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Old 31st January 2017, 11:51   #2491
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Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Hey guys,

Tried decoding the VIN provided by the RM of NEXA but could not figure it out. Some help would be greatly appreciated.
MA3FNJJ1S00147277-SAH

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Default Decoding year/month of manufacture for Ford VINs

Decoding year/month of manufacture for Ford VINs

Ford's 17-character VIN uses the following two positions:
  • 11th character: year of manufacture
  • 12th character: month of manufacture

The year and month can be decoded using the following table, and procedure:
  1. Using the 11th character, decode the year using the table on the top. For example, a code of G indicates a 2016-manufacture, H is 2017. Note that the letters O (oh), Q, I (eye), U and Z are not used, to avoid confusion with the numbers zero, one and two, and the letter V.
  2. Then, using the year and the 12th character, decode the month in the second table. Note that the 12th character (month) is always an alphabet, never a number.
  3. To decode the month, first identify the column that contains the year, and then look for the 12th character in that column to identify the month.
  4. For example, if the 11th and 12th characters are HU, then H decodes as the year 2017 in the first table. In the second table, the year 2017 is in the second column, and the 12th character U indicates the month of manufacture is February.
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Image courtesy of Ford Motor Corporation

If you're taking delivery of a Ford car, you could save the above image on your phone as a convenient reference to cross-check the moment you're given the VIN.


Location of the Ford VIN
The VIN on Ford cars is always present and visible in a small gap on the bottom-right of the windshield, near the passenger-side wiper (bottom-right when viewed from the front).
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The green circle indicates where the VIN is displayed in a window

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This is how the VIN appears at the bottom-right of the windshield, near the passenger-side wiper

Apart from this location, the VIN is also located in multiple places within the passenger compartment and engine bay - which require some bending to find. For cars shipped from the factory, the VIN is also present on a white sticker on the rear window.

More Information at FordEtis
While this is a quick way of decoding just the year and month, Ford have made available an online tool that decodes a VIN to provide much more information about their cars, called the FordEtis tool.

Using the FordEtis site is very simple:
  1. Visit the URL https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do
  2. In the 'VIN Entry' box, type in the 17-character VIN, and click 'Search'.
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  3. If the VIN is a valid Ford VIN, a results page will be shown describing the car associated with the VIN, which includes the actual date the car was built, and other key details.
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  4. At the bottom of those results, there is a link titled 'There are more minor features for this vehicle, click to expand this list.'
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  5. Clicking that link will show a much larger list of features that are present on the vehicle, as well as features that are absent on this model/variant (the items that start with 'Less' are features that are absent).

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Old 11th February 2017, 20:18   #2493
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Default Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

I have booked Hyundai Xcent and got the VIN no today. MALA841CMHM236411*A

As per Bhp guidelines when I try to decode it comes to 2017 Jan. Please confirm if my decoding is correct.

Thanks, Sanjeev
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I am not able to find the link for decoding the Renault VIN. Can someone please help me out with the link. Booked a Kwid yesterday and dealer ascertains to have it delivered before March 28. I have asked them to share the VIN details before registering under my name. Expecting a Feb 2017 model, but nevertheless would like to be doubly sure. Please share the link.
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In other words, is VIN decoding for Renault vehicles same as Nissan ?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2711207
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In other words, is VIN decoding for Renault vehicles same as Nissan ?
VIN decoding of Renault and Nissan vehicles are same.
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Guys please help me decode this VIN. The car is Maruti Celerio VXI AMT. Here is the VIN-: MA3ETDE1S00394957. The 10th and 11th digits are 00 so I'm not able to find out the month and year of manufacture. Hope to hear soon.

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So the SA gave me full VIN No which is as follows-:

MA3ETDE1S00394957BH
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MA3ETDE1S00394957BH
Please provide the full 21 character VIN.
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Guys this is the photo of the VIN number in the engine bay. Hope this helps.
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Guys this is the photo of the VIN number in the engine bay. Hope this helps.
By the VIN stamped, last two letters of the VIN is what tells the manufacturing month and year.

"B H" which is nothing but February (B) 2017 (H) model.
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MALA851CLGM521912-G4LAGM188026
Make: Hyundai
Model:Grand i10
Color: Pure White
Engine: G4LAGM188026
Date: 15.09.2016
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Make: Hyundai
Model:Grand i10
Color: Pure White
Engine: G4LAGM188026
Date: 15.09.2016
Thank you! I didn't proceed with this purchase because of some issues with dealer.
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Hello,

Can someone please help me in decoding the VIN number as given by the SA below :

Make : Hyundai
Model : Elite i20 crdi asta

MALBM51RLGM311002 D4FCGM188776

Thanks in advance !!
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MALBM51RLGM311002
Make: Hyundai
Model:i20 Asta
Color: Sleek Silver
Engine No: D4FCGM188776
Engine: 1400 CC- U2
Fuel: Diesel
Date: 08.10.2016
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