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Hi, I am excited to be picking up my new ST-Line (Australian version) on Monday. I have been emailed the contract (not signed yet, but with a VIN) and it shows:

Build Date: 1/1/2021
Compliance Date: 3/2021

But on ETIS it says the the Build Date is: 01.03.2021

(I thought this date format makes it 1st of March, but I guess it's 3rd January.)

1. Why is the contract Build Date different from ETIS?

2. Can I trace what date the boat left Germany and arrived in Australia? I couldn't find this info on ETIS.

Thanks.

   
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The original build date of 1/1/21 doesn't sound right, it looks kind of generic. I wouldn't expect a build date to ever be New Year's Day, although I could be wrong. 

The compliance date and build date on ETIS match though. 03/2021 is March 2021 and the ETIS date is 1st March 2021

Your contract build date has probably been manually inputted at dealership level and they have just used NYD because the car is a 2021 build. Ammend and initial the contract stating 'build date on Ford ETIS 01/03/2021' and you will be fine. 

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9 hours ago, Jonro2009 said:

03/2021 is March 2021 and the ETIS date is 1st March 2021

Your contract build date has probably been manually inputted at dealership level and they have just used NYD because the car is a 2021 build

Hmm, I wondered if the build date could be 1st March - but the 11th and 12th letters of my VIN are MJ - which I thought was M=2021 J=Jan ?

(It makes sense though that Jan 1 on the (draft) contract was just manually inputted by the dealer, maybe as a placeholder.)

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