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how many numbers in the vin are the production number? i saw a thread somewhere stating that some of the last numbers in the vin are the production number.
 

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this is correct...the last 5 #'s should be your production #. So if you're #50,000...the last 5 will be 50000.
 

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this is correct...the last 5 #'s should be your production #. So if you're #50,000...the last 5 will be 50000.
Actually it is the last six digits of the vin that make up the production number. Characters numbers 12-17 of the 17 digit vin. ;) So if your car was 50,000th off the line the vin would reflect 050000. ;)
 

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my last 6 digits are 155333. so i guess they are well over 100 grand already
:confused:naaaa....can't be...I'd say it's 55,333.
 

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ya, the last one we had come in off the truck was in the 56,000 range and that was a few weeks ago
 

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I thought I read somewhere that the pre-production numbers started with 0(00001) and the acutal production numbers started with 1(00001) So if your number is 156000 then you have car number 56,000. If production reaches over 99,999 this year it will be vin ending 200,000.

I might be incorrect on this but that is how I understood it.
 

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I thought I read somewhere that the pre-production numbers started with 0(00001) and the acutal production numbers started with 1(00001) So if your number is 156000 then you have car number 56,000. If production reaches over 99,999 this year it will be vin ending 200,000.

I might be incorrect on this but that is how I understood it.
^^^ Correct

ALL production VINs end in ...A91xxxxx

The CTF (captured test fleet) prototype cars ended in A90xxxxx

To make a long story short, if they indeed hit 100,000 cars this year, their only recourse is to use A9200000 as the VIN for production car #100,000. Seems kind of messed up but that's the way it is.
 

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Been that way for years. I know in 1984, Lansing plant started out with vin 100001. Don't know if that's a GM thing or a federal thing. Then the number would keep rolling on and 200,000 car was actually 300001.

Subtract 100000 from your last 6 and that's what car yours was on the line.
 

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Been that way for years. I know in 1984, Lansing plant started out with vin 100001. Don't know if that's a GM thing or a federal thing. Then the number would keep rolling on and 200,000 car was actually 300001.

Subtract 100000 from your last 6 and that's what car yours was on the line.
But that should only affect this year with two production runs- the CTF and the production. Next year one of the other VIN digits will change denoting the year change and then I believe the sequence will reset correctly.
 

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Agreed. Should reset the last 6 back to 100001 for 2011 MY.

My prediction says they WILL roll over 100000 production units for 2010.
 

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Agreed. Should reset the last 6 back to 100001 for 2011 MY.

My prediction says they WILL roll over 100000 production units for 2010.
Actually, the last 6 should reset to 000000 with a new model year. As far as exceeding 100k units in MY2010, I don't see how they can't. They're just blowing these cars out now.
 

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Again, depends on the protocol. 1985 saw the year code change and the clock reset to 100001. I'm not arguing the point, just pointing out to whatever numbering system they're going to use, the clock resets back to XXXXX1 for the new model year. I guess we'll see for sure when the 2011's roll out.
 
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