2011 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 (not Outback)
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, V- Impreza 4 door wide body (WRX, STI?), X- SUV
This code can change yearly.

Position 6 - Engine types, varies by year. This can change yearly
Impreza/Tribeca: 6- 2.5L, 7- 2.5L turbo, 8- 2.5L high power turbo, 9- 3.6L
Legacy/Outback U.S. : A- 2.5L,  B- 2.5L not PZEV, C- 2.5L PZEV, D- 3.6L, E- 3.6L, F- 2.5L turbo,
Legacy/Outback  Canada G- 2.5L, H- 2.5L, J- 3.6L, K 2.5L turbo, L- 2.5L, M- 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
 
2.5 Plus 
Premium
Premium
Limited
C
 
2.5X Premium
Premium, AWP
Premium, AWP
2.5L - S
D
 
2.5X Premium awp
Premium, H/K audio
Premium, H/K audio
Outback Sport
E
 
2.5 Limited
Premium, moonroof
Premium, moonroof
WRX
F
7pass
2.5 Limited navigation
Premium, HK audio, AWP
Premium, HK audio, AWP
WRX - S
G
7p Ltd
2.5 Limited Plus,
Premium, awp, moonroof
Premium, awp, moonroof
SE
H
7p Ltd Nav
2.5 Limited Plus, navigation
Premium, awp, hk audio, moonroof
Premium, awp, hk audio, moonroof
STI
J
7p Ltd DVD
-
Limited, hk audio
Limited, hk audio
STI-S
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
-

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.

Position 10: Model year: B 2011, C 2012, D 2013

(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 2011 OUTBACK, made in Lafayette, Indiana
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
code
model Outback
option package code- and option
trans
starting VIN
Vin Key
BDA 2.5i 01- base 6 spd manual 4S4BRCACX B1310001
BDB 2.5i 01- base CVT 4S4BRBACX B3310001
BDC 2.5i Premium 01- base 6 spd manual 4S3BRCBCX B1310001
BDC 2.5i Premium 02- awp 6spd manual 4S4B4BCCX B1310001
BDC 2.5i Premium 03- awp, h/k audio 6spd manual 4S4BRBFCX B1310001
BDC 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof 6 spd manual 4S4BRBGCX B1310001
BDC 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, h/k audio 6 spd manual 4S4BRBHCX B1310001
BDD 2.5i Premium 01- base CVT 4S4B4BBCX B3310001
BDD 2.5i Premium 02- awp CVT 4S4BRBCCX B3310001
BDD 2.5i Premium 05-awp, hk audio CVT 4S4B4BFCX B3310001
BDD 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof CVT 4S4BRBGCX B3310001
BDD 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, hk audio CVT 4S4BRBHCX B3310001
BDF 2.5i Limited 01- base CVT 4S4BRBJCX B3310001
BDF 2.5i Limited 04- moonroof CVT 4S4B4CKCX B3310001
BDF 2.5i Limited 08- moonroof, navigation CVT 4S4BRBLCX B3310001
BDI 3.6R 01- base 5spd AT 4S4BRDACX B2310001
BDJ 3.6R Premium 01- base 5spd AT 4S4BRDGCX B2310001
BDJ 3.6R Premium 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S4BRDGCX B2310001
BDJ 3.6R Premium 07- h/k audio, moonroof 5spd AT 4S4BRDHCX B2310001
BDK 3.6R Limited 01- base 5spd AT 4S4BRDJCX B2310001
BDK 3.6R Limited 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S4BRDKCX B2310001
BDK 3.6R Limited 08- moonroof, navigation 5spd AT 4S4BRJLCX B2310001
END OUTBACK


