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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th August 2013, 18:29   #1411
BHPian
 
Maneesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 25
Thanked: 0 Times
Question Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

hi,
My brother is about to buy a skoda rapid from Marikar Engineers,Cochin. We booked for Rapid's latest limited edition called "Leisure". Today they gave us the Chassis Number. I hope skoda cars chassis number is their VIN number too. I tried VIN decoding and found out that its a February 2013 build unit. ie 5 months old car.but they are selling it with latest edition badge. I am feeling some bit of confusion in this. Thatswhy I am sharing this and seeking other forum mates advice in this regard.

Chassis No. TMBBLBNA9DG011668

Normally form 22 / road-worthiness certificate from manufacture will show the manufacturing month & year, right ? Will they change it to latest date, if its actually a Feb 2013 build car ? :(
Maneesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 19:09   #1412
BHPian
 
Maneesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 25
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Hi,
Thank you very much for this wonderful thread. I have an issue related to the subject of this thread. My brother is about to purchase a Skoda Rapid.We booked its latest limited edition called "Leisure" thru Marikar Engineers,cochin on August first week. Today they gave us the chassis number.I think skoda's chassis number and VIN number is same. So I tried VIN decoding by the help of this thread and found out that its a Feb 2013 build unit.Now I am in a confusion and thatswhy I am sharing and seeking your valuable advice in this regard. ie. Company is giving us a 5 month old car with latest limited edition badge. Is it normal ?

Chassis No # TMBBLBNA9DG011668

I know the form 22/ road-worthiness certificate from skoda will show the month & year.Is there any possibility to get a certificate with latest date from skoda if the car is a feb 2013 build unit.
Maneesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 19:23   #1413
Senior - BHPian
 
arun_josie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,978
Thanked: 2,861 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Wildon, My friend has booked a Verna and the dealer has send the below VIN number, can you please decode this?
MALBU41ULDM 136463.

Let me know in case this is not the complete number because as per the OP it has to be 19 digits.
arun_josie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 22:21   #1414
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rejoycjohn View Post
Hey Wildon , Does that mean that Polo 1.6 TDI started its production in Inida ??
I am sure that such a news will trigger a lot of interest in Tbhpians who are waiting to buy the GT Tdi .




Hey Scuderiatoro, the vin number makes me wonder if you got a 1.6 Tdi polo for the price of a 1.2. I am really interested like many other Tbhpians to know the same.
No I just got a Vento. Its not a Polo, I wish it was.
scuderiatoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 08:42   #1415
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 getsurya View Post
MBJ11JV5105033723~0813
0813= August 2013 Manufactured car

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maneesh View Post
TMBBLBNA9DG011668

Normally form 22 / road-worthiness certificate from manufacture will show the manufacturing month & year, right ? Will they change it to latest date, if its actually a Feb 2013 build car ? :(
Normally in RC it will be February 2013 manufactured car. exact production date detail will be giving soon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by arun_josie View Post
MALBU41ULDM 136463
The correct VIN is MALCU41ULDM136463

Make : Hyundai
Model : Verna -SX
Engine : 1.6L - U2
Engine Number: D4FBDU328723
Production Date : 31.07.2013
wildon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 09:33   #1416
BHPian
 
Maneesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 25
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Thank you very much wildon. Will wait for your further info and will share dealers comments later

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
0813= August 2013 Manufactured car



Normally in RC it will be February 2013 manufactured car. exact production date detail will be giving soon.



The correct VIN is MALCU41ULDM136463

Make : Hyundai
Model : Verna -SX
Engine : 1.6L - U2
Engine Number: D4FBDU328723
Production Date : 31.07.2013
Maneesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 16:34   #1417
Senior - BHPian
 
arun_josie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,978
Thanked: 2,861 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
The correct VIN is MALCU41ULDM136463

Make : Hyundai
Model : Verna -SX
Engine : 1.6L - U2
Engine Number: D4FBDU328723
Production Date : 31.07.2013
Thanks a lot Wildon. Below VIN also has the same manufacturing date, 31st August? Please let me know.
VIN MALCU41ULDM136376
arun_josie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 17:28   #1418
BHPian
 
ganesc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Madurai
Posts: 236
Thanked: 124 Times
Default

Hi all,
Am planning to take Ertiga ZDI with alloy and am being told that the older stock will be the one to be sent to Madurai from Bangalore yard. Is this true that I cant ask for the latest?

Has anyone got delivery of ertiga manufactured in august 2013?

Wildon bro,
Could you please help me with decoding the details of the attached? I dont see the last 2 chars HD/GD.

Name:  ForumRunner_20130828_195647.png
Views: 868
Size:  349.9 KB



Expecting a fresh piece as the previous car I took was 15 days old when I took delivery. But Maruti has the policy of pushing the older stock first it seems which makes sense but still...
ganesc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 18:24   #1419
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 arun_josie View Post
MALCU41ULDM136376
Make : Hyundai
Model : Verna -SX
Engine : 1.6L - U2
Engine Number: D4FBDU329516
Production Date : 30.07.2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by ganesc View Post
Could you please help me with decoding the details of the attached? I dont see the last 2 chars HD/GD.
Please post a clear picture.
wildon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 20:42   #1420
BHPian
 
ganesc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Madurai
Posts: 236
Thanked: 124 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
Please post a clear picture.
Thanks for the help in advance. I have posted another now.
Attached Thumbnails
ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)-stock_report.jpg  


Last edited by ganesc : 28th August 2013 at 20:44.
ganesc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 23:30   #1421
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 Maneesh View Post
TMBBLBNA9DG011668
Make: Skoda
Model : Rapid
Engine : 1.6L TDI
Production Date : 08.02.2013
Color : Deep Black Pearl

Quote:
Originally Posted by ganesc View Post
I dont see the last 2 chars HD/GD
Search for the code at Engine compartment.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf TMBBLBNA9DG011668.pdf (30.5 KB, 222 views)
wildon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2013, 10:08   #1422
BHPian
 
Maneesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 25
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Thank you very much wildon. Now I have only one doubt to clear with you and other forum mates. A delay of five month ( production to delivery ) is normal or not , for cars like skoda ? Or are they trying to sell an old stock car ? :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
Make: Skoda
Model : Rapid
Engine : 1.6L TDI
Production Date : 08.02.2013
Color : Deep Black Pearl



Search for the code at Engine compartment.
Maneesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2013, 12:43   #1423
BHPian
 
ganesc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Madurai
Posts: 236
Thanked: 124 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildon View Post
Search for the code at Engine compartment.
That is the problem. The vehicle is present in Bangalore yard and am taking delivery in Madurai. The sales rep says whichever is 30+ days from invoice date as mentioned above in attachment will only be sent over. So thought of checking. Thanks, I think I will have to wait then until the particular one car reaches Madurai showroom.
ganesc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2013, 16:13   #1424
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)

Model Codes Maruti Suzuki India
Attached Thumbnails
ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)-msuzuki.jpg  


Last edited by wildon : 29th August 2013 at 16:27.
wildon is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2013, 22:04   #1425
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1
Thanked: 0 Times
Thumbs up Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Hi Wildon,

Following is the VIn of my I20 Asta Petrol - MALBB51BLDM596400..I could figure out that it is manufactured in 2013..but couldn't find out the date or month of manufacture..can you please help me decode it
nikso 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 16:16.

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