The Volvo Parts
Specialists
The Volvo Parts Specialists Since 1963 The Volvo Parts, Accessories & Performance Specialists Since 1963
logo
The Volvo Parts, Accessories &
Performance Specialists Since 1963

What is a Chassis number and why do I need it to figure out what parts fit my Volvo?

Created on 2011-01-24 by Kevin Rutledge, Last Updated on 2021-07-09

Volvo is notorious for changing engine parts in the middle of production model years. When they do this, they make a notation in their parts catalog stating what engine serial number range or chassis number range a product fits.

If you're looking at a part that has a "chassis break" to determine fitment, that means the part fits cars within a certain chassis number range. In Volvos, the chassis number is the last six digits of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) with any leading zeros removed. (i.e. 000123 = 123)

For example, a 2004 V70R with vin YV1SJ52Y142403608 will have chassis number 403608. If you're looking at a part that says it fits "from chassis number 400000 onwards" or "VIN 400000-" or similar, that part will fit. Conversely, if the part's fitment warning says "up to chassis 399999" or "VIN -399999", the part falls before your car's chassis break.

These products are linked to this Technical Article

IPD is the Volvo Parts, Accessories and Performance Specialists Since 1963.

We offer a wide variety of high quality replacement, maintenance and restoration car parts plus our own line of heavy duty and performance products. Our custom built online parts catalog features Genuine, OE, OES, OEM, Aftermarket and IPD branded replacement auto parts.

Combine our unmatched 50+ year reputation with our outstanding customer service team and you can be confident we'll be here to serve your Volvo needs long in to the future. Not many others can match our knowledge and dedication to providing the very best customer service in the market. We have a physical location, live customer service agents you can call and extensive inventory so we can ship products to you quickly. Our customer and vehicle first approach means that your experience is our first priority. We have truly hassle-free returns and provide do-it-yourself (DIY) guides and videos for many of our products.

Local: 503.257.7500 | Toll-free: 800.444.6473

Monday-Friday | 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST