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Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN codes)/Hyundai/VIN Codes

Hyundai's VIN formatEdit

For Model Years 2012

Position Sample Description
1 K WMI Geographic zone
2 M Manufacturer
3 H Vehicle Type
4 D VDS Model Line or Drive Type
5 H Body Type or Trim Level
6 4 Trim Level or Body Type
7 1 Restraint Systems or GVWR
8 E Engine Type
9 9 Check Digit
10 E VIS Model Year
11 U Manufacturing Plant Code
12 9 Serial Number
13 3
14 8
15 2
16 9
17 4

Hyundai WMIs (positions 1-3)Edit

  • AC5 = Hyundai Automotive South Africa (cars)
  • ADD = Hyundai Automotive South Africa (SUV)
  • KMH = Hyundai Korea (passenger vehicle)
  • KM8 = Hyundai Korea (multi-purpose vehicle)
  • KND = Hyundai Motor Group (multi-purpose vehicle)
  • MAL = Hyundai Motors India Ltd
  • NLH = Hyundai Assan (passenger cars)
  • NLJ = Hyundai Assan (minibus, van)
  • TMA = Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech
  • U6Z = Kia Motors Slovakia (ix35 only)
  • Z94 = Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus
  • ZK5 = Hyundai Automobili Italia Importazioni
  • 2HM = Hyundai Canada
  • 3H3 = Hyundai de Mexico SA de CV
  • 5NM = Hyundai USA (Multi-Passenger Vehicle) Alabama
  • 5NP = Hyundai USA (Passenger Vehicle) Alabama
  • 9?? = Hyundai Motor Brasil
  • 9?? = Caoa Montadora (old Tucson and HR trucks for Brazil only)

Geographic Zone (position 1)Edit

  • A
  • K = Asia (South Korea)
  • M = Asia (India)
  • N = Asia (Turkey)
  • T = Europe (Czech Republic)
  • U
  • Z
  • 2 = Canada
  • 3 = North America (Mexico)
  • 5 = USA
  • 9 = South America (Brazil)

Manufacturer (position 2)Edit

  • A = HMI (Hyundai Motor India)
  • C
  • D
  • H = Bromont Assembly Plant, Canada
  • K
  • L = HAOS (Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi), Turkey
  • M = HMC (Hyundai Motor Company), South Korea
  • N = HMMA (Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama), USA
  • 6
  • 9

Vehicle Type (position 3)Edit

  • A
  • B = Trailer
  • C = Special car
  • D = Recreational
  • E = Tractor
  • F = Truck, van
  • H = Passenger car, MPV, RV
  • J = Minibus, bus, semi-MPV
  • L
  • M
  • N = Truck, bus, van
  • X = Passenger car, MPV, RV
  • Y = Bus
  • Z = Truck, van
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8 = MPV

Vehicle Descriptor SectionEdit

Model Line and Drive Type (position 4)Edit

  • B = Getz
  • C = Accent 00 –
  • D = Elantra 01 –
  • E = Sonata 06 –
  • F = XG300 01, XG350 02 – 05, Azera 06 –
  • G = Genesis, 09 –
  • H = Tiburon 03 – 08, Genesis Coupe 09-
  • J = Elantra 96 – 00, Tiburon 97 – 01, Tucson 05 -
  • M = Entourage 07 –
  • N = Veracruz 07 –
  • S = Santa Fe 01 –
  • T = Veloster
  • V = Accent 97-99
  • W = Sonata 99 - 05

Vehicle Descriptor SectionEdit

Body Type or Trim Level (position 5)Edit

Body Type (96 – 00 Models except 00 Accent, incl.01 – 05 Sonata, 01 Tiburon)

  • A = 5-door hatchback
  • D = 3-door hatchback
  • E = 2-door sedan
  • F = 4-door sedan
  • G = 2-door couple
  • W = 5-door wagon

Trim Level (All 01 – 09 Models, except 01 – 05 Sonata, 01 Tiburon, incl. 00 Accent)

  • B = GL Santa Fe, 01 – 04; 3.8L Genesis, 09 –
  • C = GLS Santa Fe, 01 – 06; Limited Santa Fe, 06; SE Azera, 06 – 07; Limited Azera, 06 –; GLS Azera, 07 –; SE Entourage, 07; GLS or Limited Entourage, 07 –; 4.6L Genesis, 09 –; Elantra Touring, 09 –, Base Veloster, 12-
  • F = Base or L Accent, 00 – 04
  • G = GL or GS Accent, 00 – 04; GT Accent, 03 – 05; GLS Accent, 05; = GLS Santa Fe, 07 –
  • H = SE or Limited Santa Fe, 07
  • M = GL (Base) Tiburon, 03 – 04; GS Tiburon, 05 – 08; GL Tucson, 05 – 06; GLS Tucson, 07 –; GS Accent, 07 –
  • N = GLS Accent, 06 –; SE Accent, 07 –; GLS or GT Elantra, 01 – 06; Limited Elantra, 06; GLS Tucson, 05 – 06; LX Tucson, 05; Limited Tucson, 06 –; SE Tucson 07 –; Limited V6 Tucson, 08 –; GT Tiburon, 03 – 08; SE Tiburon, 05 – 08; GT Limited Tiburon, 06 – 08
  • T = GL Sonata, 06; GLS Sonata, 07 –
  • U = GLS (Base or L) XG300, 01; XG350, 02 – 05; GLS or LX Sonata, 06; Limited Sonata, 06 –; SE Sonata, 07 –; Limited Elantra, 07; GLS or SE Elantra, 07 –; GLS, Limited Veracruz, 07 –; SE, Veracruz, 07

