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World Manufacturer Identifier The first three digits uniquely describe the manufacturer of the vehicle. There are many hundreds of assigned combinations. Digit 1: Describes the region where the vehicle is made. A-H is in Africa, J-R is Asia, S-Z is Europe, 1-5 is North America, 67 is Oceania and 8-0 is South America. Digit 2: Generally describes the manufacturer of the vehicle. For VW this is usually ‘V’, but sometimes not. It is assigned in conjunction with Digits 1 and 3, and may only make sense when the whole 3-digit WMI is considered. Digit 3: Generally describes the vehicle type. This might be a passenger car, commercial, pickup, SUV, truck, motorcycle and so on. For Volkswagens, the most common 3-digit WMIs you’ll see are: WVW - Volkswagen Cars WVG - Volkswagen SUVs (Gelande) WV1 - Volkswagen Commercial WV2 - Volkswagen Bus, Van WV3 - Volkswagen Trucks VWV - Volkswagen Spain AAV - Volkswagen South Africa 1VW - Volkswagen USA (cars) 1V1 - Volkswagen USA (commercials) 3VW - Volkswagen Mexico 8AW - Volkswagen Argentina 9BW - Volkswagen Brazil WAU - Audi TRU - Audi Hungary 93V - Audi Brazil Vehicle Descriptor Section The next group of six digits (4 to 9) in the VIN describe the exact vehicle type, giving information on the model platform and body style. Each maker assigns their own meaning to these six digits. American makers, for example, use digit 9 as a ‘check digit’, but European makers such as VW do not. In Volkswagen’s case, meaning is only given to digits 7 and 8. Digits 4, 5, 6 and 9 are fill-in digits only and will contain the letter ‘Z’. Digit 4, 5 and 6: ZZZ for VWs sold in Australia. For USA-market VWs, these digits are used to give information on body and trim styles, engine specs and restraint systems. Digit 7 and 8: Volkswagen’s Vehicle Descriptor Section. Many of them are consistent with VW’s old model type system,

Caddy Maxi Mk 3 30 .Golf Plus 5N .Fox (Europe) 60 .LT Transporter Mk 1 2D .Passat Mk2 Variant 3A .Jetta Mk 1 and Mk 2 (early) 17 .Cabriolet (1980 Beetle.Golf and Jetta Mk 6 5M . Passat CC 3D .Golf Cabriolet Mk 3 1F .so you should spot some familiar numbers here. Caravelle 28 . Bus. Variant Mk 3 6N .Scirocco Mk 3 14 .Santana sedan 33 .Golf and Jetta Mk 2 (late) 1H .LT Transporter Mk 2 2E .Phaeton 50 .Touran 1Y .Iltis 19 .Fox (US model ex-Brazil) 31 .T3 Transporter Van. Mexican.Caddy.Beetle (Brazilian.Corrado (early) 53 .Polo Mk 3 6R .Polo Mk 5 6X .Amarok 2K .Passat Mk 5 3C .Golf Mk 1 18 .Golf Mk 2 (early) 1C .Passat Mk 6.Golf and Vento Mk 3 1J . Golf 1) 16 .T3 Transporter Single/Double Cab Pickup 25 .Tiguan 5Z . The most common Volkswagen combinations are: 11 .Lupo 70 .New Beetle Cabriolet 24 . 4 3B .Corrado (late) 6K .T4 Transporter Vans and Pickups .Eos 1G .Polo Classic.Scirocco Mk 1 and Mk 2 5K .Golf and Jetta Mk 5 1T .Golf and Bora Mk 4 1K . Kombi.Passat Mk 2 32 .New Beetle (US market) 1E .Passat Mk 3.Caddy Mk 1 (European Golf 1 pickup) 15 . Nigerian) 13 .Crafter 2H .

Polo Mk 4 9U . or O.R 2004 .X 2009 . The characters repeat the sequence every 30 years.Polo and Derby Mk 1 and Mk 2 87 .Caddy Mk 2 Van (ex-SEAT Ibiza) 9N .N 2002 .P 2003 .Polo Coupe 9C .N 1983 .L 2000 . USA .7 2017 .Y 2010 . There is no confusion between 1 and I.Taro 7H .B 2021 .8 2018 .6 2016 . The codes for year models are: 1980 .T5 Transporter 7L .M 2001 . 2040. with ‘A’ beginning in 1980.M 1982 . VW has tried to assign specific characters for each of its factories.L 1981 . 2 or Z.F 1995 . consult Digit 1 which gives the region (see above).1 2011 .V 1988 . Q. Germany B .J 2028 .D 1993 .S 2005 . and finally the unique serial number of that vehicle. And.A 1990 . 2010.Caddy Mk 2 Pickup (ex-Skoda Felicia) Digit 9: Z (fill-in digit) Vehicle Identifier Section The third and final set of digits.H 2027 .New Beetle 9K . when the numbers begin after Y. The code begins with 1980. For Volkswagens. They will identify the model year. identifies the particular vehicle in question.4 2014 .5 2015 .K 2029 . and assigns a consecutive letter or number for each year (except that I.P 1984 .W 1989 . the number coincides with the year.Sharan 86 .Touareg 7M . The codes are: A .H 1997 .S 1986 . O. If in doubt.G 1996 . etc.T 2006 . this is the year from 1 August to 31 July as before. the exact place where the car was made.D 2023 .W 2008 .Chattanooga.E 1994 .C 2022 .J 1998 . and 0 are not used).R 1985 .C 1992 .74 .X There are several logical consequences.K 1999 . Z. Digit 11: This is the exact place where that Volkswagen was made.F 2025 .T 1987 . although there have been some double-ups.E 2024 .B 1991 .Ingolstadt. Belgium C .3 2013 . U.G 2026 .9 2019 .A 2020 .V 2007 .Brussels. Digit 10: The model year.2 2012 . the group of eight from digit 10 to 17 inclusive. Q and 0.

Osnabrück. Nigeria M .Sarajevo.2010 1999 . starting with 000001 for each vehicle of the defined make. Brazil G . Germany X . Hungary 2 . Brazil 6 .Lagos.Salzgitter.Pamplona. Mexico N .Düsseldorf. Spain S . Germany P . Brazil R .Mosel.2005 1983 1980 2012 - . (Typ2/Transp. China 3 .Neckarsulm. Spain 1 . Germany L .Puebla. year and factory. Germany T .Anting. Portugal (from 1994) W .Ludwigsfelde. Austria H . model.Palmela. Germany K . South Africa V .D .Curitiba. USA (up to 1994) V . Germany (Mercedes-Benz) 7 .Taubaté. Germany F .Westmoreland. This is the unique identifying number for that vehicle.Ipiranga / Resende.General Pacheco.Graz.Anchieta.Uitenhage. Germany 8 .Dresden. Germany (Mercedes-Benz) 8 .1986 2010 . Slovakia E . Yugoslavia (up to 1994) T .Bratislava.Emden. Start: 000001 Possible end: 999999 1200 AMA BE BEC BO CA CAMP CC Typ 1(1200/1300/1302/1303) Amarok Beetle Beetle Cabrio Bora/Variant/4Motion Caddy Campmob. China 4 .Changchun. Germany P .2012 1999 2003 .Wolfsburg. Poland Y .Gyor.Martorell. Brazil U ./LT) CC 1947 . Argentina Digits 12-17: Six digits.Poznan.Hanover.

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