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I have got my VIN number from the dealer a week (?) ago, the full 17 digits number but unfortunately I don’t know how to decode it, I can find the year of production but that’s all, anyone knows if the VIN number contains information about the month of the production of the car or something about the equipment of the vehicle?
I am playing with all the data I have got for my cali just to keep myself happy until it gets here in Greece. Approximately 20 days to go.
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Well,on Dodges website it wants the last 8 digits of the vin to look up a recall, so this may or may not help you. I hope it does.good luck
 

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  • [*]1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured.
    For example: U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)

    [*]2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
    BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C), Dodge(B),
    Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).

    [*]3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.

    [*]4th to 8th characters- Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

    [*]9th character- Identifies VIN accuracy as check digit.

    [*]10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
    1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)

    [*]11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.

    [*]12th to 17th characters- Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production
    as it rolled off the manufacturer's assembly line.
 

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  • 10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),

  • 1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)
I guess they put the "Y" in "Y2K"...:D



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The Interior Trim Code and Body Paint Code are given on the Body Code Plate in the engine compartment which may be omitted from export models.

The build date and time is on the front door edge sticker as MM/YY and MDH
(Build month number and Calendar year, month day hour)

The VIN code specific to the Caliber is
1 Manufacturing Country 1 = USA ( DCX book says Manufacturer 1 = DaimlerChrysler Corp)
2 Make B = Dodge
3 Type 3 = Passenger Car
4 Restraints H = Front and side air bags
5 Line B=FWD LHD E=AWD LHD 3=FWD RHD
6 Series C=6 Spd Man G=CVT N=5 Spd Man 6=SRT4
7 Body 8 = 4dr Hatchback
8 Engine A= 2.0 CRD B=2.0 VVT C= 1.8 VVT F=2.4 Turbo K=2.4 VVT T= 2.0 CRD w/DPF
9 Check digit (0-9 or X)
10 MODEL year 7=MY07 (01/06-12/06) 8=MY08 (01/07-06/08) 9=MY09 (07/08-?) A=MY10 (01/10- )
11 Plant D = Belvidere IL Assembly
12 to 17 Vehicle Build Sequence 6 digit number

Does anyone know more about the Build sequence number?
Is it all vehicles since Belvidere opened, or the Dodge line from Neon, or more coded.
My 6 digits are 543452 for 9am on 20th May 2006.

Can we use members sequence numbers to work out how many Calibers have been built?
 

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Mopar part numbers relate to a specific vehicle LINE.
Caliber parts refer to
B, D, E

Is this the Vehicle Line in the VIN and if so what is the decoding of 'D' please?

VIN posn 5 Vehicle Line
3 = Caliber (FWD) (RHD) BUX
B = Caliber (FWD) (LHD) U.S.,Canada, Mexico, BUX
E = Caliber (AWD) (LHD) U.S., Canada, Mexico
 

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isnt there a pic somewehre here from the SM?
 

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isnt there a pic somewehre here from the SM?
Yes from the begining of 2006 and that content is already included above.
Have you decoded your own?
 

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yeah...

- 1 = Manufactured By DaimlerChrysler Corporation
- B = Dodge
- 3 = Passenger Car
- H = Restraint System Air Bags Front Next Generation Multi Stage Sales Code CG1 With Side Air Bags Sales Code CGS
- B = Caliber (FWD) (LHD) U.S.,Canada, Mexico, BUX
- G = CVT
- 8 = 4DR Hatchback Body Style - 49
- B = 2.0L I4 CYL 16V DOHC Dual VVT Gasoline (ECN)
- Check Digit (what is it for?)
- 7 = 2007 Model Year
- D = Belvidere
 

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- Check Digit (what is it for?)
A common practice with Data Processing. It's a mathematical function that codes the value of all the characters entered for your code (VIN). The check digit will confirm if any of the other characters have been incorrectly entered even if they pass a validity test for that field.

