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Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2019 VIN Car Easily

Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2019 VIN Car Easily

Decode New Car VIN Chassis to find Manufacturing Month and Year as 2019 or 2018 of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, VW, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota, Chevy, Tata, Mahindra

 

Find Car Manufacturing Date (Month, Year) through VIN Chassis Number - 2019 Manufactured Cars

Are you looking to Buy a 2019 Manufactured Car ?

Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2019 make or 2018 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 J - it depicts 2018 Manufactured Car and if H will represent 2017.

Series Alphabet Manufacturing Year   Series Manufacturing Month
K 2019   A or 1 January
J 2018   B or 2 February
H 2017   C or 3 March
G 2016   D or 4 April
F 2015   E or 5 May
E 2014   F or 6 June
D 2013   G or 7 July
C 2012   H or 8 August
B 2011    J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers) September
A 2010    K (except Renault, Nissan) October
      (except Renault, Nissan, Tata) November
      (except Renault, Nissan, Tata) 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
 of Car (Decode Details)

Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number with below Car Makers. It would be either K or J (if trying to decode in 2019 Manufacturing Car (K) or 2018 Manufacturing Car (J) )

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, Bolt, Zest, Nexon, Safari Storme, Hexa

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

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

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

7) Mahindra & Mahindra - KUV100, Verito, TUV300, Xylo, Scorpio, XUV500, Rexton

8) Isuzu - Isuzu V Cross, Mux

9) Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 20th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1K) which is the last digit. Here K represent Manufacturing Year means 2019 Make, had it been J it would have meant 2018 make

10) Maruti Suzuki Nexa Series (Ignis, Baleno, S Cross, Ciaz), New Dzire, Brezza - 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. 

11) Maruti Suzuki Other Cars  - Maruti Suzuki also using in 10th Digit for finding Manufacturing Year in New Dzire, Brezza, Ertiga. As per updates, this 10th Digit will also help in finding in Manufacturing year of Entry Segment Cars too. Only in case where 10th Digit and 11th Digit are 00 or 11 - then you have to check engine bay for last 2 VIN Digits after 17th Digit x sign, refer point number 13 

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

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

13) In Toyota: Etios, Altis, Innova, Fortuner: 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, 14 for 2014 and same way 18 for 2018. 

14) In Ford: Figo, Aspire, Ecosport, Endeavour 11th Letter will denote year of Manufacture. 

15) For Maruti Suzuki (If 10th and 11th Digit are 00 or 11 then you have to follow this) - 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 ( (If 10th and 11th Digit are 00 or 11 then you have to follow this) - 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 or New Dzire, Brezza - 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, Isuzu - 12th Letter

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

13. Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 19th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1K) which is the Second last digit. Here 1 represent Manufacturing Month means January Make. For October, November, December it turns out as K, L, M

13. Ford - 12th Letter. Month Series can be checked using below sheet for Cars Manufactured from 2012 and Onwards

  2012, 2016 2013, 2017 2014, 2018 2015, 2019
January  B J L C
February R U Y K
March A M S D
April G P T E
May C B J L
June K R U Y
July D A M S
August E G P T
September L C B J
October Y K R U
November S D A
December T E G P

For example to find if Ford Car is January 2019 Manufactured, the 11th Letter of VIN Chasis should be 'K' and 12th Letter should be 'C' indicating Jan 2019 Manufactured Car


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 (2019 Model Car)

Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno car as - MBHEWB12SKA177970

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

> 10th Digit is K - A for 2010, B for 2011, C for 2012, D for 2013, E for 2014, F for 2015, G for 2016, H for 2017, J for 2018 and K for 2019. So its a 2019 Make Year

> 11th Digit is A - A for Jan, B for Feb, C for March, D for April, E for May

Final Code : This Chassis Number Implies January 2019 Model 

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Comments 132

Guest - Manish S on Thursday, 05 December 2019 04:29

Please Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALBM51BLKM775131

Please Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALBM51BLKM775131
Guest - Ashutosh sahoo on Friday, 29 November 2019 10:28

Pl. Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALB351CYKM032299

Pl. Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALB351CYKM032299
Guest - Matthew Reardon on Saturday, 05 October 2019 18:33

Bought a Ram 1500 yesterday that was advertised as a 2019.
BUT The VIN is 1C6RR 7TT2KS 511123 JULY 2019
WHILE the Manufacture Date 09/2018 from the sticker on the door side.
How old is this truck as I bought a 2019 for a little more $ since I wanted a new truck to rust proof and prep for New England winters.

