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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

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

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 70

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
Gagan Modi on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:01

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

Refer the pic in blog post. Open the bonet and check for last 2 digits as depicted in the pic of the entire chassis [img]http://www.mycarhelpline.com/images/easyblog_images/128/b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-Chassis.jpg[/img] If last digit is D - its 2013 make, its its E its 2014 make
Guest - Vibhor on Saturday, 04 January 2014 08:20

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

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 on Saturday, 04 January 2014 14:05

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.

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 on Friday, 20 September 2013 17:07

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

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 on Friday, 20 September 2013 18:00

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.

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 on Saturday, 04 January 2014 14:07

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

kindly open the bonnet and provide full VIN punched inside bonnet , you will get on punched VIn last two character also.
Guest - Sundar.K on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 07:42

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

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 on Sunday, 09 June 2013 14:19

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.
.

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 on Monday, 29 April 2013 12:13

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

Maruti Ritz VIN no is MA3EDKDIS00449229. Please tell me the manufacturing month & year.
Guest - brahmaji on Sunday, 21 April 2013 16:25

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

Thank u

Regds
brahmaji

please confirm the vehicle manufacturing year and month of my new tata indica ev2lx car. chasis - MAT600460DTA00356. Thank u Regds brahmaji
Guest - Karthik on Sunday, 17 March 2013 11:42

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

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 on Monday, 18 March 2013 13:08

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

Thanks for the message. I did found AD in the last line...have a happy ride!
Guest - Harish on Friday, 11 October 2013 17:59

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.

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 on Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:49

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

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
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