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coolboy007 8th October 2013 13:15

Hi Wildon,
Can you please decode MAJAXXMRKADA36188.

Seems its a July manufactured vehicle, wondering why it took 2 months to reach the dealer.

Any other ecosport owners who got a 2 month old manufactured car?

ecosport 8th October 2013 15:02

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by coolboy007 (Post 3259879)
Hi Wildon,
Can you please decode MAJAXXMRKADA36188.

Seems its a July manufactured vehicle, wondering why it took 2 months to reach the dealer.

Any other ecosport owners who got a 2 month old manufactured car?

I got a 1.5 months old car, if the piece of paper I found inside the glove box could be believed. The date read 8th July, while I got allocation on Aug 23.

One of my beliefs is that the car was initially allocated to somebody else first and the deal probably did not go through.

In TAI somebody got a May manufactured car in Sep. It is best to stop worrying and enjoy the car.

Hells_Fury 8th October 2013 15:06

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Posting on behalf of a colleague:

Could you please provide the report for VIN MA3EADE1S00487280? Its an Alto K10 Vxi.

pious_devil 8th October 2013 16:33

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by coolboy007 (Post 3259879)
Seems its a July manufactured vehicle, wondering why it took 2 months to reach the dealer.

Any other ecosport owners who got a 2 month old manufactured car?

What variant is yours? 2 months should not be an issue at all.
My friend got a May manufactured Titanium ecoboost allocated in September and had multiple followups with the Dealer and Ford India, to understand the reason.

What Ford says is the VIN number is generated before the car goes into the assembly line for a lot of backoffice documentation required by Ford / Government. In some particular cases, where the documentation work gets stuck for some reason, the VIN date does not reflect the manufacturing date.

In my friend's case he got a written communication from Ford that the vehicle was directly retailed by the dealer from the plant and the date when the vehicle was billed to the dealer (which was september) to give him some peace of mind.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ecosport (Post 3260033)
One of my beliefs is that the car was initially allocated to somebody else first and the deal probably did not go through.

In TAI somebody got a May manufactured car in Sep. It is best to stop worrying and enjoy the car.

We can speculate on a lot of reasons from vehicle not clearing the initial QC to the vehicle getting sourced from some other dealer, but the best thing to do as you have mentioned in the end is to stop worrying and start enjoying the vehicle. Especially when so many people are still patiently waiting for their prebooked cars.

amitpradhan 8th October 2013 18:36

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 3259682)


You need to provide the last Character of Chassis number . example given above.

Hi Wildon,

My bad, did a PDI of both the vehicles. below are the VIN numbers:
MA3FLEB1S00175443CD
MA3FLEB1S00201529HD

I assume the 2nd is a August 2013. However if you could please confirm and share the report.

Thanks,
Amit

coolboy007 8th October 2013 18:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by pious_devil (Post 3260139)
My friend got a May manufactured Titanium ecoboost allocated in September and had multiple followups with the Dealer and Ford India, to understand the reason.

Mine is a Titanium (0) TDCi, mars red. Thanks for posting the explanation given by dealer and Ford India, infact even my Vento was 2 months old when i took delivery, was a little surprised in case of Ecosport since its flying off the shelves.

@Ecosport
Agree with you buddy, am enjoying and logging miles quickly, the car is perfect, no reason to worry about when it was made.

sansvk 8th October 2013 20:11

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Hi Wildon,
Can you decode this in detail? checked it myself, but your confirmation and detail would be good.
MAJAXXMRKADC65662

agambhandari 9th October 2013 08:00

Hi Wildon, have decoded the month of manufacture..would really appreciate it if you can give detailed info.
Ecosport VIN MAJAXXMRKADC65546

wildon 9th October 2013 20:19

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5 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by arvind71181 (Post 3259782)
MA1YT2HJUD6G10132

July 2013 manufactured vehicle. Sorry no detailed report available with me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ecosport (Post 3259786)
MAJAXXMRKADA30171

Make : Ford
Model : EcoSport
Engine : 1.5L Duratec Ti-VCT (110PS) - Sigma
Transmission : 6 Speed Auto DCPS
Production Date : 08.07.2013
Color : Panther Black

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyakash (Post 3259857)
majaxxmrkada33996

Make : Ford
Model : EcoSport
Engine : 1.0L EcoBoost 120PS/125PS - Fox
Transmission : 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Production Date : 16.07.2013
Color : Sea Grey


Quote:

Originally Posted by coolboy007 (Post 3259879)
MAJAXXMRKADA36188

Make : Ford
Model : EcoSport
Engine : 1.5L SOHC DI TC I4 Diesel DV5
Transmission : 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Production Date : 24.07.2013
Color : Mars Red

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hells_Fury (Post 3260041)
MA3EADE1S00487280

For Maruti Vehicle please provide the complete Chassis number. requesting you to refer some earlier posts for examples.

