Locating the XJ VIN Plate

An XJ VIN number contains lots information relevant to your vehicle. The Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN number location can be found on the inside of the windshield on the driver’s side. Refer to the appropriate Jeep Cherokee VIN decoder charts to determine where your vehicle was made, engine type, body sty style, trim, and transmission. The Cherokee VIN charts below range from 1984-88, 1989, 1997-99, and 2000-01. 

1984-1988 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

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INTERPRETATION

CODE=DESCRIPTION

1Country of Origin1 = United States
2MakeJ = Jeep
3Vehicle TypeC = MPV
D = Incomplete Vehicle
4Engine TypeB = 2.1L (128 Cu. in.) 4-Cylinder Turbo (Diesel)
H = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder TBI (Gasoline)
U = 2.5L (150 Cu. In.) 4-Cylinder 1 Bbl. (Gasoline)
W = 2.8L (171 Cu. In.) V6 2 Bbl. (Gasoline)
M = 4.0L (242 Cu. In.) 6-Cylinder (Gasoline
5 Transmission/ (Transfer Case)L = 5=Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
X = 4-Speed Manual Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
B = Auto Floor Shift (Part Time 4WD)
C = Auto Floor Shift (Full Time 4WD)
E = Auto Column Shift (Part Time 4WD)
J = Auto Column Shift (Full Time 4WD)
A = Auto Column Shift (2WD)
6 and 7Body Style73 = 2WD Cherokee Wagon 2-Door
74 = 2WD Cherokee Wagon 4-Door
75 = 4WD Wagoneer Wagon 4-Door
77 = 4WD Cherokee Wagon 2-Door
78 = 4WD Cherokee Wagon 4-Door
8Trim Package1 = Custom
2 = Pioneer
3 = Chief
4 = Laredo
5 = Wagoneer
6 = Limited
K = Cherokee Base (2WD)
L = Pioneer (2WD)
M = Laredo (2WD)
9Check DigitManufacturer Assigned
10Model YearE = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
11Assembly PlantJ = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17Sequential Serial NumberSix Digit Number

 

1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE=DESCRIPTION

1Country of Origin1 = United States
2MakeJ = Jeep
3Vehicle Type3 = MPV
6 = Incomplete Vehicle
7 = Truck
4GVWRE = 3001-4000
F = 4001-5000
G = 5001-6000
H = 6001-7000
5Car LineJ = Cherokee 4WD
N = Wagoneer 4WD
T = Cherokee 2WD
6Series2 = Base (L)
3 = Pioneer (M)
5 = Laredo (P)
7 = Limited (X)
7Body Style5 = 4-door wagon
7 = 2-door wagon
8 = 4-door wagon
8EngineE = 2.5L
L = 4.0L
P = 2.5L
S = 4.0L
9Check DigitManufacturer Assigned
10Model YearK = 1989
11Assembly PlantJ = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17Sequential Serial NumberSix Digit Number

 

1997-1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE=DESCRIPTION

1Country of Origin1 = United States
2MakeJ = Jeep
3Vehicle Type4 = MPV
4Gross Vehicle Weight RatingF = 4001-5000 lbs.
5Vehicle LineJ = Cherokee 4×4 (LHD)
N = Cherokee 4×4 (RHD)
B = Cherokee 2WD (RHD)
T = Cherokee 2WD (LHD)
6Series2 = SE
6 = Sport
7 = Country
7Body Style7 = 2-Door Sport Utility
8 = 4-Door Sport Utility
8EngineP = 2.5L 4-Cylinder MFI (EPE)
S = 4.0L I-6 HO MFI (ERH)
9Check Digit0 through 9, or X
10Model YearV = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
11Assembly PlantL = Toledo #1
12-17Vehicle Build SequenceSix Digit Number

 

2000-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

POSITION

INTERPRETATION

CODE=DESCRIPTION

1Country of Origin1 = United States
2MakeJ = Jeep
3Vehicle Type4 = MPV
4Gross Vehicle Weight RatingF = 4001-5000
5Vehicle LineF = Cherokee 4×4 (LHD)
J = Cherokee 4×4(RHD)
N = Cherokee 4×4 (RHD)
B = Cherokee 4×2 (RHD)
T = Cherokee 4×2 (LHD)
6Series/TransmissionN = 5 speed manual
A = 3 speed auto
B = 4 speed auto
4 = Sport
6 = Cherokee Country/Limited
5 = Classic
7Body Style7 = 2dr Sport Utility
8 = 4dr Sport Utility
8EngineM = 2.5L Diesel
P = 2.5L Gasoline
S = 4.0L Gasoline
9Check DigitManufacturer Assigned
10Model YearY = 2000
Z = 2001
11Assembly PlantL = Toledo, Ohio Plant #1
12-17Sequential Serial NumberSix Digit Number


LHD = Left Hand Drive (Domestic)
RHD = Right Hand Drive (Export)


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