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Old 17th February 2016, 13:45   #2296
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I booked my Xcent on 11th February @ Hyundai Motor Plaza, Chennai - expecting a delivery on 19th (this Friday).

Today, I got my VIN number which, on decoding, says that it is January'2016 car (MALA841CLGM162344*A).

On contacting the dealer, he says that the production was on 29th January. And the billing was done on 15-Feb.

1. Wanted to know how to verify the production date that the dealer is claiming?
2. I'm okay with a less than 1-month old car. Does any of you see any red-flags? I'll be doing a PDI tomorrow.

TIA!
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Old 17th February 2016, 14:32   #2297
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1. Wanted to know how to verify the production date that the dealer is claiming?
2. I'm okay with a less than 1-month old car. Does any of you see any red-flags? I'll be doing a PDI tomorrow.
One month old car is fine. Go ahead and enjoy your drive.
Where you are doing the PDI? At yard or at the showroom? Payment is already done?
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Old 17th February 2016, 17:39   #2298
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One month old car is fine. Go ahead and enjoy your drive.
Where you are doing the PDI? At yard or at the showroom? Payment is already done?
Thanks mate!!
I saw your post about i20-Active in 'Booked-my-car' thread. Congrats to you too!!

Payment is done.
PDI location: The dealer said that the car would arrive tomorrow morning to his showroom (Ekkatuthangal). And from there, they would move it to their yard (Alandur - it's actually near my home).

Since I want to finish the PDI in the morning, I would most-probably be going to the showroom only.

Cheers!
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I am not too sure either. Have you received a 21 character VIN from your dealer? I received a 17 character VIN from my dealer on allotment of my Baleno last week. Did a PDI yesterday and found the same 17 character VIN stamped in the engine bay of my car, as opposed to the regular 21 characters. On further enquiry, i was told about the change in VIN format for NEXA cars.

Btw, i have GA as the 10th & 11th characters of my VIN. Also, all the tyres are Jan 2016 manufactured (0116), so i am assuming that the car is Jan 2016 manufactured too... hence i bought his logic. You may inquire further with your dealer. (Last 2 digits of my VIN is 84)
yes, there does exist lot of confusion. I'm wasn't able to crack the code either. Even I received a 17 character VIN. Form 20 as well as Nexa app mentions this seventeen character VIN for me. 10 and 11th digits are 00 for me. Good thing is because it's difficult to decode and I've registered in February 2016 I'll push off the car as 2016 while selling .
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yes, there does exist lot of confusion. I'm wasn't able to crack the code either. Even I received a 17 character VIN. Form 20 as well as Nexa app mentions this seventeen character VIN for me. 10 and 11th digits are 00 for me. Good thing is because it's difficult to decode and I've registered in February 2016 I'll push off the car as 2016 while selling .
Even the 10th and 11th digits are 00 for me. Whats going on?
However, the dealer has provided me with 19 character VIN. I will now check the VIN myself during the PDI.
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HI Guys,

I can't seem to find how to decode the VIN of beemers. Any leads?
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Old 27th February 2016, 19:06   #2302
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I can't seem to find how to decode the VIN of beemers. Any leads?
Please refer this post (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)) to decode the VIN for BMW.
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Old 27th February 2016, 21:55   #2303
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Please refer this post (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)) to decode the VIN for BMW.
Thanks! The link is throwing an error. Any where else I can check?
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Thanks! The link is throwing an error. Any where else I can check?
Can you share the VIN?
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Even the 10th and 11th digits are 00 for me. Whats going on?
However, the dealer has provided me with 19 character VIN. I will now check the VIN myself during the PDI.
Did the PDI and verified the VIN. The last two characters of the VIN are BG. B - Feb G - 2016. Hope this helps others as well.
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Hi, A friend's VIN for a renault kwid that he has booked needs to be looked up. Could you pls help. VIN : MEEBBA006G2335254.
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Need your advice. I have taken delivery of a new Ford Ecosport last Friday. Earlier, I had checked the VIN sequence (MAJAXXMRKAGB29287) and it suggested Jan 2016 make. But I checked the below Ford website later, after taking delivery, and to my shock the build date is given as 12.11.2015. Insurance mentions 2016 and the dealer swears RC book is 2016 and he will get the RC book quickly to clear my doubts. He has showed the Ford invoice which shows the car was dispatched from factory on Feb 18th.

https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleSelection.do

But when I check the tyres, it is mentioned as 43/2015 (October 20th week). I am very concerned and disturbed now.

So why would the Nov built car was dispatched only in February. Is it normal - it is 3.5 months from build date. But atleast the dealer should have mentioned this clearly before selling.

Please advise. Thanks.
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Hi Team,

Need help to confirm this VIN for the new Mahindra Xylo.

I only have the last 8 characters of the 17. G2B24820

As per the article it decodes to Feb 2016. Can someone confirm this?

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I have booked a BMW 320d Prestige LCi Imperial Blue with Beige
my VIN is WBA8C770X05C34612
can somebody help me with the date of manufacture and if its ok?
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Renault Kwid VIN : MEEBBA006G2335254
Sorry for the late reply. It's Feb 2016 model. The tenth character 'G' represents the year 2016 and the eleventh character '2' represents the February month.

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VIN for the new Mahindra Xylo. I only have the last 8 characters of the 17. G2B24820
Yes, it's Feb 2016 model. The tenth character 'G' represents the year 2016 and the twelfth character 'B' represents the February month.


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I have booked a BMW 320d Prestige LCi Imperial Blue with Beige
my VIN is WBA8C770X05C34612
can somebody help me with the date of manufacture and if its ok?
Congrats! Here's the VIN decode for your BMW 320D:

Type code: 8C77
Type: 320D (IND)
Dev. series: F30 (MUE)
Line: 3
Body type: LIM
Steering: RL
Door count: 4
Engine: B47O
Cubical capacity: 2.00
Power: 140
Transmission: HECK
Gearbox: AUT
Color: IMPERIALBLAU BRILLANTEFFEKT METALLI (A89)
Upholstery: SENSATEC 1/DF VENETOBEIGE (KCDF)
Prod. date: 2016-02-06
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