How can I find the manufacture date of a vehicle using a VIN number?

vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles, towed vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, as defined in ISO 3779 (content and structure) and ISO 4030 (location and attachment).

Example: For VIN number is MALBM51BLKM764060 & Chassis number as MALBM51BLKM764060*K

Then look for 10th digit in the VIN/Chassis, and 19th digit in the Chassis number.

In above example 10th character is K, and 19th character is also K, if you look into below mentioned table then it means above mentioned chassis is build on Oct-2019.

Month Codes:

  • A = JAN
  • B = FEB
  • C = MAR
  • D = APR
  • E = MAY
  • F = JUN
  • G = JUL
  • H = AUG
  • J = SEP
  • K = OCT
  • N = NOV
  • P = DEC

Year Codes:

  • A = 2010
  • B = 2011
  • C = 2012
  • D = 2013
  • E = 2014
  • F = 2015
  • G = 2016
  • H = 2017
  • J = 2018
  • K = 2019
  • L = 2020
  • M = 2021
  • N = 2022
  • P = 2023
  • R = 2024
  • S = 2025
  • T = 2026
  • V = 2027
  • W = 2028
  • X = 2029
  • Y = 2030