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Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2018 VIN Car Easily

Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2018 VIN Car Easily

Decode New Car VIN Chassis to find Manufacturing Month and Year as 2018 or 2017 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 2018 Manufactured Car ?

Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2018 make or 2017 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
J 2018   A or 1 January
H 2017   B or 2 February
G 2016   C or 3 March
F 2015   D or 4 April
E 2014   E or 5 May
D 2013   F or 6 June
C 2012   G or 7 July
B 2011   H or 8 August
2010    J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers) September
      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
 (Decode Details)

Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number with below Car Makers. It would be either J or H (if trying to decode in 2018 Manufacturing Car (J) or 2017 Manufacturing Car (H) )

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) 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. 

9) 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.

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

11) 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. 

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

13) 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 - 12th Letter

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

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
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


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 (2018 Model Car)

Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno car as - MBHEWB12SJA177970

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

> 10th Digit is J - 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. So its as 2018 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 2018 Model 

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Comments 105

Guest - guest00 on Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:34

December 2017

December 2017
Admin on Saturday, 30 December 2017 08:22

@ Debashish Paul
As seen in the given VIN - MALA851CLHM765913*M
> 10th Digit is H - Manufacturing Year which is 2017 Make
> 19th Digit is M - which means December Make

It implies that this car is December 2017 Make Model

@ Debashish Paul As seen in the given VIN - MALA851CLHM765913*M > 10th Digit is H - Manufacturing Year which is 2017 Make > 19th Digit is M - which means December Make It implies that this car is December 2017 Make Model
Guest - Niladri Chakravarty on Monday, 18 December 2017 18:09

Hello,
I have been provided the following VIN for Jeep Compass at Kolkata.
MCANJRCY2JFA12429*BH
The concerned car is a ready stock of 4x4 Limited variant lying with the dealer.
Going by last 2 digits B & H, it is clear that mfg year is 2017 as per 'H'.
Going by usual coding, B denotes February but this is highly improbable that Compass production started in Feb 2017.
Can anyone help with finding the correct manufacturing month as per above VIN?

Hello, I have been provided the following VIN for Jeep Compass at Kolkata. MCANJRCY2JFA12429*BH The concerned car is a ready stock of 4x4 Limited variant lying with the dealer. Going by last 2 digits B & H, it is clear that mfg year is 2017 as per 'H'. Going by usual coding, B denotes February but this is highly improbable that Compass production started in Feb 2017. Can anyone help with finding the correct manufacturing month as per above VIN?
Admin on Monday, 18 December 2017 19:45

@ Niladri Chakravarty
VIN Seems incorrect of Jeep compass as mentioned
The Second last digit in Jeep Compass although depicts month but is a numeric digit
It can not be B rather 2H (had it been February made car)
Pl ask dealer for it in case its October then *and second last digit are replaced with 10, that means for October 2017 it will be 10H (as last 3 digits) or if September 2017 then *9H
Hope should help

@ Niladri Chakravarty VIN Seems incorrect of Jeep compass as mentioned The Second last digit in Jeep Compass although depicts month but is a numeric digit It can not be B rather 2H (had it been February made car) Pl ask dealer for it in case its October then *and second last digit are replaced with 10, that means for October 2017 it will be 10H (as last 3 digits) or if September 2017 then *9H Hope should help
Guest - Nio on Thursday, 14 December 2017 22:54

Can anyone help me decode the Month and
Year of manufacturing for my Ford Ecosport .... MAJAXXMRKAHG06968

Can anyone help me decode the Month and Year of manufacturing for my Ford Ecosport .... MAJAXXMRKAHG06968
Guest - mahesh on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:04

I think its July 2017
For Ford, 11th letter denotes month, and 10th letter denotes year.

