2002 Identification Codes

Identification Codes

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted to the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN number is also found on the vehicle certification (VC) label.



Item Description
1 World manufacturer identifier (WMI)
2 Brake type and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) code
3 Vehicle line, series and body type code
4 Engine type code
5 Government assigned, computer-generated check digit
6 Model year code
7 Assembly plant code
8 Production sequence number

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)

The first three vehicle identification number (VIN) positions are the world manufacturer code.

  • 1FD — Ford Motor Company, USA, incomplete vehicle
  • 1FM — Ford Motor Company, USA, multi-purpose vehicle
  • 1FT — Ford Motor Company, USA, truck, completed vehicle
  • 2FM — Ford Motor Company, Canada, multi-purpose vehicle
  • 3FD — Ford Motor Company, Mexico, incomplete vehicle
Brake Type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

The fourth VIN position is the vehicle brake type and GVWR code (all vehicles use hydraulic brakes).

  • N — 8,501-9,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
  • S — 9,001-10,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
  • W — 10,001-14,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
  • X — 14,001-16,000 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
  • A — 16,001-19,500 pounds GVWR with driver and front passenger air bags
  • H — 8,501-9,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags (Mexico)
  • J — 9,000-10,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags (Mexico)
  • K — 10,001-14,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags (Mexico)
  • L — 14,001-16,000 pounds GVWR, without air bags (Mexico)
  • M — 16,001-19,500 pounds GVWR, without air bags (Mexico)
Vehicle Line, Series, Body Type

Positions 5 through 7 indicate vehicle line, series and body type.

  • F20 — F-250, Regular Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
  • X20 — F-250, SuperCab, 4x2, single rear wheels
  • W20 — F-250, Crew Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
  • F21 — F-250, Regular Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
  • X21 — F-250, SuperCab, 4x4, single rear wheels
  • W21 — F-250, Crew Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
  • F30 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
  • X30 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x2, single rear wheels
  • W30 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x2, single rear wheels
  • F31 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
  • X31 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x4, single rear wheels
  • W31 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x4, single rear wheels
  • F32 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • X32 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • W32 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • F33 — F-350, Regular Cab, 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • X33 — F-350, SuperCab, 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • W33 — F-350, Crew Cab, 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • F34 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, single rear wheels
  • X34 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, single rear wheels
  • W34 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, single rear wheels
  • F35 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, single rear wheels
  • X35 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, single rear wheels
  • W35 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, single rear wheels
  • F36 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • X36 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • W36 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • F37 — F-350, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • X37 — F-350, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • W37 — F-350, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • F46 — F-450, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2
  • W46 — F-450, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2
  • W42 — F-450, Crew Cab (with box), 4x2, dual rear wheels
  • W43 — F-450, Crew Cab (with box), 4x4, dual rear wheels
  • F47 — F-450, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4
  • W47 — F-450, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4
  • F56 — F-550, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2
  • W56 — F-550, Crew Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x2
  • F57 — F-550, Regular Cab (Chassis Cab), 4x4
  • X46 — F-450, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2
  • X47 — F-450, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4
  • X56 — F-550, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x2
  • X57 — F-550, SuperCab (Chassis Cab), 4x4
  • W57 — F-550, Crew Cab, (Chassis Cab), 4x4
  • U40 — Excursion, 4x2, XLT
  • U41 — Excursion, four-door, 4x4, XLT
  • U42 — Excursion, four-door, 4x2, Limited
  • U43 — Excursion, four-door, 4x4, Limited
Engine Code

The eighth VIN position is the engine displacement and number of cylinders.

  • L — 5.4L, Modular, SOHC, EFI, V8, Gas
  • S — 6.8L, SOHC, EFI, V10, Gas
  • F — 7.3L, OHV, DI Turbo, V8, Diesel
  • Z — 6.8L, gaseous fuel prep (F-Series)
  • D — 6.8L, propane only (F-Series)
  • B — 5.4L, propane only (F-Series)
Check Digit Code

The ninth VIN position is a government assigned, computer-generated check digit.

Model Year Code

The tenth VIN position is the model year code.

·   2 — 2002

Assembly Plant Code

The eleventh VIN position is the assembly plant code.

  • S — Allen Park (Allen Park, Michigan)
  • E — Kentucky Truck (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
  • M — Cuautitlan (Cuautitlan, Mexico)
Sequential Build Code

The last six VIN positions are an alphanumeric code for the vehicle build sequence. This is also the vehicle serial and warranty number.

