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Subaru All-Wheel Drive and Traction Control Information

When the Bureau of Automotive Repair asked manufacturers of vehicles sold in California to provide information regarding compatibility of their vehicles with single-axle dynamometers, Subaru provided the following additional information. Please see the main AWD page for general information about Subaru all-wheel drive or the main traction control page for general information about Subaru traction control systems.

Model Year
Position 11 of VIN
1987-1989
"G" = Full-Time 4WD, Manual Trans
"H" = Full-Time 4WD, Auto Trans.
1990
"G", "6" = Full-Time 4WD, Manual Trans
"H", "7" = Full-Time 4WD, Auto Trans  
1991
"G", "6" = Full-Time 4WD, Manual Trans
"H", "7" = Full-Time 4WD, Auto Trans
"P" = Full-Time 4WD, Auto Trans, right-hand-drive postal vehicle  
1992-1993
"G", "6", "D" = AWD, Manual Trans
"H", "7", "F" = AWD, Auto Trans
"P" = AWD, Auto Trans, right-hand-drive postal vehicle
"F" = AWD Electro Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
1994
"G", "6" = AWD, Manual Trans
"H", "7" = AWD, Auto Trans
"P" = AWD, Auto Trans, right-hand-drive postal vehicle  
1995
"G", "6" = AWD, Manual Trans
"H", "7" = AWD, Auto Trans
"8" = AWD, Auto Trans, right-hand-drive postal vehicle  
1996-1999
"G", "6" = AWD, Manual Trans
"H", "7" = AWD, Auto Trans
"8" = AWD, Auto Trans, right-hand-drive postal vehicle