Pontiac VIN decoder

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From position 1 to 3 of the number is the factory identification code (WMI):

1G2 PONTIAC USA

1GM PONTIAC USA

1NP PONTIAC USA

2G1 PONTIAC Canada

2G2 PONTIAC Canada

3G2 PONTIAC Mexico

3G7 Pontiac Mexico

5Y2 PONTIAC USA

6G2 PONTIAC Australia

KL2 PONTIAC Korea

From 4 to 5 positions of the number – the model and performance:

B_ – Parisienne (1983…1986)

B_ – Safari (1987…1989)

FS – Firebird

FV – Firebird Formula / Trans Am

HX – Bonneville SE

HY – Bonneville SLE

HZ – Bonneville SSEi

JB – Sunfire

NE – Grand Am SE

NF – Grand Am SE1

NG – Grand Am SE2

NV – Grand Am GT1

NW – Grand Am GT

SL – Vibe

SM – Vibe AWD

SN – Vibe GT

VX – GTO

WJ – Grand Prix SE

WK – Grand Prix SE1

WP – Grand Prix GT

WR – Grand Prix GTP

The 6th item is the body type:

1 – coupe, 2 doors

2 – sedan, 2 doors

3 – convertible, 2 doors

5 – sedan, 4 doors

6 – sedan-hatchback, 4 doors

8 – station wagon, 5 doors / hatchback

9 – station wagon

7 – safety system:

1 – seat belts

2 – seat belts and two front airbags

3 – seatbelts and driver’s airbag

4 – seatbelts, front and side airbags

4 – seatbelts, front and side airbags

The seatbelt, front and side airbags, front passenger sensing system.

7 – seat belts, front and side airbags, side airbags for rear seats

9 – static seat belts (very old models only)

8 item number – engine:

1 – 3.8L V6 (L67)

2 – 1.3L L4 (LY8)

4 – 2.2L L4 (LN2)

6 – 2.2L L4 (L42)

8 – 1,8 L L4 (LV6)

9 – 4,6 L V8 (L37)

A – 2,3 L L4 (LG0)

C – 4.0L V8 (L47)

D – 2.3L L4 (LD2)

E – 3.4L V6 (LA1)

E – 5.0L V8 (L03)

F – 2.2L L4 (L61)

F – 5.0L V8 (LB9)

G – 5.7L V8 (LS1)

H – 5.0L V8 (LX5)

H – 5.0L V8 (LG4)

J – 3,1L V6 (LG8)

K – 3,8L V6 (L36)

L – 1.8L L4 (LNK)

M – 1.4L L4 (L95)

M – 2.6L V6 (LY9)

N – 3,2L V6 (LA3)

P – 2,0L L4 (LSJ)

P – 5.7L V8

R – 3,0L V6 (L81)

S – 5.7L V8 (LS6)

S – 2.8L V6 (LB8)

T – 2.4L L4 (LD9)

U – 6.0L V8 (LS2)

W – 4.3L L6

Y – 4.6L V8 (LD8)

9 position of the number – check digit.

The 10th position of the number is the model year:

1971 =1 1982 =C 1993 =P 2004 =4

1972 =2 1983 =D 1994 =R 2005 =5

1973 =3 1984 =I 1995 =S 2006 =6

1974 =4 1985 =F 1996 =T 2007 =7

1975 =5 1986 =G 1997 =V 2008 =8

1976 =6 1987 =H 1998 =W 2009 =9

1977 =7 1988 =J 1999 =X 2010 =A

1978 =8 1989 =K 2000 =Y

1979 =9 1990 =L 2001 =1

1980 =A 1991 =M 2002 =2

1981 =B 1992 =N 2003 =3

Number 11 position is the assembly plant:

A – Arlington, Texas

Number items 12 through 17 are serial numbers.

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