Decode New Car VIN Chassis Number to find Car Manufacturing Date as 2023 or 2022 of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, VW, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota, Tata, Mahindra and Other Car Companies
Find Car Manufacturing Date (Month, Year) through VIN Chassis Number - 2023 Manufactured Cars
Are you looking to Buy a 2023 Manufactured Car and confused that dealer may bill you 2022 Car ?
Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2023 make or 2022 Make car. Well every Car Model gets a Unique VIN (Vehicle Identification Number aka as Chassis Number) which is what required to be obtained from Dealer to Find Manufacturing Details of Car
So - first and foremost step is to ask your Dealer Sales Consultant to provide you VIN Number (also known as Chassis Number of Car). Essentially a 17 Digit Number which can provide host of details about Car.
A Sample VIN Number is : MA3NFG81SNA103948 of Maruti Suzuki Car where
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 P - it depicts 2023 Manufactured Car and if N will represent 2022.
|Series Alphabet||Manufacturing Year||Series||Manufacturing Month|
|N||2022||A or 1||January|
|M||2021||B or 2||February|
|L||2020||C or 3||March|
|K||2019||D or 4||April|
|J||2018||E or 5||May|
|H||2017||F or 6||June|
|G||2016||G or 7||July|
|F||2015||H or 8||August|
|E||2014||J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers)||September|
|D||2013||K (except Renault, Nissan)||October|
|C||2012||L (except Renault, Nissan)||November|
|B||2011||M (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
» 10th Digit of VIN: Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Below referred Car Manufacturers only. It would be either P or N (if trying to decode in 2023 Manufacturing Car (P) or 2022 Manufacturing Car (N)
» Jeep Compass: Look for 20th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 20th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1P) which is the last digit. Here P represent Manufacturing Year means 2023 Make, had it been N it would have meant 2022 make
» Volkswagen : Look for 5th and 6th Digit of VIN Chassis Number in conjunction for Volkswagen - Polo, Vento, Taigun, Virtus, Troc, Tiguan. If its 22 means 2022 manufactured car, if its 23 means 2023 manufactured car. For example in VIN - MEXB22CW2NT013567 - its a 2022 Manufactured car
» Audi : Look for 6th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Audi Q3, Q5, Q7, A3, A4, A6, A8 and other cars. If its P its a 2023 Manufactured car, if its N its 2022 Manufactured car
» 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 MZ7AD1DDF5H009310. Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for MG Astor, Hector, Hector Plus and Zs Ev. If its 6 - irs 2023 Manufactured Car, if 5 - its 2022 Manufactured Car and if its 4 then its 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.
Here's Picture for Finding Chassis Number for Maruti Suzuki Cars
» 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, Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Innova, Innova Hycross, 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, 23 for 2023 Make
» 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
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
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 - There is no direct way to decode Manufacturing Month of Hyundai Car from VIN Number. The VIN needs to be punched in Hyundai System to find Manufacturing details.
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 of Kia Cars as of now. The VIN needs to be punched in Kia System to find Manufacturing details.
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 (Second Last digit in Numeric) represent Manufacturing Month means January Make. For October, November, December it turns out as A,B,C or 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, 2021||2014, 2018, 2022||2015, 2019, 2023|
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.
Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno car as - MBHEWB12SPA177970
This is a 17 digit number, Lets decode the chassis number to find the manufacturing month and year of car :-
> 10th Digit is P - 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. L for 2020, M for 2021, N for 2022, P for 2023. So its a 2023 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 2023 Model
I have purchased Ertiga, received a message from RTO with VIN and car number. Found one of the characters of the VIN incorrect. It is the 4th character. Verified with the vin number near the engine bay (MA3Fxxxx) the 4th character is not matching with one I received through SMS (MA3Rxxxx) from RTO. Will it create problems for me in future. Shall I get it changed from dealer. Please help
Regret delay in reply - yes - you should get it changed and get correct one updated in RC
Think of this way -
> Insurance Policy has different Engine Number and RC Book will have different engine number - whenever you will sell the car - it will be difficult to transfer it
> or even if a claim comes in - Insurance company may hold the claim if Engine Number mis-matches with the engine number of the car
Take the dealer for a ride to get this corrected on asap basis... All the best !!
I have purchsae new Maruti Wegon - R VXI Chassis No -MA3EWDE1S00675186 Please tell whic MFG Year and Month
Pls Guide me
Refer the pic in blog post. Open the bonet and check for last 2 digits as depicted in the pic of the entire chassis
If last digit is D - its 2013 make, its its E its 2014 make
Hello, thanks i am looking to buy 2014 make car
my dealer saying that though its 2013 make, but registration date will be of 2014 only and it is as good as 2014 manufacturing car
he also advises me to buy a car right now and avail discounts which were going on in 2013 december
There are so many comments and i presume some of the people have bought the car
is it true that there is no difference in 2014 manufacturing year and a car with 2014 as registration year. pl guide
If you are planning a new car of 2013 make in 2014 kindly ask for discount from Dealerit would upto fifty-seventy thousand of car range 3-6lac ,then you can bought 2013 car in no loss.
I have purchsae new Maruti Wegon - R VXI Chassis No -MA3EWDE1S00603648 Please tell whic MFG and Month
Pls Guide me
We have just updated the article, pl see for last 2 digits under bonet. You can decode it with the updated information in article.
kindly open the bonnet and provide full VIN punched inside bonnet , you will get on punched VIn last two character also.
I'm about take delivery of my Ertiga ZXI , the VIN/Chasis number provided to me is of 17 Digits MA3ELMG1S00184966 , I don't know how to decode the MFg Year and Month of this vehicle. In most of the forums it is said that Maruti has 21 Digits of VIN , but I'm not sure why I got only 17 Digits. Can anyone please help me decode my VIN Number for MFG Year and Month.
Thanks a lot in advance....
I RECENTLY BOUGHT MARUTI ERTIGA CHASSIS NUMBER IS MA3ELMG1S00166958 AND INGINE NO IS K14BN7009748 THE WINDOW GLASS INDICATE YEAR OF MANUFACTURE AS .....12. I WANT TO KNOW MODEL OF CAR MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURE. THE FRONT GLASS WAS HAVING LOT OF BUBLE MARKS, NOW THEY SAY THAT GLASS HAS BEEN CLEANED. AND I FIND ....13,MARK ON GLASS . I THINK THEY HAVE CHANGED THE GLASS. PL ADV.
please confirm the vehicle manufacturing year and month of my new tata indica ev2lx car. chasis - MAT600460DTA00356.
I contacted customer care but they were not able to tell me properly.They asked me to send the VIN number through mail but I didn't do. For your confirmation you can check the metal label in the bonnet where you can find the VIN number and at last line you will find manufacturer month and year mine was AD that is Jan 2013, so check for the that. As admin said 7th and 9th digit are the month and year for Chevy.
As per confirmrd by GMIL(chevrolet) from feb 2011 GM had changed for identify VIN Now 7th character represents month,9th character represents production year and 10 character represents Model year. and If Beat Diesel have 2013 production year then How this possible it have 2012 model year.
Did you get clarification through customer care? The reason I am asking, I am having the same confusion with my VIN No.
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 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..
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 !!
Hi admin, thanks for the prompt reply.. gain confidence, will check the same with Customer Care also and revert..