Chevrolet VIN Decoder

Chevrolet VIN Decoder
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated Oct 26, 2018 

This article highlights some of our favorite websites where you can decode Chevrolet VINs. The websites make it possible to easily decode the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your vehicle enabling you to look up its different specifications; from the transmission, paint codes, engine, and the different features linked to your car.

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Decoding a VIN allows you to obtain: 

decode vin number

Where can I find the VIN number? 

decode vin number

  • Bottom lower corner of the windshield. 

vin number location

  • Driver door jamb
 
  • The title, registration or insurance card.
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CHEVROLET VIN DECODER


YOUCANIC VIN Decoder

This VIN Decoder allows Chevy owners to decode their VIN. It shows year, model, trim, engine, transmission, equipment, even MSRP, invoice and current value. It also shows color name and interior information including features and options. 

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Chevrolet VIN Decoder

This website makes it possible to decode Chevrolet VIN and identify the model of the car, its year of production, in addition to an approximate mileage that the vehicle has covered. The site also makes it possible to view the vehicles history as well as search for the history report by search the VIN.

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Chevrolet Forum

This site is an asset to Chevy enthusiasts and owners alike. The site makes it possible to check the engine specifications, available styles and trims as well as the exterior and interior colors of the Chevrolet in question.

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HOW TO DECODE CHEVROLET VIN

Lets break down a Chevrolet VIN number and explain what each of the positions means. 

POSITION 1

The first position of the VIN is held by a character that identifies the country or final assembly point of the vehicle. This shows where the Chevrolet was made. The first position may also indicate where the Chevrolet headquarters is located.

  • 1 or 5 indicate your car is U.S. built
  • 2 is Canadian built
  • 3 is built in Mexico
  • 6 is built in Australia
  • K is built in South Korea
  • J is Japan built

 

POSITION 2

This is the number that indicates the manufacturer of your vehicle.

  • G – General Motors
  • L – General Motors Korea Company

POSITION 3

This provides the information on the brand division. This number makes it possible to identify the exact division of the manufacturer in cases where they have multiple divisions.

Positions one through three are known as the World Make Identifiers. Examples for your Chevrolet may be as follows:

MARK

WMI

Manufacturer

The owner of the Brand

Code of the Country

Country

CHEVROLET

1G1

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1G3

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1G4

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1G6

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1G7

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1G8

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1GA

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1GB

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1GC

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1GE

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

CHEVROLET

1GN

GM (USA)

GM

1G

USA

POSITION 4 –5

Position four through five of the Chevrolet VIN is used to identify the model of your vehicle.

