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Old 7th July 2011, 20:25   #181
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Hi wildon,

I tried helping myself but failed to decode MA6NF196T4H311948

MA6NF196 = Optra 1.6
T4[2004]H311948 = ???

Thanks for taking this one
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MA6NF196T4H311948

MA6NF196 = Optra 1.6
T4[2004]H311948 = ???

Thanks for taking this one
Sorry couldn't get any further information from the VIN.
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Maruti A-Star Chassis Number Location


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Hello all, Please let me know whether the car manufactures in 2008 has 15 digit chassis number or 17 digit chassis number? Also let me know whether number of digits in chassis number change every year or they are fixed at 17 digits only? Hope to hear soon.




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Hello all, Please let me know whether the car manufactures in 2008 has 15 digit chassis number or 17 digit chassis number? Also let me know whether number of digits in chassis number change every year or they are fixed at 17 digits only? Hope to hear soon.
It should be 17 character. For ref. can you post your VIN here or as PM. Also look at the first page of this thread for the TATA VIN format.

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Also i found some older TATA Vechicle do have 15 Character Chassis numbers (Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars).

And i don't have any clue about it.

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Thanks for helping. But could you tell exactly how old the car should be to have 15 digit chassis number? The link provided is not working.
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^^ The TATA cars manufactured till year 2009 used this 15 character VIN/CHASSIS Number. In your case the VIN/Chassis No. contains AQZ i.e

A= January
QZ = 2009
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But earlier when I was going through this thread people who purchased their TATA cars in 2009 had 17 digit number.
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I have sample VIN of 2009 January, February months which having 15 Characters too. Also i have sample VIN of 17 Characters for month August onwards.

I think the change in format i.e 15 to 17 happened from April 2009.
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Hello, I could not find a thread so posting it here. Can you please decode the engine number? I read somewhere that engine number can be decoded to find the year of manufacture etc. If someone can help then please let me know. The engine number is as follows. 2.2LDICOR07AQZJ00397
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2.2LDICOR07AQZJ00397
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AQZ i.e

A= January
QZ = 2009
Hope this will convince you.
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Hey.I got only this information from my salesman.can anyvody help?

Eng num:29665
Cha:54344
Model:xylo e8 airbag
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Manufacturer: Chevrolet

VIN Characters: 17 (beginning with MA6...)

Decode:

9th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture

An Example:

If your 9th VIN character is G, then it represents the Month - July
If your 10th VIN character is A, then it represents the Year - 2010

Month Codes:

A = JAN
B = FEB
C = MAR
D = APR
E = MAY
F = JUN
G = JUL
H = AUG
J = SEP
K = OCT
L = NOV
M = DEC

Year Codes:

A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
J = 2018
K = 2019

This is a detailed explanation as the 9th digit DOES not signify the month :

The VIN is 17 characters. The explanation is as follows :

Pos Type Meaning

1-3 [AN] WMI - World Make Identifier
4 [AN] Vehicle Line
5 [AN] Series
6 [AN] Body Style (Sedan 2 door/4door, Coupe etc)
7 [A] Restraint System (Manual Seat belt with dual airbags etc)
8 [AN] Engine Type (4Cyl Diesel etc)
9 [AN] Check digit (NOT Month) This is calculated by POMS
10 [AN] Year of Manufacture
11 [AN] Plant Location (H for Halol)
12-17 [N] Sequence Number


There is a separate placard on the right bottom of front left doorway (just right bottom of the seat)
That has a separate Manufacturing Date which is 2 characters (BB, DB) etc which follows the logic as shown by Wildon


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Hi wildon,

I tried helping myself but failed to decode MA6NF196T4H311948

MA6NF196 = Optra 1.6
T4[2004]H311948 = ???

Thanks for taking this one
MA6 -WMI - World Make Identifier
NF - Vehicle Line/Series - Together means Chevrolet Optra Magnum
1 - Body Style
9 - Restraint System
6 - Engine Type
T - Check digit (NOT Month) This is calculated by POMS
4 - Year of Manufacture (2011)
H - Plant Location (H for Halol)
XXXXXX - Sequence Number


Is yours a 2004 model? I am asking this because the YEAR (10th character) starts with A from the year 2010. So going by the HEX decoding, 4 should mean 2004.
Also, the other fields are also a bit different from the latest cars!

Please check this site if you are really interested in matching them.

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MA6 -WMI - World Make Identifier
NF - Vehicle Line/Series - Together means Chevrolet Optra Magnum
1 - Body Style
9 - Restraint System
6 - Engine Type
T - Check digit (NOT Month) This is calculated by POMS
4 - Year of Manufacture (2011)
H - Plant Location (H for Halol)
XXXXXX - Sequence Number
There is no doubt about the Year i.e 4= 2004 (10th Character) but i was not able to get the Month code from the Older GM Vehicles.As you pointed out there may be a separate sticker for that.

In the newer GM vehicles 9th character represents month and 10th as Year.and its been confirmed from the VIN's i received for decoding.

Can you confirm newer VIN still having the separate sticker for MM/YY
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