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wildon 7th September 2010 11:03

Manufacturer: Jeep

VIN / Chassis Number Characters: 20 (beginning with MCA...)

Decode:

20th character represents the Model YEAR
19th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture

An Example:

If your 20th VIN character is A, then it represents the Model Year - 2010
If your 19th VIN character is 7, then it represents the Month of Manufacture - July

Year Codes:

A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
J = 2018
K = 2019
L = 2020
M = 2021
N = 2022
P = 2023
R = 2024
S = 2025
T = 2026
V = 2027
W = 2028
X = 2029
Y = 2030

Month Codes:

1 = January
2 = February
3 = March
4 = April
5 = May
6 = June
7 = July
8 = August
9 = September
K = October
L = November
M = December

To find out when you vehicle was built, click on this link.

wildon 7th September 2010 11:03

Manufacturer: MG Motor

VIN / Chassis Number Characters: 17 (beginning with MZ7...)

Decode:

10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture
9th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture

An Example:

If your 10th VIN character is 3, then it represents the Year - 2020
If your 9th VIN character is A, then it represents the Month - January

Year Codes:

1 = 2018
2 = 2019
3 = 2020
4 = 2021
5 = 2022
6 = 2023
7 = 2024
8 = 2025
9 = 2026

Month Codes:

A = January
B = February
C = March
D = April
E = May
F = June
G = July
H = August
J = September
K = October
L = November
M = December

To find out when you vehicle was built, click on this link.

Chetan_Rao 24th February 2011 14:48

1 Attachment(s)
JTP VIN decoding sheet.

Source: JTSV service team.

Attachment 1874311

ghodlur 24th February 2011 15:37

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
@wildon,

Great work buddy, have always been appreciating the work you been doing. :thumbs up

Would it be possible to post the Nissan VIN Decoding too please:. Thanks in advance.

jasonbourne 24th February 2011 15:38

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
The information is mighty useful. Thanks a ton Wildon for this info. All this while i used to think that the chassis number is one random number. Now it makes sense.

Also thanks Stratos for moving the thread to this section!

Newpunter 24th February 2011 15:46

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Thanks for the info Wildon. This info proved to be very helpful when i bought my Punto last year. The RTO screwed up and put 'Mar' in the month of manufacture , instead of 'May' . Ofcourse, i didn't have the patience to undertake multiple visits to the RTO to get it changed, but atleast i know when my car was manufactured.

wildon 24th February 2011 16:13

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
clap: Thanks to GTO and Stratos for the initiative and hardwork to make this happen.

Also Thanks to all who contributed to this thread by sharing valuable info for the same.:thumbs up

@ghodlur

I have put some preliminary findings in the old thread, which can be found at the last page.

Thank you all.

theexperthand 24th February 2011 16:29

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Thanks a lot Wildon, for the treasure trove of info :thumbs up

(sadly, 'rate this thread' option is missing - this thread sure deserves 5 star for the information value)

GTO 24th February 2011 22:18

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Dear Wildon,

Thanks to you for sharing this invaluable information, as well as answering so many queries on the older VIN thread. Your contribution has, without doubt, saved many a BHPian / guest from getting fleeced & ending up with an older car.

Knowledge is power, and power is knowledge. 5 star thread.

@ theexperthand : No thread in the ADVICE forum section can be rated, not even by Mods. This is because we consider all of them equal.

Motoringlover 24th February 2011 22:42

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Mates - this is awesome work, thank you very much for your time and effort, I am certainly going to be using it my next buy.

Best ML.

Torquedo 25th February 2011 08:55

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Thanks a Ton, Wildon.

A dealer was trying to sell off an October 2010 Magnum to me with huge dicounts, stating it was a 2011, but thanks to you and your post I was saved from being cheated.

T-BHP Rocks !!

mandheers 25th February 2011 10:28

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Superb work Wildon!

The Modi Hyundai guys had duped me in 2008; selling me a way older model of 2007; and I had cried hoarse later since it was also accidented; but that's another story.

Point to mention here would be the Mitsubishi dealers in Mumbai; Autodrome; who actually pointed out the VIN and how to read it. The only dealers who call a spade a spade and I respect that.

Cheers!

BusyBoyKK 25th February 2011 13:59

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Thanks to Wildon!!
I used information from Wildon's thread to guide my Bro-in-law and Sister when they were buying a Ritz. It is certainly a lot helpful with the pictures and clear instructions.
Thoughtful Wildon.

Thanks to the mods for moving this to a separate thread, this makes it easy to search around.

SuperSlick 25th February 2011 19:54

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That's a great piece of information! Thanks for sharing this with us, Wildon.

manubhai 26th February 2011 13:26

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
"Knowledge is power, and power is knowledge. 5 star thread"

Happy & empowering to know my new polo 1.6 was conceived & delivered Feb 2011.


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