Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Decoder MN12 Fords

The Vehicle Identification Number or (VIN) it what sets your vehicles apart from the millions of other vehicles on the road. It is the fingerprint of your car. In later years it is reflected in 17 digit characters. Along with providing you with your vehicle’s unique identification, It displays what equipment your car was original equipment and also track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage. Each character in your VIN has a purpose.

The chart below is for a MN12 Ford Products. MN12 Ford Products include 1989-1997 Ford Thunderbirds and Mercury Cougars and 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII’s.

VIN Example, 1FAPP64R2PH120587 (1993 Supercharged V6, “Super Coupe”)

#Order

VIN #
Description
1,2,3
1FA
World Manufacturer Code (Mercury USA= 1ME;
Ford USA = 1FA; Lincoln USA = 1LN) 1 = USA,
2 = Canada, 3 = Mexico.
4
P
Passive Restraint
System
(Seat Belts; Active Belts = P; Dual Airbags = L)
5
P
Passenger Car(M for most Mercury’s and Lincoln’s)
6,7
64
60 = Base, LS
& 5.0, 62 = LX or XR7, 64 = SC, 
91 = Mark VIII
8
R
Engine Code (W =
V8 4.6 SOHC, R = SC V6 3.8, 
T
= V8 5.0, 4 = V6 3.8, V = 4.6 DOHC)
9
2
Internal Ford Check
Digit (simply assures that the VIN was properly recorded at the
factory) Can be X or 0 – 9.
10
P
Model Year (K =
89, L = 90, M = 91, N = 92, P =
93, 
R
= 94, S = 95, T = 96, V = 97, W98)
11
H
Assembly Plant (H
= Lorain, OH; A = Atlanta, Georgia; 
Y
= Wixom, Michigan)
12
1
1 = Begin Ford
Sequence (Mercury begins with 2, Lincoln begins with 7)
13 – 17
20587
Assembly Line Production
Sequence

 

The VIN number used in the example above is used for the purpose of example only and to our knowledge is not a currently used VIN number.

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