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Old 4th March 2011, 13:52   #61
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... The reason being: I am planning to buy an Optra Diesel and the Feb make VIN that has been shared with me is a bit strange.

The Issue: The 6th and the 7th letters on the VIN have changed from digits to alphabets, please refer to my previous post....
I think in case of GM cars, it's the 9th and 10th letter which tells the year/month of production. AB is Jan'11 and BB is Feb'11. Are you looking to check anything else?
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Hello Amit -

You are correct as far as the 9th and 10th digits are concerned but have a look at my post from yesterday, there seems to be a change in the 6th and 7th characters for cars manufactured in Feb and might be there for cars manufactured after Feb.

So just wanted to confirm from all the new Chevy owners(those who have bought in Feb or later) if the 6,7 characters are actually alphabets instead of numbers.

Thanks

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I think in case of GM cars, it's the 9th and 10th letter which tells the year/month of production. AB is Jan'11 and BB is Feb'11. Are you looking to check anything else?
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He has given the 11th to 17th characters of VIN.

so your complete VIN will be MAJ1XXMRJ1BK14325,
so if you look at the decoding chart BK = 2011 February manufactured Vehicle.

and here is some more info about your vehicle

Build Date: 24.02.2011
Vehicle Line: Figo
Body Style: 5 Door Saloon
Version: Series 30
Engine: 1.4L Duratorq-TDCi (68PS) - DV
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

Wildon,

Thanks a lot for decoding the VIN number. For further reference, is it possible for you to share how you obtained the additional information. Is there a website or you have decoded the same from the VIN number i gave you??

is there a reference site i can check. This would be helpful for other guys i come across who would want to obtain this information.
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^^
Read post #54 . I have given the link in which everyone can check the production date of VW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and may others.

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Hey Wildon,

The Chevy chart is not working for my Optra. The 9th and 10th characters are T and 6. It is a 2006 car. So, I guess 6 means 2006 but what about T?
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Hi wildon,

Thanks a lot for the info on decoding the VIN!

I've learned that my car is November 2010 model but really wanting to know the manufacturing date (& even time if possible). Could you please help me out in this?

VIN: MALBB51RLAM247169
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MALBB51RLAM247169
MODEL NAME : i20 Asta
ENGINE TYPE : 1.4L-U2
FUEL TYPE : DIESEL
TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED Manual
PRODUCTION DATE : 25.11.2010
COLOR : BLACK DIAMOND
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Thanks Wildon, its a nicely compiled chart.

Can you help me in Decoding a 2 wheeler VIN. My dad is purchasing an Activa,
He wanted to see the vehicle in person, but dealer didnt permit it, but given the chasis number/VIN. Here it is: me4jc448cb8124615

I checked on MOTOVERSE.COM, its say it may be a 1981 or 2011 vehicle but didnt provided complete information.

Can you me in this.

Thanks.
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^^

ME4JC448CB8124615

CB = March 2011 manufactured vehicle.
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Thats Quick....Great Man..Thanks a Lot.
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Hey Wildon, I need the manufacturing the date for my Ford Figo. based on the chart provided, I was able to find the month and year(Feb 11)
BK06470.

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^^ Read post #54 which is on the previous page on this thread.
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^^ Read post #54 which is on the previous page on this thread.
Got it. Thx for quick response.
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Old 19th March 2011, 16:56   #74
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@wildon

i have seen stickers pasted near the rear windshield of the cars which looked like VIN numbers is this true?

Also i wanted to know; Is the chaises number the VIN?

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@ Furebo

Yes VIN = chassis number of the vehicle.

In fact most showrooms are aware of the term chassis number and not VIN.

As always thanx to T BHP i found that my car will be a Feb 2011 model.
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