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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 - Karthik on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 17:27

Hi Gagan Modi,

This is a small clarification regarding Chevy chassis number.. I have booked Chevy Beat Diesel and the chassis number for the same is MA6BFBANDCT051021. As per the post 7 letter is month and 9th letter is year so my car would be Jan 2013. But my question is few sites, they mentioned as 9 is the month and 10th is the Year so am very much confused.

Even in this site http://www.myvehicledetails.com/ when I tried my chassis number it came as 2012 April and when i tried Ayushi (from the above comments) VIN number the output is APRIL 2013 how is this possible..?

Extra info in my car bonnet it is stamped as manufactured date and month as AD which comes as Jan 2013.

Can you please confirm whether which is correct 7&9 or 9&10 for month & Year respectively.
Your input is very valuable Thanks in advance..

-Karthik

Hi Gagan Modi, This is a small clarification regarding Chevy chassis number.. I have booked Chevy Beat Diesel and the chassis number for the same is MA6BFBANDCT051021. As per the post 7 letter is month and 9th letter is year so my car would be Jan 2013. But my question is few sites, they mentioned as 9 is the month and 10th is the Year so am very much confused. Even in this site http://www.myvehicledetails.com/ when I tried my chassis number it came as 2012 April and when i tried Ayushi (from the above comments) VIN number the output is APRIL 2013 how is this possible..? Extra info in my car bonnet it is stamped as manufactured date and month as AD which comes as Jan 2013. Can you please confirm whether which is correct 7&9 or 9&10 for month & Year respectively. Your input is very valuable Thanks in advance.. -Karthik
Admin on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 18:08

Hello Kartik, To the best of our info in Chevrolet the 9th letter denotes manufacturing year and 7th letter the month and we are pretty sure about same
Still - you may write in to customer care of chevrolet. You may try speaking to them on 1800 3000 8080 / 0124-3080000

Trust it helps !!

Hello Kartik, To the best of our info in Chevrolet the 9th letter denotes manufacturing year and 7th letter the month and we are pretty sure about same Still - you may write in to customer care of chevrolet. You may try speaking to them on 1800 3000 8080 / 0124-3080000 Trust it helps !!
Guest - Karthik on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 20:50

Hi admin, thanks for the prompt reply.. gain confidence, will check the same with Customer Care also and revert..

Thanks again..

-Karthik

Hi admin, thanks for the prompt reply.. gain confidence, will check the same with Customer Care also and revert.. Thanks again.. -Karthik
Guest - Harish on Thursday, 09 January 2014 18:02

This is alleged violation by GMIL on Beat Diesel 1n 2013 and I have raised this is in Ministry of Road Transportation and highway for this alleged violation by GM.Read This Gm told they had changed pattern of identify VIN in februray 2011,Now 7,9,10 character represents 7=month,9=manufacturer year and 10=model year,In a month of September 2013 when I visited for buying Beat Diesel of General Motor India Ltd.In Delhi show room I shocked to saw that in premises of Gm Dealer,Delhi all vehicle were 2012 model year as per VIN number of Beat Diesel .How I identified the model year of car?As per General Motor policy they intimated that they had changed policy/pattern of identify VIN of their vehicle from Feb. 2011 .Now In our(GM) vehicles 9th character/digit represents production year,10th character represents Model year,and 7th character of Vin represents Month of vehicle.(A=2010,B=2011,C=2012,D=2013,E=2014,and Month A=jan,B=feb Note: I,O,Q will not be used)When I was checked Vin of Beat Diesel MA6BFBHNDCT066547 on this Vin of Beat Diesel As per Gm policy 9th digit is D=2013=production year and 10th digit is C=2012=Model year and 7th digit is H=Month=August.I had seen not in this vehicle VIN of Beat Diesel ,I had seen more than 10 vehicles(Beat Diesel) in a showroom all(Beat Diesel ) were 2012 model year as per VIN ,Then I was also checked VIN of other GM car like Enjoy,Beat Patrol,Spark,Sail ,UVA I got all these were latest model year Because all had punched on VIN,10th Digit= D=2013=Model Year and Production Year= 10th digit=D= 2013 instead Beat Diesel In all Beat were 10 Digit=C=2012=Model Year and 9th Digit=D=Production Year=2013.I was also called to all Dealer of Delhi and also did called to Dealer of jaipur(rajasthan),Gujarat ,They (Dealers of GM)told we have also Beat Diesel of Same category i.e 2012 Model Year .Now the question is this How this possible read this article in worldwide definition of production year and Model year as per wikipedia The model year and the actual calendar year of production do not always coincide. For example, a 2014 model year automobile is available during most of the 2014 calendar year, but is usually also available from the third quarter of 2013 because production of the 2014 model began in July and August 2013. When a brand new model is introduced there may be an additional delay to retool and retrain for production of the new model.These can show a production date that can be earlier than the the stated model year.
I identified In All Beat Diesel production year(2013) is later than Model Year (2012.)This is very interesting and impossible
I have seen many cars their production year = model years,In some cases production year is earlier than Model year But never seen production year is later than model year that is in GM Beat Diesel Only.
Here is an example of other manufacturer company Volkswagen WVWK13602ET033618

