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Look up vehicle identification numbers for all car makes and vehicle models, by year, from Lexus. Decode VIN number information on the following makes and models:Lexus ES 250, Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 350, Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 450h, Lexus GS 460, Lexus GX 470, Lexus HS 250h, Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 250 C, Lexus IS 300, Lexus IS 350, Lexus IS 350 C, Lexus IS F, Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Lexus LS 460, Lexus LS 600h L, Lexus LX 450, Lexus LX 470, Lexus LX 570, Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus RX 450h, Lexus SC 300, Lexus SC 400, Lexus SC 430

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What is a VIN Number?

A VIN number is a 17 character alpha/numeric serial number unique to each vehicle, by manufacturer, make, model and year. Each character in the VIN number can be decoded to determine where the car was built, what year, which automotive features are included and more. Together, all the VIN numbers create a history about your Lexus.

Where To Find The Vehicle Identification Number Tag
How to use this vehicle identification number information to decode your Lexus VIN number: First, either find your VIN number on your vehicle registration or car title or in vehicle maintenance records from your dealer. Additionally, you can find the VIN at various locations on your car. Frequently you can find your VIN number in one of the following locations: on the driver's side door jam (sometimes on the passenger's side), under the windshield on the driver's side, near the firewall of the vehicle or on the steering column. Other places to search for a vehicle identification number include various locations under the hood of your car.

Learn how to find a VIN number on your car.

Now that you found your VIN Lexus number, you can start to decode your car, truck or automobile. The first character The first character indicates the country where the vehicle was manufactured. The United States has a VIN code of 1 or 4, while countries such as Japan (J) are designated with letters. To decode your VIN number, simply match your VIN characters to the chart below. Search first to find the model year for your car, then, in order to check VIN number to determine your car history details, match the corresponding position of your vehicle ID number to each of the fields below.

VIN Decoder Abbreviations
Here are handy VIN abbreviations. In example, a 2dr, 4WD, conv, LE would convert to a two door, 4 wheel drive, convertible, limited edition. Some of the most common abbreviations: 2 Dr = Two Door | 4 Dr = 4 Door | 4WD = 4 Four Wheel Drive | AB = Air Bag | AT = Automatic Transmission | Auto = Automatic | AWD = All Wheel Drive | Cyl = Cylinder | Conv = Convertible | Cpe = Coupe | Dr = Door or Drive | FWD = Front Wheel Drive | HB = Hatchback | HP = Horsepower | HT = Hard Top | L = Litre | LE = Limited Edition | LWB = Long Wheel Base | MPH = Miles Per Hour | PU or P/U = Pickup | RWD = Rear Wheel Drive | SE = Special Edition | Sed = Sedan | Spd = Speed | Spt = Sport | ST = Standard Transmission | Std = Standard | w/ = with | w/o = with out