  • 10 - Impala 1LT
  • 11 - Impala 2LT
  • 12 - Impala 3LT (CNG)
  • 13 - Impala LTZ (1LZ)
  • 14 - Impala LTZ (2LZ)
  • 15 - Impala
  • 19 - Malibu Limited 
  • 1A - Malibu Limited LS
  • 1B - Malibu Limited LS
  • 1C - Malibu Limited LT
  • 1D - Malibu Limited 2LT
  • 1E - Malibu Limited LTZ
  • 1X - Impala LS (1FL)
  • 1Y - Impala LS (2FL CNG)
  • 1Z - Impala LS (1LS)
  • AA - Cobalt LS M/T
  • AB - Cobalt LS A/T
  • AC - Cobalt 1LT M/T
  • AD - Cobalt 1LT A/T
  • AE - Cobalt 2LT M/T
  • AF - Cobalt 2LT A/T
  • AG - Cobalt SS
  • AH - Cobalt Internet Model M/T
  • AJ - Cobalt Internet Model A/T
  • BA - Cruze L M/T
  • BB - Cruze LS M/T
  • BC - Cruze LS A/T 
  • BD - Cruze LT M/T 
  • BE - Cruze LT A/T 
  • BF - Cruze Eco (CVT) 
  • BG - Cruze LTZ A/T
  • B8 - Cruze 
  • BL - Caprice STD
  • BN - Caprice Classic
  • BU - Caprice Classic Brougham
  • B_ - Impala (1962...1985) 
  • B_ - Impala (1994...1996) 
  • CA - Spark LS M/T ( WMI = KL1)
  • CB - Spark LS A/T (WMI = KL1)
  • CC - Spark LT M/T (WMI = KL1)
  • CD - Spark LT A/T ( WMI = KL1)
  • CE - Spark LTZ M/T ( WMI = KL1)
  • CF - Spark LTZ A/T ( WMI = KL1)
  • CK - Spark EV 1LT ( WMI = KL1)
  • CL - Spark EV 2LT ( WMI = KL1)
  • F1 - SS A/T (AUS) (WMI = 6G3)
  • F2 - SS M/T (AUS) (WMI = 6G3)
  • FA - Camaro LS A/T
  • FB - Camaro LT A/T
  • FC - Camaro LT2 A/T
  • FE - Camaro LS M/T
  • FF - Camaro LT M/T
  • FG - Camaro LT2 M/T
  • FJ - Camaro SS A/T
  • FK - Camaro 2SS A/T
  • FP - Camaro
  • FS - Camaro SS M/T
  • FT - Camaro 2SS M/T
  • J8 - Sonic RS 
  • JA - Sonic LS A/T
  • JB - Sonic LS M/T
  • JC - Sonic LT A/T
  • JD - Sonic LT M/T
  • JE - Sonic LTZ A/T
  • JF - Sonic LTZ M/T
  • JG - Sonic RS A/T
  • JH - Sonic RS M/T
  • JC/JF - Cavalier
  • JH - Cavalier Z24
  • LD - Corsica Base
  • LT - Corsica LT
  • LZ - Corsica LTZ
  • ND - Malibu
  • NE - Malibu LS
  • NS - Chevrolet Caprice Police Vehicle (AUS) ( WMI = 6G3)
  • PA - Cruze Limited L M/T (WMI = 1G1))
  • PB - Cruze Limited LS M/T ( WMI = 1G1))
  • PC - Cruze Limited LS A/T (WMI = 1G1))
  • PD - Cruze Limited 1LT M/T ( WMI = 1G1))
  • PD - Cruze Base (WMI = KL1)
  • PE - Cruze Limited 1LT A/T (WMI = 1G1))
  • PF - Cruze Limited 2LT A/T (WMI = 1G1))
  • PG - Cruze Limited LTZ A/T (США (WMI = 1G1))
  • PH - Cruze Limited Eco M/T (WMI = 1G1))
  • PJ - Cruze Limited Eco A/T (WMI = 1G1))
  • PJ - Cruze LS (WMI = KL1)
  • PK - Cruze Limited 2LS M/T (  ( WMI = 1G1))
  • PL - Cruze Limited 2LS A/T (  (WMI = 1G1))
  • PM - Cruze Limited 1LT A/T (Fleet Model) ( WMI = 1G1))
  • PM - Cruze LT (WMI = KL1)
  • PN - Cruze Limited 2LT M/T ( WMI = 1G1))
  • P8 - Cruze Limited
  • R9 - Volt 
  • RA - Volt LT 
  • RB - Volt LTZ 
  • RC - Volt LT 
  • RD - Volt LTZ
  • TA - Aveo Base
  • TB - Aveo Mid Level Trim
  • TC - Aveo Up Level Trim
  • TD - Aveo 1LS / 1LT
  • TG - Aveo 2LT
  • VJ - Epica
  • WA - Impala LS
  • WB - Impala LT
  • WC - Impala LTZ
  • WD - Impala Police Cruiser
  • WE - Impala Taxi
  • WF - Impala GS
  • WH - Impala LS
  • WL - Lumina
  • WW - Monte Carlo LS
  • WX - Monte Carlo SS
  • YA - Corvette Standard 1LT M/T
  • YB - Corvette Preferred 2LT M/T
  • YC - Corvette Premium 3LT M/T
  • YD - Corvette Custom 4LT M/T
  • YE - Corvette Standard 1LT A/T
  • YF - Corvette Preferred 2LT A/T
  • YG - Corvette Premium 3LT A/T
  • YH - Corvette Custom 4LT A/T
  • YJ - Corvette Z06 Standard 1LZ M/T
  • YK - Corvette Z06 Premium 3LZ M/T
  • YL - Corvette Z06 Custom 3LZ M/T
  • YM - Corvette ZR1 Standard 1ZR M/T
  • YN - Corvette ZR1 Custom 3ZR M/T
  • YP - Corvette Grand Sport 1LT M/T
  • YR - Corvette Grand Sport 2LT M/T
  • YS - Corvette Grand Sport 3LT M/T
  • YT - Corvette Grand Sport 4LT M/T
  • YU - Corvette Grand Sport 1LT A/T
  • YV - Corvette GS 2LT A/T
  • YW - Corvette GS 3LT A/T
  • YX - Corvette GS 4LT A/T
  • YY - Corvette
  • Z9 - Malibu (на экспорт)
  • ZA - Malibu Fleet Vehicle
  • ZB - Malibu LS
  • ZC - Malibu 1LT
  • ZD - Malibu 2LT
  • ZE - Malibu LTZ
  • ZF - Malibu Hybrid