·   A0000-E99999 — Ford Division

Vehicle Certification (VC) Label



Item Description
1 Exterior Paint Code
2 Region Code
3 Domestic Special Order Code
4 Wheelbase Code
5 Brake Code
6 Interior Trim Code
7 Tape/Paint Pinstripe Code
8 Radio Code
9 Axle Code
10 Transmission Code
11 Spring Code
12 Powertrain Calibration Information

The vehicle certification (VC) label contains the manufacturer name, the month and year of manufacture, the certification statement, and the VIN. It also includes gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).

Vehicle Certification (VC) Label — Mexico (Typical)
Vehicle Certification (VC) Label — Canada (Typical)
Vehicle Certification (VC) Label — Incomplete Vehicle (Typical)
Paint Code

Exterior paint codes may be listed as a two-part code. The first set of characters listed indicate the vehicle primary body color code. The second set of characters listed (if applicable) indicated a two-tone or accent body color code.

  • AQ — Arizona Beige (clear coat), F-Series
  • BY — School Bus Yellow, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • CX — Dark Shadow Gray (clear coat), F-Series
  • F1 — Vermilion Red (clear coat), F-Series
  • EP — Vermilion Red Solid, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • FN — Dark Toreador Red, F-Series
  • GX — Dark Toreador Red, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • L2 — True Blue (clear coat)
  • LR — Sapphire Blue (clear coat), F-Series
  • PB — Jewel Green, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • PK — Chesapeake Blue, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • PY — Highland Green (waterborne), F-Series
  • UD — Ebony, F-Series
  • TX — Bright Silver, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • YO — Oxford White, Mexico sold only, F-Series
  • Z1 — Oxford White, Mexico build U.S. sold, F-Series
  • Z1 — Oxford White (clear coat), F-Series
  • Z3 — Silver Metallic (clear coat), F-Series
  • FL — Toreador Red, Excursion
  • JP — Silver Birch Metallic, Excursion
  • LD — Medium Wedgewood Blue, Excursion
  • P5 — Aspen Green, Excursion
  • ST — Estate Green, Excursion
  • TK — Mineral Gray, Excursion
  • UA — Ebony, Excursion
  • YZ — Oxford White, Excursion
Wheelbase
  • 137 — 137-inch wheelbase (F-Series, Excursion)
  • 141 — 141-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 142 — 142-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 156 — 156-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 158 — 158-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 162 — 162-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 165 — 165-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 172 — 172-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 176 — 176-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 189 — 189-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 200 — 200-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
  • 201 — 201-inch wheelbase (F-Series)
Brake Type

·   B — Four-wheel anti-lock brakes system (ABS)

Interior Trim

Interior trim codes are listed as a two-part code. The first character listed identifies the trim type. The second character listed identifies the interior trim color.

    Interior Trim Type
  • V — Vinyl bench seat, F-Series
  • K — Knitted vinyl bench seat, F-Series
  • C — Cloth bench seat, F-Series
  • F — Cloth captains chairs, Excursion
  • F — Flight bench seat, Mexico sold F-Series XLT only
  • G — High back cloth individual seats, F-Series
  • H — High back knitted vinyl individual seats, F-Series
  • J — High back vinyl individual seats, F-Series
  • 3 — Cloth 40/20/40 seats, F-Series/Excursion
  • D — Cloth 40/20/40 seats with integrated restraints, F-Series
  • 8 — Leather 40/20/40 seats, F-Series
  • 9 — Leather 40/20/40 seats with integrated restraints, F-Series
  • 2 — Cloth captains chairs, F-Series
  • 6 — Cloth captains chairs with integrated restraints, F-Series
  • 4 — Leather captains chairs, F-Series/Excursion
  • 7 — Leather captains chairs with integrated restraints, F-Series
  • 5 — Leather quad captains chairs, F-Series
  • L — Leather captains chairs, Excursion Limited
    Interior Trim Color
  • H — Medium Parchment, F-Series
  • E — Medium Flint, F-Series/Excursion
Tape/Paint Stripe
  • D — Light Argent/Medium Platinum/Light Argent, F-Series XLT
  • E — Arizona Beige/Dark Sandalwood/Arizona Beige, F-Series
  • F — Wild Strawberry/Dark Shadow Gray/Wild Strawberry, F-Series
Radio Type
  • 7 — AM/FM stereo with clock, F-Series
  • G — Delete AM/FM stereo with clock, all other components installed, F-Series
  • 9 — AM/FM stereo with cassette and clock, F-Series/Excursion
  • R — Delete AM/FM stereo with cassette and clock, all other components installed, F-Series
  • K — AM/FM stereo with cassette and compact disc player, F-Series/Excursion
  • Y — Delete standard AM radio with clock, F-Series
  • 1 — AM/FM stereo with cassette and in-dash six disc compact disc (CD) changer, F-Series/Excursion
Axle Type

The following lists the gear ratios on rear axles.

