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Old 5th July 2012, 20:10   #841
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Manufacturer: Skoda

VIN Characters: 17 (beginning with TMB...)

Decode:

6th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture

An Example:

If your 6th VIN character is G, then it represents the Month - July
If your 10th VIN character is A, then it represents the Year - 2010

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
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
J = 2018
K = 2019

Note: Here's a link to a worldwide VIN decoder for VW / Skoda / Audi cars. Try it out, thanks to BHPian dkaile for sharing.
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Old 6th July 2012, 15:56   #842
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Hi Wildon, this is my friend's VIN number - can you please help me decode this?

MALBB51RLCM441593
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Old 7th July 2012, 08:03   #843
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MALBB51RLCM441593
Model Name : i20
Engine Type : 1400 CC-U2
Engine Number : D4FCCU134924
Fuel Type : DIESEL
Transmission : 6SPEED MANUAL 2WD
Producation Date : 26.05.2012
COLOR : GRAY
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Wildon,

Can you please help decoding the following VIN? I don't have the last4/5 digits.

MBJ53ZEE207602644

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Old 8th July 2012, 18:18   #845
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Hi Wildon,

Can you please decode this VIN number for the recently booked Toyota Etios Liva?

The VIN Number is: MBJK39BT700010531

Thanks in advance.

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MBJ53ZEE207602644
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MBJK39BT700010531
Guys, please refer the below given posts. so if your last four characters are 0612 then its June 2012, if its 0712 -July 2012 manufactured.


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There are four more digits which the dealer hasn't given you.They generally don't mention it anywhere(not even in service records).There is a white sticker on the bottom right corner of the windshield of the car on which the 17 digit no. followed by a tilde (~) and the 4 digits that mention the month and year of manufacture are printed.The date and time of manufacture is also printed in it.The last 4 digits of my car's VIN are 0611 which means it was manufactured in June 2011.
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Brother,I got this no. From under the driver's seat and also from the sticker on the windshield.
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Old 9th July 2012, 16:48   #847
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Wildon,

can you please help me decode this vin no (detailed report if possible please)

MALBB51RLCM439741.

Appreciate your help.

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Wildon,

Thanks!
Last four digits are: 0908

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Guys, please refer the below given posts. so if your last four characters are 0612 then its June 2012, if its 0712 -July 2012 manufactured.
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Old 10th July 2012, 15:14   #849
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MALBB51RLCM439741
Model Name : i20
Engine Type : 1400 CC-U2
Engine Number : D4FCCU139249
Fuel Type : DIESEL
Transmission : 6SPEED MANUAL 2WD
Producation Date : 30.06.2012
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Hello Wildon,

Could you please decode this Hyundai Eon:

MALA251ALCM094874

Many Thanks!
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Old 16th July 2012, 19:59   #851
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Hi Wildon,
Could you please decode this VIN of a Skoda Fabia1.6 I am planning to buy as a used car

Tmbmde5j8bg016759

The site I tried shows May 2011 as manufactured date, but the seller(individual) insists the date of dispatch as 23.12.2011(can it be after 7months?)

What is wrong here, am I missing something, or is he taking me for a ride?

Could anyone whose aware about this throw some light in this.

Cheers.
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I have just received the VIN for my captiva. the funny part is that Chevy VINs were supposed to have changed from Feb 2011, but if I apply the earlier VIN Decoding it tallies perfectly but not with the new key. what gives?
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Old 20th July 2012, 16:58   #853
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Hello Wildon,

Could you please decode this Hyundai Verna:

MALCU41ULCM081505

I got this number from the dealer but he didn't mention the last 2 digits which i believe is in the form of *X (Alphabet)

Could you please help me decode this.

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Old 20th July 2012, 21:26   #854
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Hi Wildon,
Can you please decode this VIN no. for me -

MALA157ALCM089402

Thanks in advance.
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MALA251ALCM094874
Model Name : EON
Engine Type : 800 CC
Engine Number : G3HACM081503
Fuel Type : PETROL
Transmission : 5SPEED MANUAL 2WD
Producation Date : 30.05.2012

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Tmbmde5j8bg016759
Make : SKODA
Model : Fabia - Elegance
Model Year: 2011
Production Date : 10.05.2011

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Chevy VINs were supposed to have changed from Feb 2011, but if I apply the earlier VIN Decoding it tallies perfectly but not with the new key. what gives?
Can't comment unless you provide the VIN

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MALCU41ULCM081505
Model Name : VERNA
Engine Type : 1600 CC - U2
Engine Number : D4FBCU147645
Fuel Type : DIESEL
Transmission : 6SPEED MANUAL 2WD
Producation Date : 14.07.2012

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MALA157ALCM089402
No info as of now.
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