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VIN Decode Letter
An online utility to decode a 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for 1982 model year and newer vehicles is available at on the Maintenance tab.

For 11-digit VINs (1981 to 1949 model years), a VIN Decode Letter provides the following items:

  • vehicle make
  • body type
  • engine size
  • manufacturing assembly plant
  • consecutive unit number

In addition, Body style, Paint color, Interior Trim and Color, Build Date, District Sales Office, Transmission Type, and Rear Axle Ratio may be decoded ONLY if door tag or label is available. If door tag is not available, only the information in the VIN Decode Letter can be sent.

To obtain a VIN Decode Letter for your vehicle, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center.

Additional Information

Build Sheet

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