Volvo 1997 Version Identification Number (VIN) Decoding

VIN number breakdown
YV1  A  X  45  4  X  V  1  000000
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Manufacturer's code   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = +  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
Assigned by ISO  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
Vehicle Series   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = +  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
K = 960 Series, L = 850 Series  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
Body Style and Restraint System = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  +  |  |  |  |  |  |
S = 4 Door & Dual Airbag (SRS) & Pretensioners    |  |  |  |  |  |
W = 5 Door & Dual Airbags (SRS) & Pretensioners    |  |  |  |  |  |
Engine   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  =  +  |  |  |  |  |
50 = B5234T4 Emissions = 0 (Man. Only.Cananda)      |  |  |  |  |
55 = B5254S Emissions = 4 (Man. Only)      |  |  |  |  |
55 = B5254S Emissions = 5 (Auto. Only)      |  |  |  |  |
56 = B5254T Emissions = 4 (850AWD Canada)      |  |  |  |  |
57 = B5234T Emissions = 2 (Auto. Only)      |  |  |  |  |
58 = B5234T5 Emissions = 2 (Auto. Only)      |  |  |  |  |
96 = B63042S Emissions = 0 (Auto. Only)      |  |  |  |  |
Emission   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  =  =  +  |  |  |  |
 800 Series (Engine 50, 55, 56, 57, 58)        |  |  |  |
0 = w/o EGR w/o air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap.
Motronic 4.3(50)
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2 = w/o EGR w/o air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap,
Motronic 4.3 (57, 58)
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4 = w/o EGR w/air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap,
Motronic 4.4 w/Rulo., TLEV (55, 56)
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5 = w/o EGR w/o air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap,
Motronic 4.3 (55)
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6 = w/o EGR w/ air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap,
Motronic 4.4 (56)
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 900 Series (Engine 96)        |  |  |  |
0 = w/o EGR w air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap.
Motronic 4.4 (96)
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Check figure  = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  =  =  =  +  |  |  |
Calculated from other digits          |  |  |
Year model code   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  =  =  =  =  +  |  |
S = 1995, T = 1996, V = 1997            |  |
Manufacturing plant  = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  =  =  =  =  =  +  |
1 = Torslanda, Sweden, 2 = Ghent, Belgium              |
3 = Halifax, Canada, J = Uddevalla, Sweden              |
Serial number   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  =  =  =  =  =  =  +
For 1997 year models, the serial numbers start at:              
940 4 door ... 234068, 940 5 door ... 191700              
960 4 door ... 100644, 960 5 door ... 36900              
850 4 door ... 355000, 850 5 door ... 275000