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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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VIN number help please

Hi I'm new to this site.Hope someone could help me find the VIN number for our car. It is a 2004 Outback 3.0 R wagon -has "Subaru Boxer H6" written on the engine.
The number etched into the firewall is "BPE-017032". Country code will be "JF1"?.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 07:24 AM
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what country - is this NZ?

Look for other VIN number locations - drivers side door jam, the front corner of the drivers side top of the dash, etc. Can google it i'm sure.

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your car is a third generation
in north american in 2004 we were still with the second generation

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that is a 2004 3.0R 245hp car in NZ = similar to a 2005 one in the US / Canada. where this particular board is located.

discussion of cars like yours is here:
http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...n-3-2005-2009/

I think all NZ subaru cars are actually made in Japan. "JF1"= made by fuji in japan.
(I guess some were even JDM used and exported whole and running?)


this is a vin decoder of US spec cars,...some of which are made in Japan and imported to america. (others are made in the US and sold in the US and Canada)
VIN: how to read a Subaru Vehicle Identification Number

I moved your initial post to the NZ / Aussie section, ...more people ask the same question,...(US / Canadian spec years are one year off the rest of the world,...).

edit: and I have a vin decoder in my signature on another subaru forum. ...don't know if it will work on your car.

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Found a Subaru Vin Decoder (also works on many manufactures):
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Mine is attached to the strut towers between the strut mount and the guard mounting starts with JF2BH and also stamped on the firewall, this is an Aus vehicle.

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I'm in Australia and not familiar with JDM idiosyncracies but here's my $0.02 worth:
- BPE-017032 corresponds to the heading "VIN" on the plate and is in the same location on the plate as Australian VIN's (albeit right-justified and less than half the length), so I'd assume that to be the VIN.
- BP indicates a BP-series Outback. If yours doesn't look at all like the one pictured that'll be...interesting. These were manufactured from 2003-2009 and referred to as 3rd Gen in Australia and 2nd Gen in North America.
- In Australia the VIN is recorded on registration documents and I'd be surprised if that wasn't the case elsewhere. If you hold importation or registration documents for your car the VIN should be stated thereon.

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