Volvo VIN Decoder

Volvo VIN Decoder

 HUB: Volvo  
Updated Monday Jul 31, 2017

Decode Volvo VIN by entering it below. This Volvo VIN decoder allows you to look up Volvo model, trim, engine, year, option, and other factory options. We have provided links to a couple of websites where you can decode Volvo VIN numbers for free in event that our free decoder doesn't display the option you need. 

Enter VIN:


 

*VIN Decoder is in Beta and may not work for all VIN numbers.

Decoding a VIN allows you to obtain a vehicle's information instantly, such as: 

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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.

Option 2: Volvo VIN Decoder

Vindecoderz.com is one of our favorite Volvo VIN decoding sites out there. The site proves to be very resourceful to its users from the information it decodes It can decode Volvo engine, type of the vehicle, its model and brand, the assembly plant, the approximate mileage the vehicle may have covered and much more. The site also provides extra information on the Volvo vehicle, and an option to look up the specifications and features of the particular Volvo model, as well as the problems and recalls it may have had.

Option 3: Vincario

Vindecoder.eu is another website providing Volvo VIN decoding. On VIN lookup, the website displays the varied specifications of the vehicle. These include the engine specifications of the vehicle, the general dimensions of the vehicle, the number of gears, the type of drive and much more. The site also has an online stolen database where the theft history of the vehicle is looked up and displayed. This kind of information on a vehicle is very important to Volvo owners, potential owners, and enthusiasts.

VOLVO VIN NUMBER LOCATION


decode volvo vin location

The Volvo VIN can be located in the following areas of the vehicle:

  • On the left-hand side of the engine bay, in between the engine and the front fender
  • On the driver’s door frame
  • On the windshield on the driver’s side close to the dashboard

HOW TO DECODE VOLVO VIN


Position 1

The first position in the Volvo VIN is used to identify the country where the vehicle was assembled.

  • 1, 4, 5 United States
  • 2 Canada
  • 3 Mexico
  • K Korea
  • V France, Spain
  • T Switzerland
  • Y Sweden/ Finland

Position 2

Position two identifies the manufacturer in this case Volvo.

Position 3

The third position of VIN is held by a character that identifies a specific brand division of the vehicle regardless of the number of divisions the manufacturer may have.

These first three positions represent the World Make Identifiers (WMI) of the vehicle. They are as shown in the table below:

Make

WMI

Manufacturer

Country Code

Country

VOLVO

3CE

Volvo Buses de Mexico (MEX)

3C

Mexico

VOLVO

4V2

VOLVO (USA)

4V

USA

VOLVO

4V4

VOLVO (USA)

4V

USA

VOLVO

4V5

VOLVO (USA)

4V

USA

VOLVO

4VG

VOLVO (USA)

4V

USA

VOLVO

4VH

VOLVO (USA)

4V

USA

VOLVO

9BV

Volvo do Brasil Motors e Veiculos SA (BRA)

9B

Brazil

VOLVO

SCV

Volvo Truck & Bus Ltd. (UK)

SC

United Kingdom

VOLVO

VS9

Carrocerias Irizar (S)

VS

Spain

VOLVO

XLB

NEDCAR (NL)

XL

Holland

VOLVO

YB1

VOLVO (B)

YB

Belgium

VOLVO

YB2

Volvo Europa NV (B)

YB

Belgium

VOLVO

YB3

VOLVO (B)

YB

Belgium

VOLVO

YV1

VOLVO (S)

YV

Sweden

VOLVO

YV2

VOLVO (S)

YV

Sweden

VOLVO

YV3

VOLVO BUS (S)

YV

Sweden

VOLVO

YV4

VOLVO (S)

YV

Sweden

VOLVO

YV5

VOLVO (S)

YV

Sweden

VOLVO

YV9

Omninova Technologies AB (S)

YV

Sweden

VOLVO

YVZ

VOLVO (S)

YV

Sweden

 

Position 4 – 5

*For the old Volvo vehicles made for the European market, position four and five identify the model of the vehicle.

