Skoda vehicles can be identified from the following numbers:
Location . Vehicle identification number– stamped on the vehicle– on the type plate– production adhesive– on a small plate behind the windscreen (visible from the exterior)– from model year 2005 the Octavia an from model year 2007 the Roomster, both habe an abbreviated VIN on all windowsEngine Number– on the engine block . Production identification number– located inside the vehicle . Gearbox Number– on the gearbox . Radio and CD changer serial numbers– on the radio and CD changer
Vehicle Identification Number:
Location of the VIN
Attention: Felicia has one a little bit other classification VIN like the newer models.
Exception: The VIN: WV1 ZZZ 9UZ1T 001019
is produced by Skoda for the Caddy, produced under licence for VW.
Attention: To MY became 1999, only with the Octavia, in 4. to 6-th place of her FIN the filling figures ZZZ like in VW and Audi uses!!!!
1- World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
2= Superstructure and fittings
3 = Engine
4= Number of the air bags
6 = Check digit
7 = Model Year
8 = Production Plant
9 = Serial Number
Possible factory plate locations
Felicia Riveted to the front crossmember
Fabbia MY 2005 to MY 2006 In the engine compartment – on the inside of the wing, in front of the headlight, on the left
Fabiaa until MY 2005 In the engine compartment on the left suspension strut dome
Appearance of the factory plate
It consists of a black upper foil on a white underfoil. The Close-up views are burned on with a laser. The impressions, which can be felt, allow the white underfoil to appear as lettering. The identity plate does not contain a production identification number. Its appearance and the way it is attached are identical to those on other VAG vehicles.
There is occasionally a number on the right edge on some of the older models, which is not a production identification number. It is not usable for identification purposes.
In the following enlargements of three vehicle identification plate remark are represented, which could be determined until MY 2009. These differ by the individual funktion of the laser. An inspection with optical aids is recommended.
Production Identification Number – PKN:
The production identification number is an internal control number stamped onto the body shell before it leaves the assembly line.
It can be found in various different places on a vehicle:
– on the technical service sticker
– separate data carriers
Breakdown of the Production Identification Number
The production identification number contains 7 characters broken down as follows:
- g.: 25 3 3751
|25||=||Week of year|
|3||=||Day of the week|
Week of year:
The 1st and 2nd digits of the production identification number represent the week of the current year (not the week of the production year). The figures will normally range form 01 to 52.
Numbers higher than 52 are found on duplicate plates
Another difference is found in separately manufactured cars. In this case, the production identification number begins with 59
Day of the week
1 = Monday to
6 = Saturday
0 = Exact production day not given
7 = Vehicle planned at a later stage
Location of the engine number
Breakdown of the engine number
As a matter of course, Skoda vehicles are built using VW engines. In these vehicles, the engine number is also an 8 or 9-character code.
a) 2 letters / 6 numbers e.g.: PT021409
b) 1 number / 1 letter / 6 numbers e.g: 1Z594703
c) 3 letters / 6 numbers e.g: AFB109610
d) 3 letters / 1 letter / 5 numbers e.g.: ALH M42174
The engine number sometimes has an asterisk on both sides; sometimes none at the beginning, and sometimes none at all. There can also be spaces between individual blocks.
!!!!The engine numbers of new models have no asterisks and no spaces!!!!!
The engine number is normally stamped by needle, using an NC (numerically controlled) machine and the dot-matrix process. If the needle point breaks off, the unfinished number is ground out and the number stamped by hand.
According to the engine attribution list, the new engine identification letters have 4 characters (starting with CAXA). The last letter however merely stands for the performance level. This letter does appear on the newer type plates but is not stamped onto the engine block. (e.g., engine identification letters CAXA; what is actually stamped on = CAX 123456)
Newer engines also have a sticker with the corresponding engine number (here: BMD 048 466)..
List of current Skoda engines with engine identification letters
The gearbox number is composed of letters, numbers and letters, and the date of manufacture.
The gearbox code is composed of two or three letters, or a number and a letter. The five digits which follow merely comprise the date of manufacture.
AAC = Transmission identification
28 = Day
02 = Month
2 = Year e.g. ’92
List of current Skoda gearboxes with gearbox identification letters
Location of the gearbox number
Technical Service Label:
The technical service label is printed by computer and made of adhesive paper. It contains important information for the identification of the vehicle.
The technical service label is often removed when a car is customised. In most cases, however, bits of it are left sticking on the panel. If you soak these in solvent, they can be removed. Against a backlight, the VIN or other data can be read.
Location of the technical service label
What the technical service label looks like and the information it contains
The technical service label contains the production identification number, the engine and gearbox identification letters, and, in encoded form, all information relating to fittings packages.
Broken down as on all VAG vehicles
Appearance and seat of the number see under VW Briefcase
1 = Producer of the vehicle
SK = Skoda
2 = Filler
3 = Producer of the radio
4 Delphi / Delco
4 = Filler
5 = Radio model
4 Mini Disk
5 Gamma in-built CD changer
7 Large-screen navigation apparatus
8 CD changer / Single CD
2 Navigation apparatus with Beta radio
8 Sound 4000
6 = Year of manufacture
The letters correspond to the model year letters on the VIN, but begin again with ‘’A’’ from 2001
A = 2001
B = 2002
C = 2003
D = 2004
E = 2005
F = 2006
G = 2007
H = 2008
J = 2009
K = 2010
7 = Serial Number
Serial number given to the apparatus during production
Starting with the letter ‘’Y’’ (2000), the radio number can be checked in the VW works.
In the future there will no longer be an individual number on the apparatus (radio etc). It will be recorded in the apparatus itself and can be read off at a VW garage.