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Old 29th July 2008, 04:55   #31
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Oh man am scared especially after reading bought guy who had problems with bmw car. somebody has to help me with finding out the production date . taking delivery of my vehicle on 17th august. I had trouble with my previous dealer i.e.. honda.
Use a VIN decoder like this one:
BMW VIN Decoder - By Mitsuhiko Kanekatsu

Or you can do it manually if you use a listing like this and take the printout with you:
What Can Your BMW's Vehicle Identification Number Tell You?

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Old 31st July 2008, 16:40   #32
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Thanks a lot rehaan. will take a print out and do a check during delivery.
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Can anyone explain what does the plant code 'N' stand for in a Tata Chassis / VIN No ? I used Achin's post on yahoo groups, to decode.

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Default Need to know manufacturing date of my Palio

chasis no - 2788878070063FRZ
Engine No is 2766335
Can anyone please let me know about the manufacturing date of this car.
Please this is urgent.

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Its written on the rtv book as well as punched somewhere on the engine.
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chasis no - 2788878070063FRZ
Engine No is 2766335

Can anyone please let me know about the manufacturing date of this car.
Please this is urgent.

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A - January
B - February
C - March
D - April
E - May
F - June
G - July
H - August
I is omitted
J - September
K - October
L - November
M - December
ZZ - 2000
YZ - 2001
XZ - 2002
WZ - 2003
VZ - 2004
UZ - 2005
TZ - 2006
SZ - 2007
RZ - 2008

So your car is manufactured in JUNE 2008.

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Thanks Arif.
This is a vital information.
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Old 28th August 2008, 20:48   #38
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Default Suzuki Swift Dzire Chassis number

Guys please help me in decoding this, the logic on general decoding does not seem to apply as there are no 'Z'-(which corresponds to 0) in this code...(Suzuki Swift Dzire bought in august)

Chassis number - MA3FKEB2S00-122574

Engine number - DI3A - 1122089

..any help would be much appreciated.
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Guys please help! The chassis code seems to be different from the international norms or is it?
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Chassis number - MA3FKEB2S00-122574

Engine number - DI3A - 1122089

..any help would be much appreciated.
VIN has 17 digits but your chassis number just have 16 dights or is it that '-' is considered as a digit .

will find out soon
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Old 29th August 2008, 15:03   #41
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thanks but i guess my chassis number does have 17 without the '-'

MA3 FKE B2S 00-122 574
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thanks but i guess my chassis number does have 17 without the '-'

MA3 FKE B2S 00-122 574

I agree. I guess my maths is gone out of the windows.
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hey thats cools, from what i could make out the first 3..MA3 is the code for Suzuki Asia...4th to 9th should be the vehicle code and here i have draw a blank!
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Old 30th August 2008, 23:18   #44
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come on guys, please help. worried that dealer might have passed on an early make car because of the trouble i was creating for him before delivery(concerning the waiting period)
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come on guys, please help. worried that dealer might have passed on an early make car because of the trouble i was creating for him before delivery(concerning the waiting period)
Hi TOR

Check the chassis number imprinted near the engine. The last 2 characters should be an alphabet and 8. To know the month of manufacture

A --> January
B --> February
... and so on till

L --> December

and 8 stands for the 8 in 2008.

This technique has worked correctly for my SX4 and Swift!
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