Yamaha serial Number

FAQ – Yamaha Serial Number Guide

Yamaha golf cars are classified by generations. Each generation had few changes during its lifetime, but each generation had many changes. The following are easily-identifiable markers from each generation:

  • The G1 entire body flips backward to access the engine/battery compartment. The gas version used a 2-cycle engine.
  • The G2/G9 has a lever inside the fuel/charge port to access the engine/battery compartment.
  • The G3/G5 Sunclassic cars have a tempered glass windshield similar to a street car. The G3 gas has a 2-cycle engine, while the G5 has a 4-cycle engine.
  • The G1, G2, G3, G5, G8, G9, G14, and G16 cars are 36 volt, while the G19, G22, and G29 cars are 48 volt.

The following are locations for serial numbers:

  • G1 – The serial number is located near the driver side rear tire underneath the golf cart. This is best viewed from the back of the car.
  • G2 – The serial number is located under the seat toward the front of the golf cart for the J55 and J56 models. The J56 model may also have a serial number located under the front bumper on the frame. The J38 and J41 models have the serial number near the driver side rear tire underneath the golf cart. This is best viewed from the back of the golf cart.
  • G3 – The serial number is located near the passenger side rear tire underneath the golf cart. This is best viewed from the back of the car.
  • G8 – The serial number is located under the passenger side seat toward the front of the golf cart.
  • G9 – The serial number is located underneath the seat toward the front of the golf cart.
  • G11 – The serial number is located underneath the seat toward the rear of the golf cart.
  • G14 and G16 – The serial number is located underneath the driver side seat toward the front of the golf cart. The JN6 and JN8 models have a serial number inside the driver side glove compartment.
  • G19, G20, G21, G22, G23, G27, and G28 – The serial number is located inside the driver side glove compartment.
  • G29 YDR, YDR PTV, YTF1, and YTF2 – The serial number is located on the passenger side near the seat from 2007-2010. 2011-up the serial number is located underneath the seat toward the rear of the golf cart.

The following are a list of serial number prefixes:

J10G1 2-cycle Gas, 1979-1981JG6G9 Electric, 1991-1992
J14G1 Electric, 1980-1981JH7G9 Electric, 1992-1995
J17G1 2-cycle Gas, 1982JJ3G11 Gas Utility, 1993-1996
J22G1 Electric, 1982JN3G14 Gas, 1995-1996
J24G1 2-cycle Gas, 1983JN4G14 Electric, 1995-1996
J26G1 Electric, 1983JN6G16 Gas, 1996-2002
J31G1 2-cycle Gas, 1984-1989JN8G16 Electric, 1996-2002
J36G1 Electric, 1984-1986JR1G19 Electric, 1996-2002
J38G1 2-cycle Gas, 1985-1988JR3G11 Gas Utility, 1997-2001
J41G2 Electric, 1985-1988JR6G21 Gas Utility, 2001-2004
J43G3 2-cycle Sunclassic Gas, 1986JR8G20 Gas, 2000-2002
J46G3 Sunclassic Electric, 1987JU0G22 G-MAX Gas, 2003-2007
J50G5 Sunclassic Gas, 1990-1995JU2G22 G-MAX Electric, 2003-2007
J51G5 Sunclassic Electric, 1990-1992JU5G23 U-MAX Gas Utility, 2004-2009
J55G2 Gas, 1989-1991JU6G23 U-MAX Electric Utility, 2004-2010
J56G2 Electric, 1989-1991JU7G27 U-MAX Gas Utility, 2004-2008
JA2G2 Gas, 1988JU8G27 U-MAX Electric Utility, 2004-2008
JA3G8 Gas, 1994-1995JU9G28 U-MAX Gas Utility, 2004-2009
JC0G29 Drive YDRA Gas PTV, 2010-2015JW1G29 Drive YDR Gas, 2007-2010
JC1G29 Drive YDRE Electric PTV, 2010-2015JW2G29 Drive YDR Electric, 2007-2010
JC2G29 Drive YDR Fuel-Injected Gas, 2013-2015JW3YTF2 AC Adventurer Two Gas Utility, 2015
JE2G2 Electric, 1988JW6YTF1 Adventurer One Gas Utility, 2009-2015
JF2G8 Gas, 1990-1994JW7YTF2 Adventurer Two Gas Utility, 2010-2015
JF3G8 Electric, 1990-1994JW8G29 Drive YDR Gas, 2011-2015
JG5G9 Gas, 1991-1995JW9G29 Drive YDR Electric, 2011-2015
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