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Old 16th February 2015, 23:40   #2026
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Guys, I'm really gonna need your help. How do I go about proving the fact that the car is not of the said year? What should my course of action be? Any help and advice would be appreciated.
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Old 17th February 2015, 10:05   #2027
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Guys, I'm really gonna need your help. How do I go about proving the fact that the car is not of the said year? What should my course of action be? Any help and advice would be appreciated.
Take a printout of the Ford VIN details page and confront the dealership. Since your sales invoice will show billing for a 2015 model, you will have enough evidence to take them to the consumer court. However, if you have already registered your vehicle, there's little chance that they will replace it. But you can certainly demand that they refund the difference in price (Nov 2014 price will be around 5% lower due to the 2014 pricing & excise duty waiver) and throw in 5 years extended warranty + anti-corrosion/underbody treatment + accessories as compensation for defrauding you. Also write to the Ford India MD, Nigel Harris <write2md@ford.com> and Customer Care <custmail@ford.com> and demand compensation. Good luck.
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Need help in decoding this VIN number for my co brother who is buying an Innova MBJ11JV4007514220...thanks in advance
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Hi All,

I have booked an Hyundai Xcent SX (O) 1.2 and have specifically asked for a 2015 manufactured vehicle.

Today, the SA took me to their stockyard to show me the vehicle. Below are the VIN details:

MALA841CLFM085672*B

From what I have understood from the earlier posts on decoding, this is a Feb 2015 manufactured vehicle. Can someone please confirm if this is accurate?

Odometer showed 10 KMs done.

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Needed quick assistance with decoding a VIN. Doesn't seem to be tying back with what's been mentioned in the opening post. Just wanted to confirm before, I ask my friend to raise this with the SA. This is the VIN for a Maruti Ciaz VXi+.

VIN: MA3EXMG1S00135686K14BN7078165

Alternatively, could someone share where exactly on a Maruti vehicle can the VIN be expected to be imprinted and we can accordingly ask the SA to snap that or share that with us.

Cheerio,
-Shivang Gandotra

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Old 26th February 2015, 21:10   #2031
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Innova MBJ11JV4007514220
Toyota VIN will have 22 characters.

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Hyundai Xcent SX (O) 1.2 MALA841CLFM085672*B
It's Feb 2015 model. The tenth character 'F' stands for 2015 and the last character 'B' represents the month Feb.

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Maruti Ciaz VXi+.

VIN: MA3EXMG1S00135686K14BN7078165

Alternatively, could someone share where exactly on a Maruti vehicle can the VIN be expected to be imprinted and we can accordingly ask the SA to snap that or share that with us.
Open the hood to check the VIN. See this Ownership thread (Comfort, Intelligence, Attitude & Zeal - Maruti Ciaz ZXi+ Ownership) for the details.
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Hi,

I have been given the following VIN for my Renault Duster (AWD) by the dealer here in Mandi, HP. The vehicle is likely to arrive next week at their yard, currently in transit.

MEEHSRCFNEA001591

As per my understanding of Renault/Nissan VIN, this is an October 2014 manufactured vehicle. Can someone confirm? I am buying an MY2014 vehicle as there are offers on it. Should I be worried that the car is 4-5 months old and what extra precautions should I take in the PDI?

Secondly, is it possible to get more information from the VIN, like a detailed report I have seen for some other VINs on this board? I have tried some online tools, but most provide very basic info.

Finally, there was an article online which mentioned that the ninth character (in this case 'N') should be a digit or X, and there was a method to calculate that character from the other characters (through division by 11, with the remainder being the 9th character). Is this code not followed by Renault in India? I also found somewhere that many manufacturers outside North America do not follow this. Just thought I should confirm.

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I just got the VIN for my new Polo 1.2 GT TSi:

MEXB15603FT074683

Could I get the data on this?
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Polo 1.2 GT TSi:MEXB15603FT074683
Congrats for your new purchase. It's Feb 2015 model. The fourth character 'B' represents the month February. The fifth and sixth character represents the production year and in your case, it's 15 which stands for 2015. The tenth character 'F' represents that it's a 2015 model.


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Yes, it's Oct 2014 model.

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Can you guys please help me to find more information about following two Audi VINs:

WAUZHE8K5FY700154, WAUZJE8K7FY700516

Thank you in advance!!!
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two Audi VINs:

WAUZHE8K5FY700154, WAUZJE8K7FY700516
Please follow this link to decode your Audi VIN. Also, refer this link for the detailed explanation of Audi VIN. The two VIN's indicate that they are 2015 models .
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Can anyone help decode this VIN for a Renault Fluence:

MEELZL306DEC02215

Thanks in advance!
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Renault Fluence:

MEELZL306DEC02215
It's 2013 model. The tenth character 'D' stands for 2013 but I am not able to decode the month. Is 'E' the eleventh character of your VIN ?
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It's 2013 model. The tenth character 'D' stands for 2013 but I am not able to decode the month. Is 'E' the eleventh character of your VIN ?
Thanks GrandDrive for your quick response.

I was also wondering the same about the 11th character being a letter instead of a number. Perhaps it's an "8". I will check with the salesperson as I was interested in this vehicle as it is being offered at a discount along with freebies.

Does anyone have an opinion about buying this older model as it has been sitting with the dealer for over a year?

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Perhaps it's an "8"
If you assume the eleventh character to be '8', then it's August 2013 model.

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Does anyone have an opinion about buying this older model as it has been sitting with the dealer for over a year?
Fluence looks very stylish but it doesn't sell in good numbers for Renault. It's almost close to 20 months i.e. ~ 2 years old sitting with the dealer (if assumed as August 2013 make) and my opinion is not to go for it even though you might get at an attractive price with freebies.

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