  • 31 — 3.73 non-limited slip, F-250/Excursion
  • C1 — 3.73 limited slip, F-250/Excursion
  • 32 — 4.10 non-limited slip, F-250
  • C2 — 4.10 limited slip, F-250/Excursion
  • 33 — 4.30 non-limited slip, F-250
  • C3 — 4.30 limited slip, F-250/Excursion
  • 36 — 4.56 non-limited slip, F-250
  • C6 — 4.56 limited slip, F-250
  • 41 — 3.73 non-limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • D1 — 3.73 limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • 42 — 4.10 non-limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • D2 — 4.10 limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • 43 — 4.30 non-limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • D3 — 4.30 limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • 46 — 4.56 non-limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • D6 — 4.56 limited slip, F-350 (single rear wheels)
  • 61 — 3.73 non-limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • F1 — 3.73 limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • 62 — 4.10 non-limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • F2 — 4.10 limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • 63 — 4.30 non-limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • 66 — 4.56 non-limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • F6 — 4.56 limited slip, F-350 (dual rear wheels)
  • 81 — 3.73 non-limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • E1 — 3.73 limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • 82 — 4.10 non-limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • E2 — 4.10 limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • 83 — 4.30 non-limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • E3 — 4.30 limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • 86 — 4.56 non-limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • E6 — 4.56 limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • 88 — 4.88 non-limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • EW — 4.88 limited slip, F-350 Chassis Cab, narrow frame (dual rear wheels)
  • G3 — 4.30 limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • 73 — 4.30 non-limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • 78 — 4.88 non-limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • G8 — 4.88 limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • 75 — 5.38 non-limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • G5 — 5.38 limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • GW — 4.10 limited slip, F-450 Chassis Cab
  • 98 — 4.88 non-limited slip, F-550 Chassis Cab
  • K8 — 4.88 limited slip, F-550 Chassis Cab
  • 95 — 5.38 non-limited slip, F-550 Chassis Cab
  • K5 — 5.38 limited slip, F-550 Chassis Cab
  • KW — 4.10 limited slip, F-550 Chassis Cab
Transmission Type
  • E — Four-speed automatic overdrive (4R100), gasoline engines, F-Series/Excursion
  • 9 — Four-speed automatic overdrive (4R100), diesel engine, F-Series/Excursion
  • 6 — Six-speed manual, Dana ZF (M6HD-6), F-Series
  • 5 — Six-speed manual, F-Series (5.4L, 6.8L Gas)
  • 2 — Five-speed manual, F-Series (5.4L, 6.8L Gas/LPG), Mexico only
Springs

Springs codes are listed as a two-part code. The first character listed is for the front springs. The second code listed is for the rear springs. Auxiliary rear springs may also be listed.

    Front Springs — F-Series
  • Base part number — 5310 (RH/LH)
  • Pre-fix — F81A
  • B — Suffix BA
  • C — Suffix CA
  • D — Suffix DA
  • E — Suffix EA
  • F — Suffix FA
  • G — Suffix GA
  • H — Suffix HA
  • I — Suffix RA
  • J — Suffix SA
  • K — Suffix TA
  • L — Suffix UA
  • Pre-fix — 1C34
  • S — Suffix AAA
  • T — Suffix ABA
  • U — Suffix ACA
  • V — Suffix ADA
  • W — Suffix AEA
  • X — Suffix AFA
    Front Springs — Excursion
  • Base part number — 5310 (RH/LH)
  • Pre-fix — YC35
  • G — Suffix G
  • H — Suffix H
  • S — Suffix S
  • Pre-fix — 1C34
    • AG
    • AH
    • AJ
    Rear Springs — F-Series
  • L — Rear air suspension
  • B — 1C34-5560-CB, F-250, F-350
  • C — 1C35-5560-DB, F-250, F-350
  • D — YC35-5560-EA, F-250, F-350
  • M — YC35-5A975-AA, F-450, F-550
  • N — YC35-5A975-BA, F-450, F-550
    Auxiliary Springs — F-Series
  • A — YC35-5588-A (wide frame)
  • D — F81A-5588-D (narrow frame)
    Rear Springs — Excursion
  • Base part number — 5560 (RH/LH)
  • Pre-fix — YC35
  • A — Suffix A
  • Pre-fix — 1C34
  • B — Suffix B

Powertrain Calibration Information

NOTE: Powertrain calibration information is limited to a maximum of five characters per line on the vehicle certification (VC) label. Because of this, calibration identification consisting of more than five characters will wrap to the second line on the VC label.

