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

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Decode VIN Chassis Manufacturing Month and Year as 2014 or 2015 of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, VW, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota, Chevy, Tata, Mahindra


Find Car Manufacturing Year (2014 or 2015)

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

It goes on alphabetically - A for 2010, B for 2011, C for 2012, D for 2013, E for 2014 and F for 2015

a) Hyundai - Eon, Santro, i10, Grand i10, Elite I20, Fluidic Verna, Elantra, Sonata

b) Nissan Motors & Datsun India - Datsun Go, Micra Active, Micra, Sunny, Terrano

c) Tata Motors - Indica Ev2, Vista, Zest, Safari Storme, Aria

d) Honda Cars - Brio, Amaze, Mobilio, City

e) Volkswagen & Skoda India - Polo, Vento, Jetta, Rapid, Octavia

f) Renault India - Pulse, Scala, Duster, Fluence

g) Mahindra & Mahindra - Verito, Xylo, Scorpio, XUV500, Rexton

Note: Toyota, Maruti Suzuki and Chevrolet are Exceptions out here.

h) In General Motors (Chevrolet India), the 9th letter denotes the Year of Make  - Spark, Beat, Sail Hatch, Sail Sedan, Enjoy, Tavera

i) In Toyota, a combination of 21st n 22nd Letter (in Numeric Terms) 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



Find Car Manufacturing Month along with Year

Maruti Suzuki - 20th Letter Denotes Month

Hyundai - 19th Letter Denotes Month

Nissan Motors & Renault India - 11th Letter Denotes Month

Tata Motors - 12th Letter

Honda - 9th Letter

General Motors (Chevrolet India) - 7th Letter

Volkswagen - 4th Letter

Skoda - 6th Letter

Mahindra & Mahindra - 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 Kirloskar - 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

Note: Some Car Dealers will either give you 17 Digit or short Chassis Number. Its best to look at complete VIN Chassis number by checking physically in the car - Engine Bay / Under Seats / Window Panels etc - to find complete VIN Chassis number for decoding it as 2014 or 2015 Car.


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 MBA from one among Top 10 Management Institute, he has worked for 8 yrs in Corporate Sector - Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank. Having passion for Automobiles and Entreprenurship - ventured into Business in April 2011. At MyCarHelpline - you can get in thousands of reviews, latest information updates on Automobiles with Personalised assistance through Forum.


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    Bhupesh Nikhar Tuesday, 06 January 2015

    Hyundai xcent VIN no is MALA841DLEM00700899. Please tell me the manufacturing month & year.

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    Sachin Phulkar Saturday, 03 January 2015

    Thanks for this useful, information in the thread, I have purchased Maruti Ertiga on 31st March 2014, After going tru post last two digit in my chassi is MD means Dec 2014 so i was given old car but dealer told its Jan 2014 Car first he lied and i doubt car like Ertiga which was in so much demand how come its 4 month old also i suspect if i received the Fesh CAR, Tody i have launch the complaint with MAruti head office any other option to raise complaint and what process hold i follow now.
    I purchased it from Chowgle Industries in Pune.

    Sachin Phulkar

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    amit patil Friday, 07 November 2014

    Hi. Amit patil here plz any one tell me very is chevrolet beat chassis number location.... Plz tell me exact place..

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    SadananDalabehera Friday, 22 August 2014

    My vehicle;s chassis No-586351,MALAM51BLEM.

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    TIRDAD Wednesday, 06 August 2014


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    Ejazalam Monday, 04 August 2014

    I have purchase old Scorpio Chassis NO.MA1TB2BSL82B67896 please tell me which MFG and month Pls guide me thanks regards ejaz alam ji

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    parvartan Wednesday, 09 July 2014

    sir i wan to knw that the date shown on ma swift window glas s. different...s it make difference??

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    zubair Saturday, 05 July 2014

    Hi. I want to check my hundai i20 manufacturer date ...

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    Pyae Phyo Aung Friday, 30 May 2014

    I want to known about. GD8-1501103/L15A Honda fit aria. It is model year.

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    Great Auto Dealer Thursday, 26 June 2014

    No worries. I bought that one from SBT already. Production year is 2007 but now penalty is 1/4 AV. I bought with 2000 USD. he he.

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    Ishtiyaque Monday, 26 May 2014

    Hi I brought Maruti ertiga zdi whose last two digits of VIN are "BE" but on glass there're 2013 and 2014 are printed....now what I do?

  • Guest
    Ishtiyaque Monday, 26 May 2014

    Hi I brought Maruti ertiga zdi whose last two digits of VIN are "BE" but on glass there're 2013 and 2014 are printed....now what I do?

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    naveen Tuesday, 27 May 2014

    E is 2014 model....

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    Ishtiyaque Sunday, 01 June 2014

    But on rear window glasses 2013 is printed "is it ok"? Or should I tell them to replace rear window glasses ...?

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    sujit kumar bag Saturday, 24 May 2014

    This is sujit from durgapur .kindly decode my new vehical VIN to get the manufacturing history

    Thanks in advance.

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    mn Thursday, 22 May 2014

    where to find the engine model number on the engine of nissan march car,

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    rahul Sunday, 04 May 2014

    I want to purchase new swift dzire vxi but as u know maruti company has recalled 1lakh swift dzire vxi due to problem in fuel tank tap. Kindly advise me I should purchase car during this month or I should wait for few some days more.


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    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 -

    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.

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    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

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