HOW TO: Decipher the Vehicle Safety Certification Label

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  1. BluPhant

    BluPhant Full Access Member

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    VEHICLE SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABEL
    A vehicle safety certification label is attached to every DaimlerChrysler Corporation vehicle. The label certifies that the vehicle conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    The label also lists:
    † Month and year of vehicle manufacture.
    † Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The gross front and rear axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) are based on a minimum rim size and maximum cold tire inflation pressure.
    † Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
    † Type of vehicle.
    † Bar code.
    † Month, Day and Hour (MDH) of final assembly.
    † Paint and Trim codes.
    † Country of origin.

    The label is located above the door hinge on the driver-side A-pillar.

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    POSITION INTERPRETATION CODE = DESCRIPTION
    1 Country of Origin 
          1 = United States
    2 Make 
          J = Jeep
    3 Vehicle Type 
          4 = MPV W/O Side Airbags.
          8 = MPV With Side Airbags.
    4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 
          F = 4001 - 5000 lbs.
          G = 5001 - 6000 lbs.
    5 Vehicle Line 
          K = Liberty 4X2 (LHD)
          L = Liberty 4X4 (LHD)
          M = Cherokee 4X4 (RHD)
    6 Series 
          3 = Liberty Renegade
          4 = Liberty Sport/Cherokee Sport
          5 = Liberty Limited/Cherokee Limited
    7 Body Style 
          8 = Sport Utility - 4 Door
    8 Engine 
          K = 3.7L 6 cyl MPI Gasoline
          1 = 2.4L 4 cyl MPI Gasoline
          7 = 2.5L 4 cyl Diesel
    9 Check Digit 0 through 9 or X
    10 Model Year 
          2=2002, etc
    11 Assembly Plant 
          W = Toledo North Assembly Plant
    12 thru 17 
          Vehicle Build Sequence
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    BluPhant -- Thanks, this is good information.

    Dave
     
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    ...and here you can find a VIN decoder... \:D/
     
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    Andrea70...........That's interesting.......and welcome to the board and my ancestry is 100% Italian too.......
     
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    Thank you for the welcome!

    Here i don't write so much, but read, read, read...

    I've made some things with and for my KJ, if you've seen my web
    pages....also with the help of this site!