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How to decipher the serial number (VDS) on a Subaru?

Décembre 7, 2018
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How to decipher the serial number (VDS) on a Subaru?

 

The vehicle descriptor section (VDS) is a tool that indicates the generation and the version of the vehicle.

The model code or vehicle descriptor section (VDS) of a Subaru is located within the 17 digit serial number (VIN) of your vehicle. The 5 numbers representing the options and precise model of the motor or the transmission are found in position number 4 to 8 of the VIN. Certain builders may even indicate the equipment group present in the vehicle. During the purchasing process for a new car, you can use the serial number to compare different models that you are interested in. With all of this information about the vehicle, you will be in a better position to compare prices and see if the price is competitive compared to other cars available on the market.

 

At Subaru, the model code (also called the chassis number) is always composed of 5 digits and/or letters.

 

The first character always indicates the model of the vehicle, for example, G for Impreza, B for Legacy and Z for BRZ.

 

The second indicates the type of the car body. The letter N represents a berline or C is a 2 door coupe (this information may change from year to year).

 

The third character describes the type of motor in the vehicle. For example, the motor H4 2.0 liters of the BRZ is represented by the letter A or 1 for the motor 2.0 turbo motor of the wrx (The number or the letter may change depending on the vehicle and the year).

 

The fourth sign indicates the type of the model of the vehicle, for example: “touring” or “limited”. The significance of the letter is different for every model.

 

Finally, the fifth character defines the total security present in the vehicle. For example: for the model of the Crosstrek and the Outback we use the letter C. This means that the car has manual safety belts, double airbags in the front and on the sides of the vehicle and curtain-type airbags in the back. The following chart will show you all of the description codes for all of the Subaru models in the recent years.

 

* Vehicle Descriptor Section

 

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Code descripteur d'un BRZ

 
ANNÉE BASE SPORT-TECH AOZORA EDITION HIKARIE EDITION
2016 ZCAB1 ZCAC1 - ZCAC1
2015 ZCAB1 ZCAC1 ZCAC1 -
2014 ZCAB1 ZCAC1 - -
2013 ZCAB1 ZCAC1 - -

Code descripteur d'un Impreza sedan

 
ANNÉE BASE TOURING SPORT SPORT AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE LIMITED LIMITED AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE 2.5I
2016 GJAA6 GJAB6 GJAF6 GJAH6 GJAL6 GJAN6 -
2015 GJAA6 GJAC6 GJA*6 - GJA*6 - -
2014 GJAA6 GJAC6 GJAD6 - GJAK6 - -
2013 GJAA6 GJAC6 GJAD6 - GJAK6 - -
2012 GJA*6 GJA*6 GJA*6 - GJAH6 - -
2011 - GE6B6 GE6C6 - GE6C6 - GE6*6
2010 GE6A6 - *E6C6 - *E6B6 - -

Code descripteur d'un Impreza hatchback

 
ANNÉE BASE TOURING SPORT SPORT AVEC PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE LIMITED LIMITED AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE 2.5I
2016 GPAA6 GPAB6 GPAF6 GPAH6 GPAL6 GPAN6 -
2015 GPAA6 GPAC6 GPA*6 - GJA*6 - -
2014 GPAA6 GPAC6 GPAD6 - GPAK6 - -
2013 GPAA6 GPAC6 GPAD6 - GPAK6 -  
2012 GPAA6 GPAC6 GPAD6 - GPAH6 - -
2011 - GH6B6 GH6C6 - GH6C6 - GH6*6
2010 GH6A6 GH6B6 GH6C6 - GH6B6   -

Code descripteur d'un WRX/STI sedan

 
ANNÉE WRX WRX SPORT WRX SPORT-TECH WRX LIMITED WRX STI WRX STI SPORT WRX STI SPORT-TECH WRX STI HIKARI EDITION WRX STI TSURUGI EDITION
2016 VA1A6 VA1G6 VA1L6 - VA2P6 VA2T6 VA2Y6 VA2M6 -
2015 VA1A6 VA1D6 VA1J6 - VA2K6 VA2M6 VA2U6 - -
2014 GV7F6 - - GV7F6 GV8G6 - - - GV8H6
2013 GV7F6 - - GV7F6 GV8G6 - GR8H6 - -
2012 GV7F6 - - GV7F6 GV8G6 - GV8J6 - -
2011 GV7F6 - - GV7F6 GV8G6 - GV8J6 - -
2010 G*7G6 - - GR7G6 - - - - -

