Vehicle Identification Number  
Overview All U.S. vehicles have a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number which is basically a serial number for the car. The VIN can be decoded to reveal certain information about the vehicle. The following pertains to Ford Probes.

The VIN can be found at three locations:
  • On the driver's side of the dashboard, where the windshield meets the cowl.
  • On the passenger side of the firewall.
  • On the engine block.

World Manufacturer Identifier - Digit 1-3
1ZV Mazda Motor Manufacturing Corporation

Passenger Restraint System - Digit 4
B Active Seat Belts
C Active Seat Belts, Driver Air Bag
L Active Seat Belts, Driver and Passenger Air Bag
P Passive Seat Belts

Ford Passenger Car Identifier - Digit 5
T Imported Ford Vehicle or Ford Vehicle Not Built By Ford.

Body Style - Digit 6-7
20 GL, Base
21 LX
22 GT

Engine Code - Digit 8
A 2.0L 4-Cyl.
B 2.5L V-6
C 2.2L 4-Cyl. Non-Turbo
L 2.2L 4-Cyl. Turbo
U 3.0L V-6

Check Digit - Digit 9
0,9,X All

Vehicle Model Year - Digit 10
K 1989
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
S 1995
T 1996
V 1997

Assembly Plant Code - Digit 11
5 Flat Rock, MI

Production Sequence Number - Digit 12-17
100,001 through 600,000

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