Ford VIN Lookup

Name Phone Number License Plate VIN
Name Phone Number License Plate VIN

What You Can Learn From a Ford VIN Lookup

Every vehicle manufactured by the Ford Motor Company has a unique vehicle identification number. This VIN number is set by the manufacturer which describes all the vital information about that vehicle. A Ford VIN lookup will reveal the manufacturer, production year, engine and drive train, make and model, and much more. The easiest way to find the VIN on a Ford is to reference the registration card or the Ford vehicle title, if you have that in your possession. If that is not available then it can be found in multiple places that are permanently stamped on the vehicle

How to Find Your Ford VIN Number

  1.  Embossed on the metal tag on the driver’s side dash board
  2.  Stamped on the Ford driver’s side door
  3.  Engraved on the frame of the Ford
  4.  Stamped on the Ford’s original engine
  5.  Find the VIN on your Ford’s registration card
  6.  Located on your Ford’s vehicle title

Your Ford VIN can be located in multiple places on your car or truck. If for some reason this is difficult to find or the VIN is not readable then you can also find the Ford VIN number on your registration card or vehicle title.

Ford VIN LookupWhy Your Ford VIN is Important

It’s very important that you have access to this information if you need to lookup recalls, safety issues or just want to sell the vehicle. If all else fails you can lookup your Ford VIN by your license plate number as well as contacting the DMV directly for this information. The VIN on your Ford can also help you lookup all the details and original manufacturing information from the factory since it’s the manufacturer that is responsible for placing the VIN on the vehicle. It’s also important to note that every Ford vehicle identification number is unique.

How To Run a Ford Vehicle History Report By VIN

A vehicle history report can be run on any vehicle that has a VIN, custom built vehicles are the exception. By performing a Ford VIN lookup using a vehicle history report service you can not only find out the details of the Ford but if it has had any previous issues, accidents, recalls or known safety issues as reported by the NHTSA. If you are purchasing a used Ford vehicle then you might also want to match up the VIN number on the dash, the door, the engine, frame and transmission to make sure that everything is original. This has been problematic for many older vehicles that have been worked on or have had a major overhaul to the engine, transmission or drivetrain. Knowing how to run a Ford VIN lookup can help you save a lot of potential issues down the road when purchasing a used Ford Car or Truck. It’s basically the same as running a vehicle background check.

Free Government Resources To Lookup Your Ford VIN

There are a couple of free government resources you can use to perform a Ford VIN lookup. The NHTSA, or National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, can be used to lookup known vehicle safety and recall information by referencing your vehicle identification number. You can also go to which provides consumers with important vehicle information about the vehicle’s condition and it’s history. These services are completely free and have zero agenda as they are public resource provided by the federal government.




Ford VIN Lookup - FAQs

How to find out if my Ford has a recall?

Finding out if your Ford has a recall is very easy. You can visit the government website and lookup known Ford recalls with a simple VIN lookup. Another option is to contact your local Ford dealership and inquire with the service department.

How can I lookup a vintage Ford VIN number?

Most online vehicle resources only allow you to run VIN numbers with 17digits. Vintage Ford vehicles have fewer than this and many online resources cannot lookup those up. You will want to find a service that specialized in vintage, or classic vehicles, or you can also inquire with the DMV directy.

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  1. squarryadministrator says:

    John, try running this Ford VIN through our free VIN Decoder to see what comes up

  2. John Christensen says:

    Which transmition do I have? 1FT7W2BT6KED37584

  3. squarryadministrator says:

    John, unfortunately we cannot lookup VIN numbers that old. You may want to reach out to your local DMV directly for your inquiry. Most classic and vintage cars of that age are difficult to track down. Not all old paper records have made it into a digital format unfortunately. We can only access Ford VIN number for that last 40 years.

  4. JOHN JAEGER says:


  5. Hilda Clayton says:

    I have tried to no avail to reach university ford in Durham,n.c.about the recall on the ford escape 2015,.My vin # is the same as on the paper I received .All I get is an answering machine .

  6. John Gregory Thompson says:

    This VIN is preportedly a rare model Comet Caliente from 1965. Has factory installed HiPo package. has a 70490 code in the VIN which allegedly refers to a special order. seeking confirmation. The car was built in Oakville Ont. I think.

  7. squarryadministrator says:

    Peter, unfortunately this is information that is older than what we have in our Ford VIN record databases. Our Ford VIN lookup records can only access vehicle with 17 digits in their VINs.

  8. Peter A Ott says:

    Hello. Trying to identify if my 1972 Ford Ranchero GT had a windsor or cleveland 351 engine. The current engine is a 302 I took from my old maverick. The original engine is MIA. I am in the middle of a complete rebuild. The vehicle is currently in a million pieces.
    Here is some helpful info:
    VIN: 2AY8Q311427
    Door plate data: 97R – 4Q – MAC – 5 – 9 – 17

    2 = 1972
    A = Atlanta Georgia Assembly Plan
    48 = Ford Ranchero GT product code
    Q = 351 cubic inch 4v V8 engine
    311427 = the 211,427th Ford Schedule for production at Atlanta for 1972

    97R = Ford Ranchero GT Body style code
    4Q = Dark Green Metallic
    MAC = Black Vinyl and cloth interior
    5 = 4 speed manual
    9 = 3.25 to 1 rear axle ratio
    17 = Washington DC ordering district

  9. squarryadministrator says:

    Robert, unfortunately we do not have any information about that Ford license plate. If you want to return it to the owner you can drop it off or mail it to your local DMV office.

  10. Robert DeAngelis says:

    What does this plate I found in my garden come from? It is aluminum:

    Ford 5E214
    D9AE – H4B
    FB 8 284

    Thank you for your reply to my puzzle.

Last Updated: 2020-01-15

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