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Old 13th July 2010, 11:29   #871
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@wildon,

Any particular reason why the letters are not in alphabetical order. Is this a common practice with Ford and other car manufacturers or a way to keep the customer confused as always.

BTW how does "A" relate to 2010? Just curious. Is it coz after 9 for 2009 they have started using alphabets for years.
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^^ Its a common practice with Ford. Rest of manufacturers which i done so far following alphabetic orders in which letters I (i) not included.

As a common practice Most of the manufacturers took alphabets from year 2010 onwards.
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^^ A typical Ford Vehicle VIN contains 17 Characters starting from MAJ on which 11th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

For e.g if your 11th and 12th characters are A and M you can decode this as

A= 2010
M= July

Ford changes its Monthly code on yearly basis. I'm attaching the 2010 monthly codes here.
Wow Wildon!
Thanks a lot, that was very informative. Thanks to Ghodlur as well.
So, I just need to take this with me when I go for PDI, right? Anything else, that must be checked?
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Wow Wildon!
Thanks a lot, that was very informative. Thanks to Ghodlur as well.
So, I just need to take this with me when I go for PDI, right? Anything else, that must be checked?
Dont forget the T-BHP PDI check list which in itself is a 4-5 pager doc, you can easily make the sales guy nervous with it. Take snaps of the VIN, car so that you can start dreaming till the D-day.
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2010 Model TATA Car VIN Decoding

Typical TATA Car VIN has 17 Characters starting from MAT in which 10th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010
if your 12th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC
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2010 Model CHEVROLET Car VIN Decoding

Typical CHEVROLET Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MA6 in which 9th and 10th characters represents MONTH and YEAR respectively.

if your 9th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY
If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC

Its been confirmed that effective from February 2011, there is a change in Month code position of Chevrolet VIN.

7th Character now represents Month
10th Character is Year.

For e.g if your 7th Character is G then its July.

Additionally you can find a separate placard near the front left door, right bottom (near seat) that has a 2 characters representing MONTH and YEAR for e.g GB = July 2011.

Full credit goes to fellow members Torquedo, keyur and Poitive for the findings.

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2010 Model HONDA Car VIN Decoding

Typical HONDA Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MAK in which 9th and 10th characters represents MONTH and YEAR respectively.

if your 9th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY
If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC

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2010 Model MAHINDRA (M&M) Car VIN Decoding

Typical MAHINDRA (M&M) Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MAI in which 10th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

if your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010
If your 12th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC

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2010 Model MITSUBISHI Car VIN Decoding

Typical MITSUBISHI Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MA7 in which 10th and 11th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010
if your 11th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY


Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC

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2010 Model HYUNDAI Car Chassis Number Decoding

Typical HYUNDAI Car Chassis Number has 19 Characters starting with MAL in which 10th and 19th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 10th Character is A then it represents Year 2010
if your 19th Character is G then it represents Month JULY

You can find the Chassis number on the Floor under the Drivers seat



Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC
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2010 Model FIAT Car VIN Decoding

Typical FIAT Car VIN has 20 Characters starting with MCA in which 18th character represents MONTH and 19th &20th as YEAR

If your 18th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY
if your 19th and 20th VIN Character is NZ then it represents Year 2010


Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC
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2010 Model SKODA Car VIN Decoding

Typical SKODA Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with TMB in which 6th and 10th characters represents MONTH and YEAR respectively.

if your 6th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY
If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC
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Wildon, I got my car's VIN today, hurray! As desired, it's a July, 2010 Manufactured vehicle. My mum's birthday falls on 23rd of this month, plus, we got our first car on 23rd July as well.
The VIN is as follows, any more info from your side would be very helpful-
MAJ1XXMRJ1AM33535

Taking into account that my car got into transit today, how much time would it take in logistics from Chennai to Gurgaon, Haryana?
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Wildon, I got my car's VIN today, hurray! As desired, it's a July, 2010 Manufactured vehicle. My mum's birthday falls on 23rd of this month, plus, we got our first car on 23rd July as well.
The VIN is as follows, any more info from your side would be very helpful-
MAJ1XXMRJ1AM33535

Taking into account that my car got into transit today, how much time would it take in logistics from Chennai to Gurgaon, Haryana?
Hi, 11th and 12th digit on ford cars represents month/ year. AM is for July 10 vehicles. Please see Wildon's ford decoding table in post # 871 in this thread. It's just a guess, I think Chennai to Gurgaon should take about 5 days. But it's rainy season, so could be more. I know Chennai to Delhi Hyundai cars take about same time. Hope this helps. thanks

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Wildon, I got my car's VIN today, hurray! As desired, it's a July, 2010 Manufactured vehicle. My mum's birthday falls on 23rd of this month, plus, we got our first car on 23rd July as well.
The VIN is as follows, any more info from your side would be very helpful-
MAJ1XXMRJ1AM33535

Taking into account that my car got into transit today, how much time would it take in logistics from Chennai to Gurgaon, Haryana?
@Abhi

Its July month vehicle, confirmed by VIN. Ideally it should take a weeks time for the vehicle to arrive at the showroom, one day for PDI, a couple for days for registration and a day for accessories if you had bought from dealer. So by 28th July the vehicle should be in your hands. I guess it looks like the July 23rd deadline wont be met, tough luck.
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