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Old 18th February 2012, 14:12   #556
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Hi Wildon. Need help. I booked Chevy Optra Magnum(Company Car Lease). I specifically asked only for a 2012 model. I asked the dealer to give it to me in writing(Dealer Letter head) that the car is a 2012 model.The dealer agreed to do it and sent a document to me(Doc attached).
In the doc, the Chasis number is listed as: MA6NFABDCBH013412. The 10th digit should have been C(for 2012). Can you please confirm? From the looks of it, the dealer is trying to take me for a ride. When I took this up with him, he is adamant that it is indeed a 2012 vehicle. Luckily, I have this doc as a proof.
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Guys,

Wildon and I managed to get a conclusion on the Chevy VINs based on some research I did by speaking to a couple of Chevy dealers. It's NOT the 10th letter that denotes the year of manufacture, it's the NINTH. 10th denotes the model year.

So all Chevrolet owners who've booked post February 2011, this is for you:

Typical Chevrolet VIN (mine): MA6JFDADCBH-xxxxxx
  • Chars 1-3: Manufacturer Code (MA6)
  • Char 7: Month of Manufacturing (in my case A = January)
  • Char 9: Year of Manufacturing (in my case C = 2012)
  • Char 10: Model Year (in my case B = 2011)
  • Char 11: Manufacturing Plant Location (H = Halol)

Thanks for your help, Wildon.
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Hi Wildon. Need help. I booked Chevy Optra Magnum(Company Car Lease). I specifically asked only for a 2012 model. I asked the dealer to give it to me in writing(Dealer Letter head) that the car is a 2012 model.The dealer agreed to do it and sent a document to me(Doc attached).
In the doc, the Chasis number is listed as: MA6NFABDCBH013412. The 10th digit should have been C(for 2012). Can you please confirm? From the looks of it, the dealer is trying to take me for a ride. When I took this up with him, he is adamant that it is indeed a 2012 vehicle. Luckily, I have this doc as a proof.
In 2011 cars both 9th and 10th Characters were B, and i believed that 10th Charactor represents manufacturing Year. But 2012 as ghostrider too pointed out that the 9th Charactor has been changed from B to C which we concluded that it is the 9th Character actually represents the manufacturing year.

To double check it please do the following as Poitive suggested.

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Additionally, you can find a separate placard near the front left door, right bottom (near seat) that has 2 characters representing MONTH and YEAR. For e.g AC = January 2012.
We will do the necessary changes to the opening post of this thread after confirming this.
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In 2011 cars both 9th and 10th Characters were B, and i believed that 10th Charactor represents manufacturing Year. But 2012 as ghostrider too pointed out that the 9th Charactor has been changed from B to C which we concluded that it is the 9th Character actually represents the manufacturing year.

To double check it please do the following as Poitive suggested.



We will do the necessary changes to the opening post of this thread after confirming this.
Thanks. Will definitely check the placard as suggested by Poitive and will update you here sometime next week.
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Hi Wildon

Polo TDI
WVWK11600CT015264

Can you please give me the details of this vehicle.

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Polo TDI
WVWK11600CT015264
Make: VOLKSWAGEN
Model: POLO
Production Date: 22.11.2011
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Make: VOLKSWAGEN
Model: POLO
Production Date: 22.11.2011
Thanks is it possible to get the detailed PDF. Coz this model is with steering mounted controls and RCD 310 music system (similar to new vento).
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Thanks. Will definitely check the placard as suggested by Poitive and will update you here sometime next week.
Hi Klever,

Your VIN is MA6NFABDCBHXXXXXX so don't worry because the car's a February 2012 car, not 2011.
  • 7th letter (Month of Manufacture): B = February.
  • 9th letter (Year of Manufacture): C = 2012.

Your car is brand spanking new, so don't worry.
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WVWK11600CT015264
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is it possible to get the detailed PDF. Coz this model is with steering mounted controls and RCD 310 music system (similar to new vento).
Here is the Full report of your vehicle.
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Here is the Full report of your vehicle.

Excellent Thread Wildon.

I'm getting my 2012 Tata safari on 7th march and would like to know the exact method to check the dates.

I checked your original post which started with TATA numbers but unfortunately could not read through the entire thread for updates.

Any info from you would be helpful as i dont want to be duped with a 2011 model as i'm paying more for the 2012 model.

Thanks in advance
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Old 22nd February 2012, 12:46   #565
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In the past few years i have learnt a lot about Mercedes Benz cars,the unique VIN number which decodes everything about the car.everytime i wanted to buy a used mercedes i would not know what all gadgets were factory fitted with the company & mostly the previous owner had removed them or they were not working.i would like to help the fellow bhpians by decoding their car VIN numbers.share your complete VIN number & you will have the full decode
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Hi Nandish,
Here comes the first one - 1241266C290454
Thanks.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 15:18   #567
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Nandish, Is this the Russian/soviet Vin Decode site you refer to? If Yes isnt it better you put the link up so that everyone can refer directly, instead of youo going thru this. We now have over 25000 Mercs in our country.
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Hi Wildon, could you please help with whatever details possible.
Chassis No. is WDC1641222A656221
Attaching the full report of your vehicle.
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here you go.

Название val
fin
vin wdb1241266C290454
whc wdb
chassbm 124126
chass_ident 6C290454
type 124
subbm1 126
subbm2
auxiliary_drive
body 00000
body_code
delivery_date
engine 605911 20 040493
front_axle1
front_axle2
heater
interior 002
lights
model_idx 5
odometer
order_num1 0682533171
paint1 366
paint2
paint3
paint4
paint5
platform
production_num1
production_order_ref
rear_axle1
rear_axle2
release_date
retarder 2 960627
rims
service_num
steering
trailer
transfer_case
transmission 696013 9
vin_dc
vinwhc
winch
wiper
Code Текст
291 AIRBAG FOR FRONT PASSENGER
295 CURTAIN AT REAR DOOR LEFT AND RIGHT
300 Unknown
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
481 UNDERSHIELDS
482 SPRINGS FOR HIGHER GROUND CLEARANCE
538 Unknown
580 AIR CONDITIONING
584 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTER, 4-WAY, V 124, 6-WAY
593 ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-ESG,BF
611 EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC
708 CKD-VEHICLES - RANGE OF DELIVERY - INDIA
366 Unknown
002 Unknown
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Here comes the first one - 1241266C290454
Thanks.
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scooby unfortunately this is not the famous russian website
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Nandish, Is this the Russian/soviet Vin Decode site you refer to? If Yes isnt it better you put the link up so that everyone can refer directly, instead of youo going thru this. We now have over 25000 Mercs in our country.
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