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Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2020 VIN Car Easily

Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2020 VIN Car Easily

Decode New Car VIN Chassis to find Manufacturing Month and Year as 2020 or 2019 of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, VW, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota, Tata, Mahindra and Other Car Companies

 

Find Car Manufacturing Date (Month, Year) through VIN Chassis Number - 2020 Manufactured Cars

Are you looking to Buy a 2020 Manufactured Car ?

Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2020 make or 2019 Make car. Here's an Easy way to find and decode manufacturing year of Car through VIN Chassis Number. VIN is Vehicle Identification Number and briefly referred for Unique Vehicle Chassis Number assigned to every Vehicle sold in World.

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
L 2020   A or 1 January
K 2019   B or 2 February
J 2018   C or 3 March
H 2017   D or 4 April
G 2016   E or 5 May
F 2015   F or 6 June
E 2014   G or 7 July
D 2013   H or 8 August
C 2012   J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers) September
B 2011    (except Renault, Nissan) October
A 2010    (except Renault, Nissan) 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)

» 10th Digit of VIN: Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Below referred Car Manufacturers only. It would be either L or K (if trying to decode in 2020 Manufacturing Car (L) or 2019 Manufacturing Car (K)

  • Hyundai - Eon, Santro, i10, Grand i10, Nios, Aura, Xcent, Elite I20, I20 Active, Venue, Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson, Santa Fe, Sonata
  • Nissan Motors & Datsun India - Datsun Redi Go, Go, Go Plus, Redi Go, Micra Active, Micra, Sunny, Kicks
  • Tata Motors - Indica Ev2, Tiago, Tigor, Altroz, Bolt, Zest, Nexon, Safari Storme, Hexa, Harrier
  • Honda Cars - Brio, Amaze, Jazz, WRV, BRV, Mobilio, City, Civic, CRV, 
  • Volkswagen & Skoda India - Polo, Vento, Ameo, Jetta, Rapid, Octavia, TRoc, Kodiaq, Passat, Tiguan
  • Renault India - Kwid, Pulse, Triber, Lodgy, Scala, Duster, Fluence
  • Mahindra & Mahindra - KUV100, Verito, TUV300, XUV300, Marazzo, Xylo, Scorpio, XUV500, Rexton
  • Isuzu - Isuzu V Cross, Mux
  • Kia Motors - Kia Sonet, Seltos, Kia Carnival

 

» Jeep Compass: Look for 20th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 20th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1L) which is the last digit. Here L represent Manufacturing Year means 2020 Make, had it been K it would have meant 2019 make

 

» MG Motor : Well, MG Hector is what manufactured and sold in India. The Car VIN Chassis number starts with MZ7 Series and a sample VIN is MZ7AD1DDF2H009310.  Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for MG Hector, Hector Plus and Zs Ev. If its 2 - its 2019 Manufactured Car and if its 3 then its 2020 Manufactured Car. If it will be 4 then it implies would be 2021 Manufactured Car

 

» Maruti Suzuki Cars VIN Decode (Alto, Omni, Eeco, S Presso, Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Ertiga, XL6, Brezza, S Cross)There can be 2 Ways in which can find Manufacturing Year.

  • If 10th and 11th Characters are Zero or 11: In this case, you have to Open Bonnet and check for last 2 VIN Digits after 17th Digit x sign. Last Digit indicates Year of Make. Generally applicable on Maruti Suzuki Nexa Series (Ignis, Baleno, S Cross, Ciaz, XL6) or New Age Dzire, Brezza. For ex : $MA3EYD32S00700400$AG - So Here Last Digit is G - Which means year of Manufacturing is 2016. Second Last Digit A represents month - so Jan 2016 Manufacturing would have in AG as the last characters, Had the last 2 Digits been AL it meant January 2020 Manufactured Car

    Here's Picture for Finding Chassis Number for Maruti Suzuki Cars

    b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-Chassis.jpg

  • If 10th and 11th Characters are NOT Zero Zero (00) or 11:  As per updates, this 10th Digit will also help in finding in Manufacturing year where 10th Digit and 11th Digit are NOT 00 and NEITHER 11. If 10th Digit is L it means your Maruti Suzuki Car is 2020 Manufactured, else for K is 2019 Manufactured

 

» Ford Cars VIN Decode In Ford: Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, Ecosport, Endeavour 11th Letter will denote year of Manufacture. 

