Saab VIN Decode

Saab VIN Decode

Decoding the Saab VIN number can provide valuable information about the vehicle’s origin, specifications, and history. Here is an example of a Saab VIN decode:

(Valid from MY 1995)
YS3 D E 3 5 V X 2 000001
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1   =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
YS3 = SAAB 9-3 and 9-5
YSC = Cadillac BLS
2   =   Model
C = SAAB 9000
D = SAAB 900, SAAB 9-3 MY 1998 – 2003
E = SAAB 9-5
F = SAAB 9-3, MY 2003 – / Cadillac BLS MY 2006 –
3   =   Fittings with Passenger vehicles restraint systemsen
A = Driver’s airbag
B = Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s airbag
C = Driver’s airbag
D = Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s airbag
E = Driver’s airbag
F = Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s airbag
G = Driver’s airbag
H = Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s airbag
K = Driver’s airbag
M = Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s airbag
= Driver’s airbag
= Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s airbag
4   =   Body shell
3 = 3-door
4 = 4-door
5 = 5-door
6 = 5-door 9000 CS
7 = 2-door Convertible
5   =   Gearbox
1 = 6-speed automatic transmission / Front WD
2 = 6-speed manual transmission / AWD
5 = 5-speed manual transmission / Front WD
6 = 6-speed manual transmission / AWD
8 = 4-speed automatic transmission
9 = 5-speed automatic transmission / Front WD
6   =   Engine
A = B206I 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI MY – 1995
A = B235L 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI
A = B235L 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI MY 2004 – 2007
B = B234I 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI MY – 1999
B = Z18XE 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI MY 2004 –
C = B205E 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI MY 1998 –
D = D223L 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo Diesel MY – 2005
E = B235E 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY 1998 –
F = B207E 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY 2003 –
G = B235R 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY 1998 –
H = B205L 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 2002
J = B204I 4-cylinder In-line engine MFI MY – 2000
K = B205R 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 2003
L = D308L 6-cylinder V6 Turbo Diesel MY 2005 –
M = B234L 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 1998
M = B284E 6-cylinder V6 Turbo, MFI MY 2006 –
= B204L 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 1999
= B207S 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY 2005 –
(only for 9-3 Convertible US-Market)
= B204R 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 1999
= Z19DTR 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo Diesel MY 2008 –
= B234R 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 1998
= B248R 6-cylinder V6 Turbo, MFI MY 2008 –
= B207L 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY 2003 –
= B204E 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 2000
U = B234E 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 1998
U = B284L 6-cylinder V6 Turbo, MFI MY 2006 –
V = B258I 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY – 1998
V = Z19DT 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo Diesel MY 2005 –
= Z19DTH 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo Diesel MY 2005 –
Y = B207R 4-cylinder In-line engine Turbo, MFI MY 2003 –
Z = B308E 6-cylinder V6 Turbo, MFI MY – 2003
7   =   Check digit
             0 – 9 orX
8     =   Model Year
H = 1987 J = 1988 K = 1989
L = 1990 M = 1991 = 1992
= 1993 = 1994 = 1995
= 1996 V = 1997 = 1998
X = 1999 Y = 2000 1 = 2001
2 = 2002 3 = 2003 4 = 2004
5 = 2005 6 = 2006 7 = 2007
8 = 2008 9 = 2009 A = 2010
9   =   Production Plant
1 = Trollhättan, Sweden, Production line A (9000, 9-3 Sport Saloon MY 03-05 and Saab 9-3 from MY 2006)
2 = Trollhättan, Sweden, Production Line B (900, 9-3 MY 1998 – 2003)
3 = Trollhättan, Sweden (9-5)
6 = Graz, Austria (9-3,Convertible from MY 2004-)
7 = Nystad, Finland, (900, 9-3)
9 = Trollhättan, Sweden, advance production vehicle
10  =  Serial number
6 characters

000001 – 999999