Research your Ford with our VIN decoder
Enter your Ford's 17-digit VIN above to decode your VIN. We will show your vehicle specification and full vehicle history report, which includes thefts, detailed vehicle records, accidents, titles, and more. This information is compiled by VinFreeCheck.com from multiple sources including but not limited to DMVs, police records, insurance database and made public as a free, informational resource.
Ford VIN Number Structure
Ford VIN numbers are broken down to 9 sections:
- 1-3rd character - Manufacturer Identifier
- 4th character - Restraint System
- 5-7th character - Make/Model/Series/Body Type
- 8th character - Engine
- 9th character - Check Digit
- 10th character - Model Year
- 11th character - Assembly Plant
- 12-17th character - Sequential Production Numbers
We also have a list of Ford's squish VIN information available in the table below. A squish vin is basically the first 11 characters of the full VIN Number. However, it does not contain the 9th character, which is a check digit to check the validity of a VIN number. With squish VIN, you can manually decode your Ford's VIN with just pen and paper. To learn more check out, What is a VIN Number
|Ford||Explorer Sport Trac||2010||1FMEU5D8AU|
|Ford||F-150 SVT Lightning||2000||2FTZF073YC|
|Ford||F-250 Super Duty||2000||3FTNW21LYM|
|Ford||F-350 Super Duty||2001||1FTWW33S1E|
|Ford||F-450 Super Duty||2012||1FT8W4DTCE|
|Ford||LTD Crown Victoria||1991||2FACP72GMX|
|Ford||Mustang SVT Cobra||1994||1FALP42DRF|
Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Henry Ford founded and incorporated it on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom and a 32% stake in Jiangling Motors. It also has joint-ventures in China (Changan Ford), Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), Turkey (Ford Otosan), and Russia (Ford Sollers). The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership, but the majority of the voting power.
Toyota and Ford worked together in 2004 to share Toyota’s hybrid technology patent. In exchange, Toyota licensed several patents from Ford as well. That same year, Ford released the Escape Hybrid vehicle. This made them the third to have a hybrid electric model, but it was the first hybrid SUV on the market. It also ran on flexible fuel so that E85 could be used. Its companion, the hybrid Mercury Mariner also became available in 2006.
While Ford continues to sit at the top of the rankings for most popular brands, it doesn’t mean they are reliable vehicles. In the 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, Ford continues to rank right near the middle of all automakers. Even Your Mechanic lists them in the middle of the rankings related to cost of maintenance. They estimate the Ford brand at $9,100 worth of maintenance costs over a 10-year period.
Where to find my VIN Number?
You can find your VIN through the lower right of the windshield, and under the hood of your front engine.
As for Motorcycle VIN, you can lookup your VIN on the motorcycle frame, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires all "two wheelers" or "three wheelers" or ATV to have the VIN displayed on the frame.
You can also do a VIN lookup or VIN number lookup on your insurance card/policy. You can learn more on how to locate your VIN from our guides as shown on the right side.
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