 

» Toyota Cars VIN Decode: Etios, Glanza, 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, 19 for 2019 and 20 for 2020

 

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

 

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 January

1. Maruti Suzuki Cars: 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 (If 10th & 11 Digit are neither 00 and nor 11) - 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 Kia Motor - There is no direct way to decode Manufacturing Month. We recommend to post Query on MyCarHelpline Forum with VIN Chassis Number to help us decode same for you to find Month, Manufacturing of your Kia Seltos, Kia Carnival Car

12. Mahindra & Mahindra, Isuzu - 12th Letter

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

14. MG Motor - 9th Letter of VIN indicates month of Manufacturing of MG Hector, Hector Plus and Zs EV

15. 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

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

  2012, 2016, 2020 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 (2020 Model Car)

Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno car as - MBHEWB12SLA177970

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

> 10th Digit is L - 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, K for 2019 and L for 2020. So its a 2020 Make Year

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

Final Code : This VIN Chassis Number Implies January 2020 Model 

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Comments 224

Gagan Modi on Saturday, 03 September 2016 10:07

Hi Pradeep,

No - its not been shared by Manufacturers and neither by service center - atleast in Indian market
If a customer intends - either he can decode on his own or ask for Sale Certificate i.e Form 21 - which a dealer also submit a copy in RTO mentioning Year and month of registration

The info presented above is all learnt from know how in Automotive sector and put up in easy and simple one pager article through this post

Hi Pradeep, No - its not been shared by Manufacturers and neither by service center - atleast in Indian market If a customer intends - either he can decode on his own or ask for Sale Certificate i.e Form 21 - which a dealer also submit a copy in RTO mentioning Year and month of registration The info presented above is all learnt from know how in Automotive sector and put up in easy and simple one pager article through this post
Guest - raveendra on Thursday, 02 June 2016 16:31

hi this is raveendra my VIN number is MA3EWB22SGE181974 this is maruti beleno can you please decode

hi this is raveendra my VIN number is MA3EWB22SGE181974 this is maruti beleno can you please decode
Guest - Lalitt on Monday, 30 May 2016 21:09

Dear Mr. Gagan,

I bought Ciaz RS SHVS and on inspection of car prior to billing and registration found that there was defect in paint work on the bonnet and dent was there. So I refused to approve the car for billing. On this dealer first said there nothing and on pursuance accepeted the defect and suggested that another car in same colour in my model is not there and henec he will get the bonnet replaced with same color of other car with him. On doing this the alignment was not proper and I refused.

I got suspicious and also found out that the plant sticker for QC inspection of car is torn and found to be old or repasted and printing of numbers alao damaged and nit full mentioned aome portion was missing since stickwr qas torn, whereas as per dealer manufacturing date of car is only 4-5 days old. There was rust mark on the centre bolt of the front wheel also.

I think there ia something fishy from the dealer end.

Please give your views.

Dear Mr. Gagan, I bought Ciaz RS SHVS and on inspection of car prior to billing and registration found that there was defect in paint work on the bonnet and dent was there. So I refused to approve the car for billing. On this dealer first said there nothing and on pursuance accepeted the defect and suggested that another car in same colour in my model is not there and henec he will get the bonnet replaced with same color of other car with him. On doing this the alignment was not proper and I refused. I got suspicious and also found out that the plant sticker for QC inspection of car is torn and found to be old or repasted and printing of numbers alao damaged and nit full mentioned aome portion was missing since stickwr qas torn, whereas as per dealer manufacturing date of car is only 4-5 days old. There was rust mark on the centre bolt of the front wheel also. I think there ia something fishy from the dealer end. Please give your views.
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:44

Hello,

You can cross check for manufacturing date as referred through VIN Chassis number - in sequence like - $MA3xxxxxxxxxxxxxx$EG
Where last digit G indicates year of manufacturing as 2016
While E indicates month - If its May 2016 make - it should be E

Still - basis the defect in paint work and rust - would suggest to avoid delivery and submit a written emailed complaint to dealer that you dont want delivery of this defective car and instruct clearly to not to invoice the model with vin chassis number

Also - keep Maruti Suzuki in loop with details - so that an intervention from manufacturer can be done in getting a different car with same color or indent a new one with delivery on asap basis

