Volvo VIN Decoder

Here is your online tool to check VOLVO Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) / Chassis Number.
This tool will decode all Volvo VIN’s from 1980 to present models only.
The VIN have 17 “positions”. There is a number or letter in each position.
VIN example: YV1AS73CDE1123452

To use this utility, simply enter in a Volvo VIN in the following box and then click button “DECODE” below:

If this tool fails to decode your Volvo VIN, or if the information is not complete (missing engine information for example), please leave it in a comment below, and we’ll check it for you!


This tool is for the following Volvo models:

– Volvo 240, 242, 244, 245, 260, 262, 264, 265 VIN Decoder
– Volvo 740, 744, 745, 760, 764, 765, 780 VIN Decoder
– Volvo 940, 944, 945, 960, 964, 965 VIN Decoder
– Volvo 440, 460, 480 VIN Decoder
– Volvo 340, 343, 344, 345, 360, 363, 364, 365 VIN Decoder
– Volvo S40 and V40 VIN Decoder
– Volvo 850, 854 and 855 VIN Decoder
– Volvo S70, V70, C70 Cabrio and Coupe VIN Decoder
– Volvo S60, V60, S80 and V70
– Volvo XC60, XC70 and XC90
– Volvo S40, V50, C30 and C70 VIN Decoder
– Volvo V40, V40 R-Design and V40 Cross Country VIN Decoder

40 thoughts on “Volvo VIN Decoder

  1. Larry Brodsky says:

    error on decode?

  2. Andrew Ballinger says:

    I’m interested in the engine code. I do not know if this is the 2.3 or the 2.4 engine. VIN YV1NC62DX3J035069.

    Thank You,


  3. Ian Munday says:

    Won’t decode this VIN: YV1245842E6548585

  4. lukas says:


    which engine information is in the VIN YV1DZ83A4C2247986.


  5. Kajtek says:

    does this tool check if the VIN is correct? (check digit)

  6. Rob brown says:

    No engine info on YV1DZ8756E2538248 for a Volvo XC60

  7. Mark says:


    My car VIN is YV1BZ525B1xxxxx. This shows up as a 2011 Volvo XC70 R AWD 2.5T 300hp.

    The car was bought in Spain and is a XC70, 2011, DRIVe, 163BHP, FWD.

    I was trying to find the correct engine code and hence service interval for my car.

    Best regards,

  8. Viesturs Cenkurs says:

    Error on VIN decode. YV1BW694181025318
    Missing engine information.
    Pls. could you check it?

    TNX in advance.

  9. Dan says:

    No engine information. VIN yv1js8314s1192242 1995 Volvo 940

  10. Alex says:

    Could you pls to find out more technical information (engine type, gear box type, engine power etc) re Volvo XC60 with vin number YV1DZ475BC2255103. Thank you in advance

    • Alexandra M. says:

      This VIN is from a 2012 Volvo XC60 AWD (2008 on) 2.0 T5 240hp

      Chassis Number: 255103
      Model Year: 2012
      Model: XC60 AWD (2008 on)
      Factory: [Belgium] Ghent Plant VCG 22
      Engine Code: B4204T7


  11. Baris says:

    I need transmission information.

  12. Jan says:

    Hi, what about gear box?

  13. Mark Johnson says:

    YV1MW684752064363 says car is front wheel drive when actually AWD

  14. Carlos says:


    I have a doubt i hope you can help me with. I’m From Chile and the vin number of my volvo v40 is YV1MV4851F2234961. According to your information:
    This VIN is from a 2015 Volvo V40 (2012 – ) 1.6 T4 180hp

    Chassis Number: 234961
    Model Year: 2015
    Model: V40 (2012 – )
    Factory: [Belgium] Ghent Plant VCG 22
    Engine Code: B4164T

    Where Can i find official certification from Volvo of this?
    The local distribuitor sold it to me like a 2.0 (190Hp) on march 2016 (like a 2016 model). Of course i don’t want to check this with them and need someone from corporative staff who can verify with offical information.


  15. Mauricio Falcao says:

    Hi, no model or engine code. Thanks!

  16. jane says:

    hello the car is identified on the back as a 740 turbo intercooled you have it listed as model 745.
    the engine number is B230FT128927103635 you have it listed as B230GT which is correct ?
    it is a 3 speed ( D, 2, 1 ) ? automatic with overdrive what gearbox do i have ?
    is it all wheel drive — feels like it
    do you have any information on what cylinder head ?


    • Alexandra M. says:

      Hi. It’s a 745 because it is a wagon (5 for 5 doors), but in the rear both sedan and wagons have 740 badge.
      B230FT is the engine code for the 2.3 8 valves Turbo engine.
      Volvo 700 series is allways rear wheel drive.
      Gearbox should be an AW71

  17. Leighton says:

    Excellent tool. The only site I’ve found that could identify the ‘Engine Code’.

  18. Jim Poyntz says:

    Worked fine for my VIN

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