Code descripteur d'un WRX/STI hatchback

 
ANÉÉE WRX WRX LIMITED WRX STI WRX STI SPORT-TECH
2014 GR7E6 GPAK6 GR8G6 GR8H6
2013 GR7E6 GR7E6 GR8G6 GR8H6
2012 GR7E6 GR7E6 GR8*6 GR8H6
2011 GR7E6 GR7E6 GR8G6 GR8H6
2010 G*7G6 G*7G6 GR8H6 -

Code descripteur d'un Outback

 
ANNÉE 2.5I 2.5 CONVENIENCE 2.5I TOURING 2.5ITOURING AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE 2.5I SPORT 2.5I LIMITED 2.5I LIMITED AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE 2.5GT 3.6R 3.6R TORUING 3.6R LIMITED 3.6R LIMITED AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGY
2016 BNCA6 - BNCD6 BNCG6 - BNCL6 BNCN6 - - BNF*6 BNFL6 BNFN6
2015 BNCA6 - BNCD6 - - BNC*6 - - - BNF*6 BNF*6 -
2014 BMGA6 BMGB6 BMGD6 -   BMG*6 - - - - BMJN6 -
2013 BMGB6 BMGB6 BMGG6 - - BMGL6 - - - - BMJL6 -
2012 BMGA6 - BMGG6 - - BMGM6 - BMKL6 - - BMJ*6 -
2011 BMGA6 - - - BMGG6 BMG*6 - BMKL6 BMJG6 - BMJ*6 -

Code descripteur d'un Legacy

 
ANNÉE 2.5I 2.5 CONVENIENCE 2.5I TOURING 2.5I TOURING AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE 2.5I SPORT 2.5I LIMITED 2.5I LIMITED AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE 2.5GT 3.6R 3.6R TORUING 3.6R LIMITED 3.6R LIMITED AVEC LA TECHNOLOGIE
2016 BNCA6 - BNCD6 BNCG6 - BNCL6 BNCN6 - - BNF*6 BNFL6 BNFN6
2015 BNCA6 - BNCD6 - - BNC*6 - - - BNF*6 BNF*6 -
2014 BMGA6 BMGB6 BMGD6 - - BMG*6 - - - - BMJN6 -
2013 BMGB6 BMGB6 BMGG6 - - BMGL6 - - - - BMJL6 -
2012 BMGA6 - BMGG6 - - BMGM6 - BMKL6 - - BMJ*6 -
2011 BMGA6 - - - BMGG6 BMG*6 - BMKL6 BMJG6 - BMJ*6 -

Code descripteur d'un XV Crosstrek

 
ANNÉE TOURING SPORT SPORT AVEC LA TECHNOLOGIE LIMITED LIMITED AVEC LE PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIE HYBRIDE
2016 GPABC GPABC GPADC GPALC GPANC GPBBC
2015 GPABC GPADC - GPAPC - GPBDC
2014 GPABC GPAVC - GPAKC - GPBCC
2013 GPABC GPAVC - GPAKC - -

Code descripteur d'un Forester (2016-2014)

 
ANNÉE 2.5i 2.5i CONVENIENCE 2.5i TOURING 2.5i LIMITED 2.0 XT TOURING 2.0XT LIMITED 2.5i TOURING avec le package technologie 2.5i LIMITED avec le package technologie 2.0xt LIMITED avec le package technologie
2016 SJCBC SJCCC SJCHC SJCTC SHJHDC SJHTC SJCNC SJCXC SJHXC
2015 SJCBC SJCCC SJCHC SJC*C SJHDC SJH*C - - -
2014 SJCAC SJCBC SJCHC SJC*C SJHDC SJH*C - - -

Code descripteur d'un Forester (2013-2011)

 
ANNÉE 2.5X 2.5X CONVIENCE 2.5X TOURING 2.5X LIMITED 2.5XT LIMITED PZEV
2013 SHCBC SHCBC SHCDC SHCEC SHHEC -
2012 SHCBC SHCBC SHEBC SHCEC SHHEC SHEBC
2011 SHCBC SHCBC SHCDC SHC*C SHH*C SHEBC

Code descripteur d'un Tribeca

 
ANNÉE BASE LIMITED PREMIER
2014 WX9FD WX9*D WX9*D
2013 WX9FD WX9GD WX9HD
2012 WX9FD WX9GD WX9HD
2011 WX9FD WX9JD WX9KD
2010 WX9JD WX9FD WX9KD

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