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Identification numbers and information labels

Identification number of the car (VIN)

The most important information on a vehicle contains in identification number (VIN). VIN it is beaten out on шильде, fixed on the panel of devices at the left under a windscreen.

Шильда with VIN under a windscreen

Besides, VIN is present at the certified label fixed on a driver's door, and it is beaten out on a beam of a frame of the car under a threshold of a door of the forward passenger.

Certified label

VIN also it is beaten out on a beam of a frame of the car under a threshold of the right forward door

VIN it is used for identification of the car and it can be useful at acquisition of spare parts. The manufacturer adheres to the international standards, therefore VIN consists of 17 signs and has the following structure (on an example of petrol models):

KNA JA 55 3 5 R 5 XXXXXX
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Begins VIN with the international code of the manufacturer (World Manufacturer Identifier) which settles down on the first position and consists of three signs.

The letter To means the country of the company-manufacturer (Korea), N serves for a designation of mark of the car (KIA), the third letter in the international code of the manufacturer specifies in a car category, where:

A — the Car

C — the Truck

D — Off-road cars and other vehicles falling under categories SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and MPV (Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle)

E — the Cars intended for the European market

H — Minibuses

J — the Car (Ford)

It is necessary to notice that cars KIA of the Russian assemblage, in particular production of the company of Joint-Stock Company "áóÔ«Ô«Ó", have other international code - Х4Х. By the way, the appendix #2 to «approval of type of a vehicle» (the document describing marks of the car) establishes following locations of a VIN-code: on the tablet of the manufacturer; in a luggage space, on a vertical wall in a niche of fastening of a jack; on a forward part of a frame on the right side.

The second position (that is following two signs) serves for a designation of type of a vehicle. For example, JA = KIA Sportage, FA = KIA Sephia, etc.

The third position (the sixth and seventh signs) specifies in a variant of execution of a body. Concerning KIA Sportage they can be the following:

52 — Five-door Versatile person Grand

53Dvuhdvernyj SUV

54 — the Cabriolet

55, 56 — the Five-door Versatile person

After body type (the fourth position) there is an engine coding, where

1 — SOHC 2000 sm3 on этилированном gasoline

2 — SOHC 2000 sm3 on неэтилированном gasoline

3,4,5 — DOHC 2000 sm3 on неэтилированном gasoline

The fifth position (the ninth sign) declares type of transmission and a variant of execution of a transmission.

Further, on the sixth position, there is a sign on instructions of year of release of the car: system «industrial chronology» at KIA differs nothing from other automobile manufacturers:

R — 1994

S — 1995

T — 1996

V — 1997

W — 1998

X — 1999

Y — 2000

1 — 2001

2 — 2002

On a letter standing on the seventh position it is possible to define a place of manufacturing and the market of realisation of the car:

A — Asan, for realisation in home market

S — Soari, for realisation in home market

5 — Asan, an export variant

6 — Soari, an export variant

K — Asia

Closes a VIN-code, by tradition, a six-place serial number of a product.

Body number

Number bodies (chassis) is beaten out on a back partition of an impellent compartment.

Body number

Information label of systems of decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases (VECI)

On the information label of systems of decrease in the fulfilled gases fixed under a cowl (VECI) the scheme of a lining of corresponding vacuum hoses (Control systems of the engine and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases more in detail see) is resulted also.

Label VECI

Label with the standard data under weight characteristics, safe loads and standard sizes and pressure of a rating of tyres

The label is pasted in the bottom part of a back rack of a driver's door.

Label with the information under weight characteristics, standard sizes and pressure of a rating of tyres

Identification number of the engine

Identification number on the petrol engine.
Identification number on the diesel engine.