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Old 11th August 2011, 10:41   #241
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Hi Wildon

I have booked an Innova. The Chassis No provided is a 17 digit no

MBJ11JV4007284007

How do i identify the date of manufacture. As per your previous post the 19 to 22 digits would specify the date of manufacture.

What other details can be deciphered from the VIN.
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Hi Wildon, request you to kindly provide me with the complete details of my VW Polo car bearing the VIN WVWD11608BT052070 in the PDF form. You had generated the same for my Laura previously and that was extremely helpful in knowing all the features it packed.
Thanks a lot.
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Hi Wildon

Have picked up a Scorpio 2WD VLX AT with VIN MA1TA2MBPA2J69450. Not sure if its 2009 or 2010?

Need your help.

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hi wildon,

Booked an i10 Sportz AT electric red last week.

The car is on it's way from Chennai factory is what I've been told - i've had a pleasant interaction with the dealership so far, hope your VIN decoding reinforces the same!


VIN: MALAN51CMBM934764

Thanks a ton!
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MBJ11JV4007284007

How do i identify the date of manufacture
Refer here (Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars)

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WVWD11608BT052070 in the PDF form.
Need some time for the full report. its a Flash Red - Polo manufactured on 19.04.2011

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MA1TA2MBPA2J69450
Its a 2010 September Make, also refer here (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN))

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MALAN51CMBM934764
MODEL NAME : i10 SPORTZ
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LABM688975
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED AUTO
PRODUCTION DATE : 31.05.2011
COLOR : ELECTRIC RED
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MODEL NAME : i10 SPORTZ
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LABM688975
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED AUTO
PRODUCTION DATE : 31.05.2011
COLOR : ELECTRIC RED
Thanks a ton Wildon, just in time! 2 month + old..I'm wondering if this is OK!
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Thanks a ton Wildon, just in time! 2 month + old..I'm wondering if this is OK!
I feel generaly AT's are produced much less than their manual variants. And so you will probably be able to get a fresher MT model than an AT one.
Do a thorough PDI, download the PDI checklist from Team-BHP. If you are not happy with it then ask for another example. Good Luck!
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Need some time for the full report. its a Flash Red - Polo manufactured on 19.04.2011
Thanks Wildon, took the car in June. Will wait for your full report.
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Hi Wildon,
My friend is buying a Cruze LTZ, but he was disappointed that the VIN number shows it is a Feb 2011 model.

The vin number is MA6JFDHDBBH016949 .

We went to the other Chevy dealer, and even there all models seem to be Feb manufactured models. Are we right in inferring that the above is a Feb model?

We'd appreciate an early response.

Thanks.
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Sorry Wildon,

Looks like the above brouhaha on vin was a false alarm. Your thread does shed some light on pages 13 to 14. It looks like Chevy has changed the VIN pattern from Feb 2011, after which the 7th letter is the month, not the 9th.

Going by the above, the Cruzes we saw today were all Aug, 2011 models.

What a relief!!

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@vnabhi

Its been added in the previous thread which can be found here (Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars)

but some how its not been updated in this thread.
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I feel generaly AT's are produced much less than their manual variants. And so you will probably be able to get a fresher MT model than an AT one.
Do a thorough PDI, download the PDI checklist from Team-BHP. If you are not happy with it then ask for another example. Good Luck!
Yes mdsaab - will do a thorough PDI and then approve! Thanks!
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Year Codes:

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

P.S. The letters "I", "O" and "Q" are never used in a VIN.
Do these characters change over the years meaning after 2019, A will change to 2011? How can i acertain the Manza I am buying is BSIV and not BSIII, what I know is BSIV norm was introduced in April 2010
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^^ Ask your dealer for the Road Worthiness Certificate (Form-22). Attaching the sample form herewith.
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^^ Ask your dealer for the Road Worthiness Certificate (Form-22). Attaching the sample form herewith.
Appreciate the quick response, so basically every car will have this certificate and I can ask for this one a car in the stockyard has been assigned to me. The VIN can also be an indicator of the car being BSIV from the month & year of manufacturer?

The reason i am being a little paranoid about this is because Manza seem to be having both BSIII & BSIV for sale i dont want be paying for BSIV and getting a BSIII instead
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