What information can Saturn VIN number reveal about your car?

Dec 16, 2019

The VIN code is a unique number assigned to every vehicle. It is used to identify the car and to find out essential information about it, including its model, year, engine, restraint system, and many more. There are many Saturn VIN lookup tools which can help car buyers make the right choice. VIN check service is valuable for many reasons, and it is a must step for all car buyers. One of the most important reasons is to determine if the Saturn has been reported a lemon or was involved in a collision.

Use our Saturn VIN decoder to learn more about your car or about the car you are considering.

How to locate the Saturn VIN plate?

Below are some of the most common places to look for Saturn VIN plate:

- the top left side of the dashboard

- on the door frame/door post

- on the engine

- on the steering wheel or column

- in the Saturn title, registration, owner’s manual

What does each character of your Saturn VIN number mean?

1. The 1st character of the Saturn VIN number identifies the manufacturing country of the vehicle.

1

3

5

W

U.S.A.

Mexico

U.S.A.

Germany

 

2. The 2nd character is used to identify the Saturn manufacturer.

0

G

Opel

GeneralMotors

 

3. The 3d character represents the division or vehicle type.

8

S

Z

Saturn (PassengerCar)

Saturn (MultiPurposeVehicle)

Saturn (MultiPurposeVehicle)

 

4. The 4th character identifies MPV GVWR and brake system of the vehicle.

C

D

E

4001-5000 Hydraulic

5001-6000 Hydraulic

6001-7000 Hydraulic

 

4-6. The 4th to 6th characters tell the car line, series and bodystyle.

AF5

AG5

AJ5

AK5

AL5

AM1

AN1

ION 1, 4-Door Sedan, Man Trans

ION 1, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

ION 2, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

ION 3, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

ION 3, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

ION 2, 4-Door Coupe, ManTrans

ION 2, 4-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

AR6

AT2

AT6

AV1

AW1

AY1

AZ5

Astra XE, 4-Door Hatchback

Astra XR, 2-Door Hatchback

Astra XR, 4-Door Hatchback

ION 3, 4-Door Coupe, ManTrans

ION 3, 4-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

ION RedLine, 4-Door Coupe, ManTrans

ION 2, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

JC5

JC8

JD5

JD8

JL5

JL8

JR5

L300, 4-Door Sedan

L300, 4-Door Wagon

L300, 4-Door Sedan

L300, 4-Door Wagon

L300, 4-Door Sedan

L300, 4-Door Wagon

L100, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

/ LS, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

JS5

JT5

JT8

JU5

JU8

JW5

JW8

L100, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

/ LS, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

L200, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

/ LS1, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

LW200, 4-Door Wagon, ManTrans

L200, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

/ LS1, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

LW1, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

/ LW200, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

L300, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

/ LS2, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

LW300, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

/ LW2, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

MB3

MC3

MF3

MG3

ZE1

ZF1

ZF5

Sky, 2-Door Convertible

Sky, 2-Door convertible

SkyRedLine, 2-Door Convertible

SkyRedLine, 2-Door Convertible

SC1, 2-Door Coupe, ManTrans

SC1, 2-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

SL, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

ZG1

ZG5

ZG8

ZH1

ZH5

ZH8

ZJ5

SC, 2-Door Coupe, ManTrans

/ SC2, 2-Door Coupe, ManTrans

SL1, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

SW1, 4-Door Wagon, ManTrans

SC, 2-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

/ SC2, 2-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

SL1, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

SW1, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

SL2, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

ZJ8

ZK5

ZK8

ZN1

ZN8

ZP1

ZR1

SW2, 4-Door Wagon, ManTrans

SL2, Four-Door Sedan, Auto Trans

SW2, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

SC1, 3-Door Coupe, ManTrans

SW2, 4-Door Wagon, AutoTrans

SC1, 3-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

SC2, 3-Door Coupe, ManTrans

ZR5

ZS5

ZV5

ZY1

 

AuraHybrid, 4-Door Sedan

Aura XE, 4-Door Sedan

/ SL, 4-Door Sedan, ManTrans

Aura XR, 4-Door Sedan

SC2, 3-Door Coupe, AutoTrans

 

 

7.The 7th character of the Saturn VIN in passenger cars identifies the restraint system.

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

DualFrontAirBags w/ManualBelts

DualFrontAirBags w/ManualBelts

DualFront, Side&HeadCurtainAirbags

w/ManualBelts

DualFront, SideAirBags w/ManualBelts

/ AutomaticBelts

/ DualFront&HeadCurtainAirbags

w/ManualBelts

DriverAirBag w/AutomaticBelts / DualFrontAirbags w/ManualBelts&

PassengerSensor

DualFront, Side&HeadCurtainAirbags

w/ManualBelts&PassengerSensor

DualFront&HeadCurtainAirbags

w/ManualBelts&PassengerSensor

 

8. The 8th character is for the engine type of the Saturn.

Passenger Car:

1

5

7

8

9

B

F

1.8L 4Cyl

2.4L 4Cyl Hybrid

1.9L 4Cyl

/ 3.6L V6

1.9L 4Cyl

1.9L 4Cyl

2.4L 4Cyl

2.2L 4Cyl

N

P

R

X

 

3.5L V6

2.0L 4Cyl Supercharged

3.0L V6

2.0L 4Cyl Turbocharged

 

 

Multi Purpose Vehicle:

1

4

7

B

D

L

N

P

Z

3.9L V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

3.0L V6

2.2L 4Cyl

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

2.4L 4Cyl

2.4L 4Cyl Hybrid

 

9. The 9th character is called VIN check digit.

10. The 10th character represents the model year of the Saturn.

M

N

P

R

S

T

V

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

W

X

Y

1

2

3

4

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

5

6

7

8

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

 

 

11. The 11th character is assembly plant code.

5

D

F

J

S

Y

Z

Antwerp, Belgium

Doraville, GA

Fairfax, KS

Jansville, WI

Springhill, TN

/ Ramos Arizpe, MEX

Wilmington, DE

Springhill, TN

 

12-17. The 12th to 17th characters make up the serial number of the Saturn.