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VIN Decoder
« on: 18 October 2011, 09:52:51 AM »
For model years upto & including MY07

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1 Geographical region

Y = Northern Europe

2 Country
S = Sweden

3 Vehicle manufacturer
3 = Saab Automobile AB

4 Product line F = 9-3

5 Model series
B = Saab 9-3 Linear
D = Saab 9-3 Arc
F = Saab 9-3 Vector
H = Saab 9-3 Aero

6 Body version
4 = 4-door
5 = 5-door
7 = Convertible

7 Gearbox
1 = 6-speed automatic
5 = 5-speed manual
6 = 6-speed manual
9 = 5-speed automatic

8 Engine variant
B = 1.8i
F = 1.8t
S = 2.0t
Y = 2.0 Turbo
U = 2.8 t, 6-cyl
V = 1.9 Diesel, 8-valve
W = 1.9 Diesel, 16-valve

9 Check digit
 0-9 or X

10 Model year
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
7= 2007

11 Place of manufacture
1 = Trollhättan
6 = Graz

12 Production number
000001-999999


For model years MY08-

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1 Geographical region
Y = Northern Europe

2 Country
S = Sweden

3 Vehicle manufacturer
3 = Saab Automobile AB

4 Product line
F = 9-3

5 Model series
A = Saab 9-3 Linear
B = Saab 9-3 Vector
C = Saab 9-3 Aero
D = Saab 9-3X
E = Saab 9-3 Linear Convertible
F = Saab 9-3 Vector Convertible
G = Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible

6 Body version
4 = 4-door
5 = 5-door
7 = 2-door Convertible

7 Gearbox
A = Automatic 6-speed FWD
B = Automatic 6-speed 4WD
C = Automatic 5-speed FWD
M = Manual 6-speed FWD
N = Manual 6-speed 4WD

8 Engine variant
A = Diesel biturbo (Z19DTR) 130 HP
B = Diesel biturbo (Z19DTR) 160 HP
D = Diesel biturbo (Z19DTR) 180 HP
F = 1.8t (B207E)
N = 2.0 T/163/BP (B207H)
M = 2.0 T/163 (B207G)
S = 2.0t (B207L)
T = 2.0 TS/BP (B207S)
U = 2.0 T/BP (B207M)
X = 2.0 LPT/BP (B207F)
Y = 2.0 Turbo (B207R)

9 Check digit
0-9 or X

10 Model year
8 = 2008
9 = 2009
A = 2010
B = 2011

11 Place of manufacture
1 = Trollhättan, Sweden

12 Serial number
000001-999999
« Last Edit: 18 October 2011, 09:54:57 AM by phoenix »

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #1 on: 18 October 2011, 04:45:01 PM »
Brilliant, thanks, mine checks out exactly!

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« Last Edit: 19 October 2011, 09:32:20 AM by Baxlin »

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #2 on: 19 October 2011, 08:48:59 AM »
The VIN number on my car seems to be an amalgamation of both of the above versions, it is a model year 2009 but is in the following format :-

YS3FF46S4 91******

Which according to your post 2007 model format would make it a 9-3 Vector Convertible when it is actually a saloon. Also the character for the gearbox type is numerical as in your pre 2007 example, not alphabetical.

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #3 on: 19 October 2011, 08:52:52 AM »
Ah, that may be correct... WIS is fuzzy about MY08 and MY09. Both are shown as MY10 in the decoder for some odd reason. So it looks like the change was from MY10 onwards

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #4 on: 04 November 2011, 06:25:28 PM »
I've found this online VIN decoder useful;

Link: http://saabvin.com/

Decoder is valid for cars made since 1986 only!

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #5 on: 18 March 2013, 07:15:01 AM »
hello, about Engine variant can you figure out the diference between B207 F,M,S and G?

In epc 2010 there this engine variant that i cant relate with bhp/nm:

Year    To_Year  ID      
2011      2011    C   A20NFT   4-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   A20NFT 4-inline, Turbo
2010      2010    H   A28NET   6-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   A28NET V6, Turbo      
2011      2011    M   B207G   4-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   B207G 4-inline, Turbo      
2011      2011    R   A20NFT   4-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   A20NFT 4-inline, Turbo
2011      2011    T   B207S   4-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   B207S 4-inline, Turbo      
2011      2011    U   B207M   4-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   B207M 4-inline, Turbo      
2011      2011    X   B207F   4-CYL   TURBO   PETROL   B207F 4-inline, Turbo   

Can you relate it?

   

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #6 on: 26 November 2013, 12:18:18 PM »
The VIN number on my car seems to be an amalgamation of both of the above versions, it is a model year 2009 but is in the following format :-

YS3FF46S4 91******

Which according to your post 2007 model format would make it a 9-3 Vector Convertible when it is actually a saloon. Also the character for the gearbox type is numerical as in your pre 2007 example, not alphabetical.

Try this VIN Decoder - http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/vin.php - from SAABsPORTUGAL which will work from 1950 till 2012.

Using parts of your VIN - YS3FF46S and 91 - and inserting a serial number together with a valid check digit. You get a Sedan and not a convertible

http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/searchvin.php?m=all&q=YS3FF46S891123456

here are some examples of VINs that will also work there

9-5 SC - MY 2012

http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/searchvin.php?m=all&q=YS3GN5MK6C9000019

9-4X - MY 2011

http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/searchvin.php?m=all&q=3G0FNSEY4BS800492

9000 - MY 1996

http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/searchvin.php?m=all&q=YS3CH65R8T1018544

900 - MY 1983

http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/searchvin.php?m=all&q=YK1AE32S3D7123456

99 - MY 1976

http://www.saabsportugal.com/en/searchvin.php?m=all&q=99761123456
« Last Edit: 19 August 2014, 10:11:41 AM by smap »

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Re: VIN Decoder
« Reply #7 on: 10 June 2014, 09:14:44 AM »