In Volkswagen 4th digit =month, 5th and 6th digit=production year and 10th digit =Model Year

Hence Now I decoded above VIN oct.=4thDigit=K=OCT,5th and 6th=13=2013=production Year and 10th digit=E=model year=2014.

Vehicle model year =2014

Production year=oct,2013

That I have already stated above , Volkswagen are absolutely right they are selling 2014 model year Vehicle in OCT.2013(production Year)

But General Motor is wrong they are selling Beat Diesel of production year =2013 and Model year=2012 as per their VIN in Beat Diesel.How this possible?

Now the question is If this is Error/Mistake by GM in their VIN of Beat Diesel this is violation of CMVR rules as per ARAI/MORTH.This is violation of ARAI guidelines as mentioned in AIS:65 look below you already aware

5.2.1 In such cases of wrong punching of numbers due to manual or

machine error, the punched wrong number shall be crossed and the

correct number may be punched or etched once again , exactly above

or below the crossed number as shown in Clause 5.2.1.1 and 5.2.1.2. (AIS:65)

5.2.1.1. Example of re-marking, above the wrong number.

M 3 D

J H 4 B B 1 1 7 0 0 C 2 0 0 0 0 0

5.2.1.2 Example of re-marking below the wrong number.

J H 4 B B 1 1 7 0 0 C 2 0 0 0 0 0

M 3



Sir you already aware from all facts in rules of AIS:65 5.1.2.2 stated that VIN Number be placed in a clearly visible accessible position by method such as hammering or stamping in such a way that it cannot be obliterated.


In Chevrolet Beat Diesel It has inside of back seat of Beat Diesel and It has not punched in a way that It cannot be obliterated.Hence chance of alteration of VIN can be easily obliterated by illegal elements .

Though Mostly all manufacturer have VIN punched inside Bonnet of car and in Commercial Vehicles on Chassis/frame Left Side Like in car Maruti ,Hyundai,Tata ,Ford etc punched inside of Bonnet and cannot be obliterated.

