Sierra VIN decoder

Your VIN number is a 17 digit code.

Type in your VIN number here:

Each digit or letter in your Vehicle Identification Number provides you with some bit of information about your vehicle.
This decoder identifies European vehicles only!

  • Position 1-3: World Manufacturer Identifier
  • Position 4+10: Body Type
  • Position 5-6: XX
  • Position 7: Line
  • Position 8: Assembly Plant
  • Position 9: Model
  • Position 11: Year
  • Position 12: Month
  • Position 13-17: Production Sequence Number

WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER (position 1-3)

  • SFA = Ford Motor Company Ltd. (England)
  • TW2 = Ford Lutisania sarl (Portugal)
  • UNI = Henry Ford and Son Ltd. (Ireland)
  • VS6 = Ford Espana sa (Spain)
  • WF0 = Ford Werke A.G. (Germany)
  • WF1 = Ford Werke A.G. (Germany)
  • XLC = Ford Nederland nv (Netherlands)
  • 9BF = Ford Brazil (Brazil)
  • VS6 = Ford Espana sa (Spain)

BODY TYPE (position 4+10)

  • 3 = van high roof
  • 5 = combi high roof
  • A = 5-door
  • B = 3-door
  • C = 2-door coupe
  • E = 3-door hatchback
  • F = 4-door Saloon
  • G = 5-door multi purpose vehicle
  • L = 2-door cabriolet
  • N = 5-door estate/wagon/clipper
  • P = single cab pick-up
  • T = 2-door saloon
  • V = 2-door van
  • W = 3-door van

LINE (position 7)

  • B = Ford Great Britain (own assembly)
  • C = Ford Great Britain (assembly by affiliate)
  • C = Ford Lusitana S.A.R.L. Azambuia, Portugal (own assembly)
  • E = Ford Germany (assembly by affiliate)
  • G = Ford Germany (own assembly)
  • L = Ford Brazil (own assembly)
  • S = Japan (own assembly)
  • W = Ford Spain (own assembly)
  • Z = United States (own assembly)

ASSEMBLY PLANT (position 8)

  • A = Dagenham (United Kingdom) - Cologne (Germany) - Ipiranga (Brazil)
  • B = Halewood (united Kingdom) - Genk (Belgium) - Sao Bernado (Brazil)
  • C = Langley (United Kingdom) - Saarlouis (Germany)
  • E = Cork (Ireland)
  • F = La Villa (Mexico)
  • G = Barcelona (Spain)
  • H = Hiroshima (Japan)
  • J = Caracas (Venzuela)
  • K = Rheine (Germany)
  • M = Rheine (Germany)
  • N = Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • P = Valencia (Spain) - Azambuja (Portugal)
  • S = Setubal (Portugal)

MODEL (position 9)

  • A = Escort - Orion
  • B = Mondeo - Cougar - Cortina - Sierra - Taunus
  • D = Focus
  • E = Puma - Capri
  • F = Fiesta
  • G = Scorpio - Granada
  • J = Fiesta
  • O = Mustang
  • R = Ka
  • S = Galaxy
  • W = Galaxy

YEAR (position 11)

MONTH (position 12)

Year Code   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Juk Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
E 1965 J U M P B R A G C K D E
F 1966 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
G 1967 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
H 1968 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
J 1969 J U M P B R A G C K D E
K 1970 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
L 1971 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
M 1972 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
N 1973 J U M P B R A G C K D E
P 1974 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
R 1975 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
S 1976 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
T 1977 J U M P B R A G C K D E
U 1978 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
W 1979 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
A 1980 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
B 1981 J U M P B R A G C K D E
C 1982 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
D 1983 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
E 1984 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
F 1985 J U M P B R A G C K D E
G 1986 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
H 1987 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
J 1988 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
K 1989 J U M P B R A G C K D E
L 1990 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
M 1991 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
N 1992 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
P 1993 J U M P B R A G C K D E
R 1994 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
S 1995 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
T 1996 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
V 1997 J U M P B R A G C K D E
W 1998 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
X 1999 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
Y 2000 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
1 2001 J U M P B R A G C K D E
2 2002 L Y S T J U M P B R A G
3 2003 C K D E L Y S T J U M P
4 2004 B R A G C K D E L Y S T
5 2005 J U M P B R A G C K D E

PRODUCTION SEQUENCE NUMBER (position 13-17)

  • counts from 10001 to 59999