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Old 31st December 2011, 15:21   #451
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No they are not. When I bought one in May this year and my car was March manufactured. In fact I just checked the VIN of my car and find it is exactly the same as the one you have provided, just that it ends with 685 instead of 793

TSIs are slow movers, but I would be a bit uncomfortable if the production month is more than three months prior to the delivery month.
Yeah, even I am a bit uncomfortable right now. Thankfully, fogs are there. Bit unsure now.
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Old 31st December 2011, 15:33   #452
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Yeah, even I am a bit uncomfortable right now. Thankfully, fogs are there. Bit unsure now.
I had actually rejected the first car they had offered me. That was Dec 2010 mfd and did not have fog lamps. I was uncomfortable with the Dec date but eventually the missing fogs made it easy for me to reject. I told them I am getting one with fogs with the other dealer. TIll then they were singing the "fogs discontinued" tone with me. It was only when I told them about my intentions to go with other dealer, they told me that they will give me a 'fresh piece' . You won't believe, but they told me that Skoda has restarted fogs on the TSI and my car is the first one to get fogs after they had restarted fitting them
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Could you please decode this VIN for me. It is a TATA Safari. VIN is MAT403715BNP16170
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My Beats actually MA6BFBM2BBT086748 (error from the dealer), doesnt change the month & yr of manufacturing though.
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Could you please decode this VIN for me. It is a TATA Safari. VIN is MAT403715BNP16170
Its a December 2011 manufactured vehicle.
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hi can anyone help with this nissan VIN
MDAFPUK13B7010584
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malbb51blbm350526
MODEL NAME :i20 SPORTZ
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LABM745615
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 29.08.11
COLOR : DARK GRAY METALLIC

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TMBCKC1Z9BA151793
MAKE: SKODA
MODEL: LAURA AMBIENTE
PRODUCTION DATE: 18.04.2011
ENGINE TYPE: CDAA
CAPACITY (cc): 1798
HORSE POWER: 160

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MAT403715BNP16170
NOT SURE ABOUT THIS

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MA6BFBM2BBT086748
DECEMBER 2011 Manufactured vehicle

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MDAFPUK13B7010584
NO INFO AS OF NOW
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Hi Wildon,

Need your help. This is a Hyundai vehicle but has only 17 characters in the VIN instead of the 19 characters as you have advised in your initial posts.

Could you please help decode this -

MALCU41UMBM044762

Many thanks in advance.

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Thanks Wildon

Is there any calculation which you do for arriving at the data or u get it from somewhere. Just curious if you can share the information.

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The VIN number on my Vista VX is: MAT611450BPN95245.

I could decode 2011, but the 12th character is N which does not stand for anything. What's the month Wildon. I took the car in December.
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Hey Wildon, can you please decode the following VIN:

MALCU41ULBM046044L

Its for a friend's Verna.

Thanks in advance.
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MALCU41UMBM044762
MODEL NAME : VERNA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.6L U2
ENGINE NUMBER : D4FBBU026209
FUEL TYPE : DIESEL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED AUTO
PRODUCTION DATE : 14.12.2011
COLOR : SLEEK SILVER

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MAT611450BPN95245.

I could decode 2011, but the 12th character is N which does not stand for anything. What's the month Wildon. I took the car in December.
I don't have any idea about the month as its looks different.

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MALCU41ULBM046044
MODEL NAME : VERNA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.6L U2
ENGINE NUMBER : D4FBBU044973
FUEL TYPE : DIESEL
TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 23.12.2011
COLOR : CARBON GRAY
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Hi Guys.
My friend booked a Swift VDI sometime back and dealer has now confmred the vehicle was ready for delivery. The VIN is MA3FHEB1S00168056.
This however is 16 digits as against Wildon's 22 character eg. he has used. Can this be decoded. Wildon can you please help.
Since my friend wanted to delay the delivery due to auspicious day, we were little apprehensive if dealer would give this to somebody else.
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^^ The full Chassis number can be found under the bonnet, and pictures attaching for the same.



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clarification regarding MICRA
year = 10th
month = 11th 1=Jan,A=Oct,C=dec
confirmed "unofficially" by service adviser
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