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start 2011 Legacy, made in Lafayette, Indiana
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
code
model Legacy
option package code- option
trans
starting VIN
Vin Key
BAA 2.5i 01- base 6 spd manual 4S3BMAA6X B1210001
BAB 2.5i 01- base CVT 4S3BMGA6X B3210001
BAC 2.5i Premium 01- base 6 spd manual 4S3BMAB6X B1210001
BAC 2.5i Premium 02- awp 6spd manual 4S3BMAC6X B1210001
BAC 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof 6 spd manual 4S3BMGG6X B1210001
BAD 2.5i Premium 01- base CVT 4S3BMBB6X B3210001
BAD 2.5i Premium 02- awp CVT 4S3BMBC6X B3210001
BAD 2.5i Premium 05-awp, hk audio CVT 4S3BMBF6X B3210001
BAD 2.5i Premium 06- awp, moonroof CVT 4S3BMCG6X B3210001
BAD 2.5i Premium 09- awp, moonroof, hk audio CVT 4S3BMBH6X B3210001
BAF 2.5i Limited 01- base CVT 4S3BMBJCX B3210001
BAF 2.5i Limited 04- moonroof CVT 4S3BMBK6X B3210001
BAF 2.5i Limited 08- moonroof, navigation CVT 4S3BMBL6X B3210001
BAH 2.5GT Limited 01- base 6spd manual 4S3BMFK6X B1210001
BAH 2.5GT Limited 13- navigation 6spd manual 4S3BMKL6X B1210001
BAI 3.6R 01- base 5spd AT 4S3BMDA6X B2210001
BAJ 3.6R Premium 01- base 5spt AT 4S3BMDC6X B2210001
BAJ 3.6R Premium 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S3BMJG6X B2210001
BAJ 3.6R Premium 07- hk audio, moonroof 5spd AT 4S3BMDH6X B2210001
BAK 3.6R Limited 01-base 5spd AT 4S3BMDJ6X B2210001
BAK 3.6R Limited 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S3BMJK6X B2210001
BAK 3.6R Limited 08- moonroof, navigation 5spd AT 4S3BMDL6X B2210001
END LEGACY


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START 2011 FORESTER, made in Japan
 Information subject to change, correction, updating.
code
option pkg
Forester model 
option package code - option
transmission
starting VIN
VIN key
BFA 01 2.5X 01- base 5 spd manual JF2SHAACX BG700001
BFA 21 2.5X 21- SE (special edition) 5 spd manual JF2SHABCX BG700001
BFB 01 2.5X 01- base 4 spd AT JF2SHAACX BH700001
BFB 21 2.5X 21- SE (special edition) 4spd AT JF2SHABCX BH700001
BFE 01 2.5X Premium 01- base 5 spd manual JF2SHACCX BG700001
BFE 02 2.5X Premium 02- awp 5 spd manual JF2SHADCX BG700001
BFF 01 2.5X Premium 01- base 4spd AT JF2SHACCX BH700001
BFF 02 2.5X Premium 02- awp 4spd AT JF2SHADCX BH700001
BFF 33 2.5X Premium 33- awp, navigation 4spd At JF2SHADCX BH700001
BFI 01 2.5XT Limited 01- base 4spd AT JF2SHAECX BH700001
BFI 10 2.5XT Limited 10- navigation 4spd AT JF2SHAFCX BH700001
BFJ 01 2.5XT Touring 01- base 4spd AT JF2SHAGCX BH700001
BFJ 10 2.5XT Touring 10- navigation 4spd AT JF2SHAHCX BH700001
BFM 01 2.5 XT 01- base 4spd AT JF2SHGACX BH700001
BFN 01 2.5 XT Touring 01- base 4spd AT JF2SHGGCX BH700001
BFN 19 2.5 XT Touring 10- navigation 4spd AT JF2SHGHCX BH700001
end 2011 Forester



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START 2011 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
BTC 3.6R Premium 01- base 5spd AT 4S4WX9FDX B4400001
BTD 3.6R Limited 01- base 5spd AT 4S4WX9GDX B4400001
BTD 3.6R Limited 04- moonroof 5spd AT 4S4WX9GDX B4400001
BTD 3.6R Limited 08- moonroof, navigation, 5spd AT 4S4WX9HDX B4400001
BTD 3.6R Limited 17- moonroof, navigation, rear seat dvd 5spd AT 4S4WX9KDX B4400001
BTE 3.6R Touring 01- base 5spd AT 4S4WX9GDX B4400001
BTE 3.6R Touring 13- navigation 5spd AT 4S4WX9HDX B4400001
BTE 3.6R Touring 18- navigation, rear seat dvd 5spd AT 4S4WX9KDX B4400001
END 2011TRIBECA