  • 24 - 240 (... 1993)
  • 34 - 340/360 (... 1991)
  • 74 - 740 (1983 ... 1992)
  • 76 - 760 (1982 ... 1992)
  • 78 - 780 Bertone (1987...1990)
  • 94 - 940 (1988 ... 1998)
  • 96 - 960 (1990 ... 1996)
  • 96 - S90 (1997 ... 1998) / V90 (1997 ... 2000)

*For the new Volvo vehicles made for the European market, position four and five identify the model code as well as the design code of the vehicle.

440/460/480 with passive safety systems

  • EC / EX / EY - 480
  • KC / KX / KY - 440
  • LC / LX / LY - 460

850 / S70 / V70 with body type (platform P80)

  • JU-V70, 4x2, with gas-propane equipment for propane-butane (LPG / LPG)
  • JV-V70, 4x2, with gas-cylinder equipment for methane (CNG)
  • LS-850 sedan (1991 ... 1997),
  • the LS - S70 (1997 ... 2000)
  • LW - 850 station wagon (1992 ... 1997)
  • LW - the V70 (1997 ... 2000)

C30 with body type

  • MK-C30

Series 40/50 (S40 / V40 / V50) with the body type

  • MS-S40 (2004 ...)
  • MW-V50 (2004 ...)
  • VS-S40 (1995 ... 2003)
  • VW-V40 (1995 ...2004)

C70 with body type

  • NC - C70 cabriolet
  • NK - C70 coupe

S60

  • HU - with gas-propane equipment for propane-butane (LPG / LPG)
  • HV - with gas-cylinder equipment for methane (CNG)
  • RA - armored
  • RH - S60, 4x4
  • RS - S60

V70 / XC70 (2001 ...) with wheel arrangement and / or special design

  • GU-V70, 4x2, with gas-propane-propane-butane equipment (LPG / LPG)
  • GV-V70, 4x2, with gas-cylinder equipment for methane (CNG / CNG )
  • SD - V70 / XC70, armored
  • SJ - V70, 4x4 &
  • SW - V70, 4x2
  • SV - V70 XC (Cross Country), 4x4 &
  • SZ - V70 XC (Cross Country) / XC70, 4x4 &

S80

  • KU - with gas-propane equipment for propane-butane (LPG / LPG)
  • KV - with gas-cylinder equipment for methane (CNG)
  • TA - armored
  • TS - S80

XC90 with wheel arrangement and number of seats

  • CM - XC90 (4x4, 5 seats)
  • CN - XC90 (4x2, 5 seats)
  • CY - XC90 (4x2, 7 seats)
  • CZ - XC90 (4x4, 7 seats)

* For the Volvos made for the North American market, position four of the VIN identifies the series of the vehicle. This coincides with the 4th VIN symbol for front-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles made for the European market.

  • A-240
  • C-XC90
  • F-740
  • G-760
  • H-780 Bertone
  • J-940
  • K-960 / S90 / V90
  • L-850 / S70 / V70 (1991 ... 2000)
  • M-S40 / V50 / C70 (2004 ...)
  • N-C70
  • R-S60
  • S-V70 / XC70 (2001 ...)
  • T-S80
  • V-S40 / V40 (1995 ... 2004)

*For the Volvos made for the North American market, position five of the VIN identifies the body type and safety systems incorporated in the vehicle.

  • A - driver airbag (only for old rear-wheel drive models)
  • C - convertible, 2 doors
  • H - sedan, 4 doors, AWD (S40 AWD / S60 AWD / S80 AWD)
  • J - station wagon, 5 doors, AWD (V50 AWD)
  • K - coupe, 2 doors, two airbags, pre-tensioners
  • M - XC90, 5 seats, 4x4
  • N - XC90, 5 seats, 4x2
  • S - sedan, 4 doors, two airbags, pre-tensioners
  • T - sedan, 4D, AWD
  • W - wagon/hatchback door 5, two air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners
  • V - wagon/hatchback door 5, AWD
  • X - 3-point belts pre-tensioners (for the old rear-wheel drive models)
  • the Y - the XC90, 7 seats

Position 6 - 8

*For the old Volvos made for the European market, position six identifies the number of doors the vehicle has.

