Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70, XC90, V60 VIN Plate Location and code meanings

by: Alexandra M.

The Vin Plate location on the Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70, XC90, V60 is dependant on the car year, before 2005 and after 2005.

For cars until 2005 it is located on the left hand side of the engine bay, between the front fender and the engine air box.

s60_s80_v70_xc70_xc90-vin-plate-location
The VIN Plate looks like this:

volvo_vin_plate_meanings

and the code positions have the following meanings:

1 – Product Code
2 – VIN Code
3 – Market Code (USA, Canada, etc.)
4 – Interior Trim Code
5 – Exterior Paint Code
6 – Special Vehicle Number (Taxi, Police, etc.)
7 – Front Suspension Spring & Shock Code
8 – Front Anti-Sway Bar Code
9 – Rear Suspension Spring & Shock Code
10 – Rear Anti-Sway Bar Code
11 – Front Suspension Bump Stop Code
12 – Rear Suspension Bump Stop Code

For cars after 2005 it is located on the B-pillar facing the rear right hand side door. You’ll need to open the door and look to the door hinges area to find it.

volvo-rear-door-vin-plate-location

The VIN decal looks like this:

volvo_vin_decal_meanings

and the code positions have the following meanings:

1 – VIN Code
2 – Interior Code
3 – Exterior Paint Code
4 – Special Vehicle Number (Taxi, Police, etc.)
5 – Front Suspension Spring Code
6 – Front Suspension Strut Code
7 – Front Anti-Sway Bar Code
8 – Rear Suspension Spring Code
9 – Rear Suspension Shock Code
10 – Rear Anti-Sway Bar Code
11 – Front Suspension Bump Stop Code
12 – Rear Suspension Bump Stop Code

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Volvo S60
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo V70
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo XC70 and V70 XC
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Volvo S80
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Volvo XC90
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Volvo S60 and V60