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
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
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 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11. (AIS:65)
18.104.22.168. 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
22.214.171.124 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
Sir you already aware from all facts in rules of AIS:65 126.96.36.199 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.
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!
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
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.
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
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