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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

Gagan Modi on Friday, 15 February 2013 11:35

My apologies !!
Have checked with Chevy dealer for Same
In Chevrolet - the 9th letter denotes year of Manufacturing and not 10th letter ... which is D i.e 2013
and the 7th Letter denotes the Month of Make.... which is A i.e January.... The make year is Jan 2013

Am also correcting the above post.. Thanks for highlighting this

My apologies !! Have checked with Chevy dealer for Same In Chevrolet - the 9th letter denotes year of Manufacturing and not 10th letter ... which is D i.e 2013 and the 7th Letter denotes the Month of Make.... which is A i.e January.... The make year is Jan 2013 Am also correcting the above post.. Thanks for highlighting this
Guest - pankaj on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:22

7th letter is month ok

7th letter is month ok
Guest - Debajit Chakraborty on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 13:31

Plz. note the chassis number of a Mahindra Bolero vehicle - M029447.

We need the first purchaser name. The vehicle has been purchased from M/S. Pratik Auto, Ranchi.

Plz. note the chassis number of a Mahindra Bolero vehicle - M029447. We need the first purchaser name. The vehicle has been purchased from M/S. Pratik Auto, Ranchi.
Guest - Ashish on Sunday, 16 December 2012 11:12

Brilliant. I want to know that for my Nissan Sunny which i have bought in November - it has August as the Manufacturing Month as per the decoding formula put by you
Is that ok - can the dealer can sell off 3 month old car - like any feature been changed post August

Highly recommend this informative article

Brilliant. I want to know that for my Nissan Sunny which i have bought in November - it has August as the Manufacturing Month as per the decoding formula put by you Is that ok - can the dealer can sell off 3 month old car - like any feature been changed post August Highly recommend this informative article
Guest
Thursday, 19 January 2017