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VIN Decoded

An infographic by: WHERE WAS MY CAR BUILT? CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORTS MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER VEHICLE DESCRIPTOR SECTION VEHICLE IDENTIFIER SECTION 1HG CM8 2 6 33A004352 UL Country Manufacturer Details Assembly Plant Type Check Year Production Number Digit Country: VIN Starts With: DECODE THE VIN The VIN number of a car assembled in the United States will begin with a 1,4, or 5. The 11th digit of the VIN number indicates the specific plant it was assembled at. Each manufacturer has its own system for determining the letter or number used. China In the United States, there are a total of 41 assembly plants operated by 13 manufactures in 15 states. 1,4 or 5 USA W or SN-ST Germany Did You Know? General Motors operates the most assembly plants in the US with 12 plants in 7 states. MADE IN THE USA In 2010 there were 7.7 million vehicles produced in the United States. About 19% of the vehicles built in the US 5 of every 10 cars sold in the US was assembled 54% are exported to other countries. 54% of the cars sold in by American workers. the US are assembled in the US. Top U.S. manufacturers by 2010 production volume: GM Ford Honda Toyota Chrysler 1.7 1.6 954 945 838 MILLION MILLION THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND Sources: International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), The Wall Street Journal 13D 1111111111

VIN Decoded

shared by mitchrichie on Jan 20
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Here's an interesting infographic that explains what all those numbers and letters in a vehicle identification number (VIN) mean. http://blog.carfax.com

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