  • 2 - 2 doors
  • 3 - 3 doors
  • 4 - 4 doors
  • 5 - 5 doors

*For the old Volvos made for the European market, Position 7 and 8 represent the engine code of the vehicle.

*For the new Volvos made for the European market, as well as the ones made for the North American market, Position 6 and 7 represented the engine codes of the vehicles. The known engine codes are as shown in the table below:

Code

Engine

Description

01

B18K

R4, 1.7 L, petrol, carburetor

02

B18KP

R4, 1.7 L, petrol, carburetor

03

B18KP (D)

R4, 1.7 L, petrol, carburetor

04

B18E (S)

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

05

B18E (D)

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

06

B18FT (M)

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

07

B18K (D)

R4, 1.7 L, petrol, carburetor

09

B18FP

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

10

B18U (M)

R4, 1.8 L, gasoline, injector

11

B17A

R4, 1.8 L, petrol, carburetor

12

B18U (M)

R4, 1.8 L, gasoline, injector

13

B18FP (U)

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

14

B18E/B18EP

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

15

B18U MT/B18U CVT

R4, 1.8 L, gasoline, injector

16

B18U / B18U CVT

R4, 1.8 L, gasoline, injector

17

B18F

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

18

B18F / B18FP

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

19

B18FT

R4, 1.7 L, gasoline, injector

21

B19A

R4, 2.0 L, petrol, carburetor

23

B19K

R4, 1.9 L, petrol, carburetor

24

B19E

R4, 1.9 L, petrol, injector

25

B4204T2

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

26

B19E Turbo

R4, 1.9 L, Gasoline, Injector, Turbo

27

B200F

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector

31

B20F

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector

32

B20F (M)

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector

38

B5244S4

R5, 2.5 L, gasoline, injector

39

B5244S7

R5, 2.5 L, gasoline, injector

41

B21A

R4, 2.1 L, petrol, carburetor

41

B5202S

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector

44

B21E

R4, 2.1 L, gasoline, injector

45

B21F

R4, 2.1 L, gasoline, injector

45

B5204S

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector

46

B21E Turbo

R4, 2.1 L, gasoline, injector

46

B5204T2

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

47

B21F Turbo

R4, 2.1 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

47

B5204T

R4, 2.0 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

48

B21F

R4, 2.1 L, gasoline, injector

49

B21F

R4, 2.1 L, gasoline, injector

50

B5234T4

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

51

B5252S

R5, 2.5 L, gasoline, injector

52

B5234T6

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

52

B5254T4

R5, 2.5 L, petrol, injector, Turbo

53

B5234T3

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

54

B5234S

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

54

B5244T5

R5, 2.4 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

55

B5254S

R5, 2.5 L, petrol, injector, Turbo

56

B5254T

R5, 2.5 L, petrol, injector, Turbo

56

B5244T

R5, 2.4 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

57

B5234T1

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

58

B5234T5

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

59

B5234T2

R5, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

59

B5254T2

R5, 2.5 L, petrol, injector, Turbo

60

B5244T2

R5, 2.4 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

61

B27A

R6, 2.7 L, petrol, carburetor

61

B5244S

R5, 2.4 L, gasoline, injector

62

B28A

R6, 2.8 L, petrol, carburetor

64

B27E

R6, 2.7 L, gasoline, injector

64

B5244S6

R5, 2.4 L, gasoline, injector

65

B27F

R6, 2.7 L, gasoline, injector

68

B28E

R6, 2.8 L, gasoline, injector

68

B5254T3

R5, 2.5 L, petrol, injector, Turbo

69

B28F

R6, 2.8 L, gasoline, injector

69

B280F

R6, 2.8 L, gasoline, injector

70

D19T

R4, 1.9 L, diesel, Turbo

71

D20

R4, 2.0 L, diesel

72

D5252T

R6, 2.5 L, diesel, Turbo

75

D24

R6, 2.4 L, diesel

76

D24T

R6, 2.4 L, diesel, Turbo

77

D24

R6, 2.4 L, diesel

79

D19T

R4, 1.9 L, diesel, Turbo

79

B6254GS

R5, 2.5 L, gasoline, injector

79

D5244T

R5, 2.4 L, diesel, Turbo, Intercooler, for the XC90

80

B230G

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline

81

B23A

R4, 2.3 L, petrol, carburetor

82

B230F

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

83

B230K

R4, 2.3 L, petrol, carburetor

83

B230FD

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

84

B230E

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

84

B23E

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

85

B230FX / B230FB

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

85

B8444S

V8, 4.4 L, gasoline, injector (manufactured by YAMAHA for XC90)

