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  1. 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.


  2. 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


  3. 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.