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Type designations

Updated 7/23/2018

Type designation, vehicle identification number, etc., i.e. information unique to the car, can be read on a label in the car.

Label location


Knowing the car's type designation, vehicle identification and engine numbers can facilitate all contact with an authorised Volvo dealer regarding the car and when ordering spare parts and accessories.

Label for parking heater.
Engine code and engine serial number.
Label for engine oil.
Gearbox type designation and serial number.
Manual gearbox
Automatic gearbox
Car's identification number. (VIN Vehicle Identification Number)
Certification label. Type designation, vehicle identification number, maximum permissible weights, codes for colour and type approval number. The label is visible when the left front door is opened.


It is not intended that the decals illustrated in the owner's manual should be exact replicas of those in the car. They are included to show their approximate appearance and location in the car. The information that applies to your particular car is available on the respective decals for your car.

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