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Old 1st March 2011, 16:41   #46
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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)
Thanks Wildon, I had the details from your earlier post which had information on how to decode Punto VINs before they released the 1.2 Emotion & Dynamic.
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Manufacturer: Maruti - Suzuki
VIN Characters: 21 (beginning mostly with MA3...)

Decode:
20th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture.
21th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture.

An Example:
If your 20th VIN character is L, then it represents the Month - November
If your 10th VIN character is 6, then it represents the Year - 2006

Month Codes:
A = JAN
B = FEB
C = MAR
D = APR
E = MAY
F = JUN
G = JUL
H = AUG
J = SEP
K = OCT
L = NOV
M = DEC

Year Codes:
A=2010
9=2009
8=2008
7=2007
6=2006
5=2005
Wildon pls once again tell me about identifying the year of manufecture of ALTO , you had given the information last year , boss what Characters to see this year, for identificatin
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^^ Look at the last two characters of the chassis number if found B=2011
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Manufacturer: Ford India
VIN Characters: 17 (beginning mostly with MAJ...)
Ford India uses a pattern which repeats every 4 years. That means the 2005-2008 pattern repeats for 2009-2012 and so on.

Decode: (Use the chart below for reference)
11th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture.
12th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture.

An Example:
If your 11th VIN character is 7, then it represents the Year - 2007
If your 12th VIN character is K, then it represents the Month - February
Wildon,

The VIN number given by my SA in Ford does not match according to the decoding which is given by you above.

I asked him for the VIN number of the Figo which i am about to pick up and your decoding doesnt seem to apply here. Moreover, the VIN starts with a different series.

Can you help me decode this VIN - bk14325 ins 4236

Is this the VIN in the first place??
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thanks wildon buddy, i bought figo diesel on 28feb 2011 so i may get 11 model, & i am happy to know that it is a feb 2011 model
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Can you help me decode this VIN - bk14325 ins 4236
He has given the 11th to 17th characters of VIN.

so your complete VIN will be MAJ1XXMRJ1BK14325,
so if you look at the decoding chart BK = 2011 February manufactured Vehicle.

and here is some more info about your vehicle

Build Date: 24.02.2011
Vehicle Line: Figo
Body Style: 5 Door Saloon
Version: Series 30
Engine: 1.4L Duratorq-TDCi (68PS) - DV
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 3.82
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"IND"
Paint: Diamond White 73
Interior Colour: Stone Interior
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Old 3rd March 2011, 15:46   #52
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Hello Wildon -

Just received the VIN number of a Feb 2011 Optra Diesel from a known dealer, it goes as:

MA6NF-ABD-BB-H010527

Whereas for a Jan 2011 he gave the VIN # as:

MA6NF-19D-AB-H010269

Do you have any clue if there has been a change on the part of GM?

My dealer also gave me the VIN # for a FEB 2011 Cruze, just to confirm, it goes as:

MA6JF-DBD-BB-H012611

Thanks for all your help.

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^^ I have not seen such codes like Feb 2011 for Chevy.
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@ NFS
somethings cannot share, but if you want a PDF file please PM the VIN of your VW/AUDI/SKODA
Somethings cannot be shared. I do NOT need this info at this moment, if so will surely PM you. BTW, does that only work for VW/Audi/Skoda? not for Mahindra?

Side Note:
Also here is something I found during the Scorpio buying process. Many of the VINs encode info like day of manufacture, but for Scorpio, there is a sticker on the windshield which reads like, for example: A 24 02 (white color sticker). Scorpio VIN does encode the year and month, but not the date.

I think, Here A is the year, 24 the date, and 02 the month of manufacture. Note these stickers are found only on new vehicles (as owners can remove it with ease)

I could not confirm this, but noticed this on newer vehicles during my visit to the dealership through from Dec, to Feb and found these matching with my assumption. May be someone from Mahindra can confirm.
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This makes life lot easier to many.

If you want to get your car's production date, month and year in a Jiffy here it is.

Its applicable to VW, Skoda, Audi and Ford.


1. Select your desired brand
2. Enter your 17 character VIN
3. Enter your email id
4. Click submit, Viola

The basic information can be accessed at free of cost.

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Dear Fellow T-BHPian -

A humble request on my part for all February or post February Chevy (any model) owners; I would be really thankful if you may PM me your car VIN.

The reason being: I am planning to buy an Optra Diesel and the Feb make VIN that has been shared with me is a bit strange.

The Issue: The 6th and the 7th letters on the VIN have changed from digits to alphabets, please refer to my previous post.

Thanks for all your help !!

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... The reason being: I am planning to buy an Optra Diesel and the Feb make VIN that has been shared with me is a bit strange.

The Issue: The 6th and the 7th letters on the VIN have changed from digits to alphabets, please refer to my previous post....
I think in case of GM cars, it's the 9th and 10th letter which tells the year/month of production. AB is Jan'11 and BB is Feb'11. Are you looking to check anything else?
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Hello Amit -

You are correct as far as the 9th and 10th digits are concerned but have a look at my post from yesterday, there seems to be a change in the 6th and 7th characters for cars manufactured in Feb and might be there for cars manufactured after Feb.

So just wanted to confirm from all the new Chevy owners(those who have bought in Feb or later) if the 6,7 characters are actually alphabets instead of numbers.

Thanks

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I think in case of GM cars, it's the 9th and 10th letter which tells the year/month of production. AB is Jan'11 and BB is Feb'11. Are you looking to check anything else?
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He has given the 11th to 17th characters of VIN.

so your complete VIN will be MAJ1XXMRJ1BK14325,
so if you look at the decoding chart BK = 2011 February manufactured Vehicle.

and here is some more info about your vehicle

Build Date: 24.02.2011
Vehicle Line: Figo
Body Style: 5 Door Saloon
Version: Series 30
Engine: 1.4L Duratorq-TDCi (68PS) - DV
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 3.82
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"IND"
Paint: Diamond White 73
Interior Colour: Stone Interior

Wildon,

Thanks a lot for decoding the VIN number. For further reference, is it possible for you to share how you obtained the additional information. Is there a website or you have decoded the same from the VIN number i gave you??

is there a reference site i can check. This would be helpful for other guys i come across who would want to obtain this information.
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^^
Read post #54 . I have given the link in which everyone can check the production date of VW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and may others.

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