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                                                         IDENTIFICATION
IDENTIFICATION

1. Identification
A: IDENTIFICATION
1. IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND LABEL LOCATIONS
The VIN (Vehicle Identification Numbers) is used to classify the vehicle.
Positioning of the plate label for identification
                                                               Vacuum hose
                                                               piping label   Vehicle identification number plate

         Emission control label


   Vehicle identification
   number




                                                                                                     Bar cord label
                                                                        Tire inflation
                                                                                                     (America spec. vehicles only)
                                      Model number plate                pressure label
                                                                                                                          ID-00010

         ENGINE                                                           5MT                    Transmission serial number




               Engine serial number               ID-00011                                                            ID-00013


     4AT                    Transmission serial number



                                                                                                         Stamp location




                                                  ID-00012                                                            ID-00014




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  Model number plate




                                                                  FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.

                                                                  VIN
                                                                          J F 1 SG6 3 5 X 3 G7 0 0 0 0 1
                                                          applied model
                                                                          SG9 A Y 7 J          option code   E0
                                                      trim code
                                                                  410           engine type E J 2 5 1 BWU A A

                                                     Color code   230      transmission type   TY 7 5 5VC3AA


                                                                                                                         ID-00006

2. MEANING OF V.I.N.
The meaning of the VIN is as follows:
]JF1SG636X4G700001[
The starting and ending brackets ( ][ ) are stop marks.
         Digits         Code             Meaning                                       Details
1 to 3            JF1            Manufacturer body area    JF1: Passenger car, FHI made
4                 S              Car line                  S: Forester
5                 G              Body type                 G: Wagon
6                 6              Displacement              6: 2.5L AWD
7                 3              Grade                     3: 2.5X
                                                           5: 2.5XS
                                                           9: 2.5XT
8                 6              Restraint                 6: Manual belts, dual airbag, side airbag
9                 X              Check digit               X or 0 -- 9
10                4              Model year                4: 2004MY
                                                           5: 2005MY
                                                           6: 2006MY
11                G              Transmission type         G: Full-time AWD 5-speed MT
                                                           H: Full-time AWD 4-speed AT
12 to 17          700001         Serial number                                            --




                                                     ID-3
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3. MODEL NUMBER PLATE
The model number plate indicates: the applied model, the option code, the trim code, the engine type, the
transmission type, and the exterior color code. This information is helpful when placing orders for parts.
SG9BY7J
     Digits            Code              Meaning                                       Details
1                S               Series                    S: Forester
2                G               Body type                 G: Wagon
3                9               Engine displacement       9: 2.5L AWD
                                 Drive system
                                 Suspension system
4                B               Model year                B: 2004MY
5                Y               Destination               Y: U.S.A., Canada
6                7               Grade                     7: 2.5X
                                                           8: 2.5XS
                                                           B: 2.5XT
7                J               Transmission, fuel feed   J: SOHC MFI 5-speed MT
                                 system                    R: SOHC MFI 4-speed AT
                                                           D: DOHC Turbo MFI 5-speed MT
                                                           P: DOHC Turbo MFI 4-speed AT

The engine and transmission type are as follows:



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