86

B230FT

R4, 2.3 L, Gasoline, Injector, Turbo

87

B230FT / B23FT

R4, 2.3 L, Gasoline, Injector, Turbo

88

B230F

R4, 2.3 L, gasoline, injector

88

B230FT / B23FT

R4, 2.3 L, Gasoline, Injector, Turbo

89

B234F

R4, 2.3 L, Gasoline, Injector, Turbo

90

B6284T

R6, 2.8 L, gasoline, injector, Turbo

92

B6244S

R6, 2.4 L, gasoline, injector

93

B6254S

R6, 2.5 L, gasoline, injector

94

B6294S

R6, 2.9 L, gasoline, injector

95

B6304S1

R6, 3.0 L, gasoline, injector

96

B6304S2

R6, 3.0 L, gasoline, injector

98

B6304GS

R6, 3.0 L, gasoline, injector

98

B6324S

R6, 3.2 L, gasoline, injector, for XC90

99

B6254GS

R6, 2.5 L, gasoline, injector

99

B6294T

R6, 3.0 L, gasoline, Turbo, Intercooler, for XC90

 

*For Volvos made for the North American market, position eight of the VIN identifies the body type of the vehicle for vehicles made until 1991. For the vehicles made after 1991, this character represents the vehicle’s compliance with toxicity standards.

Until 1991, the body type:

  • 2 - sedan, 2 doors
  • 4 - sedan, 4 doors
  • 5 - estate, 5 doors

Position 9

*For Volvos made for the North American market, position nine identifies the checksum. This digit is algebraically generated and it is used to check whether the entered Volvo VIN is valid.

Position 10

This position represents the model year of the Volvo vehicle. This is as represented in the table below:

 

Year of Issue

Designation

Year of Issue

Designation

Year of Issue

Designation

1971

1

1991

M

2011

B

1972

2

1992

N

2012

C

1973

3

1993

P

2013

D

1974

4

1994

R

2014

E

1975

5

1995

S

2015

F

1976

6

1996

T

2016

G

1977

7

1997

V

2017

H

1978

8

1998

W

2018

J

1979

9

1999

X

2019

K

1980

A

2000

Y

2020

L

1981

B

2001

1

2021

M

1982

C

2002

2

2022

N

1983

D

2003

3

2023

P

1984

E

2004

4

2024

R

1985

F

2005

5

2025

S

1986

G

2006

6

2026

T

1987

H

2007

7

2027

V

1988

J

2008

8

2028

W

1989

K

2009

9

2029

X

1990

L

2010

A

2030

Y

 

Position 11 – Assembly Plant


For the Volvos made for the North American market, the assembly plants are as indicated below:

0 - Kalmar, Sweden
1 - Volvo Torslanda, Gothenburg, Sweden;
2 - Volvo Europe Car, Ghent, Belgium
3 – Halifax, Canada
A - Uddevalla, Sweden
F - Nedcar, Born, Netherlands;
J - Autonova AB, Uddevalla, Sweden.

 

Position 12-17

Position twelve through seventeen is held by a series of numbers that are known as the serial number of the Volvo. This set of numbers identifies the exact vehicle being looked up. The numbers are not standardized and their choice is solely dependent on the manufacturer’s preferences.

