First, that's how all OEM vehicle manufacturers assign VINs in sequential order basedlorenfb wrote:TimLee wrote:Where did you determine this?lorenfb wrote: Production #s
Dave - 423014 - MY 2013
Brock - 423875 - MY 2013
Mine - 416635 - MY 2013
Note: The last 5 digits of the above represents the actual production number of the model year (MY).
It may be correct, but it may not necessarily mean that the vehicles were produced in this chronological sequence on the production line.
It was clearly shown that 2011 and 2012 Japan produced VINS were assigned earlier and sometimes were several weeks different than actual chronological production sequence.
Not sure if this is the case at Smryna.
on an entry date into manufacturing. Additionally, one can check the production date
on the vehicle, which some post in this forum, and that correlates with the last digits
of the VIN (posted by some) when compared to another Leaf's data.
As an example, my Leaf was built in September of 2013 and delivered in late November.
So at some point in September, Nissan started production on its 16,635 Leaf. When Dave
bought his Leaf in December, 23,875 Leafs had been produced. Brock's leaf was produced
in 2013 toward the end of the 2013 production, but sold in 2014.
Bottom line: The last digits of the VIN give a relative relationship within a few weeks
at most of when a vehicle was produced.