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Albela 7th September 2007 16:44

Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars
 
An organized compilation has been put up for easy reference at the following link.
"Decode the VIN of you car"




Is there something similar to VIN (US) in India ? Is it possible to figure out the manufacturing year or any other details from the Chassis number or the engine number of vehicles in India.

Especially the mahindra scorpio ?

Rehaan 11th September 2007 02:35

Oh...

Maybe i was stupid to assume, but indian cars dont have VINs ?? stupid:

cya
R

arif_t01 11th September 2007 11:12

In India, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) corresponds to the Chassis No: (Correct me, if i'm wrong!).


This is for TATA and i don't know if it's the same for other manufacturers also :confused:. In the Chassis No:, the first 6 numbers corresponds to the variant and then 3 alphabets indicating the month & year, and then the serial number.


The Months are represented by A to M (I is avoided)

and

The Year as follows:

ZZ - 2000
YZ - 2001
XZ - 2002
WZ - 2003
VZ - 2004
UZ - 2005
TZ - 2006
SZ - 2007 and so on

whatcanthisbe 17th February 2008 09:42

how to decode the engine and chassis number
 
any 1 know how 2 decode the engine n chassis number on an Indian car

Ne one PLs I am picking up 2 cars n need 2 know

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amit_mechengg 17th February 2008 10:05

why do u want to decode them? give me the numbers. i might help u. i can decode them.

whatcanthisbe 17th February 2008 10:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by amit_mechengg (Post 725539)
why do u want to decode them? give me the numbers. i might help u. i can decode them.

I need 2 figure out the details like yr of mfg n plant etc
u got pm

whatcanthisbe 17th February 2008 10:46

Let me get this.. The first 3 numbers are brz, this would be feb 2008 what about the alphabets & numbers after that

Quote:

Originally Posted by arif_t01 (Post 559949)
In India, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) corresponds to the Chassis No: (Correct me, if i'm wrong!).


This is for TATA and i don't know if it's the same for other manufacturers also :confused:. In the Chassis No:, the first 6 numbers corresponds to the variant and then 3 alphabets indicating the month & year, and then the serial number.


The Months are represented by A to M (I is avoided)

and

The Year as follows:

ZZ - 2000
YZ - 2001
XZ - 2002
WZ - 2003
VZ - 2004
UZ - 2005
TZ - 2006
SZ - 2007 and so on


amit_mechengg 17th February 2008 14:13

i hope u got the answers to your questions. i have replied perfectly in PM

amit_mechengg 17th February 2008 14:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albela (Post 556503)
Is there something similar to VIN (US) in India ? Is it possible to figure out the manufacturing year or any other details from the Chassis number or the engine number of vehicles in India.

Especially the mahindra scorpio ?


yes there is VIN no concept in india too. now these concepts are being standardized globally. i.e all vehicles will follow the same logic of VIN no.

YES : it is possible to figure out the manufacturing year or any other details from the Chassis number or the engine number of vehicles in India.

amit_mechengg 17th February 2008 14:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rehaan (Post 559755)
Oh...

Maybe i was stupid to assume, but indian cars dont have VINs ?? stupid:

cya
R

hi Rehaan,

Indian cars as well as buses and trucks have VIN ( vehicle Identification Number) which is same as chassis serial number

Quote:

Originally Posted by whatcanthisbe (Post 725532)
any 1 know how 2 decode the engine n chassis number on an Indian car

Ne one PLs I am picking up 2 cars n need 2 know

from your PM i can make out you are picking up indicas. that too 2 nos?? great. see i decoded the plant and what is manufactured in them. :)

hondadude 17th February 2008 15:43

Amit,

If it is not confidential, why don't you share the decoding information on this forum ?

hrman 17th February 2008 17:20

Here is the Indica/Marina/ Indigo coding:
I have picked this from Tata Indica Users Group. Due credits to Mr. Achin Juneja, the guru on Tata cars..Very useful info.

The Link:
Yahoo! Groups

MODS may please delete the quoted post if its violating any rights.

The post:
Chassis Number :
A typical chassis no. is --- 600132CTZP78900.

The first 6 characters are the model code --- in this case, Indica DLE.

The 7th character --- 'C' in this example --- represents the month of
manufacture, according to the foll. table :
A --- Jan.
B --- Feb.
C --- Mar.
D --- Apr.
E --- May.
F --- Jun.
G --- Jul.
H --- Aug.
J --- Sep.
K --- Oct.
L --- Nov.
M --- Dec.
Pls note that ' I ' is not used.

The 8th & 9th characters together represent the year of manufacture,
according to the foll. table :
Z --- 0
Y --- 1
X --- 2
W --- 3
V --- 4
U --- 5
T --- 6
S --- 7
R --- 8
Q --- 9
P --- 10
and so on.
In our example, the 8th & 9th characters are ' T Z '. Reversing the order
makes it ' Z T '.
As per the table, this converts to ' 0 6 ', or the year 20 06, the ' 20 '
being assumed.

The 10th character represents the Plant location, with ' P ' for ' Pune '.

The last 5 numbers comprise the Serial No. of the chassis.

So, our example no., 600132CTZP78900, means the model is Indica DLE,
manufactured in March, 2006, at Pune, having chassis serial no. ' 78900 '.

Engine Number :
A typical engine no. is : 475IDI__03 CTZP12345.
The first 6 to 8 character group represents the engine type, as per foll.
table :
475IDI --- Non turbo diesel.
475IDI TC --- Turbocharged Diesel.
475MPFI --- Petrol MPFI.

The next 2 digit number represents the emission norms as per the foll. table
:
05 --- BS-2 from Jan 2005 onwards.
03 --- BS-3.

The remaining 9 characters represent the month, year of mfr., Plant, &
serial no. of engine, as per the chassis no. tables.
So an engine no. of 475IDI 03 CTZP 12345 will be a non-turbo diesel engine,
conforming to BS-3, manufactured in March, 2006, at Pune, & having serial
no. 12345.

amit_mechengg 17th February 2008 18:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by hondadude (Post 725752)
Amit,

If it is not confidential, why don't you share the decoding information on this forum ?

ya the logic is not confidential. but "whatcanthisbe" PM me the exact serial no he wanted. i thought he PM me for confidential purpose so i replied him back in PM. But i misstook the serial no and judged the wrong model.

He is buying a TATA Safari with 2.2 litre engine.:)

whatcanthisbe 18th February 2008 17:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by amit_mechengg (Post 725860)
ya the logic is not confidential. but "whatcanthisbe" PM me the exact serial no he wanted. i thought he PM me for confidential purpose so i replied him back in PM. But i misstook the serial no and judged the wrong model.

He is buying a TATA Safari with 2.2 litre engine.:)

yup a pearl white 2.2 ex
should be in it on wednesday and then a 350 KM drive on NH 1
clap:clap:

hondadude 18th February 2008 17:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by hrman (Post 725816)
Here is the Indica/Marina/ Indigo coding:
I have picked this from Tata Indica Users Group. Due credits to Mr. Achin Juneja, the guru on Tata cars..Very useful info.

The Link:
Yahoo! Groups

This is great information hrman. Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone know if other manufacturers follows the same standard ? Is manufacturer id a part of chassis number as well ?

I was surfing on the net and VIN used in US seems to be standardized across manufacturers and the decoding is very standard.


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