The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is a serial number used to identify an individual vehicle. The VIN for each vehicle is unique.
The 10th character in the 17-character VIN represents the vehicle model-year.
This standard applies to vehicles built in or after 1981.
Before 1981, the VIN format was not standardized and varied by manufacturer.
Note: VINs do not include the letters I (i), O (o), Q (q), U (u) or Z (z), or the number 0, so that they will not be confused with similar looking numbers/letters.