2010 SUBARU SERIAL NUMBER VIN DE-CODER, READ YOUR VEHICLE'S VIN

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The current VIN is 17 characters long.  This system started in 1981. Prior to that, VINs varied in length from 11 to 17 characters.

Where is it located: Left front corner of dashboard, driver's door jam, various body panels and engine components, on your registration and title

A code's specific meaning may be different on a yearly basis but the position remains the same.
 

 VIN example
4
S
3
B
E
6
3
5
X
3
6
2
0
0
0
0
1
position #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12-17
means
manufacturer's code
line body engine model/trim
restraint systems
check digit year
factory and
transmission
sequential production number

Positions 1-2-3 Manufacturer ID code.
1: country code. J is Japan, 1 or 4 is USA, (2 is Canada, 3 Mexico, K Korea, S England, W Germany, Z Italy etc)
2. manufacturer. F is Fuji Heavy Industries (A is Audi, B BMW, C Chrysler, F Ord, G GM, H Honda, S Subaru, V VW etc)
3. Vehicle type or manufacturing division

JF1, JF2  is FHI Fugi Heavy Industry passenger vehicle, made in Japan
4S3 is a SIA Subaru-Indiana factory passenger vehicle (Legacy)
4S4 is a SIA Subaru-Indiana factory MPV/SUV multi purpose vehicle- Outback and Tribeca

Position 4 model ie line or model type, ie. what product line.
B is Legacy and Outback, G is Impreza, S is Forester, W is Tribeca

Position 5- body  what kind of body
E- Impreza 4 door sedan, H- Forester or Impreza 5 door wagon, M- Legacy sedan,  R- Outback wagon, X- SUV
This code can change yearly.

Position 6 - Engine types, varies by year. This can change yearly
6- 2.5L, 7- 2.5L turbo, 8- 2.5L high power turbo, 9- 3.6L

Position 7 - model type and trim. First, you have to know the model, then you can decipher the correct trim.
number
Tribeca
Forester
Legacy
Outback
Impreza
A
-
2.5X
base
base
2.5L 
B
-
2.5XS
Premium
Premium
Limited
C
-
2.5X Premium
Prm, AWP
Prm, AWP
2.5L - S
D
-
2.5X Limited
Prm, H/K audio
Prm, H/K audio
Outback Sport
E
-
2.5 XT
Prm, moonroof
Prm, moonroof
2.5GT
F
7pass
2.5 XT Limited
Prm, HK audio, AWP
Prm, HK audio, AWP
2.5GT - S
G
7p Ltd
-
Prm, awp, moonroof
Prm, awp, moonroof
WRX- SS
H
7p Ltd Nav
-
Prm, awp, hk audio, moonroof
Prm, awp, hk audio, moonroof
-
J
7p Ltd DVD
-
Limited, hk audio
Limited, hk audio
-
K
7P Ltd Nav/DVD
-
Limited, hk audio, moonroof
Limited, hk audio, moonroof
-
L
-
-
Limited, moonroof, Nav
Limited, moonroof, Nav
-
M
-
-
Limited, moonroof, Nav
Limited, moonroof, Nav
-

Position 8 is the restraint system based on GVWR.
6- manual seat belts with dual front and dual side airbags, front/rear curtain airbags (except Outback).
C: Class C (4001-5000lbs) MPV manual seat belts with dual front and dual side airbags, front/rear curtain airbags (Outback)
D: Class D (GVWR 5001-6000lbs) manual seat belts with dual front and dual side airbags, front/rear curtain airbags

Position 9: check digit. A mathamatical formula that takes all the other characters in the VIN and comes up with a value of 0-9 or X, thus ensuring accuracy. I have no idea how this works. It's a mystery.

Position 10: Model year: A 2010, B 2011, C 2012...

(J is 1988, K is 1989, L 1990, M 1991, N 1992, P 1993, R 1994, S 1995, T 1996, V 1997, W 1998, X 1999, Y 2000, 1 2001, 2 2002, 3 2003,
4 2004, 5 2005, 6 2006, 7 2007, 8 2008, 9 2009)

Position 11- Manufacturing plant and Transmission: can vary by year
 
SIA (US Built)- 
1: 6spd manual trans
2: 5 spd automatic
3: CVT
4: 5spd automatic
FHI (Japan built) 
G: 5spd manual 
H: 4 spd automatic 
L: 6 spd manual

