Section 00-01: Identification Codes
1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

A 17-digit combination of numbers and letters forms the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is stamped on a metal tab that is riveted to the instrument panel close to the windshield. The VIN is viewable by looking through the front windshield on the driver's side. The VIN is also found on the certification label.

By looking at the 17-digit VIN, a variety of information about the vehicle can be determined.

Refer to the code definition portion of this section for specific definitions of the numbers and letters of the vehicle identification number (VIN).