POSITION 6

Position six of the Chevrolet VIN identifies the body variant of your vehicle. These body types are as indicated below:

1 - 2 door compartment

2 – 2 door sedan

3 - Convertible / 2 door compartment

5 - 4 door sedan, 4 or 6, the side windows

6 - Sedan/hatchback door 4/5, 4 or 6, the side windows

7 - Minivan wagon/hatchback increased capacity

8 - 5 wagon door / hatch

9 - Touring

POSITION 7

Position seven in the Chevrolet VIN identifies the security systems in your car.

1 - Seat belts

2 - Seat belts and dual front airbags

3 - Seat belts and driver's airbag

4 - Safety belts. Front and side airbags

5 - Seat belts. Front and side driver's airbag

6 - Seat belts. Front and side airbags. Occupancy sensor passenger

7 - Seat belts. Front and side airbags. Side air bags for the rear row of seats

9 - Static safety belts (only very old models)

A - Active belts

B - Active seat belts, front driver's airbag

C - Active seat belts, front driver and passenger airbags

D - Active seatbelts, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger

E - Active safety belts, front airbags, side airbags for the first row of seats and ceiling for the back row of

F - Active safety belts, front airbags, side ceiling airbags for all rows

G - Active safety belts, front airbags, side airbags for the second row of seats and ceiling airbags for all rows of

H - Active safety belts, front airbags, side airbags for the first row of seats and ceiling airbags for the rear row cushion to protect the driver's knees

POSITION 8

This position provides the information on the engine of the Chevy.

Passenger Car Engines

0 - None Engine

1 - 3.8L V6 (L67)

1 - 1.6L L4 (LWW, Diesel)

2 - 1.3L L4 (LY8)

2 - 6.0L V8 (L77) (GAS/Ethanol) Chevrolet Caprice Police Vehicle (AUS)

3 - 3.6L V6 (LFX) Chevrolet Caprice Police Vehicle (AUS) / Impala

4 - 2.2L L4 (LN2)

5 - 1.5L L4 (L3A, Hybrid)

6 - 2.2L L4 (L42)

6 - 6.2L V8 (LT4)

7 - 6.2L V8 (LT1)

8 - 1.8L L4 (LV6)

9 - 4.6L V8 (L37)

A - 1.4L L4 (LV7)

A - 2.3L L4 (LG0) SFI

A - 2.5L L4 (LCV)

A - 4.6L V8 (LH2)

B - 1.4L L4 (LUV, Turbo)

B - 2.4L I4 (LE5) MFI

C - 1.6L L4 (LDE)

C - 4.0L V8 (L47)

C - 2.4L I4 (LAF) SIDI

D - 1.5L L4 (L3G)

D - 2.3L L4 (LD2)

D - 4.4L V8 (LC3) MFI

E - 1.6L I4 (LXV)

E - 3.4L V6 (LA1)

E - 5.0L V8 (L03)

E - 7.0L V8 (LS7) SFI

F - 1.6L L4 (LXT)

F - 2.2L L4 (L61)

F - 5.0L V8 (LB9)

G - 1.8L L4 (LGE)

G - 1.8L L4 (LWE)

G - 3.0L V6 (LF1) SIDI

G - 5.7L V8 (LS1)

H - 1.8L L4 (LUW)

H - 5.0L V8 (LX5)

H - 5.0L V8 (LG4)

H - 6.0L V8 (L98) SFI

J - 3.1L V6 (LG8)

J - 6.2L V8 (L99) SFI

K - 3.5L V6 (LZE) SFI

K - 3.8L V6 (L36)

L - 1.8L L4 (LNK)

M - 1.4L L4 (L95)

M - 1.4L L4 (LE2, Turbo)

