Decoding Jeep Wrangler TJ VIN Numbers

Jeep Wrangler TJ VIN numbers can be found on the inside of the windshield on the drivers side.

1997 TJ Chart

Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs.
F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line Y = Wrangler 4×4
6 Series 1 = Sport
2 = SE
4 = Sahara
7 Body Style 9 = Open body
8 Engine H = 2.5L Leaded-Gasoline
P = 2.5L Unleaded-Gasoline
S = 4.0L Unleaded-Gasoline
V = 4.0L Leaded-Gasoline
9 Check Digit
10 Model Year V = 1997
11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

1998 TJ Chart

Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs.
F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line Y = Wrangler 4×4
6 Series 1 = Sport
2 = SE
4 = Sahara
7 Body Style 9 = Open body
8 Engine P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline
S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline
9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X
10 Model Year W = 1998
11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

2000 TJ Chart

Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs.
F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line Y = Wrangler 4×4
6 Series 1 = Sport
2 = SE
4 = Sahara
7 Body Style 9 = Open body
8 Engine P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline
S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline
9 Check Digit
10 Model Year Y = 2000
11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

2001 TJ Chart

Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs.
F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line A = Wrangler 4×4 (LHD)
6 Series 2 = SE
4 = Sport
5 = Sahara
7 Body Style 9 = Open body
8 Engine P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline
S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline
9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X
10 Model Year 1 = 2001
11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

2002 TJ Chart

Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs.
F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line A = Wrangler 4×4 (LHD)
4 = Wrangler 4×4
(RHD)
6 Series 2 = SE
3 = X
4 = Sport
5 = Sahara
7 Body Style 9 = Open body
8 Engine P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline
S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline
9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X
10 Model Year 2 = 2002
11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

2003 TJ Chart

Position Interpretation Code=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs.
F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line A = Wrangler 4×4 (LHD)
4 = Wrangler 4×4
(RHD)
6 Series 2 = SE
3 = X
4 = Sport
5 = Sahara
6 = Rubicon
7 Body Style 9 = Open body
8 Engine P = 2.5L Gasoline
S = 4.0L Gasoline
9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X
10 Model Year 3 = 2003
11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

*Left Hand Drive (left hand side = driver’s side)

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