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Old 27th February 2011, 22:06   #31
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I own a Hyundai Santro. 10th character in the VIN number is not an alphabet but a number. what does that mean?
Please go through your VIN again, I think your car is a Pre-2010 model. In that case the 10th digit is the year. Example: If the 10th digit is 9 then your car is 2009 manufactured.

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Wildon, this VIN seems to be different. It has only 11 characters and if the numbers are also included then 17. Could you help with decoding this?
Check under the Drivers seat, on the floor you can see the additional characters , it will be like MALAN51CMBM848500*B


Here is the decoded info of your vehicle.

MODEL NAME : i10 Sportz
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L Kappa2 VTVT
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED Auto
PRODUCTION DATE : 12.02.2011
COLOR : Carbon Gray

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I got your message & tried to PM you, but got some error message about sending PM. I have got the RC book for Micra (smart card) and the date of manufacture is mentioned as June/2010. I got the car on 29/Jul/2010.
As your VIN's was MDHFBUK13A6xxxxxx, The 10th and 11th Characters are representing YEAR and MONTH respectively. So i rightly guessed at that time as June 2010 manufactured vehicle.

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I own a Hyundai Santro. 10th character in the VIN number is not an alphabet but a number. what does that mean?

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Please go through your VIN again, I think your car is a Pre-2010 model. In that case the 10th digit is the year. Example: If the 10th digit is 9 then your car is 2009 manufactured.
Zappex given you the answer.

9=2009
8=2008
7=2007
6=2006
5=2005
4=2004 etc..
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Zappex given you the answer.
Glad to help, Thanks a lot for the info you put up.
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Here is the decoded info of your vehicle.
Wow, you got all the details of the car. Nice! Thank You.
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Great work wildon. Earlier i was thinking that chassis no. is just a unique number which differentiate your car from other cars, did not even guess that it can tell my car's manufacturing month and year.
This will definitely help anyone while planning to buy a new car.
A quick question, Is it possible to know manufacturing date by viewing chassis no. in bikes too ?
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Hello Wildon -

Could you please decode the following VIN for me:

MA6NF19D-AB-H010269

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MA6NF19D-AB-H010269
The easy guide for do-it-yourself for Chevy is here, Hope you will tell me the result.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2249662 (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN))
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Thanks Wildon -

It should be a Jan 2011 product, but then how do we determine if it is a Diesel or petrol and which model from GM?

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It should be a Jan 2011 product
NF19D - Optra, Sorry no other details are available with me.
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To eradicate confusion, the letters "I", "O" and "Q" are never used in the Vehicle Identification Number.
however in the fiat vin details you have mentioned

Year Codes:
MZ = 2011
NZ = 2010
QZ & PZ = 2009

was that a typo??
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^^ The VIN contains only 17 Characters, rest are additional characters used by our Indian manufactures to identify the month and year in some cars.

So in the first 17 Characters you will never find I, O and Q.

Some call this as Chassis numbers.

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Thanks Wildon for updated VIN codes. Will help lot of new buyers to know the exact date of manufacture and avoid being misled by some sales guys.
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Hi Wildon,

I have booked a Punto 1.2 Emotion, the VIN is MCA11835D07024159AMZ.

As per the details you had posted in the earlier thread,
11815B0 = 1.2 8V E3 65CV/48KW ACTIVE
11825C0 = 1.4 16V E3 95CV/70KW DYNAMIC
11835C0 = 1.4 16V E3 95CV/70KW EMOTION
1185AC0 = 1.4 16V E3 95CV/70KW EMOTION PACK

I guess 11835DO is the 1.2 8V Emotion. Just wanted to validate my assumption.

Also the Fiat sales team had tried selling a feb 2010 car to me last month by claiming it was a Dec 2010 car. Luckily I had all the information to decode the VIN from your post, gave the sales team a piece of my mind. Big thanks to you for saving me and several others
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Well Done, Wildon: I read through the pages 6, 22, 44 etc on your other thread about how to decode VINs and it helped me when buying Scorpio. Thanks for this Article which now makes it easier (rather than browse through all pages of the old thread) to identify the VIN information.

BTW, for VW, you were posting PDF files, how are those possible?
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I guess 11835DO is the 1.2 8V Emotion.
You are correct and its Euro IV emission standard.

Please read this below post
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post1752941 (Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars)

@ NFS
somethings cannot share, but if you want a PDF file please PM the VIN of your VW/AUDI/SKODA
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