Bought a Ram 1500 yesterday that was advertised as a 2019. BUT The VIN is 1C6RR 7TT2KS 511123 JULY 2019 WHILE the Manufacture Date 09/2018 from the sticker on the door side. How old is this truck as I bought a 2019 for a little more $ since I wanted a new truck to rust proof and prep for New England winters.
Guest - Arnab Sengupta on Monday, 22 July 2019 22:57

MALBM51BLKM726165 Can u decode Month and year of manufacturing

MALBM51BLKM726165 Can u decode Month and year of manufacturing
Guest - Philippe on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 02:51

Hello, I introduce myself Philippe Monchatre I live in France, I have been a customer of yours for many years. I just bought a Chevrolet S10 10 Pickup from 1989 VIN: 1GCCS14Z7K82375532 in California. My big problem French customs asks me the month of this vehicle, that I can know if it passes in collection vehicle or not (30 years) can you send me by e-mail a concrete evidence stipulating the month of year 1989, I must provide this paper before next monday here is my e-mail address philippemonchatre83@gmail.com thank you beaucouphk

Hello, I introduce myself Philippe Monchatre I live in France, I have been a customer of yours for many years. I just bought a Chevrolet S10 10 Pickup from 1989 VIN: 1GCCS14Z7K82375532 in California. My big problem French customs asks me the month of this vehicle, that I can know if it passes in collection vehicle or not (30 years) can you send me by e-mail a concrete evidence stipulating the month of year 1989, I must provide this paper before next monday here is my e-mail address philippemonchatre83@gmail.com thank you beaucouphk
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How to Decode MotorCycle Code e.g. I need to decode
MB8C733LAK810001
MB8C733LBK810002

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Guest - thabraiz on Friday, 08 March 2019 23:28

My nexon arrived
10th digit K and 12th digit is B...So its Feb 2019!!! right???

My nexon arrived 10th digit K and 12th digit is B...So its Feb 2019!!! right???
Guest - Jennifer on Saturday, 09 February 2019 18:19

Hi,
I bought a new car in February 2019 but after that I only check the vin number which manufacture in 2018. Is this a matter to me? I felt that I was been cheated. What can I do?

Hi, I bought a new car in February 2019 but after that I only check the vin number which manufacture in 2018. Is this a matter to me? I felt that I was been cheated. What can I do?
Guest - Monil Kansara on Friday, 25 January 2019 18:47

VIN MALA851CLJM781596
Pl. Give me a manufacturing date.

VIN MALA851CLJM781596 Pl. Give me a manufacturing date.
Guest - Arnab Bhuyan on Monday, 29 October 2018 17:32

Hi,
Can anyone confirm the Year and Month of Ford VIN Number ending as JJ26672

Thanks,
Arnab

Hi, Can anyone confirm the Year and Month of Ford VIN Number ending as JJ26672 Thanks, Arnab
Guest - Subhra Sankha Mishra on Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:04

I want to perched a car. Suift vxi or i10 sportz. which car the best Velu for many in 2018..

I want to perched a car. Suift vxi or i10 sportz. which car the best Velu for many in 2018..
Guest - Vishal on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 22:44

My VIN no of baleno is MA3EWB22SJJ563016

My VIN no of baleno is MA3EWB22SJJ563016
Guest - Unknown on Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:04

Sept.18

Sept.18
Guest - Richo on Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:06

I have booked a Renault Duster RXZ 110 PS on 29-09-2018 which is MEEHSRCFFJ8004834 number on it. What could be it manufacture year and month? Plse suggest.

I have booked a Renault Duster RXZ 110 PS on 29-09-2018 which is MEEHSRCFFJ8004834 number on it. What could be it manufacture year and month? Plse suggest.
Guest - smruthi on Saturday, 29 September 2018 14:15

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mat626284jka12055 plz tell year of manufatureing
Guest - Hiten on Sunday, 23 September 2018 11:29

I got the Chassis no. of my Tata Tigor car MAT629276JKJ85236. What is the month and year of mfg?

I got the Chassis no. of my Tata Tigor car MAT629276JKJ85236. What is the month and year of mfg?
Guest - Krishna on Saturday, 15 September 2018 20:26

JM57880
i got the above number from dealer as vin number
Ecosport
Could you please reply the details... very urgent...

JM57880 i got the above number from dealer as vin number Ecosport Could you please reply the details... very urgent...
Guest - Aneesh Chowdhury on Thursday, 04 October 2018 21:30

JM in Ford means July 2018 . Looks OK if the vehicle condition is OK when you do a PRI (pre-registration Inspection) at dealer stock yard (insist for atleast 2 PRI) and once dealer completes his PDI in his workshop, do another round of PDI youself try to drive it for 10-15 KMS and be very attentive.

JM in Ford means July 2018 . Looks OK if the vehicle condition is OK when you do a PRI (pre-registration Inspection) at dealer stock yard (insist for atleast 2 PRI) and once dealer completes his PDI in his workshop, do another round of PDI youself try to drive it for 10-15 KMS and be very attentive.
Guest - Sovan Kumar Jana on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:55

I am Buy a new Hyundai XCENT new car, but I do not understand making year. My car chis... number is MALA741ELHM262330

I am Buy a new Hyundai XCENT new car, but I do not understand making year. My car chis... number is MALA741ELHM262330
Guest - Malik on Friday, 14 September 2018 13:01

Thats is 2017 make.. Dont buy it

Thats is 2017 make.. Dont buy it
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Monday, 16 December 2019

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