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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ

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

PositionInterpretationCode=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type C = MPV
D = Incomplete Vehicle
4 Engine Type B = 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 7 Body Style 73 = 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
8 Trim Package 1 = Custom
2 = Pioneer
3 = Chief
4 = Laredo
5 = Wagoneer
6 = Limited
K = Cherokee Base (2WD)
L = Pioneer (2WD)
M = Laredo (2WD)
9 Check Digit Manufacturer Assigned
10 Model Year E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
11 Assembly Plant J = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17 Sequential Serial Number Six Digit Number

 

1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

PositionInterpretationCode=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 3 = MPV
6 = Incomplete Vehicle
7 = Truck
4 GVWR E = 3001-4000
F = 4001-5000
G = 5001-6000
H = 6001-7000
5 Car Line J = Cherokee 4WD
N = Wagoneer 4WD
T = Cherokee 2WD
6 Series 2 = Base (L)
3 = Pioneer (M)
5 = Laredo (P)
7 = Limited (X)
7 Body Style 5 = 4-door wagon
7 = 2-door wagon
8 = 4-door wagon
8 Engine E = 2.5L
L = 4.0L
P = 2.5L
S = 4.0L
9 Check Digit Manufacturer Assigned
10 Model Year K = 1989
11 Assembly Plant J = Brampton, Ontario, Canada
L = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 1
P = Toledo, Ohio Plant No. 2
T = Toledo, Ohio
12-17 Sequential Serial Number Six Digit Number

 

1997-1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

PositionInterpretationCode=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating F = 4001-5000 lbs.
5 Vehicle Line J = Cherokee 4×4 (LHD)
N = Cherokee 4×4 (RHD)
B = Cherokee 2WD (RHD)
T = Cherokee 2WD (LHD)
6 Series 2 = SE
6 = Sport
7 = Country
7 Body Style 7 = 2-Door Sport Utility
8 = 4-Door Sport Utility
8 Engine P = 2.5L 4-Cylinder MFI (EPE)
S = 4.0L I-6 HO MFI (ERH)
9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X
10 Model Year V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
11 Assembly Plant L = Toledo #1
12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number

 

2000-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ VIN Decoder Chart

PositionInterpretationCode=Description
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States
2 Make J = Jeep
3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV
4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating F = 4001-5000
5 Vehicle Line F = Cherokee 4×4 (LHD)
J = Cherokee 4×4(RHD)
N = Cherokee 4×4 (RHD)
B = Cherokee 4×2 (RHD)
T = Cherokee 4×2 (LHD)
6 Series/Transmission N = 5 speed manual
A = 3 speed auto
B = 4 speed auto
4 = Sport
6 = Cherokee Country/Limited
5 = Classic
7 Body Style 7 = 2dr Sport Utility
8 = 4dr Sport Utility
8 Engine M = 2.5L Diesel
P = 2.5L Gasoline
S = 4.0L Gasoline
9 Check Digit Manufacturer Assigned
10 Model Year Y = 2000
Z = 2001
11 Assembly Plant L = Toledo, Ohio Plant #1
12-17 Sequential Serial Number Six Digit Number


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


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