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Trim Level or Body Type (position 6)Edit

Trim Level (96-00 Medels except 00 Accent, incl. 01-05, Sonata, 01 Tiburon)

  • 1 = base
  • 2 = GL
  • 3= GLS, LS, LX, or GS

Body Trim (all 01-09 Models, except 01-05 Sonata, 01 Tiburon, incl. 00 Accent)

  • 1 = wagon FWD
  • 2 = minivan (Long Coach)
  • 3 = 3 door hatchback
  • 4 = 4 door sedan
  • 5 = 5 door hatchback
  • 6 = coupe
  • 7 = wagon FWD
  • 8 = wagon

Vehicle Descriptor SectionEdit

Restraint System or GVWR (position 7)Edit

Restraint System (Passenger)

  • 1 = Active 3-point
  • 2 = Passive
  • 3 = Driver-side airbag (manual belt) passenger-side passive
  • 4 = Dual airbags (manual belts)
  • 5 = Depowered airbags
  • 6 = Advanced airbags or depowered airbags with suppression

GVWR (Multi-Purpose Vehicle)

  • 2 = GVWR Class C (4,001-5,000 lbs)
  • 3 = GVWR Class D (5,001-6,000 lbs)

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Engine Type (position 8)Edit

  • B = 1975 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Tucson, 05 -, 2351 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Santa Fe, 01 - 04
  • C = 1599 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Accent, 01 -, 2359 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Sonata, 06 -, 3778 cc DOHC V6. Veracruz, 07 -; 1591 cc DOHC 4 cyl. FFV (E22/E100) HB20 12-,
  • D = 1975 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Elantra, 01-, 1975 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Tiburon, 03 – 08, 2656 cc DOHC V6 Santa Fe, 01 -, 2656 cc DOHC V6 Tucson, 05 -, 2972 cc DOHC V6 XG300, 01 –, 3342 cc DOHC V6 Azera, 07I30 13-; 1998 cc DOHC 4 cyl. FFV (E22/E100) Tucson/IX35 12-,1591 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Veloster.
  • E = 3497 cc DOHC V6 XG350, 02 - 05, 3497 cc DOHC V6 Santa Fe, 03 - 06, 3342 cc DOHC V6 Santa Fe, 07 -, 3778 cc DOHC V6 Genesis, 09 –
  • F = 1975 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Accent, 97 – 01, 1975 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Accent, 99 - 00, 2656 cc DOHC V6 Tiburon, 03 - 08, 3342 cc DOHC V6 Sonata, 06 -, 3778 cc DOHC V6 Azera, 06 -, 4627 cc DOHC V8 Genesis, 09 -
  • G = 1495 cc SOHC 4 cyl. Accent, 00 - 02
  • H = 2656 cc DOHC V6 Sonata, 02 - 05
  • L = 1349 cc SOHC 4 Accent, 97-98
  • S = 2351 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Sonata, 99 - 05
  • V = 2493 cc DOHC V6 Sonata, 99 - 01
  • 3 = 3778 cc DOHC V6 Entourage, 07 -
  • M = Sonata 1999 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Tucson, 05 -, 2351 cc DOHC 4 cyl. Santa Fe, 01 - 04

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Manufacturing Plant Code (position 11)Edit

  • A = Asan, Korea
  • B = Bromont, Canada (2HM) / Gabarone, Botswana (KMH) / Anapolis, Goiás, Brazil (Caoa Montadora plant)
  • C = Changwon, Korea. Cheonju, Korea
  • H = Montgomery, Alabama, USA
  • J = Nošovice, Czech Republic (TMA) / East London, South Africa (AC5/ADD)
  • K = Gwangju, Korea (Kia plant)
  • L = Žilina, Slovakia (Kia plant)
  • M = Chennai, India
  • P = Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil (Hyundai Motor Brasil plant)
  • R = Sankt Petersburg, Russia
  • U = Ulsan, Korea
  • W = Los Angeles, USA
  • Z = İzmit, Turkey
  • 5 = Osnabrück, Germany (Karmann, KNA) / Žilina, Slovakia (Kia plant, KNE)
  • 6 = Sohari, Korea

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