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Old 5th February 2013, 09:26   #1171
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Hi, I have got delivery of Maruti Ertiga on 29th January 2013. While booking I had clearly mentioned that the make should be of January 2013 only and I will not accept if it is of 2012 make.

During Inspection and with the help of this thread I could find that for my chesis number MA3ELMG1S00164235*AD. After decoding I could know that it is January 2013. I was very relaxed.

However, during an after market steel guard installation one of the customer informed me that it is 2012 model as it is printed on the Glass. I checked it and found some number written on all the window glass which reads like 12*

Now I am confused, whether the vehicle is 2013 or 2012 make.

Guys please help me.

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During Inspection and with the help of this thread I could find that for my chesis number MA3ELMG1S00164235*AD. After decoding I could know that it is January 2013.
This is what matters, Its a January 2013 manufactured vehicle.

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However, during an after market steel guard installation one of the customer informed me that it is 2012 model as it is printed on the Glass. I checked it and found some number written on all the window glass which reads like 12*
The glass is manufactured in 2012.
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During Inspection and with the help of this thread I could find that for my chesis number MA3ELMG1S00164235*AD. After decoding I could know that it is January 2013. I was very relaxed.

However, during an after market steel guard installation one of the customer informed me that it is 2012 model as it is printed on the Glass. I checked it and found some number written on all the window glass which reads like 12*
It is just that the glass is manufactured in 2012, not the whole vehicle. Manufacturers tend to stock parts much before assembling. Jan Feb or even later models do tend to get last year manufactured parts. At the same time, during resale, such less-informed buyers do tend to check the glass and assume the manufacture year.

I have not decoded the VIN.
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Dear Wildon,

This is for a friend's Duster.

MEEHSRAW5D1010626

Thanks in advance
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MEEHSRAW5D1010626
January 2013 Manufactured vehicle.
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Hi Wildon, I am buying Etios D and got following VIN numbers from showroom. Please help me to decode them -
MBJB4ZBTX00049305,
MBJB4ZBT900049344,
MBJB4ZBT900049439

I need to finalize one of them. Thanks for your help !!
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Hi Wildon,

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January 2013 Manufactured vehicle.
I am getting a Hyundai i20 delivered next week. This is the VIN number which I got. Can you please help decode?
VIN: MALBB51RLDM524170

Thank you!!

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Hi Wildon,

In addition to the MONTH and YEAR, is there any way of knowing the DAY of manufacture as well (not necessarily only through the VIN number, but other clues in the car as well)?
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Hi Wildon,

In addition to the MONTH and YEAR, is there any way of knowing the DAY of manufacture as well (not necessarily only through the VIN number, but other clues in the car as well)?
You might want to check the tag like below that most of the cars have as soon as they get out of production line out of the factory. The date and time implies the production of the vehicle as such.

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You might want to check the tag like below that most of the cars have as soon as they get out of production line out of the factory. The date and time implies the production of the vehicle as such.

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This will be on the left lower side of the front windscreen right?

Will it still be left there when the customer first gets to see the car?

Or is it removed or covered over/replaced by the green PDI sticker?

P.S. Another thing I was told was that the seatbelts have a label stitched at the bottom (towards the floor) which has a date, which because of the JIT followed by most manufacturers, will be a few days before the car assembly date max.
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This will be on the left lower side of the front windscreen right?

Will it still be left there when the customer first gets to see the car?

Or is it removed or covered over/replaced by the green PDI sticker?

P.S. Another thing I was told was that the seatbelts have a label stitched at the bottom (towards the floor) which has a date, which because of the JIT followed by most manufacturers, will be a few days before the car assembly date max.
Well, it cannot be fixed for all cars. e.g. This one for Etios is on the Front windshield RHS bottom corner. Many cars I have observed have it on the LHS quarter glass. But it vastly differs on placement amongst manufacturers.

This should be there on the car at the time of delivery any which way unless you have asked to take everything off and make it clean. The PDI sticker has nothing to do with this.

Seatbelts do seem to have a date but I am not sure of its significance. However, this would be more authentic to take it as a date on which it is out of the production line, or atleast a date to consider for the BODY manufacture.

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Thanks Parsh. That was most informative buddy!

Date car rolls off assembly line/body manufacture and date of engine assembly/manufacture are often not linked nor even close together depending type of assembly lines the company has.
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Manufacturer: Tata Motors

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

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10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture
12th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture
Using Wildon's first post from this thread to decode this Tata Motors VIN: MAT617033CNN*****

I can understand that 'C' stand for year 2012. But what is the 'N' doing as the 12th character of the VIN? Month of December is represented by 'M'. Has there been any change in TML's VIN format?
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MALBB51RLDM524170
Make : Hyundai
Model : i20 Sportz
Engine : 1.4U2
Engine Number : D4FCCU238725
Fuel : Diesel
Transmission : 6 Speed Manual
Production Date : 01.02.2013
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Hi, I just got the VIN number of my Astern Black Safari Storme EX:

MAT617021DMB02531.

Its 2013 Feb right?

Wildon, any way of knowing the DATE of manufacture please?
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