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Find Manufacturing Date of Car. Decode 2017 VIN Manufacturing Year

Find Manufacturing Date of Car. Decode 2017 VIN Manufacturing Year

Decode VIN Chassis Manufacturing Month and Year as 2017 or 2016 of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, VW, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota, Chevy, Tata, Mahindra

 

Find Car Manufacturing Date (Month, Year) through VIN Chassis Number

Are you looking to Buy a 2017 Manufactured Car ?

Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2017 make or 2016 Make car. Here's an Easy way to find and decode manufacturing year of Car through VIN Chassis Number

Alphabetical Meaning: For Instance 10th Letter of Chassis Number Denotes Year of Manufacturing for Hyundai / Honda / Renault etc. If its H - it depicts 2017 Manufactured Car and if G will represent 2016.

Series Alphabet Manufacturing Year   Series Manufacturing Month
H 2017   A or 1 January
G 2016   B or 2 February
F 2015   C or 3 March
E 2014   D or 4 April
D 2013   E or 5 May
C 2012   F or 6 June
B 2011   G or 7 July
A 2010   H or 8 August
      J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers) September
      K (except Renault, Nissan) October
      (except Renault, Nissan) November
      (except Renault, Nissan) December

Important For Renault, Nissan Car Buyers - They Follow Numeric Series for Month. However - for October to December - October is denoted by A, November by B, December by C. 

Important for Tata Motor New Gen Car Owners - They have different Series for Month, explained underneath in the post 



Find Manufacturing Year
 (Decode Details)

Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number with below Car Makers. It would be either H or G (if trying to decode in 2017 Manufacturing Car or 2016 Manufacturing Car)

1) Hyundai - Eon, i10, Grand i10, Xcent, Elite I20, I20 Active, Fluidic Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson, Santa Fe, Sonata

2) Nissan Motors & Datsun India - Datsun Redi Go, Go, Go Plus, Redi Go, Micra Active, Micra, Sunny, Terrano

3) Tata Motors - Indica Ev2, Tiago, Tigor, Vista, Bolt, Zest, Safari Storme, Hexa

4) Honda Cars - Brio, Amaze, Jazz, WRV, BRV, Mobilio, City, CRV

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

6) Renault India - Kwid, Pulse, Scala, Duster, Fluence

7) Mahindra & Mahindra - Verito, TUV300, Xylo, Scorpio, XUV500, Rexton

8) Maruti Suzuki Nexa Series - Ignis, Baleno, S Cross, Ciaz . If 10th and 11th Characters are Zero or 11, then check Engine bay for last 2 VIN Digits after 17th Digit x sign. Last Digit indicates Year of Make. 

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

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

10) In Toyota, its a 21 Digit VIN a combination of 20th n 21st 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. Applicable for Etios Liva, Etios, Innova, Altis, Fortuner

11) In Ford, 11th Letter will denote year of Manufacture. 

12) 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 G - 2016, F - its 2015. If D - its 2014

For ex : $MA3EYD32S00700400$AG - So Here Last Digit is G - Which means year of Manufacturing is 2016. A represents month - so Jan 2016 Manufacturing would have in AG as the last characters

Here's Picture for Finding Chassis Number for Maruti Suzuki Cars so as to Decode Manufacturing Year. Applicable on Entire Range - Alto 800, Alto K10, Wagon R, Celerio, Stingray, Ritz, Swift, Baleno, Swift Dzire, Ertiga, Ciaz, S Cross

b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-Chassis.jpg

 

 

How to find VIN Number location in Car

It ranges from Manufacturer to Manufacturer. Maruti Suzuki VIN can be identified can be next to panel ahead of battery as specified in Picture - 1 above or for Hyundai Cars - its under driver seat or top of dash or driver side center pillar as specified in Picture below

b2ap3_thumbnail_Hyundai-VIN-Identification.jpg

For Honda - its visible just by opening Boot at the hinges. You may ask in Sales Consultant at dealership to show in VIN location of car

 

Find Car Manufacturing Month along with Year

To find out Manufacturing Month of Car - Whether December or November

1. Maruti Suzuki Regular Series - 20th Letter Denotes Month (For instance if its A it means January make, if its M it means December make)

2. Maruti Suzuki Nexa Series of Ignis, Baleno, S Cross, Ciaz - 11th Letter Denotes Month (For instance if its A it means January make, if its D it means April make).  If 10th and 11th Characters are Zero or 11, then check Engine bay for VIN Digits after 17th Digit x sign and Second Last Digit indicates Month in which Car is Manufactured. 