I think its July 2017 For Ford, 11th letter denotes month, and 10th letter denotes year.
Guest - Prem patil on Monday, 11 December 2017 17:42

MALA851CLHM720638 please check year and month of manufacturing

MALA851CLHM720638 please check year and month of manufacturing
Guest - Raman on Friday, 01 December 2017 11:33

Please tell me the manufacturing year model no. Please see my chassis no. WVWA13606DT039626

Please tell me the manufacturing year model no. Please see my chassis no. WVWA13606DT039626
Guest - Ajith Kumar on Monday, 04 September 2017 22:24

Thank you team for the information. I got brand new car on 1st Sep 17 & my VIN says its make of Aug 17, which is fantastic.

Thank you team for the information. I got brand new car on 1st Sep 17 & my VIN says its make of Aug 17, which is fantastic.
Guest - Guru Prakash on Friday, 25 August 2017 11:24

Tata Nano XTA. Chassis Number is MAT612263GKN50454. My decoding says the year and month of manufacture is November 2016. Can anyone confirm please. Thank you.

Tata Nano XTA. Chassis Number is MAT612263GKN50454. My decoding says the year and month of manufacture is November 2016. Can anyone confirm please. Thank you.
Guest - melanie on Saturday, 12 August 2017 17:56

Please assist. Nissan vin MDHFBUK13Z0522933. How can it be a Z for production year. I just purchased what is supposed to be 2017 vehicle. I've run the vin check and it has come back with error on check digit and production.

Please assist. Nissan vin MDHFBUK13Z0522933. How can it be a Z for production year. I just purchased what is supposed to be 2017 vehicle. I've run the vin check and it has come back with error on check digit and production.
Guest - Harshavarthan on Friday, 28 July 2017 10:24

Please decode my VIN number for my newly purchased ciaz MA3EXMG1S00294165

Please decode my VIN number for my newly purchased ciaz MA3EXMG1S00294165
Guest - KAMAL on Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:37

My vw vin no is MEXC17603HT125893 .
PLS GIVE ME THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURING

My vw vin no is MEXC17603HT125893 . PLS GIVE ME THE MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURING
Guest - Deepak Bhardwaj on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:24

Year is 2017, donot know the month.

thanks

Year is 2017, donot know the month. thanks
Guest - BHAVESH on Monday, 30 January 2017 12:58

HELLO , THIS IS BHAVESH ,
my VIV no is MA3FHEB1S00B93980, please let me know the details of mfg its Maruthi baleno..

HELLO , THIS IS BHAVESH , my VIV no is MA3FHEB1S00B93980, please let me know the details of mfg its Maruthi baleno..
Guest - amol on Friday, 03 February 2017 23:25

I was investigating same for my scross. Becarefull while dealing with dealer..
ask for complete VIN number 21 digits $21digit$2letter. . The last two letter tell u month and year.This is what I understood so far from forums.
Ex $MA3EW B22SHA284813$MG
M- Nov (A for Jan ,B-Feb like this)
G-2016 (F-2015,G for 2016 ,H-2017)

I was investigating same for my scross. Becarefull while dealing with dealer.. ask for complete VIN number 21 digits $21digit$2letter. . The last two letter tell u month and year.This is what I understood so far from forums. Ex $MA3EW B22SHA284813$MG M- Nov (A for Jan ,B-Feb like this) G-2016 (F-2015,G for 2016 ,H-2017)
Guest - suraj on Friday, 20 January 2017 14:57

my VIV no is MA3EW B22SHA284813, please let me know the details of mfg its Maruthi baleno..

my VIV no is MA3EW B22SHA284813, please let me know the details of mfg its Maruthi baleno..
Guest - Abinash on Monday, 23 January 2017 22:33

Your car is manufacture in January 2017.

Your car is manufacture in January 2017.
Guest - Gangadhar on Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:25

Hi,
I want to know when will the production of 2017 model car starts for Maruti Suzuki. I get different information from the show room executives. Booked a Baleno and insisted for 2017 model.

Hi, I want to know when will the production of 2017 model car starts for Maruti Suzuki. I get different information from the show room executives. Booked a Baleno and insisted for 2017 model.
Guest - Ram on Sunday, 22 January 2017 23:04

Me too booked Baleno and looking for the same information... Please update if you receive any updates

Me too booked Baleno and looking for the same information... Please update if you receive any updates
Guest
Saturday, 23 June 2018

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