This is alleged violation by GMIL on Beat Diesel 1n 2013 and I have raised this is in Ministry of Road Transportation and highway for this alleged violation by GM.Read This Gm told they had changed pattern of identify VIN in februray 2011,Now 7,9,10 character represents 7=month,9=manufacturer year and 10=model year,In a month of September 2013 when I visited for buying Beat Diesel of General Motor India Ltd.In Delhi show room I shocked to saw that in premises of Gm Dealer,Delhi all vehicle were 2012 model year as per VIN number of Beat Diesel .How I identified the model year of car?As per General Motor policy they intimated that they had changed policy/pattern of identify VIN of their vehicle from Feb. 2011 .Now In our(GM) vehicles 9th character/digit represents production year,10th character represents Model year,and 7th character of Vin represents Month of vehicle.(A=2010,B=2011,C=2012,D=2013,E=2014,and Month A=jan,B=feb Note: I,O,Q will not be used)When I was checked Vin of Beat Diesel MA6BFBHNDCT066547 on this Vin of Beat Diesel As per Gm policy 9th digit is D=2013=production year and 10th digit is C=2012=Model year and 7th digit is H=Month=August.I had seen not in this vehicle VIN of Beat Diesel ,I had seen more than 10 vehicles(Beat Diesel) in a showroom all(Beat Diesel ) were 2012 model year as per VIN ,Then I was also checked VIN of other GM car like Enjoy,Beat Patrol,Spark,Sail ,UVA I got all these were latest model year Because all had punched on VIN,10th Digit= D=2013=Model Year and Production Year= 10th digit=D= 2013 instead Beat Diesel In all Beat were 10 Digit=C=2012=Model Year and 9th Digit=D=Production Year=2013.I was also called to all Dealer of Delhi and also did called to Dealer of jaipur(rajasthan),Gujarat ,They (Dealers of GM)told we have also Beat Diesel of Same category i.e 2012 Model Year .Now the question is this How this possible read this article in worldwide definition of production year and Model year as per wikipedia The model year and the actual calendar year of production do not always coincide. For example, a 2014 model year automobile is available during most of the 2014 calendar year, but is usually also available from the third quarter of 2013 because production of the 2014 model began in July and August 2013. When a brand new model is introduced there may be an additional delay to retool and retrain for production of the new model.These can show a production date that can be earlier than the the stated model year. I identified In All Beat Diesel production year(2013) is later than Model Year (2012.)This is very interesting and impossible I have seen many cars their production year = model years,In some cases production year is earlier than Model year But never seen production year is later than model year that is in GM Beat Diesel Only. Here is an example of other manufacturer company Volkswagen WVWK13602ET033618 In Volkswagen 4th digit =month, 5th and 6th digit=production year and 10th digit =Model Year Hence Now I decoded above VIN oct.=4thDigit=K=OCT,5th and 6th=13=2013=production Year and 10th digit=E=model year=2014. Vehicle model year =2014 Production year=oct,2013 That I have already stated above , Volkswagen are absolutely right they are selling 2014 model year Vehicle in OCT.2013(production Year) But General Motor is wrong they are selling Beat Diesel of production year =2013 and Model year=2012 as per their VIN in Beat Diesel.How this possible? Now the question is If this is Error/Mistake by GM in their VIN of Beat Diesel this is violation of CMVR rules as per ARAI/MORTH.This is violation of ARAI guidelines as mentioned in AIS:65 look below you already aware 5.2.1 In such cases of wrong punching of numbers due to manual or machine error, the punched wrong number shall be crossed and the correct number may be punched or etched once again , exactly above or below the crossed number as shown in Clause 5.2.1.1 and 5.2.1.2. (AIS:65) 5.2.1.1. Example of re-marking, above the wrong number. M 3 D J H 4 B B 1 1 7 0 0 C 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.2.1.2 Example of re-marking below the wrong number. J H 4 B B 1 1 7 0 0 C 2 0 0 0 0 0 M 3 Sir you already aware from all facts in rules of AIS:65 5.1.2.2 stated that VIN Number be placed in a clearly visible accessible position by method such as hammering or stamping in such a way that it cannot be obliterated. In Chevrolet Beat Diesel It has inside of back seat of Beat Diesel and It has not punched in a way that It cannot be obliterated.Hence chance of alteration of VIN can be easily obliterated by illegal elements . Though Mostly all manufacturer have VIN punched inside Bonnet of car and in Commercial Vehicles on Chassis/frame Left Side Like in car Maruti ,Hyundai,Tata ,Ford etc punched inside of Bonnet and cannot be obliterated.
Guest - deepica on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:02

how to find out the date of manufacturing of Maruti Omni Van and location of manufacture of the same

how to find out the date of manufacturing of Maruti Omni Van and location of manufacture of the same
Guest - Ayushi on Thursday, 14 February 2013 17:01

The chassis number for my Chevrolet sail uva car, which is about to be registered tomorrow, provided by the dealer is : MA6SFBA2DDT001073
according to the key you have provided, the 10th letter is D thus 2012, so far so good, but the 9th letter for Months is also D signifying APRIL... How is this possible?
are you sure in Chevy 9th letter is Month? if correct please help me interpret this Chassis no. urgently!

Many Thanks!

The chassis number for my Chevrolet sail uva car, which is about to be registered tomorrow, provided by the dealer is : MA6SFBA2DDT001073 according to the key you have provided, the 10th letter is D thus 2012, so far so good, but the 9th letter for Months is also D signifying APRIL... How is this possible? are you sure in Chevy 9th letter is Month? if correct please help me interpret this Chassis no. urgently! Many Thanks!
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
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