VOLVO MODELS


Volvo models are as listed below:

  • Volvo 66
  • Volvo 121
  • Volvo 122
  • Volvo 123
  • Volvo 131
  • Volvo 140 Series
  • Volvo 142
  • Volvo 144
  • Volvo 145
  • Volvo 164
  • Volvo 200 Series
  • Volvo 240
  • Volvo 242
  • Volvo 244
  • Volvo 245
  • Volvo 262C
  • Volvo 264
  • Volvo 265
  • Volvo 300 Series
  • Volvo 343
  • Volvo 345
  • Volvo 440/460
  • Volvo 480
  • Volvo 700 Series
  • Volvo 740
  • Volvo 760
  • Volvo 780
  • Volvo 850
  • Volvo 900 Series
  • Volvo 940
  • Volvo 960
  • Volvo 1800
  • Volvo Amazon
  • Volvo C30
  • Volvo C70
  • Volvo Cross Country
  • Volvo Duett
  • Volvo ÖV 4
  • Volvo P1800
  • Volvo P1900
  • Volvo PV444/544
  • Volvo PV 36 Carioca
  • Volvo PV51
  • Volvo PV 60
  • Volvo PV650 Series
  • Volvo PV800 Series
  • Volvo S40
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo S70
  • Volvo S80
  • Volvo S90
  • Volvo TR670 Series
  • Volvo V40 (P1)
  • Volvo V50
  • Volvo V60
  • Volvo V70
  • Volvo V90
  • Volvo XC40
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC70
  • Volvo XC90

EXAMPLE DECODED VOLVO VIN


VIN: YV1FS84A1C2142611

2012 Volvo S60 II

Manufacturer:                                 Volvo Car Corporation

Product Type:                                 Passenger Car

Make:                                               Volvo

Model:                                              S60

Series:                                              S60 II

Body:                                                Sedan/ Saloon

Drive:                                                Front – wheel drive

Number of Seats:                            5

Number of Doors:                           4

Steering Type:                                Steering rack

Length (mm):                                 4628

Width (mm):                                   1865

Height (mm):                                  1484

Max Weight (kg):                            2030

Min volume of luggage (trunk):                380

Track Front (mm):                          1588

Track Rear (mm):                           1585

Wheelbase (mm):                           2776

Fuel Type – Primary:                      Diesel

Fuel System:                                   Diesel Commonrail

Fuel Capacity (l):                            68

Engine (Full):                                  1.6 Drive (115 Hp)

Engine Displacement (ccm):         560

Engine Power (kW):                       86

Engine RPM:                                  3600

Engine Cylinders:                          4

Engine Cylinders Position:            Inline

Engine Position:                             Front, transversely

Engine Torque (Nm):                      270

Engine Stroke:                                75

Engine Turbine:                              Turbo/ Intercooler (Turbocharging/ Intercooler)

Transmission:                                 Manual/ Standard

Number of Gears:                           6

ABS:                                                 1

Production Started:                        2010

Production Stopped:                      2013

Model Year:                                     2012

Plant Country:                                 Belgium

 

OPTIONS AND FEATURE CODES


  • 000424 12v power outlet in cargo area
  • 000454 Auto dimmed inner mirror with digital compass
  • 000019 Active digital display
  • 000167 Power foldable door mirrors
  • 000424 12v power outlet in cargo area
  • 000454 Digital compass in rear view mirror
  • 000583 Keyless drive
  • 000729 Roof rails, Silver
  • 000857 Bright décor, side windows
  • 000904 Wheels, 17" alloy "Sadia" with 235/45 Continental A/S tires
  • 000934 Audio system "Harman Kardon Premium Sound" with Sensus Connect**, 5x130w,
  • DVD player, 7" color screen, USB connectivity, 12 speakers and Bluetooth
  • Hands free
  • 000169 Auto dimmed inner mirror, inner and outer
  • 000255 Navigation system***
  • 000346 Grocery bag holder
  • 000790 Rear Parking camera
  • 000879 Accent lightning
  • 000026 Sport chassis
  • 000873 Paddle shifters
  • 000943  Wheels, 19" alloy "Bor" (Dark gray/Diamond cut) with 235/40 Pirelli A/S tires
  • 000439 IAQS – Interior Air Quality System
  • 000602 Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • 000752 Heated rear seat
  • 000869 Heated steering wheel
  • 000871 Heated windshield

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