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Old 21st January 2011, 14:45   #1396
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Hi Wildon,

I will be buying a Figo in next fortnight.

Please tell me what to check in the VIN to ensure that it's a 2011 manufactured vehicle?

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For ford:- Just check if the 11th character is B. Means its a 2011 manufacture model. The month should be Jan anyway

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If your 11th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010
if your 12th VIN Character is M then it represents Month JULY

http://*************/entry.php?11-Ho...of-a-Car&bt=35

use the above link for more details. link has what Wildon posted in this forum as well as other online sites. Thanks to Wildon again.

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Wildon! Please decode this LINEA VIN for me. It's urgent!!!

MCA11031B09021347HNZ
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MALBB51BLBM263337A
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PRODUCTION DATE : Jan 2011 - (10th and Last digit as A is from where I am assuming the dates.)
MODEL NAME : i20 Magna
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 05.01.2011
COLOR : Crystal White

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I can confirm on this. Tata VIN serials are reset every year and the only way is to know probable month form the VIN.
Thanks for confirming that info.

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MCA11835F0702190KNZ
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1.4FIRE BS4 EMOTION made in oct 2010.
Thx a lot Wildon for teaching the decoding methods.
The answer is already given by Daewood.

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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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Read my signature. Its for everyone.

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Hi Wildon,

I will be buying a Figo in next fortnight.

Please tell me what to check in the VIN to ensure that it's a 2011 manufactured vehicle?

Regards

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For ford:- Just check if the 11th character is B. Means its a 2011 manufacture model. The month should be Jan anyway


11th Character represents Year
12th Character represents Month.


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MCA11031B09021347HNZ
Its an August 2010 Manufactured Vehicle.
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Hey Wildon. One more doubt. My sister plans to buy this Linea. The car was sent to Dealer by FIAT 10 days back. Is it ok to buy this car?

If it's a 2011 model car, when is it actually manufactured?
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^^ if its a 2011 model/manufactured car the same should reflect in the VIN too. The given VIN is certainly not of a 2011 car.

If you are not particular about the 2011 model car you can go ahead after doing a thorough inspection and a great bargain for discounts.

Most of the 2011 cars are starts manufacturing in the month of December 2010 itself.

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Wildon, need your help in decoding the VIN for my Linea TJet+.

VIN no is MCA11041ExxxxxxxxAMZ

Is my assumption correct ?
MCA : Fiat
11041E : TJet +
xxxxxxxx : Chassis No.
A : Jan
MZ : 2011

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VIN no is MCA11041ExxxxxxxxAMZ

Is my assumption correct ?
MCA : Fiat
11041E : TJet +
xxxxxxxx : Chassis No.
A : Jan
MZ : 2011
Hey thats the first 2011 Fiat on the forum.

AMZ= January 2011 ( As i have not seen the MZ codes from Fiat yet)
11041E = 1.4 16V TURBO CF4 EMOTION PLUS
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Hey thats the first 2011 Fiat on the forum.

AMZ= January 2011 ( As i have not seen the MZ codes from Fiat yet)
11041E = 1.4 16V TURBO CF4 EMOTION PLUS
Thanks Wildon ! That was pretty fast.
I had my doubts about the dealer claim that they have the 2011 car despatched from the factory this week.
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Wildon,

Thanks for the VIN details. I have booked a 2010 Fiat GP. The dealer called in morning and confirmed its a Nov 2010 make and gave me this 23037LNZ. can anything be decoded from this? they said i will get all other details on Monday when i perform the PDI. Where on the car should i look for VIN details?
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23037LNZ
From the given details you can only know the Month and year of manufacturing.

Please read the below given post link of PaddleShifter to know the location of the VIN

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...n-cars-64.html (Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars)
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Hi wildon. If you could help me decode the month and year that would be great. I have booked a 2010 fiat grande punto. Would like to know what's the production month.
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Hi wildon. If you could help me decode the month and year that would be great. I have booked a 2010 fiat grande punto. Would like to know what's the production month.
Going by the link provided by Wildon (link of Paddleshifter), your Punto is Nov 2010 model.

L - November
NZ - 2010
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Thanks bro. So that means the dealer wasn't bluffing. The car will reach dealer stock yard this weekend and I shall get to inspect the same on monday. If alls in place I shall have the car with me by 3rd feb.
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Hi wildon,

Today I saw my car at dealer stock yard. Clicked a pic of the VIN details. The VIN number is as below:
MCA118A5E07023037LNZ
Would really appreciate if you could decode this for me. Thanks.
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