Position 12-17- sequential production numbers. Changes yearly, based on the model
210001  and up- Legacy sedan; 
310001 and up - Outback wagon 
400001 and up- Tribeca
500001 and up- Impreza 4 door sedan 
700001 and up- Forester
800001 and up- Impreza 5door wagon
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START 2010 OUTBACK, made in Lafayette, Indiana
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
code
model Outback
option package code and option
trans
starting VIN
Vin Key
ADA 2.5i 01- base 6 spd manual 4S4BRCACX A1310001
ADB 2.5i 01- base CVT 4S4BRBACX A3310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 01- base 6 spd manual 4S4BRBBCX A1310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 02- all weather pkg 6spd manual 4S4B4BCCX A1310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 03- h/k audio 6spd manual 4S4BRBDCX A1310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 04- moonroof 6 spd manual 4S4BRBECX A1310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 05- awp, h/k audio 6 spd manual 4S4B4BFCX A1310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof 6 spd manual 4S4BRBGCX A1310001
ADC 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, h/k audio 6 spd manual 4S4BRBHCX A1310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 01- base CVT 4S4B4BBCX A3310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 02- awp CVT 4S4BRBCCX A3310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 03- h/k audio CVT 4S4BRCDCX A3310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 04- moonroof CVT 4S4B4BFCX A3310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 05-awp, hk audio CVT 4S4B4BFCX A3310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof CVT 4S4BRBGCX A3310001
ADD 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, hk audio CVT S4SBRBHCX A3310001
ADF 2.5i Limited 01- base CVT 4S4BRBJCX A3310001
ADF 2.5i Limited 04- moonroof CVT 4S4B4CKCX A3310001
ADF 2.5i Limited 08- moonroof, navigation CVT 4S4BRBLCX A3100001
ADI 3.6R 01- base 5spd AT 4S4BRDACX A2310001
ADJ 3.6R Premium 01- base 5spd AT 4S4BR3GCX A2310001
ADJ 3.6R Premium 03- hk audio 5spd AT 4S4BRDFCX A2310001
ADJ 3.6R Premium 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S4BREGCX A2310001
ADJ 3.6R Premium 07- h/k audio, moonroof 5spd AT 4S4BRDHCX A2310001
ADK 3.6R Limited 01- base 5spd AT 4S4BRDJCX A2310001
ADK 3.6R Limited 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S4BRDKCX A2310001
ADK 3.6R Limited 08- moonroof, navigation 5spd AT 4S4BRDLCX A2310001
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start 2010 Legacy, made in Lafayette, Indiana
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
code
model Legacy
option package code and option
trans
starting VIN
Vin Key
AAA 2.5i 01- base 6 spd manual 4S3BMAA6X A1210001
AAB 2.5i 01- base CVT 4S3BMBA6X A3210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 01- base 6 spd manual 4S3BRAB6X A1210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 02- all weather pkg 6spd manual 4S3B4AC6X A1210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 03- h/k audio 6spd manual 4S3BMAD6X A1210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 04- moonroof 6 spd manual 4S3BMAE6X A1210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 05- awp, h/k audio 6 spd manual 4S3BMAF6X A1210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof 6 spd manual 4S3BMAG6X A1210001
AAC 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, h/k audio 6 spd manual 4S3BMAH6X A1210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 01- base CVT 4S3BMBB6X A3210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 02- awp CVT 4S3BMBC6X A3210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 03- h/k audio CVT 4S3BMBD6X A3210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 04- moonroof CVT 4S3BMBE6X A3210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 05-awp, hk audio CVT 4S3BMBF6X A3210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof CVT 4S3BMGG6X A3210001
AAD 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, hk audio CVT 4S3BMBH6X A3210001
AAF 2.5i Limited 01- base CVT 4S4BRBJCX A3310001
AAF 2.5i Limited 04- moonroof CVT 4S3BMBJ6X A3310001
AAF 2.5i Limited 08- moonroof, navigation CVT 4S3BMCL6X A3210001
AAG 2.5GT Premium 01- base 6spd manual 4S3BMFC6X A1210001
AAG 2.5GT Premium 03- hk audio 6spd manual 4S3BMFF6X A1210001
AAG 2.5GT Premium 04- moonroof 6spd manual 4S3BMFG6X A1210001
AAG 2.5GT Premium 07- hk audio, moonroof 6spd manual 4S3BMFH6X A1210001
AAH 2.5GT Limited 01- base 6spd manual 4S3BMFI6X A1210001
AAH 2.5GT Limited 04- moonroof 6spd manual 4S3BMDK6X A1210001
AAH 2.5GT Limited 08- moonroof, navigation 6spd manual 4S3BMFL6X A1210001
AAI 3.6R 01- base 5spd AT 4S3BMDA6X A2210001
AAJ 3.6R Premium 03- hk audio 5spd AT 4S3BMDF6X A2210001
AAJ 3.6R Premium 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S3BMDG6X A2210001
AAJ 3.6R Premium 07- hk audio, moonroof 5spd AT 4S3BMDH6X A2210001
AAK 3.6R Limited 01-base 5spd AT 4S3BMEJ6X A2210001
AAK 3.6R Limited 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S3BMJK6X A2210001
AAK 3.6R Limited 08- moonroof, navigation 5spd AT 4S3BMJL6X A2210001
END LEGACY


