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Is it possible to tell when was car manufactured, year and month, based on the VIN#? If so, which part of VIN# indicate that

EDIT: I found that 10th char indicated the YEAR, and in this case, its M = 2021. But what about the rest - month?
 

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Im pretty sure the build date is inside your driver side door jamb
Thank you for the reply. Ill be sure to check that - want the get the newest possible in hopes that manufactures has fixed any known small issues (sounds coming from dashboard/steering wheel that some users/owners are reporting)
 

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The VIN will give you the year but like Italian926 stated, there is a decal on the drivers door jamb that will have the manufacture date on it, unless someone removed it.
 

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Is it possible to tell when was car manufactured, year and month, based on the VIN#? If so, which part of VIN# indicate that

EDIT: I found that 10th char indicated the YEAR, and in this case, its M = 2021. But what about the rest - month?
Your best bet is to contact the Acura service manager where you purchased the vehicle and present your inquiry. The information is there somewhere, but finding it can be a pain. Probably somewhere on the car hidden out of view is a sticker/label that addresses your question or unfortunately having to connect with the appropriate Honda/Acura contact regarding production. For example, I have a 2001 Mustang GT convert I purchased new in Aug 2001 and modified over the years and show it in car shows presently. During one of my interior mods some years ago that required removal of the center console I found a label affixed to the underside of the center counsel housing that identified the build date, what shift, location and the production number. In my case build date was 05-15-2001, Second shift, Dearborn, Mi, and # 2856 of 18,363 Mustang converts for 2001. Oddly, during it's first warranty claim in Sep 2001 for an interior flaw that required removal & replacement of a rear seat side panel three (3) Detroit "Motor City Casino" $1.00 gambling chips were found by the technician. I still have those chips and are in a display board that I present with the car at shows that identifies all original paper work, etc. Who ever originally installed the panel screwed up, lost 3 bucks in gambling chips and cost Ford a warranty claim.
 

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Is it possible to tell when was car manufactured, year and month, based on the VIN#? If so, which part of VIN# indicate that

EDIT: I found that 10th char indicated the YEAR, and in this case, its M = 2021. But what about the rest - month?
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Kind of a separate topic but one of the things that was awesome about BMW is that there were VIN decoders that would pull up all of the options installed on your car along with the manufacturing date. When I say all options, I mean the ones specifically installed, not just attachment showing ones that were available that year. I got spoiled by having that when I was thinking about buying a used one.
 
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