1.3. Identification numbers of the car

Process of continuous improvement of products is distinctive feature of any line production. At the same time, except for cases of large constructive changes of the models descending from the conveyor, results of process of modification are not covered in the operation manual on the car. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of the released spare parts in view of what upon purchase of the last information coded in identification numbers of the car is of particular importance. Doing the order for the required detail, try to provide to the seller fuller information on the car. Surely report the name of model, year of release, and also number of a body and the power unit.

The arrangement of identification numbers is specified illustrations. In these numbers information on date and the place of production of the car, its complete set, body type, etc. is ciphered.

Arrangement of identification numbers

1 — the Plate for marks about modifications (the plate of the company)
2 — Number of the chassis (VIN) before a windshield
3 — Number of the transmission

4 — Number of the engine
5 — Schild with codes of color (a body and finishing of salon) and pressure of a rating of tires
6 — the Plate with number of the chassis (VIN)
7 — Number of the chassis (VIN) (it is beaten out on a body)

VIN interpretation

Number of the chassis consists of twelve positions which purpose is described below.

Number of the chassis (VIN)

1 — Geographical area                

2 — the Country              

3 — the Producer of the car            

4 — the Production line

5 — a model Series:

6 — Execution of a body:

7 — the Transmission

8 — engine Type

9 — Target figure        

10 — Year of release

11 — Production:

12 — Production number  

Interpretation of number of the engine

Number of the engine consists of 16 symbols.

Number of 4-cylinder engines consists of two lines. Interpretation of number of the engine is described below.

1 — engine Type

2-3 — the Volume of cylinders

4 — the Head of cylinders

5 — the Version

6 — Interface to models

7 — Transmission

8-9 — Option

10 — Year of release (see poses. 10 in VIN interpretation)

11-16 — Serial number in a year of release