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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. 



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, Santa Fe, Sonata

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

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

4) Honda Cars - Brio, Amaze, Jazz, 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

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

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

9) 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. Applicable for Etios Liva, Etios, Innova, Altis, Fortuner

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

11) For Maruti Suzuki or Nexa Series Baleno, S Cross - 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 - 20th Letter Denotes Month (For instance if its A it means January make, if its M it means December make)

2. Hyundai - 19th Letter Denotes Month

3. Nissan Motors - 11th Letter Denotes Month

4. Renault India - 11th Letter Denotes Month

5. Tata Motors - 12th Letter

6. Honda - 9th Letter

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

8. Volkswagen - 4th Letter

9. Skoda - 6th Letter

10. Mahindra & Mahindra - 12th Letter

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

12. 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 64

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.
Guest - Ishtiyaque on Monday, 26 May 2014 18:50

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?

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 on Monday, 26 May 2014 18:50

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?

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 - naveen on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 22:23

E is 2014 model....

E is 2014 model....
Guest - Ishtiyaque on Sunday, 01 June 2014 23:48

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

But on rear window glasses 2013 is printed "is it ok"? Or should I tell them to replace rear window glasses ...?
Guest - sujit kumar bag on Saturday, 24 May 2014 23:36

Hi
This is sujit from durgapur .kindly decode my new vehical VIN to get the manufacturing history
MAJ1xxMRJ1ES49436.

Thanks in advance.

Hi This is sujit from durgapur .kindly decode my new vehical VIN to get the manufacturing history MAJ1xxMRJ1ES49436. Thanks in advance.
Guest - mn on Thursday, 22 May 2014 21:03

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

where to find the engine model number on the engine of nissan march car, thanks
Guest - rahul on Sunday, 04 May 2014 20:46

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.

Rahul
8001195023

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. Rahul 8001195023
Guest - yati bhagwat on Monday, 14 April 2014 09:45

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.

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 on Monday, 14 April 2014 11:50

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.

Hyundai Grand i10 VIN Chassis Number is underneath the driver seat Refer Pic - [img]http://www.mycarhelpline.com/images/easyblog_images/128/hyundai-grand-i10-Vin-Number.jpg[/img] 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 on Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:02

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

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 on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:48

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 !!

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 on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:20

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

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
Guest
Thursday, 19 January 2017