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LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:12 am

VIN JN1AZ0CP5BT000082
was seen, apparently on one of the Test-Drive LEAFs.

JN1 = Nissan Vehicle, Produced in Japan

AZ0C = model, engine, etc. does not seem to make sense, conflicting with existing models.
A = Engine Type, but A is already assigned
Z0 = Model: Z-series ... is this the LEAF designation, or perhaps, Unassigned, or Pre-Production?
C = Body type is what?

P = Safety type: Passive restraints. Maybe no airbags in this particular LEAF?

5 = Checksum digit, for checking VIN validity

B = Model Year 2011 (2010 ... is A, B, ...)

T = Manufacturing Plant: Tochigi or Oppama (both Japan)

000082 = Serial number, normally in "completed" order.
Last edited by garygid on Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:14 pm

Perhaps somebody would collect a few more VINs from the Test-Drive LEAFs this coming weekend.
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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:40 pm

Nice job Gary!

It will be interesting to see what the actual VIN serial numbers are on the forum delivered cars.

Anyone think their VIN serial number will be under 1000???

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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:14 pm

LEAF VIN's Checksum Calculation:

The 6-digit Serial Number fills the 12th through
the 17th places (the last 6 digits) of the VIN.

Assuming the LEAF VIN is
JN1AZ0CPkBTnnnnnn
Where k = the Checksum character (0, 1,..., 9, X)
and nnnnnn is the 6-digit serial number:

Go down the "n" column to find the Serial Number digit,
then across the row to the 12 to 17 digit column,
and circle (or note) the entry there.
Repeat for each SN digit (12th through 17th place).

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n  12 13 14 15 16 17th place
0:  0  0  0  0  0  0
1:  7  6  5  4  3  2
2:  3  1  X  8  6  4
3:  X  7  4  1  9  6
4:  6  2  9  5  1  8
5:  2  8  3  9  4  X
6:  9  3  8  2  7  1
7:  5  9  2  6  X  3
8:  1  4  7  X  2  5
9:  8  X  1  3  5  7

Add all six circled (or noted) digits (where X = 10),
Add 10, then
Subtract 11 repeatedly until you have 10 or less,
then, the result (using "X" for 10) is the single Checksum character "k".

For example, SN 000082 has 000024 circled.
The sum (2+4) is 6, add 10 = 16, subtract 11 = 5 (the check character).

Or, SN 000231 -> 000892, adding 8+9+2 = 19, add 10 = 29,
minus 11 = 18, minus 11 again = 7, the check character.

Please let me know if this does not work for you.
I think it is correct now.
Last edited by garygid on Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:39 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:55 pm

Gary: Your calculation does not seem to work for the example in the OP. I get "7" not "5" for the checkdigit. What am I doing wrong ? After you add all the circles, do you SUBTRACT 1 (rather than ADD 1) ?

Edit: Sly one ! You edited the OP.

HOWEVER, on my own VIN ... it won't work. I think the "5" was correct and you subtract 1 (that makes it work for my VIN and the OP example if "5").
2011 Silver SL+QC [Mfg: 11/2010] 36mo/15k LEASE
06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:11 pm

I just finished getting the instructions correct, I think.
Add 10 not 1. Thanks.
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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:15 pm

http://www.decodethis.com/
http://www.carfax.com/
http://www.autocalculator.org/Free-VIN-lookup.aspx

These work perfectly...as long as we have a valid VIN. It looks like Leaf info has hit the Carfax and collector car databases.

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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:32 pm

I think I got it OK now:

SN 203 -> ck 2
251 -> 2
257 -> 3
066 -> 7
294 -> 9

So, from a LEAF SN we can now create the "LEAF VIN"
(at least until Nissan starts getting fancy).
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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:42 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Identification_Number

Here's another pre-production Leaf VIN from the Austin drive event:

JN1AZ0CP7BT000083

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Re: LEAF VIN Decoding

Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Good, thanks.
and 083 -> 7 checksum :D
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