LEXUS
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Located on left upper dash panel, visible through windshield.
1990-95
MANUFACTURING COUNTRY
J = Japan
WORLD MANUFACTURER
T = Toyota
TYPE OF VEHICLE
2 = Passenger
8 = Passenger
ENGINE CODE
G = 1MZ-FE 3.0L
J = 2JZ-GE 3.0L
U = 1UZ-FE 4.0L
V = 2VZ-FE 2.5L
3VZ-FE 3.0L
CAR LINE
F = LS 400
K = ES 300
S = GS 300
V = ES 250
Z = SC 300, SC 400
SEQUENTIAL NUMBER
PLANT CODE
MODEL YEAR
L = 1990
P = 1993
M = 1991
R = 1994
N = 1992
S = 1995
CHECK DIGIT
BODY TYPE
C = 2 Door Coupe
E = 4 Door Sedan
T = 4 Door Hard Top
SERIES/GRADE
Unique to Model
MODEL NUMBER
1 = ES 300
1 = LS 400
2 = ES 250
3 = SC 300
3 = SC 400
4 = GS 300
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Located on left upper dash panel, visible through windshield.
1996-2005
MANUFACTURING COUNTRY
J = Japan
WORLD MANUFACTURER
T = Toyota
TYPE OF VEHICLE
6 = Sport Utility
8 = Passenger
H = Passenger
J = Sport Utility
BODY TYPE
B = 4 Door Sedan
C = 2 Door Coupe
E = 4 Door Wagon
F = 2 Door Conv.
G = 4 Door Sport Utility 4x2
H = 4 Door Sport Utility 4x4
ENGINE CODE
A = 3MZ-FE 3.3 V6
D = 2JZ-GE 3.0L V6
F = 1MZ-FE 3.0L I6
H = 1UZ-FE 4.0L V8
J = 1FZ-FE 4.5L I6
L = 2JZ-GE 4.3L V8
N = 3UZ-FE 4.3L V8
T = 2UZ-FE 4.7L V8
SERIES/GRADE
SEQUENTIAL NUMBER
PLANT CODE
0 = Japan
MODEL YEAR
T = 1996
Y = 2000
4 = 2004
V = 1997
1 = 2001
5 = 2005
W = 1998
2 = 2002
X = 1999
3 = 2003
CHECK DIGIT
CAR LINE
2 = IS 300
F = LS 400, 430
G = ES 300, ES 330
J = LX 450
S = GS 300, 430
U = RX 300, RX330
W = LX 470
X = GS 400, GX470
Y = SC 400, 430
Z = SC 300
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
0 = LX 470 w/Dual Air Bags
RX 300 w/Dual Front and Side
Air Bags
1 = Dual Air Bags, Head & Driver
Knee Air Bags
2 = w/Dual Air Bags
6 = Dual Air Bags, Head & Knee
Air Bags
7 = Dual Air Bags
8 = w/Dual Front and Side Air Bags
9 = w/ Dual Front, Side
and Curtain Shields
0 = LX 470
1 = ES 300 (1996)
IS 300
RX 300
2 = ES 300 (1997-2000)
GX 470
LS 400
3 = LS 430
RX 330
SC 300
SC 400
4 = GS 300 (1996-97)
SC 430
6 = GS 300 (1998-2001)
GS 400
GS 430
8 = LX 450
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR PLATE LOCATION
Located on left upper dash panel, visible through windshield.
ENGINE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LOCATION
ES 250 - Code is on the front left side of the engine block.
ES 300 - Code is on the front left side of the engine block.
ES 330 - Code is on the engine block.
GS 300 - Code is on the front left side of the engine block. (96-03)
GS 300 - Code is on the engine block. (04-06)
GS 400 - Code is on the top, front, center of the engine block.
GS 430 - Code is on the engine block.
GX 470 - Code is on the center of the cylinder engine block.
IS 250 - Code is on the engine block.
IS 300 - Code is on the engine block.
IS 350 - Code is on the engine block.
LS 400 - Code is on the top, front, center of the engine block.
LS 430 - Code is on the center of the cylinder engine block.
LX 450 - Code is on the engine block.
LX 470 - Code is on the top, left center of the engine block. (98-03)
LX 470 - Code is on the engine block. (04-06)
RX 330 - Code is on the center of the cylinder engine block.
RX400h - Code is on the engine block.
SC 300 - Code is on the left, lower, center of the engine block.
SC 400 - Code is on the top, front, center of the engine block.
SC 430 - Code is on the center of the cylinder engine block.
2006
MANUFACTURING COUNTRY
J = Japan
2 = Canada: TMMC
WORLD MANUFACTURER
T = Lexus
VEHICLE TYPE
H = Passenger Vehicle
J = MPV
1,8 = Passenger Vehicle
2 = MPV
BODY TYPE/DRIVE TYPE
B = 4 Door Sedan 2WD
B = 5 Door Wagon 4WD
C = 4 Door Sedan 4WD
F = 2 Door Conv. 2WD
G = 5 Door Wagon 2WD
H = 4 Door Wagon 4WD,
5 Door Wagon 4WD
ENGINE CODE
A = 3MZ-FE
E = 2GR-FSE
H = 3GR-FSE
K = 4GR-FSE
L = 3UZ-FE
N = 3UZ-FE
T = 2UZ-FE
W = 3MZ-FE+1JM, 2FM
SERIES/GRADE
SERIAL NUMBER
PLANT CODE
0-9 = TMC
C = Canada
MODEL YEAR
6 = 2006
CHECK DIGIT
CAR LINE
F = LS430
G = ES330
S = GS300, GS430
U = RX330
W = LX470
X = GX470
Y = SC430
2 = IS350, IS250
* = RX400h
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
0 = Manual Belts w/2 Air Bags, Side Air
Bags & Curtain Shield Air Bags
(Front & Rear Seats)
1 = STD
6 = Manual Belts w/2 Air Bags, Knee
Air Bags, Side Air Bags & Curtain
Shield Air Bags
8 = Manual Belts w/2 Air Bags & Side
Air Bags
0 = UZJ100L (LX 470)
2 = GSE20L (IS250)
GSE25L (IS250 AWD)
GSE21L (IS350)
UZJ120L (GX 470)
3 = MCV31L (ES330)
MCU33L (RX330 2WD)
MCU38L (RX330 AWD)
UCF30L (LS430)
MHU33L (RX400h 2WD)
MHU38L (RX400h AWD)
4 = UZZ40L (SC430)
9 = GRS190L (GS300)
GRS195L (GS300 AWD)
UZS190L (GS430)
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