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scorpio_fan 17th February 2012 16:49

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
Hi Wildon,
Could you please help in decoding the VIN WVWL11601CT0160**. This is for my friend who is going to book Volkswagen Vento. When i decoded, I got month as November [4th character is L]. But year [10th character] is C which means 2012. this seems wrong.
Thanks,
Vijay

wildon 18th February 2012 07:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kingvikz (Post 2684334)
MALBB51BLCM389502

MODEL NAME : i20 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LACM812042
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 23.01.2012
COLOR : DARK GRAY METALLIC

Quote:

Originally Posted by supremoo (Post 2684392)
MALA251ALCM044805*A

MODEL NAME : EON -ERA
ENGINE TYPE : 800 CC EPSILON
ENGINE NUMBER : G3HABM040112
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 5 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 03.01.2012
COLOR : WHITE CORAL

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpio_fan (Post 2684694)
WVWL11601CT0160**

Sorry this VIN is incomplete. Regarding Model year read here

ramzsys 18th February 2012 09:36

Re: ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)
 
WILDON: This is a Ford Fiesta Classic, VIN Number: MAJBXXMRTBBU07653.

No freebies were promised. Can you provide me the date of manufacturing.

wildon 18th February 2012 09:40

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ramzsys (Post 2685204)
Ford Fiesta Classic, VIN Number: MAJBXXMRTBBU07653.

Build Date: 20.10.2011
Vehicle Line: B376 India
Body Style: 4 Door Saloon
Version: Series 20
Engine: Duratorq 1.4 TDCi (68PS)
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 3.82
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"IND"
Paint: Diamond White 73
Interior Colour: Stone Interior

Klever 18th February 2012 14:12

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Hi Wildon. Need help. I booked Chevy Optra Magnum(Company Car Lease). I specifically asked only for a 2012 model. I asked the dealer to give it to me in writing(Dealer Letter head) that the car is a 2012 model.The dealer agreed to do it and sent a document to me(Doc attached).
In the doc, the Chasis number is listed as: MA6NFABDCBH013412. The 10th digit should have been C(for 2012). Can you please confirm? From the looks of it, the dealer is trying to take me for a ride. When I took this up with him, he is adamant that it is indeed a 2012 vehicle. Luckily, I have this doc as a proof.

wildon 18th February 2012 14:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ghostrider (Post 2675381)
Guys,

Wildon and I managed to get a conclusion on the Chevy VINs based on some research I did by speaking to a couple of Chevy dealers. It's NOT the 10th letter that denotes the year of manufacture, it's the NINTH. 10th denotes the model year.

So all Chevrolet owners who've booked post February 2011, this is for you:

Typical Chevrolet VIN (mine): MA6JFDADCBH-xxxxxx
  • Chars 1-3: Manufacturer Code (MA6)
  • Char 7: Month of Manufacturing (in my case A = January)
  • Char 9: Year of Manufacturing (in my case C = 2012)
  • Char 10: Model Year (in my case B = 2011)
  • Char 11: Manufacturing Plant Location (H = Halol)

Thanks for your help, Wildon.

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Originally Posted by Klever (Post 2685423)
Hi Wildon. Need help. I booked Chevy Optra Magnum(Company Car Lease). I specifically asked only for a 2012 model. I asked the dealer to give it to me in writing(Dealer Letter head) that the car is a 2012 model.The dealer agreed to do it and sent a document to me(Doc attached).
In the doc, the Chasis number is listed as: MA6NFABDCBH013412. The 10th digit should have been C(for 2012). Can you please confirm? From the looks of it, the dealer is trying to take me for a ride. When I took this up with him, he is adamant that it is indeed a 2012 vehicle. Luckily, I have this doc as a proof.

In 2011 cars both 9th and 10th Characters were B, and i believed that 10th Charactor represents manufacturing Year. But 2012 as ghostrider too pointed out that the 9th Charactor has been changed from B to C which we concluded that it is the 9th Character actually represents the manufacturing year.

To double check it please do the following as Poitive suggested.

Quote:

Additionally, you can find a separate placard near the front left door, right bottom (near seat) that has 2 characters representing MONTH and YEAR. For e.g AC = January 2012.
We will do the necessary changes to the opening post of this thread after confirming this.

Klever 18th February 2012 23:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2685443)
In 2011 cars both 9th and 10th Characters were B, and i believed that 10th Charactor represents manufacturing Year. But 2012 as ghostrider too pointed out that the 9th Charactor has been changed from B to C which we concluded that it is the 9th Character actually represents the manufacturing year.

To double check it please do the following as Poitive suggested.



We will do the necessary changes to the opening post of this thread after confirming this.

Thanks. Will definitely check the placard as suggested by Poitive and will update you here sometime next week.

rareone 20th February 2012 08:44

Hi Wildon

Polo TDI
WVWK11600CT015264

Can you please give me the details of this vehicle.

Thanks & Regards.

wildon 20th February 2012 08:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rareone (Post 2686790)
Polo TDI
WVWK11600CT015264

Make: VOLKSWAGEN
Model: POLO
Production Date: 22.11.2011

rareone 20th February 2012 08:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon

Make: VOLKSWAGEN
Model: POLO
Production Date: 22.11.2011

Thanks is it possible to get the detailed PDF. Coz this model is with steering mounted controls and RCD 310 music system (similar to new vento).

ghostrider 20th February 2012 11:37

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Klever (Post 2685886)
Thanks. Will definitely check the placard as suggested by Poitive and will update you here sometime next week.

Hi Klever,

Your VIN is MA6NFABDCBHXXXXXX so don't worry because the car's a February 2012 car, not 2011.
  • 7th letter (Month of Manufacture): B = February.
  • 9th letter (Year of Manufacture): C = 2012.

Your car is brand spanking new, so don't worry. :)

wildon 20th February 2012 20:46

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rareone (Post 2686790)
WVWK11600CT015264

Quote:

Originally Posted by rareone (Post 2686804)
is it possible to get the detailed PDF. Coz this model is with steering mounted controls and RCD 310 music system (similar to new vento).

Here is the Full report of your vehicle.

harishnayak 22nd February 2012 08:06

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wildon (Post 2687840)
Here is the Full report of your vehicle.


Excellent Thread Wildon.

I'm getting my 2012 Tata safari on 7th march and would like to know the exact method to check the dates.

I checked your original post which started with TATA numbers but unfortunately could not read through the entire thread for updates.

Any info from you would be helpful as i dont want to be duped with a 2011 model as i'm paying more for the 2012 model.

Thanks in advance

nandishpal 22nd February 2012 12:46

VIN Decode,All Mercedes
 
In the past few years i have learnt a lot about Mercedes Benz cars,the unique VIN number which decodes everything about the car.everytime i wanted to buy a used mercedes i would not know what all gadgets were factory fitted with the company & mostly the previous owner had removed them or they were not working.i would like to help the fellow bhpians by decoding their car VIN numbers.share your complete VIN number & you will have the full decode :thumbs up

Ravindra M 22nd February 2012 14:58

Re: VIN Decode,All Mercedes
 
Hi Nandish,
Here comes the first one - 1241266C290454
Thanks.


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