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#1 meddyliol

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:39 AM

My VIN starts with a W, I have been searching all over the place to find out where it was made and possibly when. Was the car made in Germany or Spain? How do I decipher the VIN to extract the relevant info?

Thanks in anticipation

Brian :rolleyes:

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#2 wealdman

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:26 AM

My VIN starts with a W, I have been searching all over the place to find out where it was made and possibly when. Was the car made in Germany or Spain? How do I decipher the VIN to extract the relevant info?

Thanks in anticipation

Brian :rolleyes:


See here :P

This site is often recommended for the fullest information but I don't see how to make it work:-

http://www.etis.ford.com

#3 pikestones

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 11:42 AM

Your Vin will look somethng like this


WFOJXXGAJJ9R12345

I did post how to break down the number some months back,I will re post asap.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 11:43 AM

Your Vin will look somethng like this


WFOJXXGAJJ9R12345


WFO means ford europe
J is 5 door (G is 3 door)
x
x these two are not used on cars
G is for Germany (location of factory)(W=spain)
A This is the factory ,within the country (A=cologne,P=Valencia)
J This is the model type (Fiesta)
J this is a check repeat of letter 4 in the sequence
9 this indicates built in 2009
R This is the month of build
12345 the12,345th fiesta to be built at the indicated factory,in the month shown


The month indicator does not follow a logical pattern
may 2009=R
june 2009=B


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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:38 PM

Interesting stuff pikestones! cheers.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:55 PM

Great stuff cheers mate

#7 meddyliol

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 06:05 PM

Thanks a lot, my car was made in Spain. Not sure if that's good or bad.

Cheers

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:29 AM

German. YES. After all my French cars happy I now have a car made by people who know what they're doing.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:36 PM

Thank you for telling us....almost 4 years after the post was made ;)



#10 hula89

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thank you for telling us....almost 4 years after the post was made ;)


Apologies I found it in a google search and forgot it wasn't something that was on the homepage. Ah well.

I got told that all rhd ones were German anyway but by the looks of things they're not.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Hi, it is even easier by going into Etis and under minor features it will state what plant the car is built at. Just goggle that and you'll find out where that is. For example all 2013 Fiesta's are made at the 'Niehl Plant Built', which is in Cologne, Germany...



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