Example : 1ZV L T 22 B 9 V 5 125864

The first 3 characters
1ZV Auto Alliance International, Inc
1FA Ford Motor Company, USA
1FD Ford Motor Company, USA
4th character: Seat belts
B Active Seatbelts
C Active safety belts. Driver Airbag
L Active safety belts. Driver and passenger airbag
P Passive safety belts
5th character Identifier Ford Passenger Car
T Imported Ford vehicule or Ford Vehicule Not Built by Ford
6th and 7th character: Body Type
20 GL, Base
21 LX
22 GT
8th character: Engine Code
A 2.0L 4 cyl.
B 2.5L V6
C 2.2L 4cyl. w/o turbo
L 2.2L 4cyl. w turbo
U 3.0L V6
9 th character: Check digit
0, 9, X Every
10th character: Year of manufacture
K 1989
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
S 1995
T 1996
V 1997
11th character: Factory of assemblage
5 Flat Rock, Michigan
From 12 th to 17 th character: Sequence of production
125864 Vehicle number 125864