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Toyota Prius VIN Decoder

A VIN, or vehicle identification number, is a set of 17 characters that uniquely identifies a vehicle. All vehicles sold or manufactured since about 1980 or 1981 have a unique 17 character VIN. The VIN on the Prius is stamped on a plate at the bottom, drivers-side edge of the windshield. Well, technically the plate is mounted on the dash, but is viewed through the windshield. It's also located on a sticker on the driver's door jamb.

Please note that the Prius' VIN does not tell you what "package" your vehicle is equipped with. That is, what options the car has.

2004-2008 Toyota Prius VIN Decoder

The VIN decoding information below is verified for 2004-2008 models. This may also apply to the first generation model (except the year digit, of course).

Sample VIN: JTDKB20UX60999999

VIN Position Description Decoding Information
1 - 3 World manufacturer identifier J
T
D
Japan
Toyota
Passenger Vehicle
4 Body / drive type K 5-door sedan, 2-wheel-drive, hatchback
5 Engine family B 1NZ-FXE +3CM
6 Series 2 NHW20 (Prius)
7 Restraint system 0
2
6

7
8
Manual belts, 2 airbags, side airbags, side curtain shield airbags
Manual belts, 2 airbags
Manual belts, 2 airbags, side airbags, side curtain shield airbags and knee airbags (driver seat)
Manual belts, 2 airbags and knee airbags (driver seat)
Manual belts, 2 airbags and side airbags
8 Car line U Prius
9 Check digit 0 - 9 or X Calculated by NHTSA
10 Model year 4
5
6
7
8
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
11 Assembly plant 0 - 9, K, J Toyota Motor Corporation
12 - 17 Serial Number 999999 Serial number

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