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start 2011 Impreza, made in Japan
Information subject to change, correction, updating.
 
model code
option code
Impreza model
4 dr sedan option code and option
transmission
starting VIN
VIN key
BJA
01
2.5i 4dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GE6A6X BG500001
BJB
01
2.5i 4dr 01- base 4spd AT JF1GE6A6X BH500001
BJC
01
2.5i 4dr Premium 01- base 5spd manual JF1GE6B6X BG500001
BJC
11
2.5i 4dr Premium 11- Value Pkg (awp, moonroof, fog lights, audio) 5spd manual JF1GE6B6X BG500001
BJC
31
2.5i 4dr Premium 31- Value Pkg, Tom Tom navigation 5spd manual JF1GE6B6X BG500001
BJD
01
2.5i 4dr Premium 01- base 4spd AT JF1GE6B6X BH500001
BJD
11
2.5i 4dr Premium 11- Value Pkg 4spd AT JF1GE6B6X BH500001
BJD
31
2.5i 4dr Premium 31 Value Pkg, Tom Tom navigation 4spd AT JF1GE6B6X BH500001
BJN
01
WRX 4 dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GV7E6X BG500001
BJO
01
WRX 4dr Premium 01- base 5spd manual JF1GV7E6X BG500001
BJO
14
WRX 4dr Premium 14- navigation 5spd manual JF1GV7E6X BG500001
BJP
01
WRX Limited 01- base 5spd manual JF1GV7E6X BG500001
BJP
14
WRX Limited 14- navigation 5spd manual JF1GV7E6X BG500001
BJV
01
STI 01 6spd manual JF1GV8E6X BG500001
BJV
10
STI 10- navigation 6spd manual JF1GV8E6X BG500001
BJW
01
STI Limited 01- base 6spd manual JF1GV8J6X BL500001
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model code
option code
Impreza model
5door wagon option code and option
trans
starting VIN
VIN key
BLA
01
2.5i 5dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GH6A6X BG800001
BLB
01
2.5i 5dr 01- base 4spd AT JF1GH6A6X BH800001
BLC
01
2.5i 5dr Premium 01- base  5spd manual JF1GH6B6X BG800001
BLC
11
2.5i 5dr Premium 11- Value Pkg (awp, moonroof, fog lights, audio) 5spd manual JF1GH6B6X BG800001
BLC
31
2.5 5dr Premium 31- Value Pkg, Tom Tom navigation 5spd manual JF1GH6B6X BL800001
BLD
01
2.5i 5dr Premium 01- base 4spd AT JF1GH6B6X BH800001
BLD
11
2.5i 5dr Premium 11- Value Pkg 4spd AT JF1GH6B6X BH800001
BLD
31
2.5i 5dr Premium 31-  Value pkg , Tom Tom navigation 4spd AT JF1GH6B6X BH800001
BLJ
01
Outback Sport 01- base 5spd manual JF1GH6D6X BG800001
BLJ
32
Outback Sport 32- moonroof, Tom Tom navigation 5spd manual JF1GH6D6X BL800001
BLK
01
Outback Sport 01- base 4spd AT JF1GH6D6X BH800001
BLK
32
Outback Sport 32- moonroof, Tom Tom navigation 4spd AT JF1GH6D6X BL800001
BLN
01
WRX 5dr 01- base 5spd manual JF1GR7E6X BG800001
BLO
01
WRX 5dr Premium 01- base 5spd manual JF1GR7E6X BG800001
BLO
14
WRX 5dr Premium 14- navigation 5spd manual JF1GR7E6X BG800001
BLP
01
WRX 5dr Limited 01- base 5spd manual JF1GR7E6X BL800001
BLP
14
WRX 5dr Limited 14- navigation 5spd manual  JF1GR7E6X BL800001
BLV
01
STI 01- base - silver BBS wheels, fog lights 6spd manual JF1GR8H6X BL800001
BLV
10
STI 10- navigation 6spd manual JF1GR8H6X BL800001

Information subject to change, correction, updating.
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