I have tried to decode the 4th position letter in 1FTNX21S51ED85640
against 'VIN CODE, 4TH POSITION-RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR TRUCKS ONLY'
table in https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/vin_tools/pdfs/VIN2001.pdf .
The problem is that there are two 'N' in the table. I wonder which one
I am going to choose. The letter is supposed to be unique in this
table. Anybody has any idea?
I also found letters 'T', 'U', 'V', 'W', 'X', 'M', 'P' exist twice.
This table really confuses me.
Ummmm.... look at the top of the table.... Notice that one column is for
without airbags and the next column is for with airbags???? I have no idea
where any confusion would come from since all we need do is look...
The designated SRS of 'N' will not indicate what type of SRS may, or may not
be, standard on that particular vehicle, if any. 'N' means SRS is not
required on that particular type of vehicle. There is a letter for each
particular type of SRS, from automatic belts up to dual SRS, but none for
side air bags because side air bags are not required on any vehicle in the
US under currant SRS rules.
If you have no info on the vehicle and you don't have the vehicle or it's
owner there beside you, why would you need to decode the VIN? In cases like
that, alarm bells would start to go off....
Otherwise, looking at the steering wheel pad will tell us if it has airbags
or not. FWIW, OASIS reports that you haven't had the speed control recall
performed yet.... tsk, tsk, tsk....
The code for the 5th, 6th and 7th positions is X21. This corresponds to an
F250. Ford made all of these trucks with airbags. I guess you would have to
know this. But the other position that the N goes into (big truck, air
brakes) is really a big truck.
The VIN decoder is meant for dealers who are buying vehicles at auction for
I also noticed that there is a difference between the PDF file that I saw
last night and the one today. They added the postal vehicles as well as
removed some of the letters under the side airbag column. There are more
engines as well.
Why are you so quick to make a personal attack on anybody that tries to
correct misinterpretation of what was posted? What you are referring to is
RH drive vehicles that are sold to private individuals that contract to the
USPS, to deliver rural mail, since the vehicles sold to the USPS are exempt
and are not ever licensed. Postal delivery vehicle are made by American
General corp. not Ford in any event
I stand corrected, I did not know AMG was no longer the exclusive builder of
that vehicle. I sold my fleet service business several years ago. We
serviced USPS vehicles in six eastern states, at the time AMG was the single
builder. Prior to that the USPS used Pintos. Thanks for the update
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