3. Hyundai - 19th Letter Denotes Month

4. Nissan Motors - 11th Letter Denotes Month

5. Renault India - 11th Letter Denotes Month

6. Tata Motors - 12th Letter (Except I,L,M,O - the series goes on as A - Jan, B - Feb, C - March, D for April, E for May, F for June, G for July, H for August, J for September, K for October, N for November, P for December)

7. Honda - 9th Letter

8. General Motors (Chevrolet India) - 7th Letter

9. Volkswagen - 4th Letter

10. Skoda - 6th Letter

11. Mahindra & Mahindra - 12th Letter

12. Toyota Kirloskar - Combination of 18th n 19th Letter. For eg 10 denotes October and 03 denotes March

13. Ford - Month Series is not decoded through VIN. For Decoding Ford Figo, Aspire, Ecosport, Endeavor - exact Date of Manufacturing, refer in this Site - https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleSelection.do - Check Vehicle Tab - Vehicle Lookup Tab for punching in VIN Number

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 - WVWE12606FT038378

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

> 10th Digit is F - A for 2010, B for 2011, C for 2012, D for 2013, E for 2014, F for 2015. So its as 2015 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 2015 Model . The other components of chassis number can also tell more about the Model of Volkswagen

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Comments 76

Guest - Basil Joseph on Friday, 08 January 2016 18:37

Hi I need to know my car's(Maruthi Suzuki Ritz VXi) Manufacturing month and year. The VIN is: $MA3EDKD1S00475403$AE . I got the car on Jan 2014 and In my RC book it says Jan 2013. I need to know the details and also if there any way to reset the same in RC book if its original Month and year is Jan 2014?!! Please assist..

Hi I need to know my car's(Maruthi Suzuki Ritz VXi) Manufacturing month and year. The VIN is: $MA3EDKD1S00475403$AE . I got the car on Jan 2014 and In my RC book it says Jan 2013. I need to know the details and also if there any way to reset the same in RC book if its original Month and year is Jan 2014?!! Please assist..
Guest - Arun on Friday, 28 July 2017 14:42

The last two digits denotes the month & year A- Jan and E - 2014
Decoding Month:
A = January
B = February
C = March

Decoding Year:
E = 2014
D = 2013
C = 2012
B = 2011
A = 2010

The last two digits denotes the month & year A- Jan and E - 2014 Decoding Month: A = January B = February C = March Decoding Year: E = 2014 D = 2013 C = 2012 B = 2011 A = 2010
Guest - Vijay Rajput on Saturday, 11 July 2015 14:41

Hi Gagan,
Need your help to evaluate make year and month of my honda Brio.
Chasis number : MAKDD173DFN304944

As per your suggestion 9th letter is month so if see ' D ' which means April is make month.
'F' will be the Make year but if i go by A-F then F will be 2016.
How come will it be????? Can you please please help me out. Thanking you again.

Hi Gagan, Need your help to evaluate make year and month of my honda Brio. Chasis number : MAKDD173DFN304944 As per your suggestion 9th letter is month so if see ' D ' which means April is make month. 'F' will be the Make year but if i go by A-F then F will be 2016. How come will it be????? Can you please please help me out. Thanking you again.
Gagan Modi on Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:02

@ Vijay
Of the chassis number given - MAKDD173DFN304944
9th Letter is D - Thus its a April make
10th Letter is F - Its a 2015 Make

As referred in Post
A is for 2010
B for 2011
C for 2012
D for 2013
E for 2014
F for 2015

@ Vijay Of the chassis number given - MAKDD173DFN304944 9th Letter is D - Thus its a April make 10th Letter is F - Its a 2015 Make As referred in Post A is for 2010 B for 2011 C for 2012 D for 2013 E for 2014 F for 2015
Guest - Vikas Dixit on Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:14

Hello,
I am looking to purchase Maruti Celerio of 2015 make car, I'm not able to figure out the manufacturing month & year of a Car. Please guide.

