Volvo S40 and V40 VIN Decoder

by: Alexandra M.

Here is your guide to help interpreting the Volvo S40 and V40 Vehicle Identification Number – VIN:
The VIN code is a unique 17 digit number used to uniquely identify each car. Having this code and using this decoding guide you can identify the engine type, gearbox, body type, model year and chassis number of any S40 or V40.

In the table below you can follow my example VIN:  YV1VS7313TF333444

Volvo S40 / V40 VIN Decoder Table
YV1 V S 73 1 3 T F 333444
Manufacturer Vehicle Type Number of Doors Engine Type Emission Gearbox Model Year Factory Code Chassis Number
YV1 = Volvo V = S40/V40 S = 4 Doors (S40) 10 = B4164S2 0 = KOD: EM I1 0 = manual gearbox T = 1996 (CH 000- )
    V = 5 Doors (V40) 11 = B4164S 1 = KOD: EM H1 2 = M56 manual gearbox V = 1997 (CH 31000-)
      12 = B4184S 2 = KOD: EM C1 3 = M3P, M5P, M5D manual gearbox W = 1998 (CH 130000-)
      13 = B4184SM 4 = KOD: EM P1 5 = M5M42 manual gearbox X = 1999 (CH 315000-)
      14 = B4184S2 5 = KOD: EM R1 6 = AW50-42 automatic gearbox Y = 2000 (CH 415000-)
      15 = B4184S3 6 = KOD: EM U1 9 = AW55-50SN automatic gearbox 1 = 2001 (CH 600000-)
      16 = B4204S 7 = KOD: EM P2   2 = 2002 (CH 800000-)
      17 = B4204S2 8 = KOD: EM H2   3 = 2003 (CH 920000-)
      18 = B4194T E = KOD: EM N3   4 = 2004 (CH 020000-)
      19 = B4204T K = KOD: EM L4    
      24 = B4194T2      
      25 = B4204T2 EXC (USA)(CDN)      
      25 = B4204T2 CVVT (USA)(CDN)      
      26 = B4184SJ      
      27 = B4204T4 (USA)(CDN)      
      28 = B4184S10      
      29 = B4204T3 EXC (USA)(CDN)      
      29 = B4204T3 USA (USA)(CDN)      
      30 = B4184S9 (USA)(CDN)      
      30 = B4184S9      
      37 = B4204T5      
      70 = D4192T3      
      71 = D4192T      
      73 = D4192T2      
      78 = D4192T4