wildon

Want to know when your car was made??

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This post is to create awareness to all who own a car and going to own a car. We often find dealers do sell old cars to unsuspecting customers without telling/passing the benefit of old cars. Lots of stories came up recently which compelled me to post here for the benefit of all.

Here is an easy method from which you can find out the Manufacturing Month and Year of a Car by decoding the car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

2010 Model Ford

Typical FORD Car VIN has 17 Characters starting from MAJ in which 11th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 11th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

if your 12th VIN Character is M then it represents Month JULY

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

L= JAN

Y= FEB

S= MAR

T= APR

J= MAY

U= JUNE

M= JULY

P= AUG

B= SEP

R= OCT

A= NOV

G= DEC

2010 Model TATA Car

Typical TATA Car VIN has 17 Characters starting from MAT in which 10th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

if your 12th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model CHEVROLET Car

Typical CHEVROLET Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MA6 in which 9th and 10th characters represents MONTH and YEAR respectively.

if your 9th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model HONDA Car

Typical HONDA Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MAK in which 9th and 10th characters represents MONTH and YEAR respectively.

if your 9th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model MAHINDRA (M&M) Car

Typical MAHINDRA (M&M) Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MAI in which 10th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

if your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

If your 12th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model MITSUBISHI Car

Typical MITSUBISHI Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MA7 in which 10th and 11th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

if your 11th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model HYUNDAI Car Chassis Number

Typical HYUNDAI Car Chassis Number has 19 Characters starting with MAL in which 10th and 19th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

If your 10th Character is A then it represents Year 2010

if your 19th Character is G then it represents Month JULY

You can find the Chassis number on the Floor under the Drivers seat

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model FIAT Car

Typical FIAT Car VIN has 20 Characters starting with MCA in which 18th character represents MONTH and 19th &20th as YEAR

If your 18th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

if your 19th and 20th VIN Character is NZ then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Maruti-Suzuki Car

Maruti Car VIN has 17 Characters which doesn't carry the Month and Year Code.

For getting the Month and Year code of Maruti car you have to Look Under the Bonnet near to the hinges there will be additional Letter/Number . if you found that for e.g GA then its July 2010 Manufactured Vehicle.

other month are giving below

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

2010 Model SKODA Car

Typical SKODA Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with TMB in which 6th and 10th characters represents MONTH and YEAR respectively.

if your 6th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

If your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

Note:- Please spread the word to all your friends/relatives/other forums/blogs to create the awareness.

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Volkswagen VIN Decoding

Volkswagen (VW) VIN contains 17 Characters and you can find this on the bottom left side of the windshield (Passenger Side)

The 4th Character represents the Month of Production

and

10th Character represents Model Year

If the 10th Character is found as B then the model is 2011.

If you purchase a vehicle in 2010 and found the 10th digit is B It doesn't mean that it produced in year 2011. It only shows the MODEL YEAR

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MAR

D= APR

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUG

J= SEP

K= OCT

L= NOV

M= DEC

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WVWH10603BT005363

Mode l: Polo Comfort Line

Engine Type : 3-Cyl.Petrol 1.2L /55 kW 12 V

Color : Candy White

Date of production : 26.08.2010

Sorry for the late reply. Even though i have subscribed to this thread i didn't get any email alert.

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Just checked out my Jazz which i will take delivery on 3rd november. Its chasis number is MAKGG171CAN009938.

By referring to above thread, it seems mine is March manufactured Jazz, means its 7-8months old. I think it should be atleast june-july make.

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^^ Sitting idle for 7-8 is not good for any automobile.If you made your mind to go with this make sure that you check everything thoroughly.

Battery/Engine/Oils/Tyres. Also make sure that you are getting a good discount for this vehicle.

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Hey wildon, great info buddy.just tell me how can i know whether my 2008 Suzuki Alto Lxi was made in 2008 or 2007? how do you decipher the year of production from Suzuki's VIN code.? what is the code for year of manufacture? please share light on this. Thanks a ton.

swiftvxi062011-02-10 10:31:14

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tell me how can i know whether my 2008 Suzuki Alto Lxi was made in 2008 or 2007? how do you decipher the year of production from Suzuki's VIN code.?/QUOTE]

You have to find the chassis number from the engine bay first.

It will be like *MA3XXXXXXXXXXXXXX*XX. The last two characters represent the Month and Year

Month Code:

A= JAN

B= FEB

C= MARCH

D= APRIL

E= MAY

F= JUNE

G= JULY

H= AUGUST

J= SEPTEMBER

K = OCTOBER

L= NOVEMBER

M= DECEMBER

YEAR CODES

5= 2005

6= 2006

7= 2007

8= 2008

9= 2009

A= 2010

B= 2011

So if you find the last characters as A7 the its a January 2007 make vehicle.

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@wildon, can you please detailed decode the my vin and email me to soumen.79@gmail.com . That would be great help.

WVWC11600BT046985

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@Vishnu,

Thanks for the info. Looking forward to some more details. However, I was told that its april 2011 one. Its gets pretty dicey you know :)

Regards

Soumen

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WVWC11600BT046985

Your RC Book will show as its a March 2011 POLO and the actual production date is 01.04.2011.

Same case here, my polo production date is 09 feb 2011 but RC shows 1/2011 manufacture. Why this difference?

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Hi Wildon .I have read your vin decoder post in team bhp .see i have booked my chevrolet cruze ltz and the vin nos is ma6jfdfdbbho15973 and i have found the date of manufacture to be june 2011 .Is it safe for me to take delivery of this car and the color is velvet red . smiley5.gif

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Please help me in finding out the details for my Hyundai i10

VIN: MALAM51DLCM148932

I can see the 10th character as 'C'. Since A is 2010, i am assuming C is 2012 :P

Where is 19th character? :angry:

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