How to read Toyota VIN numbers?

Dec 23, 2014

Since the beginning of the mass production of the car, every manufacturer started using VIN number. Every vehicle has its unique VIN which is used for many purposes but most commonly for keeping track of them on the road.

Since 1981 all VIN codes follow the same patter - a 17-characer string of letters and digits, with each character having its own unique meaning. But each manufacturer has its own rules for assigning the meaning to each character. If you want to decode the VIN number of the Toyota, feel free to use our Toyota VIN decoder. With this VIN lookup Toyota, you can find out of the vehicle has been damaged, flooded or reported a lemon. This information will help you make a smart financial decision and avoid buying a vehicle with hidden issues.

How to locate the Toyota VIN plate?

The Toyota VIN number is usually printed in a few different locations:

- on the driver-side dashboard

Vin number on dashboard

- inside the driver side door jamb

vin number inside door jamb

- under the hood

- on the steering wheel

- under the spare tire

- on the engine block

Toyota vin number on engine block

What does each character of your Toyota VIN number identify?

1. Manufacturing country

1

2

4

5

J

USA

Canada

USA

USA

Japan

2. Manufacturer

T

N

Toyota

New United Mfg., Inc. (USA)

3. Vehicle type

D

N

X

1

2

4

5

Passenger Car

Passenger Car

Passenger

Passenger Car

Passenger Car

Passenger Car

Convertible

4-8. Model, body and engine type

AC52L

AT123

AT183

BA02E

BA30K

BA32K

BB02E

Tercel, 2Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Echo, 2Dr Cpe, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Echo, 2Dr Cpe, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.6L 4Cyl.

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.3L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.3L V6

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

BB46K

BC52L

BE30K

BE32K

BE46K

BF12B

BF12K

Camry, 4dr, Sed Hybrid

Tercel, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Camry, 4dr, Sed 2.4L 4Cyl.

Avalon, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

BF18B

BF22K

BF28B

BF28K

BF30K

BF32K

BG12K

Avalon, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Avalon, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 2.2L 4Cyl.

BG22K

BG28K

BK12U

BK18U

BK36B

BK46K

BN22K

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Prius, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Prius, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Avalon, 4Dr Sed, 3.3L V6

Camry 4Dr Sed, 3.5L V6

Camry, 4Dr Sed, 2.2L 4Cyl.

BR12E

BR18E

BR30E

BR32E

BR38E

BT123

BT183

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Echo, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Echo, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

BT903

BT923

BY30E

BY32E

CA30P

CA38P

CB02T

Yaris, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Yaris, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Sed, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 3.3L V6

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 3.3L V6

Celica, 2Dr Cpe, 1.8L 4Cyl.

CC52H

CE22P

CE28P

CE30P

CE38P

CF12K

CF22P

Paseo, 2Dr Cpe, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Camry, 2Dr Cpe, 3.0L V6

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 3.0L V6

CF28P

CG02T

CG12K

CG22P

CG28P

DB02T

DD82A

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 3.0L V6

Celica, 2Dr Cpe, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Camry, 2Dr Cpe, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Cpe, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Celica, 2Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Supra, 2Dr HB, 3.0L 6Cyl.

DE82A

DG02T

DR32T

DR38T

DY32T

DY38T

EB02E

Supra, 2Dr HB, 3.0L 6Cyl. Turbo

Celica, 2Dr HB, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Celica GT, 2Dr Cpe, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Celica GT, 2Dr Cpe, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Celica GT-S, 2Dr Cpe, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Celica GT-S, 2Dr Cpe, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Corolla, 4Dr Wgn, 1.8L 4Cyl.

EF12K

EG12K

FA38P

FC52H

FE22P

FE28P

FF22P

Camry, 4Dr Wgn, 3.0L V6

Camry, 4Dr Wgn, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 3.3L V6

Paseo, 2Dr Conv, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 2.4L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 3.0L V6

FF28P

FG02T

FG22P

FG28P

FR320

JT123

JT903

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 3.0L V6

Celica, 2Dr Conv, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 2.2L 4Cyl.

Solara, 2Dr Conv, 2.2L 4Cyl.

MR2 Spyder, 2Dr Conv, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Echo, 2DR HB, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Yaris, 2DR HB, 1.5L 4Cyl.

JT923

KB20U

KB22U

KR30E

KR32E

KR38E

KY30E

Yaris, 2DR HB, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Prius, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Prius, 4Dr Sed, 1.5L 4Cyl.

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

KY32E

KY38E

LR30E

LR32E

LR38E

 

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl.

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl., AWD

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl., AWD

Matrix, 4Dr HB, 1.8L 4Cyl., AWD

 

7. Restraint system/Grade

0

2

6

8

Dual Front, Front Side, and

Curtain Air Bags

Dual Air Bags

Dual Front, Front Side, and

Curtain Air Bags w/Driver Knee Air Bag

Dual Front, Front Side Air Bags

9. VIN check digit

10.Toyota model year

T

V

W

X

Y

1

2

3

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

4

5

6

7

8

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

 

 

11. Assembly plant

0-9

C

O

S

U

Z

Japan

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

/ TMM

TMC

Princeton, Indiana, USA

TMMC

/ Georgetown, KY

NUMMI

12-17. Serial number

What can VIN numbers of older Toyota tell?

Pre-1981, before the VIN format was standardized, Toyotas had 10-digit VIN numbers. They gave basic information about the vehicles, including its year, make and model, manufacturer, engine, and body type. The last six characters made up the serial number of the Toyota.