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maverick145 26th February 2011 15:35

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Thanks a lot for this extremely valuable piece of information. I really appreciate you taking out time to work on this compilation. Superb thread.

fiat_tarun 26th February 2011 22:21

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Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2249666)
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor India
VIN Characters: 19 (beginning with MAL...)

Decode:
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture.
19th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture.

Wildon, this VIN seems to be different. It has only 11 characters and if the numbers are also included then 17. Could you help with decoding this?

W.A.G.7 27th February 2011 19:57

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Hi Wildon,

I got your message & tried to PM you, but got some error message about sending PM. I have got the RC book for Micra (smart card) and the date of manufacture is mentioned as June/2010. I got the car on 29/Jul/2010.

Let me know if you need anymore info.

Thanks

zaveed 27th February 2011 20:42

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2249666)
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor India
VIN Characters: 19 (beginning with MAL...)

Decode:
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture.
19th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture.

An Example:
If your 10th VIN character is A, then it represents the Year - 2010
If your 19th VIN character is G, then it represents the Month - July

I own a Hyundai Santro. 10th character in the VIN number is not an alphabet but a number. what does that mean?

Thanks

Zappex 27th February 2011 22:06

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zaveed (Post 2259512)
I own a Hyundai Santro. 10th character in the VIN number is not an alphabet but a number. what does that mean?

Please go through your VIN again, I think your car is a Pre-2010 model. In that case the 10th digit is the year. Example: If the 10th digit is 9 then your car is 2009 manufactured.

wildon 27th February 2011 23:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fiat_tarun (Post 2258894)
Wildon, this VIN seems to be different. It has only 11 characters and if the numbers are also included then 17. Could you help with decoding this?

Check under the Drivers seat, on the floor you can see the additional characters :), it will be like MALAN51CMBM848500*B


Here is the decoded info of your vehicle.

MODEL NAME : i10 Sportz
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L Kappa2 VTVT
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED Auto
PRODUCTION DATE : 12.02.2011
COLOR : Carbon Gray

Quote:

Originally Posted by W.A.G.7 (Post 2259479)
I got your message & tried to PM you, but got some error message about sending PM. I have got the RC book for Micra (smart card) and the date of manufacture is mentioned as June/2010. I got the car on 29/Jul/2010.

As your VIN's was MDHFBUK13A6xxxxxx, The 10th and 11th Characters are representing YEAR and MONTH respectively. So i rightly guessed at that time as June 2010 manufactured vehicle.:)

Quote:

Originally Posted by zaveed (Post 2259512)
I own a Hyundai Santro. 10th character in the VIN number is not an alphabet but a number. what does that mean?

Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zappex (Post 2259577)
Please go through your VIN again, I think your car is a Pre-2010 model. In that case the 10th digit is the year. Example: If the 10th digit is 9 then your car is 2009 manufactured.

Zappex given you the answer.

9=2009
8=2008
7=2007
6=2006
5=2005
4=2004 etc..

Zappex 27th February 2011 23:11

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2259623)
Zappex given you the answer.

Glad to help, Thanks a lot for the info you put up.:thumbs up:thumbs up

fiat_tarun 27th February 2011 23:28

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2259623)
Here is the decoded info of your vehicle.

Wow, you got all the details of the car. Nice! Thank You.

g.nox 28th February 2011 04:26

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Great work wildon. Earlier i was thinking that chassis no. is just a unique number which differentiate your car from other cars, did not even guess that it can tell my car's manufacturing month and year.
This will definitely help anyone while planning to buy a new car.
A quick question, Is it possible to know manufacturing date by viewing chassis no. in bikes too ?

Torquedo 1st March 2011 10:20

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Hello Wildon -

Could you please decode the following VIN for me:

MA6NF19D-AB-H010269

Thanks & Regards.

wildon 1st March 2011 12:08

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Torquedo (Post 2261332)
MA6NF19D-AB-H010269

The easy guide for do-it-yourself for Chevy is here, Hope you will tell me the result.:)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2249662

Torquedo 1st March 2011 12:43

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Thanks Wildon -

It should be a Jan 2011 product, but then how do we determine if it is a Diesel or petrol and which model from GM?

Thanks & regards,

wildon 1st March 2011 13:12

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Torquedo (Post 2261609)
It should be a Jan 2011 product

NF19D - Optra, Sorry no other details are available with me.

djkher 1st March 2011 13:59

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2249661)
To eradicate confusion, the letters "I", "O" and "Q" are never used in the Vehicle Identification Number.

however in the fiat vin details you have mentioned

Year Codes:
MZ = 2011
NZ = 2010
QZ & PZ = 2009

was that a typo??

wildon 1st March 2011 14:28

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^^ The VIN contains only 17 Characters, rest are additional characters used by our Indian manufactures to identify the month and year in some cars.

So in the first 17 Characters you will never find I, O and Q.

Some call this as Chassis numbers.


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