How to read Certification Labels and Decode the VIN on your Toyota vehicle (Part 2)


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If you have not read Part 1 of VIN decoding, please click here...

This Post is to help you understand the Toyota Certification Label and just like the VIN Label, it can help you and your Toyota Dealers Parts Department order the correct parts. The Toyota Certification label on newer vehicles is located on the drivers front door jam....


On older Toyota vehicles, it may be located under the hood in the engine compartment. This is what they will look like and how to break down what each area means.

You see the VIN number is again listed, as well as the Exterior Paint Color (Color Code), Trim Color (Trim Code, L means Leather while F means Fabric), the Model Code (aka Katashiki Code), the build Date, as well as the Axle Code and which Transmission came in the vehicle.


If you would like to know more about your vehicle and options that were available when it was made, please click on these tabs below then search through your Model and Year Make....

Toyota Model Line-Up

Scion Model Line-Up

Lexus Model Line-Up


What does big digit "5" means on top of all information in english for Dubai Toyota?? Can it be Euro emission standard??