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Old 19th January 2011, 12:09   #1381
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MALBB51BR9M036212
MODEL NAME : i20 Magna
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 25.02.2009
COLOR : Dark Gray Metallic
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MODEL NAME : i20 Magna
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 25.02.2009
COLOR : Dark Gray Metallic
Simply awesome. I got this delivered on March 6th. Thanks Wildon! You rock!
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Thank you wildon, i will ask my friend to check Form 22.
Hi Wildon,
Form 22 showed the Truck as manufactured in Nov 2010 so my friend rejected it. Now he's got another Truck booked. Dealer has provided him following details and says it's Jan 2011 model. Could you please decipher this? Thanks in advance.

Safari EX 4*2
Vin: 28872326AD8R
Chassis No: MAT403725BNA00793
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The above does seem to decode as Jan 2011.

10th Character is B - 2011
12th Character is A - January.

Only Wildon can get the exact dates.

By the serial number i would say first week of Jan(5th-7th). My wild guess based on other interpretations
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MAT403725BNA00793
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The above does seem to decode as Jan 2011.

10th Character is B - 2011
12th Character is A - January.
Yes, its a January 2011 make vehicle.

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Only Wildon can get the exact dates.
For TATA its not possible for me to get the exact production date.
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Seems like TATA is resetting the production serial number(Last 5 digits) every year. Below is a VIN which was submitted for decoding last year.

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Hi Wildon,

Request you to decode if the following Chasis Number for my Tata Safari 2.2LX corresponds to s 2010 manufactured vehicle: MAT403066ANA00573

Thanks,
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Its a 2010 January Model, further details are not available from the VIN.

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@Wildon : Please confirm .

Chasis No : MAT403715BNA00691

I guessd it to be a Jan'11 model . Is that correct ? If so , can you help with the prod date ?

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MAT403715BNA00691

I guess it to be a Jan'11 model . Is that correct ? If so , can you help with the prod date ?
its a January 2011 make, as i told earlier its not possible for me to get the exact production date of TATA vehicle. Requesting you to kindly check the Form-22 for getting any info for it.
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Thank you Vw2010 and Wildon
I will ask my friend to go ahead with this truck and also check Form 22. We will also be taking along Team-bhp Pdi check list to stock yard.
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Seems like TATA is resetting the production serial number(Last 5 digits) every year. Below is a VIN which was submitted for decoding last year.
Makes sense. The difference is the year field and they are almost resetting the serial number for the next year.

Averaging out like 1000 cars a month, we can only guess the manufacturing date to a month. Great information Wildon.
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Hi
My friend bought a white i20 magna. Wants to get more details. His VIN no. Is MALBB51BLBM263337A.

Thanks.
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MODEL NAME : i20 Magna (BB in 4th and 5th digit will give this information)
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA ( 8th Digit and the 4th and 5th digit combination will give this information)
FUEL TYPE : PETROL (Going by Engine Type, i just guessed)
TRANSMISSION : RHD & MT (2WD) (9th Digit that has L will give this information)
PRODUCTION DATE : Jan 2011 - (10th and Last digit as A is from where I am assuming the dates.)

This is what I could decode. The exact date could be decoded by Wildon.
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For TATA its not possible for me to get the exact production date.
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Seems like TATA is resetting the production serial number(Last 5 digits) every year. Below is a VIN which was submitted for decoding last year.
I can confirm on this. Tata VIN serials are reset every year and the only way is to know probable month form the VIN.
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Wildon, some help mate.
VIN Number - MCA11835F0702190KNZ. Can you please decode it.

Thanks in advance.
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Wildon, some help mate.
VIN Number - MCA11835F0702190KNZ. Can you please decode it.

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1.4FIRE BS4 EMOTION made in oct 2010.
Thx a lot Wildon for teaching the decoding methods.
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1.4FIRE BS4 EMOTION made in oct 2010.
Thx a lot Wildon for teaching the decoding methods.
Good for Wildon. Atleast he is not the only one decoding VINs anymore. We have guys like you helping fellow Bhpians as well as Wildon.

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