Hello, You can cross check for manufacturing date as referred through VIN Chassis number - in sequence like - $MA3xxxxxxxxxxxxxx$EG Where last digit G indicates year of manufacturing as 2016 While E indicates month - If its May 2016 make - it should be E Still - basis the defect in paint work and rust - would suggest to avoid delivery and submit a written emailed complaint to dealer that you dont want delivery of this defective car and instruct clearly to not to invoice the model with vin chassis number Also - keep Maruti Suzuki in loop with details - so that an intervention from manufacturer can be done in getting a different car with same color or indent a new one with delivery on asap basis
Guest - Vinod Kakade on Saturday, 12 March 2016 00:49

Pl tell me the manufacturing year and month for my Honda city car having Chasis no
MAKGM85MBG4200593

Pl tell me the manufacturing year and month for my Honda city car having Chasis no MAKGM85MBG4200593
Guest - Ashutosh on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 14:47

Hi I am about to purchase Swift VXI with the chassis number: MA3EHKD1S00A57467. But since the vehicle is in transit, hence not able to see the last 2 digit after the special character.
Hence can anyone please help me in decoding the chassis number?.
Also, my dealer says, that they only have 17 digits of the chassis number as of now, so is he lying or he is being true?.
Please let me know as I am going to pay some amount to get the car allotted to me.

Hi I am about to purchase Swift VXI with the chassis number: MA3EHKD1S00A57467. But since the vehicle is in transit, hence not able to see the last 2 digit after the special character. Hence can anyone please help me in decoding the chassis number?. Also, my dealer says, that they only have 17 digits of the chassis number as of now, so is he lying or he is being true?. Please let me know as I am going to pay some amount to get the car allotted to me.
Guest - emmanuel on Monday, 15 February 2016 19:53

Hi,Sadanand,
My vehicle;s chassis No- is : WBACC51060ES02518

Hi,Sadanand, My vehicle;s chassis No- is : WBACC51060ES02518
Guest - SUNDER on Sunday, 17 January 2016 22:25

i bought a Ertiga in Jan 2016. Tried all stunts but not able to confirm the manufacture month and year. PLEASE DECODE MA3ELMG1S00365281.

i bought a Ertiga in Jan 2016. Tried all stunts but not able to confirm the manufacture month and year. PLEASE DECODE MA3ELMG1S00365281.
Guest - Basil Joseph on Friday, 08 January 2016 18:37

Hi I need to know my car's(Maruthi Suzuki Ritz VXi) Manufacturing month and year. The VIN is: $MA3EDKD1S00475403$AE . I got the car on Jan 2014 and In my RC book it says Jan 2013. I need to know the details and also if there any way to reset the same in RC book if its original Month and year is Jan 2014?!! Please assist..

Hi I need to know my car's(Maruthi Suzuki Ritz VXi) Manufacturing month and year. The VIN is: $MA3EDKD1S00475403$AE . I got the car on Jan 2014 and In my RC book it says Jan 2013. I need to know the details and also if there any way to reset the same in RC book if its original Month and year is Jan 2014?!! Please assist..
Guest - Arun on Friday, 28 July 2017 14:42

The last two digits denotes the month & year A- Jan and E - 2014
Decoding Month:
A = January
B = February
C = March

Decoding Year:
E = 2014
D = 2013
C = 2012
B = 2011
A = 2010

The last two digits denotes the month & year A- Jan and E - 2014 Decoding Month: A = January B = February C = March Decoding Year: E = 2014 D = 2013 C = 2012 B = 2011 A = 2010
Guest - Vijay Rajput on Saturday, 11 July 2015 14:41

Hi Gagan,
Need your help to evaluate make year and month of my honda Brio.
Chasis number : MAKDD173DFN304944

As per your suggestion 9th letter is month so if see ' D ' which means April is make month.
'F' will be the Make year but if i go by A-F then F will be 2016.
How come will it be????? Can you please please help me out. Thanking you again.

