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Find Manufacturing Date of Car.Decode Month,Year by Car Chassis Number

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Decode Manufacturing Month and Year as 2013 or 2014 for Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, VW, Nissan, Skoda, Tata, Toyota, Chevy, Mahindra with Chassis No.

 

Find Car Manufacturing Year

Note - 10th Letter of Chassis Number Denotes Year of Manufacturing for below car manufacturers. Here D for 2013 and E will represent 2014

a) Hyundai

b) Nissan Motors

c) Tata Motors

d) Honda Cars

e) Volkswagen India

f) Skoda Cars

g) Mahindra & Mahindra

h) In Chevrolet, the 9th letter denotes the Year of Make

i) Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet are Exceptions out here. In Toyota, a combination of 21st n 22nd Letter makes up for the manufacturing year. Like 11 for 2011, 12 for 2012 and 13 for 2013 and 14 for 2014. In Ford, 11th Letter will denote year of Manufacture

j) For Maruti Suzuki - The Vin / chassis number pattern given by Maruti dealers or shown on RC is uptill 17 digits. For getting the additional last digits - Open the Bonet, look at the extreme end, below wiper under the bonet - There you can see Complete VIN Number of 21 Digits including Special Character $ and last 2 digits

The Pattern -  You will find Chasis Number - Prefixed by a $  ...17 digit Chasis Number..... $ Last 2 Digits

The Last Digit in it represents the Manufacturing Year. If its E - its 2014. If D - its 2013, C for 2012, B for 2011 and A for 2010

For ex : $MA3EYD32S00700400$DBSo Here Last Digit is B - Which means year of Manufacturing is 2011.

Here's Picture for Finding Chassis Number for Maruti Suzuki Cars so as to Decode Manufacturing Year

b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-Chassis.jpg

 

Find Car Manufacturing Month along with Year

Maruti - 20th Letter Denotes Month

Hyundai - 19th Letter Denotes Month

Nissan - 11th Letter Denotes Month

Tata Motors - 12th Letter

Honda - 9th Letter

Chevrolet - 7th Letter

Volkswagen - 4th Letter

Skoda - 6th Letter

M&M - 12th Letter

Ford - Its not in combination, sorry is not able to interpret its coding. Observed the alphabets were not in series. Could be internal to dealer or manufacture

Toyota - Combination of 19th n 20th Letter. For eg 10 denotes October and 03 denotes March

How to find Car Manufacturing Month :- Here 1 or A denotes Jan, 2 or B denotes Feb, 3 or C denotes March, 4 or D denotes April

 

Sample Decoding to find Manufacturing Month and Year of Car

Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a VW car as - WVWE12606CT038378

This is a 17 digit number, Lets decode the chassis number to find the manufacturing month and year of car :-

> 10th Digit is C - A for 2010, B for 2011, C for 2012. So its as 2012 Make Year

> 4th Digit is E - A for Jan, B for Feb, C for March, D for April, E for May

Final Code : This Chassis Number Implies May 2012 Model . The other components of chassis number can also tell more about the Model of Volkswagen


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Gagan is CEO of Modi Online Ventures. Completed his Management from one of Top B-Schools, he has worked with Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank for close to 7 yrs and later on ventured into business post April 2011.

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  • Guest
    yati bhagwat Monday, 14 April 2014

    How to find VIN or CHASSIS No. In hundai Grand i10. Found lot of examples of maruti suzuki. Plz guid for hundai grand i10. Willing to buy 2013 made car in 2014 with a good discount. Plz guide.

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Monday, 14 April 2014

    Hyundai Grand i10 VIN Chassis Number is underneath the driver seat
    Refer Pic -
    http://www.mycarhelpline.com/images/easyblog_images/128/hyundai-grand-i10-Vin-Number.jpg

    If 10th Letter is 'D', its a 2013 make, else if its 'E' - its as 2014 Make
    or ask dealer a copy of Form 21 i.e Sale Certificate - it mandatory to capture Month & Year of Manufacture of Vehicle in it.

  • Guest
    Richard Sunday, 16 March 2014

    Hi Gagan,

    I have purchased Ertiga, received a message from RTO with VIN and car number. Found one of the characters of the VIN incorrect. It is the 4th character. Verified with the vin number near the engine bay (MA3Fxxxx) the 4th character is not matching with one I received through SMS (MA3Rxxxx) from RTO. Will it create problems for me in future. Shall I get it changed from dealer. Please help

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Tuesday, 01 April 2014

    Hello Richard,

    Regret delay in reply - yes - you should get it changed and get correct one updated in RC
    Think of this way -
    > Insurance Policy has different Engine Number and RC Book will have different engine number - whenever you will sell the car - it will be difficult to transfer it
    > or even if a claim comes in - Insurance company may hold the claim if Engine Number mis-matches with the engine number of the car

    Take the dealer for a ride to get this corrected on asap basis... All the best !!

