VIN decoding type 44
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 09:16:01 EST 2006
Wonder what bureaucrat had so little to do to come up with that one?
LL - NY so, what does "your tax dollars at work" mean anyway?
On 3/2/06, SuffolkD at aol.com <SuffolkD at aol.com> wrote:
> One of the MOST informative posts I've seen.
> AWESOME info. repackaged for easy search as the old subject really didn't
> help finding this in the archives.
> Flame on thread subject lovers........
> -Scott by BOSTON
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> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 20:29:02 -0500
> From: cobram at juno.com
> Subject: Re: [V8] 1991? V8 in Massachusetts
> justin.bowers at comcast.net writes:
> > Weird...the VIN won't work on carfax.
> The Check digit is wrong, according to the rest of the vin the check
> digit (9th) should be a 1. The correct vin (assuming no other errors in
> transcription) should be:
> WAUKE5441LN001277 (287 divided by 11 = 26 with remainder of 1)
> For those interested:
> Regulations both in the United States of America and Canada require that
> the 9th position of the Vehicle Identification Number a check digit is
> In North America, the check digit is considered to be the third section
> the VIN. Its purpose is to provide a means for verifying the accuracy of
> VIN transcription. It is calculated as specified below, using the other
> characters of the VIN as they have been determined by the manufacturer.
> First, a numerical value is assigned to letters in the VIN. The I, O
> and Q are not allowed so on the positions of these letters the numerical
> sequence skips:
> A=1 J=1 T=3
> B=2 K=2 U=4
> C=3 L=3 V=5
> D=4 M=4 W=6
> E=5 N=5 X=7
> F=6 P=7 Y=8
> G=7 R=9 Z=9
> H=8 S=2
> Secondly, a weight factor is assigned to all positions of the VIN,
> except of course to the 9th position, being the position of the check
> as follows:
> 1 x 8 10 x 9
> 2 x 7 11 x 8
> 3 x 6 12 x 7
> 4 x 5 13 x 6
> 5 x 4 14 x 5
> 6 x 3 15 x 4
> 7 x 2 16 x 3
> 8 x 10 17 x 2
> Then the numbers and the numerical values of the letters in the VIN
> must be multiplied by their assigned weight factor and the resulting
> products added up. The sum of the products must be divided by 11. The
> numerical remainder is the check digit. If the remainder is 10, the check
> digit shall be the letter X. So, in the 9th position of the VIN there
> appear either the numbers 0 through 9 or the letter X.
> Here's the breakdown for the rest of the vin (again, assuming IT's
> correct, no guess work when it comes to Vin #'s Roger:
> WAU = Passenger Car, Continental Europe Production
> K = 4 Door Quattro Sedan
> E = Engine (E=3.6L) (V=4.2L) (W=4.2L California engine)
> 5 = Passenger Restraint system (5=driver airbag) (6=driver & psgr.Airbag)
> 44 = The most beloved of Audi Body styles "type 44"
> X = Factory Check Digit, see formula above
> L = 1990 Model year (M=1991, N=1992, P=1993,R=94, S=95)
> N = Neckarsulm Assembly Plant (A=Ingolstadt)
> 001 277 = Sequential production number
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