Subaru

Subaru vehicles can be identified from the following numbers:

Location , Vehicle identification number– in the vehicle stamped/punched– on the type plate– on the model code plate . Engine Number– stamped in the engine block

Engine and radio numbers can only be traced via the above-mentioned addresses and, possibly, dealers. The VIN can be identified using these numbers.

Vehicle Identification Number:

Location of the VIN

The VIN is applied to the engine compartment bulkhead on all models. It is located on the right third of the bulkhead (as seen in the direction of travel).

 

 VIN Lettering

The VIN numbers are stamped on in a straight line. The VIN on all models always has an open bracket at both ends. The Justy is the exception to this rule. The brackets on the Justy contain an x. Apart from the Justy, all models have the same font. All characters of the VIN are the same size and the same distance apart.

Some examples of VINs:

Justy
Impreza
Legacy/ Outback
Forester

 Breakdown of the VIN

Breakdown of the VIN for all models except the Justy

 Breakdown of the VIN on the Justy (until MY 2007)

 Breakdown of the VIN on the Justy (from MY 2007)

Type Plate:

Location of the type plate

In the more recent models, the VIN plate is a lasered adhesive plate located on the B-pillar on the driver’s side. Except for the Justy where the VIN plate is a riveted metal plate in the engine compartment as in the older models.

Exceptions:

The Justy only has a type plate. It is on the engine compartment bulkhead on the right.
On the Tribeca the type plate is on the B-spar on the front passenger’s side

2.2 Composition and appearance of the type plates

The composition of the type plates varies depending on which country or works they were produced in and according to the different models.

Justy
Outback (Sticker)
Tribeca (stuck sign)
The type plate (older vehicles, metal) is riveted to the body on both sides. Other than on the Justy, special rivets bearing the word Subaru are used.

3. Model Code Plate:

Model code plates contain information about a vehicle. The plate  fixe  on with rivets.

3.1 Location of the model code plate

The model code plate   normally find on the left-hand side (viewed in the direction of travel) near the suspension strut dome. It is riveted on in the same way as the type plate. In the B9 Tribeca, the model code plate   glue  to the passenger door. The Justy and the more recent models with adhesive VIN plates do not have model code plates.

3.2 What the model code plate looks like and what information it contains

The model code plate contains the VIN, the colour code, the odel, the body type, the internal short designation, teh engine type and the transmission type. The various meanngs can only be deciphered through Subaru using the VIN and so are not suitable for use in identifying a particular vehicle.

Forester
Impreza
Tribeca

The model code plate contains the VIN, the colour code, the odel, the body type, the internal short designation, teh engine type and the transmission type. The various meanngs can only be deciphered through Subaru using the VIN and so are not suitable for use in identifying a particular vehicle.

4. Engine Number:

4.1 Location of the engine number

The engine number on all Boxer engines   generally on a smoothly ground spot on the top of the engine housing. It   locate  by viewing the engine housing from the driver’s side.

Appearance of the engine number

The engine number stampe or punched onto a smoothly ground spot on the engine block. The engine covering makes it difficult to read off the engine number.

Examples:

Gearbox number:

Location of the gearbox number

The gearbox number is on a sticker on the bell housing.

Appearance of the gearbox number

According to the general importer it is not possible to identify the VIN by means of the gearbox number.

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