M - 2.6L V6 (LY9)

N - 3.2L V6 (LA3)

N - 3.6L V6 (LFR)

P - 2.0L L4 (LSJ)

P - 5.7L V8

R - 3.0L V6 (L81)

S - 3.6L V6 (LGX)

S - 5.7L V8 (LS6)

S - 2.8L V6 (LB8)

T - 1.5L L4 (LFV, Turbo)

T - 2.4L L4 (LD9)

U - 6.0L V8 (LS2)

W - 4.3L L6

W - 6.2L V8 (LS3)

X - 2.0 L4 (LTG, turbo)

Y - 4.6L V8 (LD8)

Engines for Light Trucks

1 - 6.6L V8 Diesel

2 - 6.6L V8 Diesel

4 - 2.5L L4

M - 5.0L V8

P - 5.3L V8

R - 5.7L V8

S - 4.2L L6

T - 5.3L V8

U - 6.0L V8

V - 4.8L V8

W - 4.3L V6

X - 4.3L V6

POSITION 9

The check number is used to algorithmically validate the Chevrolet VIN.

POSITION 10

The tenth position of the VIN is used to identify the year of production of your car model.

A

1980

L

1990

Y

2000

A

2010

B

1981

M

1991

1

2001

B

2011

C

1982

N

1992

2

2002

C

2012

D

1983

P

1993

3

2003

D

2013

E

1984

R

1994

4

2004

E

2014

F

1985

S

1995

5

2005

F

2015

G

1986

T

1996

6

2006

G

2016

H

1987

V

1997

7

2007

H

2017

J

1988

W

1998

8

2008

J

2018

K

1989

X

1999

9

2009

K

2019

 

POSITION 11

This indicates the manufacturing plant where the assembly of your Chevrolet was completed. These plants include the following:

0 - Lansing - Grand River, MI (USA)

1 - Oshawa #2, ON (CAN)

4 - Orion, MI (USA)

5 - Bowling Green, KY (USA)

7 - Lordstown, OH (USA)

9 - Oshawa #1, ON (CAN)

A - Arlington, ТX (USA)

C - Changwon (KOREA)

F - Fairfax, KS (USA)

G - Gliwice (POLAND)

L - Elizabeth (AUS)

L - San Luis Potosi (MEX)

S - Ramoz Arizpe (MEX)

U - Detroit, MI (USA)

X - Alaska (USA)

POSITION 12 – 17

Position twelve all the way to seventeen identify the serial number of your Chevy. This is a unique sequence of numbers that are not standardized, and help to identify the exact assembly line your Chevy came from in addition to when and where it was assembled.

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CHEVROLET VIN NUMBER LOCATION


The Chevy VIN number is located in a number of areas as follows:

  • On the driver’s side of the windshield on the front corner of the dash.
  • On a silver sticker near the bottom of the passenger or driver’s door on its pillar.
  • On the chassis just below the bonnet.
  • On the center of the engine block.

 

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CHEVROLET MODELS


  • 490
  • AE
  • AGILE
  • ALERO
  • ASTRA
  • ASTRO
  • AVALANCHE
  • AVEO
  • AVEO5
  • BEAT
  • BEL
  • BERETTA
  • BISCAYNE
  • BLAZER
  • BONANZA
  • BROOKWOOD
  • C-K
  • C10
  • C1500
  • C20
  • C2500
  • C30
  • C35
  • C3500
  • CAMARO
  • CAPRICE
  • CAPTIVA
  • CARGOVAN
  • CAVALIER
  • CELEBRITY
  • CELTA
  • CHEVELLE
  • CHEVETTE
  • CHEVY
  • CHEVYMONZA
  • CHEYENNE
  • CITATION
  • CLASSIC
  • COBALT
  • COLORADO
  • COMBO
  • COMMERCIAL
  • COMMODORE
  • CONFEDERATE
  • CORSA
  • CORSICA
  • CORVAIR
  • CORVETTE
  • CRUZE
  • DEL
  • EL
  • EPICA
  • EQUINOX
  • EVANDA
  • EXPESS
  • EXPRESS
  • FLEETLINE
  • FLEETMASTER
  • FORESTER
  • G10
  • G20
  • G30
  • GENESIS
  • GRAND
  • HHR
  • IMPALA
  • IPANEMA
  • JA
  • K10
  • K1500
  • K20
  • K2500
  • K30
  • K3500
  • K5
  • KADETT
  • KALOS
  • KINGSWOOD
  • L30
  • LACETTI
  • LAGUNA
  • LANOS
  • LLV
  • LOVA
  • LUMINA
  • LUV
  • MALIBU
  • MARAJO
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EXAMPLE DECODED CHEVROLET VIN