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START 2010 FORESTER, made in Japan
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
code
Forester model 
option package code and option
transmission
starting VIN
VIN key
AFA 2.5X 01- base 5 spd manual JF2SH6ACX AG700001
AFB 2.5X 01- base 4 spd AT JF2SH6ACX AH700001
AFE 2.5X Premium 01- base 5 spd manual JF2SH6CCX AG700001
AFE 2.5X Premium 02- awp 5 spd manual JF2SH6CCX AG700001
AFF 2.5X Premium 01- base 4spd AT JF2SH6CCX AH700001
AFF 2.5X Premium 02- awp 4spd AT JF2SH6CCX AH700001
AFI 2.5X Limited 01- base 4spd AT JF2SH6DCX AH700001
AFI 2.5X Limited 10- navigation, 21- nav w convenience pkg 4spd AT JF2SH6DCX AH700001
AFM 2.5 XT 01- base 4spd AT JF2SH6ECX AH700001
AFN 2.5 XT Limited 01- base 4spd AT JF2SH6FCX AH700001
AFN 2.5 XT Limited 1- navigation 4spd AT JF2SH6FCX AH700001
end 2010 Forester


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START 2010 TRIBECA, made in Lafayette, Indiana
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
model code
Tribeca model
option package code and option
transmission
starting VIN
VIN key
ATC 3.6R Premium 01- base 5spd AT 4S4WX9FDX A4400001
ATD 3.6R Limited 01- base 5spd AT 4S4WX9GDX A4400001
ATD 3.6R Limited 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S4WX9GDX A4400001
ATD 3.6R Limited 08- moonroof, navigation, 5spd AT 4S4WX9HDX A4400001
ATD 3.6R Limited 17- moonroof, navigation, rear seat dvd 5spd AT 4S4WX9KDX A4400001
ATE 3.6R Touring 01- base 5spd AT 4S4WX9GDX A4400001
ATE 3.6R Touring 13- navigation 5spd AT 4S4WX9HDX A4400001
ATE 3.6R Touring 18- navigation, rear seat dvd 5spd AT 4S4WX9KDX A4400001
END 2010 TRIBECA


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start 2010 Impreza, made in Japan
Information subject to change, correction, updating.
model code
Impreza model
4 dr sedan option code and option
transmission
starting VIN
VIN key
AJA 2.5i 4dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GE6A6X AG500001
AJB 2.5i 4dr 01- base 4spd AT JF1GE6A6X AH500001
AJC 2.5i 4dr Premium 01- base 5spd manual JF1GE6B6X AG500001
AJC 2.5i 4dr Premium 11- SE  awp, moonroof, fog lights, audio 5spd manual JF1GE6B6X AG500001
AJD 2.5i 4dr Premium 01- base 4spd AT JF1GE6B6X AH500001
AJD 2.5i 4dr Premium 11- SE  awp, moonroof, fog lights, audio 4spd AT JF1GE6B6X AH500001
AJD 2.5i 4dr Premium 12- navigation, moonroof 4spd AT JF1GE6B6X AH500001
AJM GT 4dr 01- base 4spd AT JF1GE7E6X AG500001
AJN WRX 4 dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GE7G6X AG500001
AJO WRX 4dr Premium 01- base 5spd manual JF1GE7G6X AG500001
AJO WRX 4dr Premium 11- navigation 5spd manual JF1GE7G6X AG500001
model code
Impreza model
5door wagon option code and option
trans
starting VIN
VIN key
ALA 2.5i 5dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GH6A6X AG800001
ALB 2.5i 5dr 01- base 4spd AT JF1GH6A6X AH800001
ALC 2.5i 5dr Premium 01- base  5spd manual JF1GH6B6X AG800001
ALC 2.5i 5dr Premium 11- SE awp, moonroof, fog lights, audio 5spd manual JF1GH6B6X AG800001
ALD 2.5i 5dr Premium 01- base 4spd AT JF1GH6B6X AH800001
ALD 2.5i 5dr Premium 11- SE awp, moonroof, fog lights, audio 4spd AT JF1GH6B6X AH800001
ALD 2.5i 5dr Premium 12- navigation, moonroof 4spd AT JF1GH6B6X AH800001
ALJ Outback Sport 01- base 5spd manual JF1GH6D6X AG800001
ALK Outback Sport 01- base 4spd AT JF1GE6D6X AH800001
ALM GT 5dr 01- base 4spd AT JF1GH7E6X AH800001
ALN WRX 5dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GH7G6X AG800001
ALO WRX 5dr Premium 01- base 5spd manual JF1GH7G6X AG800001
ALO WRX 5dr Premium 14- navigation 5spd manual JF1GH7G6X AG800001
ALV STI 01- base 5spd manual JF1GR8H6X AL800001
ALV STI 15- silver BBS wheels, fog lights 5spd manual JF1GR8H6X AL800001
ALV STI 25- gold BBS wheels, fog lights 5spd manual JF1GR8H6X AL800001
ALV STI 16- silver BBS wheels, fog lights, navigation 5spd manual JF1GR8H6X AL800001
ALV STI 26- gold BBS wheels, fog lights, navigation 5spd manual JF1GR8H6X AL800001
ALU STI SE 01- base 5spd manual JF1GRBH6X AL800001

Information subject to change, correction, updating.
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