Volvo VIN Decoder

Volvo VIN Decoder

A  Volvo VIN decoder allows you to look up options, models, years, engines, transmissions, and specifications. Cerail VOLVO specs can be decoded directly from the VIN.

Or use a decoder that can show what is installed on your VOLVO. Use the VIN Decoder Tool to check what engine, transmission, and options are installed on your vehicle.

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 vehicle’s World Make Identifiers (WMI). 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, 4×2, with gas-propane equipment for propane-butane (LPG / LPG)
  • JV-V70, 4×2, 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, 4×4
  • RS – S60

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

  • GU-V70, 4×2, with gas-propane-propane-butane equipment (LPG / LPG)
  • GV-V70, 4×2, with gas-cylinder equipment for methane (CNG / CNG )
  • SD – V70 / XC70, armored
  • SJ – V70, 4×4 &
  • SW – V70, 4×2
  • SV – V70 XC (Cross Country), 4×4 &
  • SZ – V70 XC (Cross Country) / XC70, 4×4 &

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 (4×4, 5 seats)
  • CN – XC90 (4×2, 5 seats)
  • CY – XC90 (4×2, 7 seats)
  • CZ – XC90 (4×4, 7 seats)

* For the Volvos made for the North American market, position four of the VIN identifies the vehicle series. 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, 4×4
  • N – XC90, 5 seats, 4×2
  • S – sedan, 4 doors, two airbags, pre-tensioners
  • T – sedan, 4D, AWD
  • W – wagon/hatchback door 5, two airbags, 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 vehicle’s number of doors.

  • 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 vehicle’s engine code.

*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 vehicl’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 manufacture’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

This is not a complete list of all Volvo models.

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

This Volvo VIN decoder allows you to look up Volvo model, trim, engine, year, option, and other factory options.

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