • Toyota Porte
  • Toyota Premio
  • Toyota Previa
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
  • Daihatsu Mebius
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Prius C
  • Toyota Prius V
  • Toyota Probox
  • Toyota Progrès
  • Toyota Pronard
  • Toyota Publica
  • Toyota Qualis
  • Toyota Quantum
  • Toyota QuickDelivery
  • Toyota Ractis
  • Toyota Raum
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota RAV4 Adventure
  • Toyota RAV4 EV
  • Toyota RAV4 Premium
  • Toyota Regius
  • Toyota RegiusAce
  • Toyota Revo
  • Toyota RH
  • Toyota RiN
  • Toyota RR
  • Toyota Rukus
  • Toyota Rush
  • Toyota SA
  • Toyota SC
  • Toyota Scepter
  • Toyota SD
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Sera
  • Toyota Ses'fikile
  • Toyota SF
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Soarer
  • Toyota Soluna
  • Toyota Soluna Vios
  • Toyota Spacia
  • Toyota Sparky
  • Toyota Sportivo Coupe
  • Toyota Sports 800
  • Toyota Sprinter
  • Toyota Sprinter Marino
  • Toyota Starlet
  • Toyota Stout
  • Toyota Succeed
  • Toyota Super
  • Toyota Supra
  • Toyota T-18
  • Toyota T100
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Tamaraw
  • Toyota Tank
  • Toyota Tarago
  • Toyota Tercel
  • Toyota Tiara
  • Toyota TownAce
  • Toyota Trailer T10
  • Toyota Trekker

 

EXAMPLE DECODED TOYOTA VIN

 

VIN: 5YFBU4EE7DP118468

 

2013 Toyota Corolla

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Toyota Motors Manufacturing Mississippi

 

Product Type: Passenger Car

 

Make: Toyota

 

Model: Corolla

 

Series: ZRE142L/ AZE141L

 

Body: Sedan/ Saloon

 

Drive: 4x2

 

Number of Doors: 4

 

Fuel Type “ Primary: Gasoline

 

Engine Displacement (ccm): 1800

 

Engine power (kW): 99

 

Engine Cylinders: 4

 

Engine Model: 2ZR - FE

 

Model Year: 2013

 

Plant Country: USA

 

Plant State: Mississippi

 

OPTIONS AND FEATURE CODES

 

  • C7
  • Convenience Package
  • Roof Rack
  • Spare Tire Cover (PPO)
  • Towing Receiver Hitch w/Wire Harness
  •  
  • Z1
  • Preferred Accessory Package
  • First Aid Kit
  • Carpet Floor Mats & Carpet Cargo Mat
  • Passenger Armrest
  • Rear Door Storage Net (PPO)
  •  
  • Z2 Preferred Accessory Package w/All-Weather Mats
  • First Aid Kit
  • All-Weather Floor Mats & Cargo Mat
  • Passenger Armrest
  • Rear Door Storage Net (PPO)
  • DH-0-R Towing Receiver Hitch with Wire Harness
  • 5L Rock Rails
  • Q8 TRD Performance Shocks
  • 8S TRD Big Brake Kit
  • WB-O WHEELS: TRD 16" 6-Spoke Silver Aluminum
  • WL-0 Alloy Wheels Locks
  • WZ Wheel Locks
  • 9S Spare Tire Cover
  • HP Hood Protector
  • 37-0 TRD Performance Exhaust
  • E5 Exhaust Tip
  • 3P Paint Protection Film
  • 2Q All-Weather Floor Mats & Cargo Mat
  • C8 Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Cargo Mat
  • CF-0 Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Cargo Mat
  • 5A Cargo Cover
  • 9G Cargo Tote
  • GN Cargo Net
  • 3T Roof Rack
  • 6D-R Rear Door Storage Net
  • A6 Ash Tray
  • EL Passenger Armrest
  • 3Z First Aid Kit
  • 7R Emergency Assistance Kit

 

A Toyota VIN decoder provides information such as engine, transmission, color, options, features, safety options, year, model, trim, and other Toyota factory installed options.

 

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