Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
The 17-digit numbers are structured according to
|W||V||W||Z||Z||Z||1||J||Z||Y||W||0||0||0||0||0||1||model year 2000|
|W||V||W||Z||Z||Z||1||J||Z||1||W||0||0||0||0||0||1||model year 2000|
|1||J||-||Y||-||0||0||0||0||0||1||up to model year 2000|
|1||J||-||1||-||0||0||0||0||0||1||from model year 2000|
In the abridged version, we write only the last 11 points and at the 9th and the 11th A dash.
The 11th Site features the work in which the vehicle was manufactured. The points 7 and 8, the model and the important passage 10, the model year of the vehicle.
The abbreviated version can be found in some articles as a choice in the shop, because at a given chassis number, a component has been changed.
The 10th Place of the chassis number - The model year
In the so-called model year is important to note that in the middle of last year's already beginning the next model year.
Example: The Model 1998 has been built since about June 1997. Therefore, the exact month of the Year is very important.