Regards

Hello, I am looking to purchase [b]Maruti Celerio of 2015[/b] make car, I'm not able to figure out the manufacturing month & year of a Car. Please guide. Regards
Guest - Chaman Chandak on Monday, 02 February 2015 18:07

My Renault Duster vin no. Is MEEHSRAW5EA074218.

Can somebody tell me the month and year of manufacturing of this car.

Thanks in advance.

My Renault Duster vin no. Is MEEHSRAW5EA074218. Can somebody tell me the month and year of manufacturing of this car. Thanks in advance.
Guest - Pallavita Ratnam on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:10

Hello!! I want to know the manufacturing year of my honda activa 125,. It's chasis number is :ME4JF493KG8298115.

Hello!! I want to know the manufacturing year of my honda activa 125,. It's chasis number is :ME4JF493KG8298115.
Gagan Modi on Monday, 02 February 2015 18:47

@Chaman Chandak
From 10th & 11th Digit - it looks like a Jan 2014 make
Disclaimer - not 100% accuracy though in case of Renault Cars

@Chaman Chandak From 10th & 11th Digit - it looks like a Jan 2014 make Disclaimer - not 100% accuracy though in case of Renault Cars
Guest - aa on Monday, 09 February 2015 15:19

Manufacturer: Renault Nissan Automobiles Pvt Ltd
Manufacturer address: Plot No 1 SIPCOT Industrial Estate
Oragadam Mattur
Sriperumbudur TN 602105
Product type: Passenger Cars
Make: Nissan
Check digit: 5
Model year: 2014
Plant code: India
Sequential number: 074218

Manufacturer: Renault Nissan Automobiles Pvt Ltd Manufacturer address: Plot No 1 SIPCOT Industrial Estate Oragadam Mattur Sriperumbudur TN 602105 Product type: Passenger Cars Make: Nissan Check digit: 5 Model year: 2014 Plant code: India Sequential number: 074218
Guest - Sharder on Saturday, 09 January 2016 02:17

I have a duster bought in South Africa with vin MEEHSRA3600002183 . Any idea why there is no year and month in the VIN?

I have a duster bought in South Africa with vin MEEHSRA3600002183 . Any idea why there is no year and month in the VIN?
Guest - Bhupesh Nikhar on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 13:59

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

Hyundai xcent VIN no is MALA841DLEM00700899. Please tell me the manufacturing month & year.
Guest - Sachin Phulkar on Saturday, 03 January 2015 20:37

Hi,
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.

Thanks,
Sachin Phulkar
9850600577

Hi, 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. Thanks, Sachin Phulkar 9850600577
Guest - amit patil on Friday, 07 November 2014 20:31

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

Hi. Amit patil here plz any one tell me very is chevrolet beat chassis number location.... Plz tell me exact place..
Guest - SadananDalabehera on Friday, 22 August 2014 21:04

Hi,Sadanand,
My vehicle;s chassis No-586351,MALAM51BLEM.

Hi,Sadanand, My vehicle;s chassis No-586351,MALAM51BLEM.
Guest - TIRDAD on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:52

HI,
I HAVE BOUGHT A HYUNDAI TUCSON WITH FOLLOWING VIN:
KMHJT81E4EU881818
WOULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE ENGINE TYPE OF THE VEHICLE?

HI, I HAVE BOUGHT A HYUNDAI TUCSON WITH FOLLOWING VIN: KMHJT81E4EU881818 WOULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE ENGINE TYPE OF THE VEHICLE?
Guest - Ejazalam on Monday, 04 August 2014 12:12

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

I have purchase old Scorpio Chassis NO.MA1TB2BSL82B67896 please tell me which MFG and month Pls guide me thanks regards ejaz alam ji
Guest - parvartan on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 23:35

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

sir i wan to knw that the date shown on ma swift window glas s. different...s it make difference??
Guest - zubair on Saturday, 05 July 2014 02:45

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

Hi. I want to check my hundai i20 manufacturer date ...
Guest - Pyae Phyo Aung on Friday, 30 May 2014 11:48

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

I want to known about. GD8-1501103/L15A Honda fit aria. It is model year.
Guest - Great Auto Dealer on Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:26

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.

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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