Quote:

Originally Posted by amitpradhan (Post 3260301)
MA3FLEB1S00175443CD
MA3FLEB1S00201529HD

I assume the 2nd is a August 2013. However if you could please confirm and share the report.

Correct, Sorry no detailed report available with me for Maruti Vehicles.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sansvk (Post 3260380)
MAJAXXMRKADC65662

Make : Ford
Model : EcoSport
Engine : 1.5L SOHC DI TC I4 Diesel DV5
Transmission : 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Production Date : 25.09.2013
Color : Diamond White

Quote:

Originally Posted by agambhandari (Post 3260648)
MAJAXXMRKADC65546

Make : Ford
Model : EcoSport
Engine : 1.0L EcoBoost 120PS/125PS - Fox
Transmission : 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Production Date : 24.09.2013
Color : Moondust Silver

parulkgupta 9th October 2013 20:38

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Hi Windon,

I have a Honda MAKGG172FCN204270. I tried to register on Honda owners website but it got notified as an invalid VIN. I did some research and tried replacing the check digit F with 6, still invalid. As fas as I understand the 2nd character is the problem.

Any views.

Request you to generate a report for me.

Thanks

mroptimist 9th October 2013 20:58

Re: Toyota Innova Chassis Number Location
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2250686)
Manufacturer: Toyota

VIN Characters: 22 (beginning with MBJ...)

Decode:

19th & 20th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture
21st & 22nd character represents the YEAR of Manufacture

An Example:

If your 19th & 20th VIN characters are 0 & 5, then it represents the Month - May
If your 21st & 22nd VIN characters are 0 & 8, then it represents the Year - 2008

Hi wildon thanks for such a wonderful post.

I have a question regarding the number of characters in a VIN of Toyota cars. My Etios came with 21 characters only, checked many times. Recently I sold my Etios and bought an Innova, which also came with 21 characters only.

Have TKM dropped a digit from VIN or am I missing something.

By the way please decode these VINs for me.

Thanks.

Etios VIN: MBJB29BT7000224380611


Innova VIN: MBJ11JV4007426929~0813

wildon 9th October 2013 21:09

Re: Toyota Innova Chassis Number Location
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by parulkgupta (Post 3261465)
MAKGG172FCN204270

FC = June 2012 Manufactured Vehicle.

Quote:

Originally Posted by parulkgupta (Post 3261465)
I tried to register on Honda owners website but it got notified as an invalid VIN.

There is no point in trying your VIN in international site as the VIN decoding differs from there to here.



Quote:

Originally Posted by mroptimist (Post 3261482)
My Etios came with 21 characters only, checked many times. Recently I sold my Etios and bought an Innova, which also came with 21 characters only.

Etios VIN: MBJB29BT7000224380611


Innova VIN: MBJ11JV4007426929~0813

For Etios VIN : 0611 = June 2011 Manufactured.

Innova VIN : 0813 = August 2013 manufactured.

The 22 character includes the Special Character which you have mentioned ~ or * or X .

May be in Etios they are not using the Separator or Special character in between.

sameerg001 12th October 2013 12:34

Hey wildon, sir can you please decode this vin and let me know the details, please :)

MCA110HDB09032671GKZ

Regards,
Sameer

wildon 14th October 2013 14:38

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sameerg001 (Post 3264001)
MCA110HDB09032671GKZ

Make : Fiat
Model: Linea - Emotion
Engine : 1.3-JTD-90CV-CF4
Production Month & Year: July 2013

dent_nesh 14th October 2013 16:08

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Hi there Wildon,

Can you please: help me out with decoding the vin number [I tried decoding it as per your instructions, but it seems to be a 2014 model according to that stupid:] of a Vento that i have just booked, I will be picking it up in end December due to certain family commitments. t will be nice if you can clarify how it seems to be a 2014 model.

vin - WVWJ13607ET026451


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