Go Back   Team-BHP > Team-BHP > Team-BHP Advice > On buying a car


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st December 2011, 15:33   #451
Senior - BHPian
 
Santoshbhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,590
Thanked: 2,034 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by driveanddrive View Post
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
Santoshbhat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2011, 19:50   #452
BHPian
 
HappyRoadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lucknow
Posts: 400
Thanked: 68 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Could you please decode this VIN for me. It is a TATA Safari. VIN is MAT403715BNP16170
HappyRoadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd January 2012, 08:55   #453
BHPian
 
superutp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 388
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

My Beats actually MA6BFBM2BBT086748 (error from the dealer), doesnt change the month & yr of manufacturing though.
superutp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd January 2012, 13:28   #454
BHPian
 
throttleking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 770
Thanked: 327 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyRoadie View Post
Could you please decode this VIN for me. It is a TATA Safari. VIN is MAT403715BNP16170
Its a December 2011 manufactured vehicle.
throttleking is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2012, 15:50   #455
BHPian
 
ms001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 916
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

hi can anyone help with this nissan VIN
MDAFPUK13B7010584
ms001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2012, 16:30   #456
Senior - BHPian
 
wildon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,401
Thanked: 1,002 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by changaez View Post
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by driveanddrive View Post
TMBCKC1Z9BA151793
MAKE: SKODA
MODEL: LAURA AMBIENTE
PRODUCTION DATE: 18.04.2011
ENGINE TYPE: CDAA
CAPACITY (cc): 1798
HORSE POWER: 160

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyRoadie View Post
MAT403715BNP16170
NOT SURE ABOUT THIS

Quote:
Originally Posted by superutp View Post
MA6BFBM2BBT086748
DECEMBER 2011 Manufactured vehicle

Quote:
Originally Posted by ms001 View Post
MDAFPUK13B7010584
NO INFO AS OF NOW
wildon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2012, 18:13   #457
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: LA <--> Bombay
Posts: 459
Thanked: 131 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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.

Cheers
sahakar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2012, 21:54   #458
BHPian
 
changaez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 68
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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.

cheers
changaez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2012, 12:46   #459
BHPian
 
gauravdgr8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CG/CH
Posts: 463
Thanked: 357 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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.
gauravdgr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th January 2012, 10:59   #460
BHPian
 
Freewheelin_KD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 101
Thanked: 68 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Hey Wildon, can you please decode the following VIN:

MALCU41ULBM046044L

Its for a friend's Verna.

Thanks in advance.
Freewheelin_KD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th January 2012, 21:50   #461
Senior - BHPian
 
wildon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,401
Thanked: 1,002 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sahakar View Post
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by gauravdgr8 View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freewheelin_KD View Post
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
wildon is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2012, 15:32   #462
BHPian
 
vigneshA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 195
Thanked: 27 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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.
vigneshA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2012, 15:47   #463
Senior - BHPian
 
wildon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,401
Thanked: 1,002 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

^^ The full Chassis number can be found under the bonnet, and pictures attaching for the same.



wildon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2012, 16:39   #464
BHPian
 
ms001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 916
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

clarification regarding MICRA
year = 10th
month = 11th 1=Jan,A=Oct,C=dec
confirmed "unofficially" by service adviser
ms001 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2012, 12:20   #465
Senior - BHPian
 
pjbiju's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Karamattom, Aluva, Kotagiri, Yercaud, Hospet, Indore, Nashik, Pune (now)
Posts: 1,154
Thanked: 420 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

@Wildon, can you please decode this - MA3FFEB1S00204419-MB? This is of a Maruti SX4 ZDi.

Thanks,
Biju
pjbiju is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ARTICLE: Buying a New car with an Older manufacturing date ajmat On buying a car 150 31st August 2016 16:22
Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars Albela Technical Stuff 1488 24th February 2011 10:18


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:05.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks