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If I look at VINs of T5e V60s, all 2015.5 models, they all start:

YV140ME
1234567 (1-3 = manufacturer), (4 = platform?), (5 = body?), (6-7 = engine?)

Position 8 appears to denote trim level (K = premier; M = platinum) ...

What does position 9 represent and what are valid values there? I have seen 0, 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. Is it a check code? How calculated?

For MY15.5 it appears position 10 is Year (F = 2015.5) 11 is Manufacturing Plant (1 = Belgium?) and 12+ are run number.

Is that basically right? The information here on wikibooks is out of date.
 

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If I look at VINs of T5e V60s, all 2015.5 models, they all start:

YV140ME
1234567 (1-3 = manufacturer), (4 = platform?), (5 = body?), (6-7 = engine?)

Position 8 appears to denote trim level (K = premier; M = platinum) ...

What does position 9 represent and what are valid values there? I have seen 0, 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. Is it a check code? How calculated?

For MY15.5 it appears position 10 is Year (F = 2015.5) 11 is Manufacturing Plant (1 = Belgium?) and 12+ are run number.

Is that basically right? The information here on wikibooks is out of date.
Hi. Here is how a MY15.5 V60 VIN breaks down:

Pos 1-3 Manufacturer code (YV is for Volvo made in Sweden or Belgium), 1 is for sedans/wagons, 4 for XC cars (XC60/XC70/XC90)
Pos 4-5 Engine version
Pos 6 Emission code (i.e. 0=SULEV+, 2=ULEV2, M=ULEV2 w/ Stop/Start, etc)
Pos 7 Vehicle series (i.e. M=V60 FWD, S=V60 AWD, H=V60CC AWD, etc)
Pos 8 Trim Level (i.e. K=Premier non R-design, M=Platinum non R-design, S=Platinum R-design)
Pos 9 Check digit (0-9 and X)
Pos 10 Model year code (in your case it is F)
Pos 11 Factory code (i.e. 1=Torslanda, 2=Ghent, B=Chengdu, etc)
Pos 12-17 Serial number (chassis)

Hope this helps.
 

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Thank you Grecian. That did help. As a follow-up, is the only way to determine options/packages installed at the factory by querying a database only available through Volvo and Volvo franchise dealers?
 

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Thank you Grecian. That did help. As a follow-up, is the only way to determine options/packages installed at the factory by querying a database only available through Volvo and Volvo franchise dealers?
You are welcome and that is correct.
 

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I guess you didn't see my OP where I pointed out that wikibooks has incorrect information.
 

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I misread it, you are right. Some of the wiki info matched up with my Thai VIN. Hope you get all the info you are looking for.
 
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