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Old 22nd February 2022, 18:18   #3691
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Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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Can someone help decoding the below VIN?

MALBH511LNM113044

And it would be great if you can guide on how this can be decoded.

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I believe the VIN date corresponds to when the CKD kit was manufactured, and not when the car was assembled in India?
When CKD kit was manufactured.

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Hello,

Can someone help decoding the below VIN?

MALBH511LNM113044

Thank you!
Production Date: 17-12-2021
Model: i20 (BI3)
Engine : 1.0 KAPPA
Engine No.: G3LCMM453732
Transmission: 6MT
Color: Titan Gray Metallic (R4G)

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And it would be great if you can guide on how this can be decoded.
Check this post (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)).
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Old 23rd February 2022, 01:21   #3693
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Production Date: 17-12-2021
Model: i20 (BI3)
Engine : 1.0 KAPPA
Engine No.: G3LCMM453732
Transmission: 6MT
Color: Titan Gray Metallic (R4G)



Check this post (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)).
Knew something was wrong. Thank you. These guys had the gall to claim that this is a 2022 vehicle.
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Production Date: 17-12-2021
Model: i20 (BI3)
Engine : 1.0 KAPPA
Engine No.: G3LCMM453732
Transmission: 6MT
Color: Titan Gray Metallic (R4G)



Check this post (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)).
I checked the Hyundai site and it has left me more confused. The production date is 17th December whereas Model date is 2022! Which one do we go with? Also the value against ESC is empty. Whereas all variants of N line are supposed to have ESC.
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Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

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I checked the Hyundai site and it has left me more confused. The production date is 17th December whereas Model date is 2022! Which one do we go with? Also the value against ESC is empty. Whereas all variants of N line are supposed to have ESC.
Production Date is 17th December so that makes it a 2021-built 2022 specification car. If all variants of the N Line are sure to have ESC, it will be there even if it is not marked there. Ensure that this is the VIN for your car.

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I checked the Hyundai site and it has left me more confused. The production date is 17th December whereas Model date is 2022! Which one do we go with? Also the value against ESC is empty. Whereas all variants of N line are supposed to have ESC.
As Akash has pointed out, this car is built as per 2022 spec list/features. So technically a 2022 model. But the date of manufacture will reflect as "12/21" on vehicle RC. If your dealer is adamant, ask him to share a copy of Form 22 which will have date of manufacture mentioned on it. Based on that information you can take a call.

Regarding ESC, this value is blank in other i20 turbo VINs as well. If you scroll down further, you'll find another element called "ESP" which I assume is what you're looking for.

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As Akash has pointed out, this car is built as per 2022 spec list/features. But the date of manufacture will reflect as "12/21" on vehicle RC. If your dealer is adamant, ask him to share a copy of Form 22 which will have date of manufacture mentioned on it. Based on that information you can take a call.

Regarding ESC, this value is blank in other i20 turbo VINs as well. If you scroll down further, you'll find another element called "ESP" which I assume is what you're looking for.
Thank you so much!

He provided the Form 20 which has date of manufacture as Jan 22. Is this form filled out by dealer?

Thanks again to you and Akash for helping out with this one!
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Thank you so much!

He provided the Form 20 which has date of manufacture as Jan 22. Is this form filled out by dealer?

Thanks again to you and Akash for helping out with this one!
Form 20 is for registration which is filled by dealer. Form 22 is a road worthiness certificate that manufacturer provides to the dealer.

However, these documents are collectively required for registration and I'm not sure how the RTO will treat this discrepancy. If you do not have the liberty to choose another car, I'd say take the dealer's word and hope for the best. We all know how things work at government offices.
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Form 20 is for registration which is filled by dealer. Form 22 is a road worthiness certificate that manufacturer provides to the dealer.

However, these documents are collectively required for registration and I'm not sure how the RTO will treat this discrepancy. If you do not have the liberty to choose another car, I'd say take the dealer's word and hope for the best. We all know how things work at government offices.
The dealer is bringing over Form 22 tomorrow (they claim it is a sensitive doc not to be shared digitally). Apparently GSW is not to be trusted since it has European data.
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Form 20 is for registration which is filled by dealer. Form 22 is a road worthiness certificate that manufacturer provides to the dealer.
The dealer showed the form 22 today. Unfortunately, it did not have any field for date of manufacturer (template: https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/s...orm/form22.pdf)

To add to the confusion, it had the chassis number mentioned as "MALBH511LNM113044*A" - per the interpretation provided on the first page of this article, A corresponds to Jan for Hyundai. GSW only allows for 17 digits to be entered for VIN though.
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Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Got the VIN today of Skoda kushaq, can someone help decode this please?
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VIN:MEXKRAPA3NG012944
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MALBH511LNM113044*A
I think depending on whether or not you plan to keep the car for long should decide if you should choose it. If resale value is important in the near future for you (i.e you change cars often), I think request the SA to get a newer car for you. Otherwise, incase you're going over 6-7 years with the car, it shouldn't really affect you a lot.

Also, "GSW has European data" is simply another way of the SA saying we're lying to you, but we cannot tell you that directly.

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VIN:MEXKRAPA3NG012944
6th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture: A = January
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture: N = 2022

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The dealer showed the form 22 today. Unfortunately, it did not have any field for date of manufacturer.
Month and year of manufacture is printed on the road worthiness certificate which is a part of Form 22. You'll find month and year on Form 21 (sale certificate) as well but like Form 20, details on that are filled by the dealership.

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To add to the confusion, it had the chassis number mentioned as "MALBH511LNM113044*A" - per the interpretation provided on the first page of this article, A corresponds to Jan for Hyundai.
That's confusing! But the silver lining is that majority of sources are still pointing towards this being a January 2022 vehicle

It's the first time such discrepancy has been noticed with GSW site. Once you get your RC, do post an update here for the benefit of various members (including me) who trust the site blindly.
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Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

Hello,
Could someone help me decode the below VIN for a Kia sonet?

MZBFE811LNN157817

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MZBFE811LNN157817
Production Date: 27-02-2022
Model: Sonet (QYi)
Engine : 1.0 KAPPA T-GDi
Engine No.: G3LCNV028971
Transmission: 6MT
Color: Gravity Gray Pearl (KDG)
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