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Help decode vin plz

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by MiniMadMan, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar JA 4WD
    Build Date 1992/10
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4C3AN
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal

    Any VIN that begins with KS or KV would be between 1990 and 1998, so it could never be a 2000. They switched to TT, TV, and TW for models between 1998 and 2012.

    If you do not have the import paperwork or a road-title, then it likely would not be federally legal to register in most states. But there are some states out there that will let you register it as a Low or Medium Speed Vehicle. In order to be federally legal, it would have had to have been 25 years old *at the time of import* and declared as such. If it were imported before that time as an off-road vehicle, then it will always be that.. even after turning 25 years old.
     
  2. ajcanady

    ajcanady New Member


    Thank you so much! So I guess it's a 1992! And thank you for the other information as well. I really don't know how it was registered, I just know that my first step to get it done was to call the State Police and have them run a scan to ensure it wasn't stolen. And the output from the scan showed it as a 2000, and that it did in fact have an Arkansas associated VIN now. So I guess next step is to take it to the DMV and have them tell me what I can or can't do.

    Thanks so much again!!
     
  3. jonwells

    jonwells New Member

    KS4 -215976. The seat belt tag says 1994. Correct?
     
  4. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar JA 4WD
    Build Date 1994/10
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4D3AN
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
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  5. KenZ

    KenZ New Member

    rkrenicki, would you mind decoding KS4-274246

    Thanks!
     
  6. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar Base Model 4WD
    Build Date 1995/12
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4E3SN
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
  7. MicahFester

    MicahFester New Member

    I just got my first minitruck. It is a Subaru Sambar. From what Ive been able to ascertain it is a 1991. Any help decoding the vin would be appreciated.
    KS4 069495
    KS4 A 32N
     
  8. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar Superdeluxe 4WD
    Build Date 1991/06
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4A32N
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
  9. MicahFester

    MicahFester New Member

    Thank you sir for the quick response.
     
  10. Eduardo

    Eduardo New Member

    could you please help with my vin decode?
    1986?
    SAN FU
    K77105479
     
  11. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Sanfu models are made by SanFu Motors Taiwan. They do use a handful of actual Subaru parts (seatbelts and windshields come to mind), and are largely a copy of a 3rd gen Sambar design, but they are not made by Subaru in any way.

    Since they are not made by Subaru, there is no information about them in the Subaru software.
     
  12. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Member

    Can you share how you are getting this info? What site you use and what is required to use it?
     
  13. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    I do not use a website. I have a copy of the Japanese Subaru Electronic Parts Catalog, which lists this information. It has information for vehicles from around 1982 up until around April of 2021 (the release of the software that I currently have)

    Here is a screenshot of what I see for a random KS4 VIN: Screen Shot 2021-09-01 at 12.57.07 PM.png

    This particular model would be as follows:
    Subaru Sambar Chassis 4WD (this is an oddball, likely for conversion to a Dump or some other speciality vehicle)
    Build Date 1992/07
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4B3EN
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
  14. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Member

    So each vendor probably has this type of proprietary software. Bummer, I was hoping it was a universal Japanese gov't thing. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    The Japanese MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) could not care at all about when the vehicle was made. They keep track of the "Date of First Registration". The Dealers in Japan will take care of the registration upon sale, and that is the first day that the government is notified of the vehicles existence.

    Then again, the MLIT did not keep track of the month of first registration for Kei class vehicles at all until the latter half of the 1990s.. around 1996 or so. My official export paperwork from them shows the date as "Heisei 4" (1992), with no month noted, even though my truck was made in July of 1992.
     
  16. Ricky Y

    Ricky Y New Member

    I have recently bite the bullet and bought this. Are you able to help me to decode the VIN? Much appreciated.
     

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  17. KenZ

    KenZ New Member

    t_g_farrell, If you are registered with Japan Car Direct, you can enter the vin # when you pull up a car to look at and get the basic information. It doesn't have to be for the car you are looking at. Example: for Ricky Y, it shows


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    Month of production
    february 1999
    Description RHC
    Colour code 955
    Model Code TT2AS2D
    Code of upholstery 110
     
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  18. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar TB 4WD
    Build Date 1999/02
    Color Code: 955 (Polar White)
    Interior Color: 110 (Dark Grey)
    Applied Model: TT2AS2D
    Engine Type: EN07V
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
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  19. craftysavage

    craftysavage New Member

    Hi there, just bought our Sambar. Would really appreciate decoding help.
    9A22DE19-3871-4B2C-9EDC-8CADA73DD9DD_1_201_a.jpeg
     
  20. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar Base
    Build Date 1995/12
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4E3SN
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
  21. Enoc Cantero

    Enoc Cantero New Member

    Mine will be shipping in less than 4 weeks.

    Vin #: KS4-237075

    Any info would be appreciated!
     
  22. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar Base
    Build Date 1995/04
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4D31N
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
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  23. Pedro

    Pedro New Member

    Hi can you decode my Van and truck for me, new to the mini truck group:
    Van:
    KV3M57B
    KV3-177058
    683 510
    BEH

    Truck:
    KS4F3SN
    KS4-307580
    054 510
    C

    Thank you
     
  24. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar Dias Classic
    Build Date 1995/12
    Color Code 683 (Classical Ivory/Cage Red)
    Applied Model: KV3M57B
    Engine Type: EN07F
    Transmission: 5MT 2WD
    Roof: High

    Subaru Sambar Base
    Build Date 1996/09
    Color Code 054 (Polar White)
    Applied Model: KS4F3SN
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: Normal
     
  25. Marty Mashburn

    Marty Mashburn New Member

    Can someone help me decode this VIN.
    V-KS4
    KS4-090069
    O1O KS4J32N
     

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  26. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    Subaru Sambar Superdeluxe
    Build Date 1991/10
    Color Code 220 (Bright Silver Metallic)
    Applied Model: KS4J32N
    Engine Type: EN07C
    Transmission: 5MT Selectable 4WD
    Roof: High
     

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