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Understanding the Volvo S40/V40 VIN

johna posted 1 year ago

From the VIN number you can identify the body style, what engine and gearbox the car had, emissions, and the model year (which may be different from the manufacturing year).

Digit(s)Description
1-3YV1 signifies the VIN is for a Volvo
4V signifies the VIN is for a S40 or V40
5S for S40, V for V40
6-7Engine Code (see table below)
8Emissions (see table below)
9Gearbox (see table below)
10Model year (see table below)
11Factory code
12-17Chassis number

Engine codes

10B4164S2
11B4164S
12B4184S
13B4184SM
14B4184S2
15B4184S3
16B4204S
17B4204S2
18B4194T
19B4204T
24B4194T2
25B4204T2 (excluding USA and Canada)
25B4204T2 CVVT (USA and Canada)
26B4184SJ
27B4204T4 (USA and Canada)
28B4184SJ
29B4204T3 (excluding USA and Canada)
30B4184S9 (USA and Canada)
30B4184S9
37B4204T5
70D4192T3
71D4192T
73D4192T2
78D4192T4

Emission codes

0KOD: EM I1
1KOD: EM H1
2KOD: EM C1
4KOD: EM P1
5KOD: EM R1
6KOD: EM U1
7KOD: EM P2
8KOD: EM H2
EKOD: EM N3
KKOD: EM L4

Gearbox codes

0Manual gearbox
2M56 manual gearbox
3M3P, M5P, M5D manual gearbox
5M5M42 manual gearbox
6AW50-42 automatic gearbox
9AW55-50SN automatic gearbox

Model year codes

T1996 (chassis 000000-)
V1997 (chassis 031000-)
W1998 (chassis 130000-)
X1999 (chassis 315000-)
Y2000 (chassis 415000-)
12001 (chassis 600000-)
22002 (chassis 800000-)
32003 (chassis 920000-)
42004 (chassis 020000-)

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