Hyundai vehicles can be identified from the following numbers:
|Vehicle identification number||– in the vehicle stamped/punched|
|– on the type plate|
|Engine Number||– on the engine block|
|Gearbox Number||– on the bell housing|
Enquiries about engine numbers and gearbox numbers can only be made through the above-mentioned Mitsubishi Germany. The VIN can be identified using these numbers.
1. Vehicle Identification Number:
1.1 Location of the VIN
Accent, Atos, Coupe, Grandeur, Sonata, Elantra, Santa Fe, Trajet, Matrix
i10, i20, i30, ix35, Getz, Tucson
Location of the visible VIN
1.2 VIN Lettering
The VIN numbers are stamped on in a straight line. The VIN on all models always has an asterisk at both ends. The form of the asterisk varies on different models, but the asterisks on any given VIN are identical. All characters of the VIN are the same size and the same distance apart.
Some examples of VINs:
2. Type Plate:
2.1 Location of the type plate
On the middle of the subframe
2.2 Appearance of the type plate
Newer vehicles may have a type plate sticker. It is not possible to make a general statement about where a type plate sticker may be found on each individual model. This type plate consists of a black adhesive foil. This is destroyed by any attempt to unstick it. Some models are provided with undulated predetermined breaking points.
The corners of the foil plates must all be stamped out precisely round. If not: Forgery suspicion!
3. Engine Number:
3.1 Location of the engine number
The engine number is normally stamped onto the cylinder block. The position can vary depending on the type of engine.
3.2 Appearance of the engine number
The engine number on all engines is generally stamped or punched on a smoothly ground spot on the top of the engine housing. It is often extremely difficult to read the engine number because of its position on the engine and everything else on top of the engine.
3.3 Breakdown of the engine number
The number breaks down as follows:
The engine identification number has 11 characters.
1 = Fuel
2 = Engine type
|2||=||4 stroke 2-cylinder|
|4||=||4 stroke 4-cylinder|
|6||=||4 stroke 6-cylinder|
|6||=||V Type 4 stroke, 6-cylinder|
|8||=||4 stroke 8-cylinder|
3 = Development Series (Examples, Table not yet complete)
|B||=||Delta engine / Diesel, 4D 56, T1, T2|
|B||=||Petrol: Sirius, small V6|
|C||=||Petrol: new Sirius, large V6|
|C||=||V6 Sigma engine|
|D||=||Lamda sensor engine|
|H||=||Ypsilon engine / R- engine Diesel|
|J||=||Sirius II DOHC engine|
4 = Engine capacity (Examples, Table not yet complete)
|A||=||1599 cc Petrol|
|A||=||1991 cc Petrol|
|A||=||2656 cc Petrol|
|A||=||3378 cc Petrol|
|A||=||T1 N/A (80 HP)|
|B||=||1796 cc Petrol|
|B||=||3342 cc Petrol|
|B||=||T2 N/A (85 HP)|
|C||=||999 cc Petrol|
|C||=||1975 cc Petrol|
|C||=||2359 cc Petrol|
|D||=||1599 cc Petrol|
|D||=||1998 cc Petrol (Theta II engine)|
|H||=||2467 cc Petrol|
|F||=||4D 56 T/C|
|F||=||85 HP Petrol|
|S||=||2400 cc Petrol|
|V||=||3496 cc Petrol|
5 = Year of production
See VIN breakdown (MY)
6 = Production number / Serial number
4. Gearbox number:
4.1 Location and appearance of the gearbox number
The gearbox number is located on the bell housing. There is also a sticker with the gearbox number attached to the gearbox.
Example of a bell housing with a stamped gearbox number and sticker
4.2 Breakdown of the gearbox number
There are four different ways of decoding the gearbox number on Hyundais. Searches should be made via the contact persons given above.