Powertrain calibration information is printed in the lower right corner of the vehicle certification label. Only the base calibration information is printed. Revision levels will not appear, however, they can be found in On Line Automotive Service Information System (OASIS). For the current model year, Ford Motor Company is using three different protocols which describe powertrain base calibration. These protocols are designed to provide worldwide standardization for vehicle calibration. If the electronic calibration strategy has been used since 1998 and carried into the current model year, Protocol 1 will be used. Refer to Protocol 1 below. If the electronic calibration strategy has been used since 1999 and is carried into the current model year, Protocol 2 will be used. Refer to Protocol 2 below. For electronic calibration strategies introduced in the 2000 or later model years, Protocol 3 will be used. Refer to Protocol 3 below.

Protocol 1


Item Description
1 Model year (model year in which calibration strategy was first introduced)
2 Engine code
3 Engine revision level

Protocol 2


Item Description
1 Model year (model year in which calibration strategy was first introduced)
2 Engine code
3 Transmission code
4 Emission standard (designates the specific country emission standard)
5 Design level (design level assigned to the engine)

Protocol 3


Item Description
1 Model year (model year in which calibration strategy was first introduced)
2 Vehicle code
3 Transmission code
4 Unique calibration (designates different hardware to similar vehicles). Example: tires, drive ratios, etc.
5 Fleet code (describes fleet to which the vehicle belongs). Example: 6 - evaporative emissions
6 Certification region (lead region where multiple regions are included in one calibration). Example: A - U.S. federal
7 Revision level (will advance as revisions occur). Not printed on label

Protocol 3

The following offers a more detailed explanation of the coding strategy used for Protocol 3.

    Model Year
  • 0 — 2000
  • 1 — 2001
  • 2 — 2002
    Vehicle Code
  • F7 — F-250 through F-550
  • L1 — Excursion
    Transmission
  • 1 — Automatic transmission
  • 2 — Manual transmission
Unique Calibration

The Emission/CAFE/CO2 Compliance Department is responsible for assigning these calibration numbers. Unique calibration identifications are assigned to cover similar vehicles to differentiate between tires, drive configurations, final drive ratios and other calibration-significant factors.

These two characters are chosen by the analyst to provide identifiable information unique to each calibration. For example, using the number 2 to denote a two-valve engine versus using the number 4 to denote a four-valve engine offers an easily identifiable difference.

    Fleet Code
  • 0 — Certification (U.S. 4K, final sale in export markets)
  • 1 — HDGE/Dyno
  • 2 — Fast AMA, U.S.
  • 3 — ADP U.S.
  • 4 — Not assigned
  • 5 — Not assigned
  • 6 — Evaporative emissions
  • 7 — MACAA
  • 8 — On-board diagnostics (OBD)
  • 9 — Not assigned
Certification Region

Where multiple regions are listed in one calibration, only the lead region will be listed.

  • 5 — U.S. fifty states
  • A — U.S. Federal (including altitude, may include Canada and/or Mexico)
  • B — U.S. California standard (includes U.S. green states)
  • C — Canada
  • D — China
  • E — European Community (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom)
  • F — Extended European Community (E plus Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Yugoslavia)
  • G — Gulf Cooperative Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE)
  • H — Hong Kong
  • J — Japan
  • K — Korea
  • L — Malaysia
  • M — Mexico
  • N — New Zealand
  • P — Australia
  • Q — South America (Brazil)
  • S — Singapore
  • T — Taiwan
  • U — South America (unleaded fuel regions)
  • V — Vietnam
  • X — ROW (rest of world)
  • Y — Military
  • Z — Israel
    Revision Level (not printed on label)
  • 91-99 — Hardware certification levels
  • 01-04 — Preliminary levels
  • 00 — Job 1 production (initial calibration)
  • 05-09 — Pre-job 1 revisions to calibrations
  • 10-89 — Post-job 1 revisions to calibrations
  • 0B — Durability test level
  • BD — On-board diagnostics (OBD) intermediate level (pre-05)

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