Check Digit

- 1 = Manufactured By DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Actually a country field 1 = Manufactured in USA
 

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VIN Check Digit

A CHECK DIGIT SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH EACH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.
THE CHECK DIGIT SHALL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE FIFTH CHARACTER OF THE SECOND SECTION AND APPEAR WITH THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON THE VEHICLE AND ON ANY TRANSFER DOCUMENTS CONTAINING THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND PREPARED BY THE MANUFACTURE TO BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST OWNER FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN RESALE.
THE CHECK DIGIT IS DETERMINED BY CARRYING OUT THE MATHEMATICAL COMPUTATION SPECIFIED IN S5.2.1-S5.2.4

5.2 ASSIGN TO EACH NUMBER IN THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ITS ACTUAL MATHEMATICAL VALUE AND ASSIGN TO EACH LETTER THE VALUE SPECIFIED FOR IT.
5.2.1 MULTIPLY THE ASSIGNED VALUE FOR EACH CHARACTER IN THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER BY THE WEIGHT FACTOR.
MULTIPLY THE CHECK DIGIT BY ZERO (0).
5.2.2 ADD THE RESULTING PRODUCTS AND DIVIDE THE TOTAL BY 11.
5.2.3 THE REMAINDER IS THE CHECK DIGIT. IF THE REMAINDER IS 10, THE CHECK DIGIT IS X.

5.2.4 EXAMPLE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER CHARACTER: 1 G 4 A H 5 9 H 4 5 G 1 1 8 3 4 1
ASSIGNED CODE VALUE: 1 7 4 1 8 5 9 8 4 5 7 1 1 8 3 4 1
MULTIPLY BY POSITION WEIGHT: 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
ADD PRODUCTS: 8+49+24+5+32+15+18+80+0+45+56+7+6+40+12+12+2=411
DIVIDE BY 11: 411/11=37 4/11
CHECK DIGIT: 4 (COMPARE TO CHARACTER IN 9TH POSITION)

VIN ALPHA CONVERSION
ALPHA CHARACTERS ARE CONVERTED TO NUMERIC USING THIS TABLE:
A-1 E-5 J-1 N-5 T-3 X-7
B-2 F-6 K-2 P-7 U-4 Y-8
C-3 G-7 L-3 R-9 V-5 Z-9
D-4 H-8 M-4 S-2 W-6

WEIGHT:
CODE VALUE=NUMERIC VALUE OF THE CODE
0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,X
DaimlerChrysler Mpv's, Truck, Busses, Incomplete Vehicles V.I.N Coding Guide Issued 01/11/2000

18 CALCULATED FORMULA
CODE VALUE X POSITION WEIGHT = R/11
R (REMAINDER) = CHECK DIGIT
IF R = 10 CHECK DIGIT IS "X".
 

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VIN 12 to 17 Vehicle Build Sequence 6 digit number

Does anyone know more about the Build sequence number?
Is it all vehicles since Belvidere opened, or the Dodge line from Neon, or more coded.
My 6 digits are 543452 for 9am on 20th May 2006.

Can we use members sequence numbers to work out how many Calibers have been built?
From looking around the convention (although no industry standard exists) is that the Build Sequence number starts at 100001 when an Auto plant opens.

Mouser's research on SRT4 owners suggests that the Dodge VIN sequence reached 799999 then restarted at 100001 over 2008/09.

Ford plants reserve a number range for Lincoln and Mercury models. Ford up to 599999 then 600001 to 999999 for the Lincoln / Mercury versions.

Could be that Belvidere is using 800001 to 999999 for Jeep?
 

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Not that. Checked listing for Compass and Patriot. VIN build sequence numbers are mixed in with Dodge Caliber.
Neon in Plymouth/Chrysler/Dodge variants would also have run together.
So what else came out of Belvidere that deserved reserving a 200,000 range?
 

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The SRT4s transmission designation VIN character 6 has been identified -

6 Series C=6 Spd Man G=CVT N=5 Spd Man 6=SRT4
 

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Mopar part numbers relate to a specific vehicle LINE.
Caliber parts refer to
B, D, E
I have been buying suspension parts which require the Model Line.

So I have learnt that

B & D are FWD variants

E are the AWD models

Presumably there are other differences between versions B & D so there is further intrigue.
 
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