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Old 31st January 2012, 14:30   #496
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MALBB51BLCM389742*A
MODEL NAME :i20 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LACM813137
FUEL TYPE : GASOLINE
TRANSMISSION : 5MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 25.01.2012
COLOR :BLOSSOM RED
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Old 31st January 2012, 16:40   #497
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Hi Wildon,

Can you decode my VW Vento's VIN number for the exact manufacturing date ? I am taking the delivery of car in a day or two, dealer told me its from Dec 2011 stock.

WVWM11607CT018963


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WVWM11607CT018963
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Vento
Production Date: 08.12.2011
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Old 31st January 2012, 22:47   #499
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Hi Wildon,

A couple of friends of mine are getting a car and their dealer had promised 2012 cars. He gave them 2 VINs MALBB51BLCM389740 and MALBB51BLBM382478. When questioned why one car is 2011 manufactured he asked him to change the B in the 10th character to C, so that it becomes MALBB51BLCM382478. Can you please find which of these are valid VINs and the details of it?
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MALBB51BLCM389740
MODEL NAME :i20 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
ENGINE NUMBER: G4LACM813144
FUEL TYPE : GASOLINE
TRANSMISSION : 5MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 27.01.12
COLOR :BLOSSOM RED

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MALBB51BLBM382478
MODEL NAME :i20 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
ENGINE NUMBER: G4LABM792986
FUEL TYPE : GASOLINE
TRANSMISSION : 5MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 29.12.11
COLOR :SLEEK SILVER

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MALBB51BLCM382478
Not a Valid VIN as only the 10th Charactor (Year) is changing compared to the previous VIN.
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Hi Wildon, can you please docode this Hyundai Verna VIN for me. MALCU41ULBM015768 Thanks!
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MALCU41ULBM015768
MODEL NAME : VERNA
ENGINE TYPE : 1600 CC - U2
ENGINE NUMBER : D4FBBU957430
FUEL TYPE : DIESEL
TRANSMISSION : 6MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 27.05.2011
COLOR :CRYSTAL WHITE
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Not a Valid VIN as only the 10th Charactor (Year) is changing compared to the previous VIN.
Thanks Wildon. Based on this info, he is asking for a new car and rejecting this.
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Hi Wildon

This is a Hyundai i10: MALAN51CLCN097239

Could you please do you magic and decode this one?

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MALAN51CLCN097239
MODEL NAME :i10
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LACM811618
FUEL TYPE : DOHC-MPI
TRANSMISSION : 5MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 21.01.12
COLOR : CRYSTAL WHITE
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Wildon, could you please docode this Hyundai i10 VIN for me. MALAM51CLCM081616

I figured its a 2012 because of the "C" but just wanted to know how do you decode the month and date.

[EDIT] Oops, I just went back through the thread and realized I should have been looking under the driver seat for the last two characters.

It was *A, so making it Jan 2012 model.

Thanks anyways.

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I figured its a 2012 because of the "C" but just wanted to know how do you decode the month and date.

[EDIT] Oops, I just went back through the thread and realized I should have been looking under the driver seat for the last two characters.

It was *A, so making it Jan 2012 model.
Great to see you were able to do it yourself.


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MALAM51CLCM081616
Here is some other details

MODEL NAME :i10 MAGNA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LABM801075
FUEL TYPE : DOHC-MPI
TRANSMISSION : 5MT2WD
PRODUCTION DATE : 28.12.2011
COLOR : ELECTRIC RED
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PRODUCTION DATE : 28.12.2011
Now I've got another question. According to the decoding technique its a Jan 2012 model but your saying it was produced on 28th Dec 2011. So do they push cars which are made at the end of the month to the next month?

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So do they push cars which are made at the end of the month to the next month?
Correct. Manufactures do start production for new year models well before the current year ends as then only then can sell the newyear models from January ( or before that) onwards.
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Hi,

My Tata Manza to be delivered on 10th Feb 2012. Today I had first look of the car. The 10th Character of the VIN is B (which is 2011) and 12th character is "P"? I was expecting "M" (which is december). Seems the VIN code has been changed in TATA. If any one has the information on latest TATA VIN encodoing, please clarify.

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