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Old 31st August 2010, 15:43   #976
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Hey Wildon

Can you pls decode this VIN for me MAJBXXMRTBAU21245. This is ford fiesta.

Thanks so much
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MAJBXXMRTBAU21245
June 2010 Manufactured Vehicle.
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Hi Wildon.

Can you please decode the VIN of my Palio MJD:
MAH17888Fx08070829xGRZ
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Hi Wildon.

Can you please decode the VIN of my Ford Figo
MAJ1XXMRJ1AU25760
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Hi Wildon.

Can you please decode the VIN of my Swift Dzire???

MA3FSEB1S00289686


Thanks in advance.
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Old 3rd September 2010, 19:04   #981
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Palio MJD:
MAH17888F08070829GRZ
Its a JULY make, RZ ! its was NZ till now Have to check on that.

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Ford Figo
MAJ1XXMRJ1AU25760
Manufactured on 26.06.2010

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Swift Dzire

MA3FSEB1S00289686
Please read post #976.
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Can you please decode the VIN of my Palio MJD:
MAH17888Fx08070829xGRZ
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Its a JULY make, RZ ! its was NZ till now Have to check on that.
Thanks Wildon. It's 2008 make.(Atleast I believe so - will wait for your confirmation). I took delivery of the car on 29 August 2008.

Is the colour code included in the VIN in Indian cars? If yes, I would like to know it. With that I will try to source touch-up paint.
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Hi Wildon,

Need your inputs on the month and year of manufacture of the two Ford Fiestas below:-
  1. MAJBXXMRJB7K49970
  2. MAJBXXMRTB7CB7489
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MAJBXXMRJB7K49970
February 2007

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MAJBXXMRTB7CB7489
January 2007
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February 2007


January 2007
Wow thanks!! The first one is mine and I bought it in March, 2007. I wonder how "K" stands for February while 'C' stands for January!! Gotta have some method in the madness!!

Another point I noted is that the second letter preceding the year '7' is 'J' for my car and 'T' for the other. Could this mean it is a different model--like a tdci vs my petrol? Or a 1.4 petrol vs my 1.6 petrol?
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The 9th Charactor i.e J and T respectively denotes Model , J normaly uses for Fiesta and T uses for Ikon. But i have found lots of T in 9th position and still the vehicle is Fiesta !

Yes Ford uses different letters altogether for representing MONTH
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The 9th Charactor i.e J and T respectively denotes Model , J normaly uses for Fiesta and T uses for Ikon. But i have found lots of T in 9th position and still the vehicle is Fiesta !

Yes Ford uses different letters altogether for representing MONTH
Thanks a ton, dude! Now i seem to getting the hang of it. I wish Ford used the same alphabet for the month in all years, but I do see a change from 2009 onwards.
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^^ Its a pattern and this pattern repeats on 4years of interval . That means the 2005-2008 pattern repeats for 2009-2012 and so on and on.

For a better understanding posting that pattern.
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^^ Its a pattern and this pattern repeats on 4years of interval . That means the 2005-2008 pattern repeats for 2009-2012 and so on and on.

For a better understanding posting that pattern.
Astounding, Wildon! You deserve the title of 'VIN guru'!!

Thanks for pitching in. It helped crack a mystery of the 2nd VIN number I'd posted---the car was manufactured in Jan, 2007 but palmed off to some unsuspecting customer and registered in Dec, 2007!!
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Hi Wildon,

Could you decode this VIN for me please -- WVWG10603BT003396 ?

If you give me a PDF like the one you gave AvonA7 I would be even more thrilled!

Thanks,
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