Find Out How to Decode Suzuki VIN Numbers

Dec 16, 2019

VIN number is a unique code which gives comprehensive information about each vehicle. Knowing the VIN of the Suzuki, you can find out when and where it was manufactured, what engine and transmission it has, and find out if it has ever been reported a lemon. Every car shopper considering a used Suzuki should use Suzuki VIN decoder to ensure that the vehicle doesn’t have any hidden issues.

The Suzuki VIN lookup service will empower you with essential information about the Suzuki that will help you make the right choice.

How to locate the Suzuki VIN plate?

A VIN number is very easy to locate. In most Suzuki models it is found on the driver-side dashboard. Here are some other places where it can be found:

- on the door frame

- on the door post

- on the engine

- in the wheel arch

- on the steering wheel or on the steering column

- on the Suzuki title/registration.

 

 

What does each character of your Suzuki VIN number mean?

1. The first digit of Suzuki VIN numbers identifies the manufacturing country.

J

K

2

Japan

Korea

Canada

 

2. The second letter is used to identify the vehicle manufacturer.

L

S

Suzuki

Suzuki

 

3. The third number of Suzuki VIN numbers represents the vehicle type.

2

3

4

5

Passenger Car

Multi-Purpose Vehicle

Truck

Passenger Car

 

4.The fourth letter of the Suzuki VIN number reveals the vehicle line.

A

D

G

J

L

R

T

Swift

XL-7

Esteem

Samurai

/ Forenza

/ Reno

X-90

Aerio

Sidekick

/ Grand Vitara

/ XL-7

/ Vitara

/ Swift + (Canada)

V

Y

 

Verona

SX4

 

 

5. The fifth letter represents the body type and restraint system of the Suzuki.

Aerio

Esteem

Swift

A

B

C

D

4-Door Sedan/Dual Front Air Bags (FWD)

4-Door Sedan/Dual Front Air Bags (AWD)

4-Door Hatchback/Dual Front Air Bags

(FWD)

4-Door Hatchback/Dual Front Air Bags

(AWD)

B • 4-Door Sedan/Dual Front Air Bags

A • 2-Door Hatchback/Manual Belts

B • 2-Door Hatchback/Dual Air Bags

B • 4-Door Hatchback/Manual Belts

C • 2-Door Hatchback/Automatic Belts

D • 4-Door Hatchback/Automatic Belts

E • 4-Door Sedan/Automatic Belts

 

5. The fifth character is used to identify the Suzuki series (in Forenza, Reno, Swift +, Verona).

D

J

M

Forenza S

/ Reno S

/ Verona

Forenza EX, LX

/ Reno EX, LX

/Swift +

/ Verona LX, S

Swift +

/ Verona EX

 

5. The fifth character can also be used to identify line and body type (in SX4).

A

B

C

4-Door Hatchback 2WD

4-Door Hatchback 4WD

4-Door Sedan 4WD

 

6. The sixth digit in Esteem, Swift, Aerio, SX4 identifies the engine.

1

2

3

4

6

1.6L 4Cyl.

/ 1.0L 3Cyl.

1.3L 4Cyl.

1.3L 4Cyl.

/ 1.6L 4Cyl.

1.0L 3Cyl.

/ 1.8L 4Cyl.

/ 2.0L 4Cyl.

2.3L 4Cyl.

 

6. The sixth digit in Forenza, Reno, Swift +, Verona represents the body style.

 

5

6

8

4-Door Sedan

4-Door Hatchback

4-Door Wagon

 

6. The sixth digit in the XL-7S identifies the series/grade.

1

2

3

4

5

7

9

Base 2 Row

Base 3 Row

Luxury 2 Row

Luxury 3 Row

Luxury 3Row +DVD

Limited DVD

Limited Platinum

 

7.The seventh character of the Suzuki VINs represents the design sequence.

1

2

4

Original Design

/ Design SX4

Original Design

Original Design

 

8. The seventh character in Forenza, Reno, Swift +, Verona identifies the restraint system.

2

6

Dual Air Bags

Dual Front, Front Side Air Bags

 

9. This letter represents the body style.

Aerio

Esteem

Swift

Truck

H • Hatchback

S • Sedan

S • Sedan

W • Wagon

H • 2-Door Hatchback

S • Sedan

C • Canvas Top

S • T-Bar Top

T • Truck

V • Hardtop

 

10. The eighth digit can also represent the series and grade.

Grand Vitara

1

3

4

5

7

Base

Premium

XSport

Luxury

Luxury

 

SX4

1

2

3

5

7

Base (C)

Base (C)

Base (US)

Sport

Touring

 

11. The eighth digit identifies the Suzuki engine.

Forenza, Reno, Swift +,Verona, XL-7

6

7

L

Z

1.6L 4Cyl.

2.0L 4Cyl.

/3.6L 6Cyl.

2.5L 6Cyl.

2.0L 4Cyl.

12. VIN Check Digit

13. The tenth character of the Suzuki VIN tells when the vehicle was manufcatured.

D

E

F

G

H

J

K

L

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

M

N

P

R

S

T

V

W

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

X

Y

1

2

3

4

5

6

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

7

8

 

2007

2008

 

 

14.The eleventh character represents the assembly plant where the Suzuki was manufactured.

B

K

4

5

6

Korea

Korea

Japan

Japan

Canada

 

12-17. Serial number

What can VINs of older Suzuki tell?

Prior to 1981, Suzuki used shorter-than-17-digit VIN codes, most commonly 10-digit. However, older VINs didn’t provide information about the vehicle ownership and history of accidents, but were used to identify the vehicle’s make, model, engine and year.