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Old 31st July 2011, 08:50   #226
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Looking at the instructions for decoding Honda VINs, I don't see steps to figure out the color.
I don't have any source to get that info.

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What the dealer has given me now is a 17 digit chassis number for the new Etios VX I want to buy.
VIN is 17 Character, rest of the codes may be in other location as fast&furious explained

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I thought the fourth character "F" represent the month June, I am happy it is manufactured just a fortnight ago.
F= June only. You RC book will say its a June 2011 manufactured vehicle although production date is different.

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MALBB51RLBM317033
MODEL NAME : i20 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.4L U2
ENGINE NUMBER : D4FCBU958901
FUEL TYPE : DIESEL
TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 18.06.2011
COLOR : CRYSTAL WHITE

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MAJ1XXMAJ1BS67011
Build Date: 18.07.2011
Vehicle Line: Figo
Body Style: 5 Door Saloon
Version: Series 40
Engine: Duratorq 1.4 TDCi (68PS)
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 3.82
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"IND"
Paint: Moondust Silver (Metallic)
Interior Colour: Stone Interior

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There is a white sticker on the bottom right corner of the windshield of the car on which the 17 digit no. followed by a tilde (~) and the 4 digits that mention the month and year of manufacture are printed.The date and time of manufacture is also printed in it.The last 4 digits of my car's VIN are 0611 which means it was manufactured in June 2011.Contact your dealer.I guess Toyota has a 21 digit VIN system.
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Thanks a Ton Wildon !
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Old 31st July 2011, 18:40   #228
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There are four more digits which the dealer hasn't given you.They generally don't mention it anywhere(not even in service records).There is a white sticker on the bottom right corner of the windshield of the car on which the 17 digit no. followed by a tilde (~) and the 4 digits that mention the month and year of manufacture are printed.The date and time of manufacture is also printed in it.The last 4 digits of my car's VIN are 0611 which means it was manufactured in June 2011.Contact your dealer.I guess Toyota has a 21 digit VIN system.
Checked with the dealer. This one is also June, 2011. I think the VX model is not getting sold fast enough. I am planning to take delivery next week. Thanks pal.
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Hi Wildon,

Can you help me decode the 2 VIN #'s below. Both are Honda City S-MT.

MAKGM252EBN209318

MAKGM252GBN210471


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Hi!

Can anyone please decode this VIN for me: MALBB51BLAM2****7. (The car is an i20)

I want to know all the details.

P.S: I have already tried decoding according to instructions on Page no. 1 given but unable to understand, please help.
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Hi Wildon,

Is it possible to generate a pdf with more details than just the variant and manufacturing month for my Fiat Punto?

The car is a 1.3 MJD Active, delivered to me in May.

The VIN is - MCA11815E07027838DMZ

From your earlier posts, I have decoded that it is a April manufactured car (DMZ) and 11815E corresponds to '1.3 16V E4 75CV / 55KW ACTIVE ' but it will be really great if I can get the production month and more details like in the PDFs.

Thanks in advance.

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Always refer the first page of this thread to decode it yourself.
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MAKGM252EBN209318
Its a May 2011 vehicle.

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MAKGM252GBN210471
July 2011 Vehicle.


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MALBB51BLAM2****7
Give the full 17 charactor VIN, or else find the full chassis number which you can find under the Driver seat, on the floor.

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MCA11815E07027838DMZ
April 2011 vehicle. Sorry no other details.
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Here is the full 17 digit code Wildon: MALBB51BLAM216977
Please decode it for me and give all the details. Thanks in advance.
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Always refer the first page of this thread to decode it yourself.

Its a May 2011 vehicle.

July 2011 Vehicle.

Give the full 17 charactor VIN, or else find the full chassis number which you can find under the Driver seat, on the floor.

April 2011 vehicle. Sorry no other details.
Thanks Wildon. I had already decoded the month/year after looking at the thread start . But in some of the postings, I saw some additional info you managed to pull out, I was looking for that bit.
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MALBB51BLAM216977

MODEL NAME : i20 MAGNA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LAAM496368
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 28.08.2010
COLOR : BERRY RED
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April 2011 vehicle. Sorry no other details.
Thank you Wildon. If by any chance, you get a link to get more details about Fiat cars, I will ping you again with my VIN
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Dear Wildon,
Just booked a VW Polo 1.6.
The VIN is
WVWC11604BT047282

From what i understand it is a March 2011 produced car is that correct?
Is this ok to be getting a March produced car in August?
What other details can be gleaned from this VIN?

Thank you so much.
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WVWC11604BT047282
VW POLO Manufactured on 11.04.2011

Four month old vehicle is OK but better do a proper PDI.
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Thanks Wildon. I had already decoded the month/year after looking at the thread start . But in some of the postings, I saw some additional info you managed to pull out, I was looking for that bit.
kap04 - I'd asked wildon the same question. Apparently those other details [like color] are not derived from the VIN. He has contacts that provide those details to him for other car manufacturers. He does not have such contacts with Honda - or so I gathered from his post here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2450292 (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN))

Wildon,
Please correct me if the above is incorrect.
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kap04 - I'd asked wildon the same question. Apparently those other details [like color] are not derived from the VIN. He has contacts that provide those details to him for other car manufacturers. He does not have such contacts with Honda - or so I gathered from his post here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2450292 (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN))

Wildon,
Please correct me if the above is incorrect.
Thanks alam for clarifying that bit. I was under the notion that those information could be pulled out from the VIN
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