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What's A Factory Code (FC)?

2021-11-05 - Paul Bertucci

What are factory codes?

Factory Codes (FCs) indicate the specific assembly line your Volvo was produced on. This information is sometimes needed when certain factories specialized in particular models or trims.

For example, while P2 S60s and V70s were produced in a few different plants around the world, all high performance R models were produced at Volvo's Ghent factory in Belgium. Thus, they might be equipped with some parts that say "Fits cars with FC 22", the Ghent factory's code.

From about the late 1980s onwards, you can look at the last 7 digits of your VIN: the leading digit is the VIN plant code, with the remaining six VIN digits being your car's chassis serial number. As Volvo internally uses 2 digit factory codes, some translation from the 1-digit plant code is needed.

Here's an example: YV1SJ52Y142403608 is a V70R, with the last 7 digits being 2403608. 2 is the plant code, and 403608 is the chassis number. If we check plant code 2 in the table below, we can see that this car has factory code 22.

If you're not sure of your car's VIN plant code, anyone with a current VIDA subscription (such as a dealer, or IPD customer service) can look up any factory codes or variant codes you need using your car's VIN.

List of Factory Codes

VIN Plant CodeFactory CodeFactory Name
L19Luqiao Plant (CMA Super Factory), Luqiao, China
020Volvo Kalmar Assembly (VKA), Kalmar, Sweden
121Volvo Torslandaverken, Gothenberg, Sweden
222Volvo Europe Car, Ghent, Belgium
323Volvo Halifax Assembly (VHA), Nova Scotia, Canada
424Thai-Swedish Assembly (TSA), Bangkok, Thailand
525Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia, Shah Alam, Malaysia
B/D31Gruppo Bertone, Turin, Italy - 262C and 780
F32Nedcar, Born, Netherlands
P35Daqing Volvo Car Manufacturing, Daiqing, China
B36Zhongjia Automobile Manufacturing (ZAMC), Chengdu, China
A/J38Volvo Cars, Uddevalla, Sweden 
G70Volvo Cars North America, Ridgeville, South Carolina, USA