Hi Gagan, Need your help to evaluate make year and month of my honda Brio. Chasis number : MAKDD173DFN304944 As per your suggestion 9th letter is month so if see ' D ' which means April is make month. 'F' will be the Make year but if i go by A-F then F will be 2016. How come will it be????? Can you please please help me out. Thanking you again.
Gagan Modi on Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:02

@ Vijay
Of the chassis number given - MAKDD173DFN304944
9th Letter is D - Thus its a April make
10th Letter is F - Its a 2015 Make

As referred in Post
A is for 2010
B for 2011
C for 2012
D for 2013
E for 2014
F for 2015

@ Vijay Of the chassis number given - MAKDD173DFN304944 9th Letter is D - Thus its a April make 10th Letter is F - Its a 2015 Make As referred in Post A is for 2010 B for 2011 C for 2012 D for 2013 E for 2014 F for 2015
Guest - Vikas Dixit on Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:14

Hello,
I am looking to purchase Maruti Celerio of 2015 make car, I'm not able to figure out the manufacturing month & year of a Car. Please guide.

Regards

Hello, I am looking to purchase [b]Maruti Celerio of 2015[/b] make car, I'm not able to figure out the manufacturing month & year of a Car. Please guide. Regards
Guest - Chaman Chandak on Monday, 02 February 2015 18:07

My Renault Duster vin no. Is MEEHSRAW5EA074218.

Can somebody tell me the month and year of manufacturing of this car.

Thanks in advance.

My Renault Duster vin no. Is MEEHSRAW5EA074218. Can somebody tell me the month and year of manufacturing of this car. Thanks in advance.
Guest - Pallavita Ratnam on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:10

Hello!! I want to know the manufacturing year of my honda activa 125,. It's chasis number is :ME4JF493KG8298115.

Hello!! I want to know the manufacturing year of my honda activa 125,. It's chasis number is :ME4JF493KG8298115.
Gagan Modi on Monday, 02 February 2015 18:47

@Chaman Chandak
From 10th & 11th Digit - it looks like a Jan 2014 make
Disclaimer - not 100% accuracy though in case of Renault Cars

@Chaman Chandak From 10th & 11th Digit - it looks like a Jan 2014 make Disclaimer - not 100% accuracy though in case of Renault Cars
Guest - aa on Monday, 09 February 2015 15:19

Manufacturer: Renault Nissan Automobiles Pvt Ltd
Manufacturer address: Plot No 1 SIPCOT Industrial Estate
Oragadam Mattur
Sriperumbudur TN 602105
Product type: Passenger Cars
Make: Nissan
Check digit: 5
Model year: 2014
Plant code: India
Sequential number: 074218

Manufacturer: Renault Nissan Automobiles Pvt Ltd Manufacturer address: Plot No 1 SIPCOT Industrial Estate Oragadam Mattur Sriperumbudur TN 602105 Product type: Passenger Cars Make: Nissan Check digit: 5 Model year: 2014 Plant code: India Sequential number: 074218
Guest - Sharder on Saturday, 09 January 2016 02:17

I have a duster bought in South Africa with vin MEEHSRA3600002183 . Any idea why there is no year and month in the VIN?

I have a duster bought in South Africa with vin MEEHSRA3600002183 . Any idea why there is no year and month in the VIN?
Guest - Bhupesh Nikhar on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 13:59

Hyundai xcent VIN no is MALA841DLEM00700899. Please tell me the manufacturing month & year.

Hyundai xcent VIN no is MALA841DLEM00700899. Please tell me the manufacturing month & year.
Guest - Sachin Phulkar on Saturday, 03 January 2015 20:37

Hi,
Thanks for this useful, information in the thread, I have purchased Maruti Ertiga on 31st March 2014, After going tru post last two digit in my chassi is MD means Dec 2014 so i was given old car but dealer told its Jan 2014 Car first he lied and i doubt car like Ertiga which was in so much demand how come its 4 month old also i suspect if i received the Fesh CAR, Tody i have launch the complaint with MAruti head office any other option to raise complaint and what process hold i follow now.
I purchased it from Chowgle Industries in Pune.

Thanks,
Sachin Phulkar
9850600577

Hi, Thanks for this useful, information in the thread, I have purchased Maruti Ertiga on 31st March 2014, After going tru post last two digit in my chassi is MD means Dec 2014 so i was given old car but dealer told its Jan 2014 Car first he lied and i doubt car like Ertiga which was in so much demand how come its 4 month old also i suspect if i received the Fesh CAR, Tody i have launch the complaint with MAruti head office any other option to raise complaint and what process hold i follow now. I purchased it from Chowgle Industries in Pune. Thanks, Sachin Phulkar 9850600577
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