  • Guest
    ABHISHEK Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    I have purchsae new Maruti Wegon - R VXI Chassis No -MA3EWDE1S00675186 Please tell whic MFG Year and Month
    Pls Guide me
    Thanks
    regards
    Abhishek
    9451388456

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Wednesday, 19 February 2014

    Refer the pic in blog post. Open the bonet and check for last 2 digits as depicted in the pic of the entire chassis
    http://www.mycarhelpline.com/images/easyblog_images/128/b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-Chassis.jpg

    If last digit is D - its 2013 make, its its E its 2014 make

  • Guest
    Vibhor Saturday, 04 January 2014

    Hello, thanks i am looking to buy 2014 make car
    my dealer saying that though its 2013 make, but registration date will be of 2014 only and it is as good as 2014 manufacturing car

    he also advises me to buy a car right now and avail discounts which were going on in 2013 december
    There are so many comments and i presume some of the people have bought the car

    is it true that there is no difference in 2014 manufacturing year and a car with 2014 as registration year. pl guide

  • Guest
    Harish Saturday, 04 January 2014

    If you are planning a new car of 2013 make in 2014 kindly ask for discount from Dealerit would upto fifty-seventy thousand of car range 3-6lac ,then you can bought 2013 car in no loss.

  • Guest
    Kamal Sheth Friday, 20 September 2013

    I have purchsae new Maruti Wegon - R VXI Chassis No -MA3EWDE1S00603648 Please tell whic MFG and Month
    Pls Guide me
    Thanks
    regards
    Kamal

  • Gagan Modi
    Gagan Modi Friday, 20 September 2013

    Hello Kamal,

    We have just updated the article, pl see for last 2 digits under bonet. You can decode it with the updated information in article.

  • Guest
    Harish Saturday, 04 January 2014

    kindly open the bonnet and provide full VIN punched inside bonnet , you will get on punched VIn last two character also.

  • Guest
    Sundar.K Wednesday, 19 June 2013

    I'm about take delivery of my Ertiga ZXI , the VIN/Chasis number provided to me is of 17 Digits MA3ELMG1S00184966 , I don't know how to decode the MFg Year and Month of this vehicle. In most of the forums it is said that Maruti has 21 Digits of VIN , but I'm not sure why I got only 17 Digits. Can anyone please help me decode my VIN Number for MFG Year and Month.

    Thanks a lot in advance....
    Sundar.K

  • Guest
    NARINDER KAPUR Sunday, 09 June 2013

    I RECENTLY BOUGHT MARUTI ERTIGA CHASSIS NUMBER IS MA3ELMG1S00166958 AND INGINE NO IS K14BN7009748 THE WINDOW GLASS INDICATE YEAR OF MANUFACTURE AS .....12. I WANT TO KNOW MODEL OF CAR MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURE. THE FRONT GLASS WAS HAVING LOT OF BUBLE MARKS, NOW THEY SAY THAT GLASS HAS BEEN CLEANED. AND I FIND ....13,MARK ON GLASS . I THINK THEY HAVE CHANGED THE GLASS. PL ADV.
    .

  • Guest
    Rajat Dey Sarkar Monday, 29 April 2013

    Maruti Ritz VIN no is MA3EDKDIS00449229. Please tell me the manufacturing month & year.

  • Guest
    brahmaji Sunday, 21 April 2013

    please confirm the vehicle manufacturing year and month of my new tata indica ev2lx car. chasis - MAT600460DTA00356.

    Thank u

    Regds
    brahmaji

  • Guest
    Karthik Sunday, 17 March 2013

    Hi Anand,

    I contacted customer care but they were not able to tell me properly.They asked me to send the VIN number through mail but I didn't do. For your confirmation you can check the metal label in the bonnet where you can find the VIN number and at last line you will find manufacturer month and year mine was AD that is Jan 2013, so check for the that. As admin said 7th and 9th digit are the month and year for Chevy.

    Thanks,
    Karthik

  • Guest
    Anand Monday, 18 March 2013

    Thanks for the message. I did found AD in the last line...have a happy ride!

  • Guest
    Harish Friday, 11 October 2013

    As per confirmrd by GMIL(chevrolet) from feb 2011 GM had changed for identify VIN Now 7th character represents month,9th character represents production year and 10 character represents Model year. and If Beat Diesel have 2013 production year then How this possible it have 2012 model year.

  • Guest
    Anand Mehta Thursday, 14 March 2013

    Hi Karthik,

    Did you get clarification through customer care? The reason I am asking, I am having the same confusion with my VIN No.

    Thanks,
    Anand

  • Guest
    Karthik Wednesday, 06 March 2013

    Hi Gagan Modi,

    This is a small clarification regarding Chevy chassis number.. I have booked Chevy Beat Diesel and the chassis number for the same is MA6BFBANDCT051021. As per the post 7 letter is month and 9th letter is year so my car would be Jan 2013. But my question is few sites, they mentioned as 9 is the month and 10th is the Year so am very much confused.

    Even in this site http://www.myvehicledetails.com/ when I tried my chassis number it came as 2012 April and when i tried Ayushi (from the above comments) VIN number the output is APRIL 2013 how is this possible..?

    Extra info in my car bonnet it is stamped as manufactured date and month as AD which comes as Jan 2013.

    Can you please confirm whether which is correct 7&9 or 9&10 for month & Year respectively.
    Your input is very valuable Thanks in advance..

    -Karthik

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