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Old 29th January 2013, 09:54   #1171
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MCA118C5E07045400AKZ
Make : Fiat
Model : Grande Punto - Emotion
Engine : 1.3-JTD-75CVCF4
Production Date : January 2013
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Old 29th January 2013, 16:11   #1172
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Default decoding Honda Brio VIN Code

e.g:MAKDD172ECN001234
MAK DD1 7 2 EC N001234

1,2,3rd character- Manufacturer. MAK = Honda Cars India
4,5,6 - Model. DD1 = Brio
7th - Body type + Transmission. 7= 4 door hatchback, manual
8th - Grade/Variant Codes:
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1= EX MT
2= S(O)MT
3= V MT
4= S MT
Not a comprehensive list. These are the 4 variants I could confirm.
9th:Month of Mfg
10th: Year of Mfg
11th: Assembly Plant. N=Noida.
12-16th = Production sequence number

Thanks to Wildon for this great thread.

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Hi Wildon,

Kindly help me decode VIN - MDHBBAM17D1010855.

Thanks,
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MDHBBAM17D1010855
January 2013 manufactured Vehicle.
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Hi, I have got delivery of Maruti Ertiga on 29th January 2013. While booking I had clearly mentioned that the make should be of January 2013 only and I will not accept if it is of 2012 make.

During Inspection and with the help of this thread I could find that for my chesis number MA3ELMG1S00164235*AD. After decoding I could know that it is January 2013. I was very relaxed.

However, during an after market steel guard installation one of the customer informed me that it is 2012 model as it is printed on the Glass. I checked it and found some number written on all the window glass which reads like 12*

Now I am confused, whether the vehicle is 2013 or 2012 make.

Guys please help me.

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During Inspection and with the help of this thread I could find that for my chesis number MA3ELMG1S00164235*AD. After decoding I could know that it is January 2013.
This is what matters, Its a January 2013 manufactured vehicle.

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However, during an after market steel guard installation one of the customer informed me that it is 2012 model as it is printed on the Glass. I checked it and found some number written on all the window glass which reads like 12*
The glass is manufactured in 2012.
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During Inspection and with the help of this thread I could find that for my chesis number MA3ELMG1S00164235*AD. After decoding I could know that it is January 2013. I was very relaxed.

However, during an after market steel guard installation one of the customer informed me that it is 2012 model as it is printed on the Glass. I checked it and found some number written on all the window glass which reads like 12*
It is just that the glass is manufactured in 2012, not the whole vehicle. Manufacturers tend to stock parts much before assembling. Jan Feb or even later models do tend to get last year manufactured parts. At the same time, during resale, such less-informed buyers do tend to check the glass and assume the manufacture year.

I have not decoded the VIN.
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Dear Wildon,

This is for a friend's Duster.

MEEHSRAW5D1010626

Thanks in advance
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MEEHSRAW5D1010626
January 2013 Manufactured vehicle.
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Hi Wildon, I am buying Etios D and got following VIN numbers from showroom. Please help me to decode them -
MBJB4ZBTX00049305,
MBJB4ZBT900049344,
MBJB4ZBT900049439

I need to finalize one of them. Thanks for your help !!
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Hi Wildon,

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January 2013 Manufactured vehicle.
I am getting a Hyundai i20 delivered next week. This is the VIN number which I got. Can you please help decode?
VIN: MALBB51RLDM524170

Thank you!!

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Hi Wildon,

In addition to the MONTH and YEAR, is there any way of knowing the DAY of manufacture as well (not necessarily only through the VIN number, but other clues in the car as well)?
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Hi Wildon,

In addition to the MONTH and YEAR, is there any way of knowing the DAY of manufacture as well (not necessarily only through the VIN number, but other clues in the car as well)?
You might want to check the tag like below that most of the cars have as soon as they get out of production line out of the factory. The date and time implies the production of the vehicle as such.

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You might want to check the tag like below that most of the cars have as soon as they get out of production line out of the factory. The date and time implies the production of the vehicle as such.

Attachment 1054179
This will be on the left lower side of the front windscreen right?

Will it still be left there when the customer first gets to see the car?

Or is it removed or covered over/replaced by the green PDI sticker?

P.S. Another thing I was told was that the seatbelts have a label stitched at the bottom (towards the floor) which has a date, which because of the JIT followed by most manufacturers, will be a few days before the car assembly date max.
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This will be on the left lower side of the front windscreen right?

Will it still be left there when the customer first gets to see the car?

Or is it removed or covered over/replaced by the green PDI sticker?

P.S. Another thing I was told was that the seatbelts have a label stitched at the bottom (towards the floor) which has a date, which because of the JIT followed by most manufacturers, will be a few days before the car assembly date max.
Well, it cannot be fixed for all cars. e.g. This one for Etios is on the Front windshield RHS bottom corner. Many cars I have observed have it on the LHS quarter glass. But it vastly differs on placement amongst manufacturers.

This should be there on the car at the time of delivery any which way unless you have asked to take everything off and make it clean. The PDI sticker has nothing to do with this.

Seatbelts do seem to have a date but I am not sure of its significance. However, this would be more authentic to take it as a date on which it is out of the production line, or atleast a date to consider for the BODY manufacture.

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