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Can anyone tell me how to read my VIN so I can figure out the exact day my Baby was built ?<p>Rhys
 

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Re: Build Date (Rhys)

The year is noted by the tenth number/numeral of your VIN..(yours should be a "9." Otherwise, look at the build plate (usually on the drivers side door pillar. It'll specify the month and year. As far as exact date, not sure.
 

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Re: Build Date (Rhys)

If you post your VIN I can get you the exact build date.
 

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Re: Build Date (cdauerer)

Here's my VIN, YV1MC68207J015078, can you tell me my build date? <p>Thanks
 

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Re: Build Date (SS 07C70)

Car ordered: June 10, 2006<br>Car on line: October 10, 2006<br>Factory complete: October 26, 2006<br>Loaded on Vessel: October 27, 2006<br>Landed first point of rest: November 14, 2006<br>Departed Port of Entry: November 15, 2006<br>Arrived to Dealer: November 18, 2006<br>Retail Delivery: December 2, 2006
 

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Re: Build Date (cdauerer)

How'd you do that?
 

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Re: Build Date (comp1)

I work for Volvo. Just looked up the vehicle build file. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Build Date (SS 07C70)

Here's my number:<br>YV1MK672492135872<p>Thanks so much,<br>Rhys
 

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Re: Build Date (cdauerer)

Cool, thanks
 

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Re: Build Date (Rhys)

Rhys,<br>Please verify last six digits. Does not come up as a valid VIN.
 

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Re: Build Date (cdauerer)

Hey Chris;<br>Looked again, last 6 are 135872.<br>It was an OSD if it makes any difference.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rhys at 11:41 AM 4-28-2009</i>
 

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Rhys,<br>Checked with our sales group, vin does come up as valid. Please do me a favor, check the VIN on various parts of your C30, e.g., windshield, engine compartment, door jamb. Let me know if any are different.<br>Thanks,<br>Chris
 

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Re: Build Date (cdauerer)

Hey Chris;<br>Checked rear hatch, door jam, firewall, front x-member (near radiator) & normal VIN location, they all match.<br>Did you get my add-on post about it being an OSD car / (If that makes any difference)<p>Rhys
 

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Yep, that does make a big difference. OSDs are a special breed, the vehicle files are not transfered from the factory in real time, but in batches. Here is the correct data:<p>Car on line: 10/08/08<br>Factory Complete: 10/09/08<br>Loaded on Vessel: 11/24/08<br>Arrived port Hueneme: 12/16/08<br>Departed port: 12/26/08<br>Arrived Galpin Volvo: 12/27/08<BR><BR>
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Re: Build Date (cdauerer)

It's interesting to see that the second car only took (according to the data) 1 day to be complete, where as the first car took 16 days to go through the line. If you know, what is the average amount of time it takes for the car to roll through the line? 16 seems long, but 1 day was WAY short. the line didn't seem to move that fast.<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: Build Date (Jeremy7o2)

First car was a C70. They are virutally hand built by teams in the C70 factory in Udevalla, Sweden. While 16 days is long, it could have been built in two or three, but not listed as "factory complete" until it was completely finished. There could have been material missing that the car waited for, etc.<br>The second car is a C30. This car is built in our plant in Gent, Belgium. This is a high volume plant, that car was built and completed in a normal time frame.
 

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Thanks for the info. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I took a tour of the plant over in Gotenburg and I was impressed. Seemed quick, but I didn't knw they could toss a C30 out in two days. That's wild. Do you know if the Ghent plant offers tours?
 

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Re: Build Date (Jeremy7o2)

Both Torsalanda and Gent are producing over 200K cars/year. Somewhere around 800 cars/day. The line moves faster than you think. Not sure if Gent gives tours. Will have to come back.
 

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Here is a key to tell you what the VIN means. It's all in VADIS.<p>YV1WS530XY1123456<p>YV1 - Manufacture Code<p>W - Vehicle Type<p>S - Vehicle Type Identification<p>53 - Engine Type<p>0 - Emission<p>X - Gearbox<p>Y - Model Year<p>1 - Factory Code<p>123456 - Chassis Code<p><br>
 
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