MAZDA passenger vehicle can be identified from the following numbers:
Location of Number:
Vehicle identification number
– stamped on the vehicle
– on the type plate
– on the engine block
Customised vehicles can be identified with the aid of the engine number. These enquires must be forwarded to Japan. It can take 2 – 3 weeks to receive an answer.
1. Vehicle Identification Number:
1.1 Location of the VIN
Mazda E 2000/2200 The VIN can be found in the passenger compartment underneath the front passenger’s seat when it is tipped forward. All Terrain Vehicles
1.2 VIN Lettering
1.3 VIN behind the windscreen
Located on the left, in the direction of travel:
1.4 VIN breakdown
The breakdown of Mazda VINs varies strongly depending on which model is concerned. Only the first three characters of the VIN are ever identical, as they always designate the world manufacturer identifier code (WMI). World Manufacturer:
JMZ = Mazda Japan
JM1 = Mazda USA
YCM= Mazda Motor Europe S.A./N.V.
1YZ = Mazda Motor Corporation (USA-Production)
A detailed breakdown of the corresponding VIN can be found by clicking on each different model:
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