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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

P3-1617-Type approval, labels, vehicles for Saudi Arabia

The illustration is schematic - details may vary depending on market and model.

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 A/C system.
Label for parking heater.
Decal for engine code and the engine's serial number.
Label for engine oil.
Decal for gearbox type designation and serial number.
Manual gearbox
Automatic gearbox
Decal for the 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 decal is positioned on the door pillar, and will be visible when the left-hand 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 locations in the car. The information that applies to your particular car can be found on the decal on the car.

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