Decode The Renault VIN Number

Decoding the Renault VIN number is a crucial step in understanding a vehicle’s specifications and history. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily decode the Renault VIN number and obtain valuable information about the vehicle. If you’re unsure about how to decode the VIN number or need assistance in obtaining a vehicle history report, you can seek assistance from a professional mechanic or Renault dealership.

Decode The Renault VIN Number

 
VF1 J A 1F0 5 23772498
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
or
 
VF1 B 54 20 5 25475902
1 2 34 4 5 6
 
1 =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
 
VF1 = World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI) Renault
VF8 = World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI) Matra
 
2   =   Body
 
A = Spider
B or 5 = Saloon 5-door
C or 3 = Saloon 3-door
D = Convertible
F = Panel van
G = Panel van with windows
J = Minivan
K = Estate
L or 4 = Saloon 4-door
S or 6 or 8 = Company
V = 4 x 4
 
3 =  Model
 
A = Megane 1 or Scenic 1
B = Clio 2
B = Logan
C = Kangoo 1
E = Avantime and Espace 2
F = Spider
G = Laguna Phase 2
J = Vel Satis
K = Espace 4
M = Megane 2 or Scenic 2
N = Twingo 2
P = Modus
R = Clio 3
T = Laguna 2
W = Kangoo 2
Y = Koleo
Z = Megane 3, Scenic 3 or Fluence
06 = Twingo
29 = 25
40 = Super 5, Express / Rapid
53 = 19
54 = Safrane
56 = Laguna 1
57 = Clio I Phase 1, 2 or 3
 
4   =   Engine
 
The two or three alphanumeric characters indicate the engine type.
 
5   =   Transmission
 
The transmission type is indicated by an alphanumeric character.
 
6   =   Serial number
 
Serial number : Year Serial number
  1995 12 600 000
The serial number block begins on 1 January of the corresponding year. 1996 14 200 000
1997 15 800 000
1998 17 300 000
1999 19 500 000
2000 21 800 000
2001 23 700 000
2002 25 800 000
2003 28 000 000
2004 30 100 000
2005 33 000 000
2006 35 300 000
2007 37 100 000
2008 39 000 000
2009 41 000 000
2010 42 470 000