 

  • General Information

MFR model code:            CC15743

Body type:                          Standard Bed

Pass Doors:                         4

Alternative name:           Crew Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive High Country

Alternative body:            Crew Cab Pickup - Standard Bed

Drivetrain:                          Rear Wheel Drive

 

  • Original Pricing

MSRP:                                   $45,905.00

Invoice:                                                $42,691.66

Destination Charge:       $1,095.00

 

  • Engine and Powertrain

Type:                                     8 Cylinder Engine

Displacement L/CI:         5.3/325

Fuel Type:                           Flex Fuel Capability

Horsepower:                     355.0 @ 5600

Fuel Economy:                  16.0 City / 23.0 Highway MPG

Fuel Capacity:                                   26.0 gal

Net Torque:                                       383.0 @ 4100

 

  • Technical Specifications

Manufactured By:                           Mexico Chevrolet - Truck Active

Suspension Type – Front:            Independent   

Suspension Type – Rear:              2-Stage Multi-Leaf   

Front Tire Size:                                 P285/45R22, P275/55R20   

Rear Tire Size:                                   P285/45R22, P275/55R20   

Brake ABS System:                          4-Wheel   

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness:       13.0 x 1.18 in 

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness:        13.6 x 0.79 in 

Wheelbase:                                       153.0 in 153.0 min 153.0 max

Ground Clearance, Front:            8.50 in 8.5 min 8.5 max

Ground Clearance, Rear:              8.50 in 8.5 min 8.5 max

 

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OPTIONS AND FEATURE CODES

Option
Code

Description

4GM

Tire Spare LT265/70R18E all-terrain

5H1

Key equipment, two additional keys for single key system

5JY

LPO, Soft folding tonneau cover

5M7

Speedometer calibration

5V1

Carrier with spare wheel - no tire

5Z4

Spare wheel, carrier and lock delete

8F2

Ornamentation, delete

8Q3

Rear seat delete

8S3

Backup alarm, 97 decibels

8W9

Increased front GAWR

8X1

Label, fasten safety belts

9B9

Governor, electronic speed sensor set to 70 MPH

9J4

Bumper, rear, delete

9L3

Spare tire delete

9L7

Up fitter switches, (4)

9M4

Decal and name plate delete, tailgate

9R1

Decal delete, Pickup box

9S1

Seats, driver and passenger front, individual seats in vinyl trim

9U3

Seats, Driver and passenger front individual seats in cloth trim

9V5

Paints, solid, Woodland Green

9V9

Paints, solid, Doeskin Tan

9W3

Paints, solid, Wheatland Yellow

9W4

Paints, solid, Tangier Orange

A31

Windows, power

A3I

Ship Thru, Produced in Ft. Wayne Assembly and shipped to Auto Truck Group in Roanoke, IN. Returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination.

A48

Window, power, rear sliding

A4I

Ship Thru, Produced in Ft. Wayne Assembly and shipped to Brand FX Body Company and returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination.

A4J

Ship Thru, Produced in Ft. Wayne Assembly and shipped to ECO Vehicle Systems in Union City, IN. Returned to Ft. Wayne for shipment to final destination.

A5I

Ship Thru, Produced in Ft. Wayne Assembly and shipped to L-Z Truck Equipment Company, Roseville, MN. Returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination.

A60

Tailgate, locking

A68

Seat, rear 60/40 folding bench

A6N

Ship Thru, Produced in Ft. Wayne Assembly and shipped to OEM Systems in Union City, IN. Returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination.

A95

Seats, front cloth bucket

AE7

Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench

AG1

Seat adjuster, driver 10-way power

AKO

Glass, deep-tinted

AKP

Glass, solar absorbing

AM7

Seat, rear full-width folding bench

AN3

Seats, front full-feature leather-appointed bucket

AQC

Appearance Package

AQQ

Remote Keyless Entry

 

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