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I have put a deposit on an EX-L that is "on a truck somewhere". It is the trim level and ext/int colors that we wanted.


After getting home, I looked at the VIN number they gave me for the car and noticed the 2nd digit is a "9" instead of an "H" for Honda. Is that legit?
 

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2016+ Honda Civic VIN translator:

Here are the components of the VIN for 2016+ Honda Civics:

Numbers 1-3 are the World Manufacturer Index (WMI) and tells you the country/region/plant car is made:

  • 2HG = Alliston plant
  • 19X = Indiana plant
  • SHH = Swindon plant
Numbers 4-9 are the Vehicle Description Section (VDS) which tells you the model, body type, transmission, engine:

  • Numbers 4-6 (model line and engine type)
    • FC1 = Sedan Turbo (1.5T)
    • FC2 = Sedan N/A (2.0L)
    • [__] = Coupe
    • [__] = Hatchback
  • Number 7 (body and transmission)
    • F = 4 door sedan CVT
    • E = 4 door sedan Manual
  • Number 8 (equipment trim level)
    • 3 = Sedan EX-T
    • 4 = Sedan EX-T with Honda Sensing
    • 5 = Sedan LX
    • 6 = Sedan LX with Honda Sensing
    • 7 Sedan EX and EX-TL
    • 8 = Sedan EX with Honda Sensing / EX-T with Honda Sensing
    • 9 = Sedan Touring
  • Number 9 (check digit)
Numbers 10-17 are the Vehicle Identification Section (VIS) and identify the particular vehicle:

  • Number 10
    • G = 2016 model year
  • Number 11
    • H = Alliston plant
    • E = Indiana plant
    • [_] = Swindon plant
  • Numbers 12-17
    • Sequential production number - i.e. #XX,XXX Civic made at the particular plant

So for example, the first 2016 Civic produced at the Indiana plant had a VIN of 19XFC1F74GE000001. This tells us that the car was made in the Indiana plant (19X), is a turbo sedan (FC1), 4 door sedan w/ CVT (F), 2016 model year (G), produced in Indiana (E), and is the first 10th gen Civic off the line at Indiana (000001).

Some codes are still to come - body codes of the coupe and hatchback and code for the Swindon plant.

Latest VIN Chart:

 

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I have put a deposit on an EX-L that is "on a truck somewhere". It is the trim level and ext/int colors that we wanted.


After getting home, I looked at the VIN number they gave me for the car and noticed the 2nd digit is a "9" instead of an "H" for Honda. Is that legit?
See below:

2016+ Honda Civic VIN translator:

Here are the components of the VIN for 2016+ Honda Civics:

Numbers 1-3 are the World Manufacturer Index (WMI) and tells you the country/region/plant car is made:

  • 2HG = Alliston plant
  • 19X = Indiana plant
  • SHH = Swindon plant
Numbers 4-9 are the Vehicle Description Section (VDS) which tells you the model, body type, transmission, engine:

  • Numbers 4-6 (model line and engine type)
    • FC1 = Sedan Turbo (1.5T)
    • FC2 = Sedan N/A (2.0L)
    • [__] = Coupe
    • [__] = Hatchback
  • Number 7 (body and transmission)
    • F = 4 door sedan CVT
    • E = 4 door sedan Manual
  • Number 8 (equipment trim level)
    • 3 = Sedan EX-T
    • 4 = Sedan EX-T with Honda Sensing
    • 5 = Sedan LX
    • 6 = Sedan LX with Honda Sensing
    • 7 Sedan EX and EX-TL
    • 8 = Sedan EX with Honda Sensing / EX-T with Honda Sensing
    • 9 = Sedan Touring
  • Number 9 (check digit)
Numbers 10-17 are the Vehicle Identification Section (VIS) and identify the particular vehicle:

  • Number 10
    • G = 2016 model year
  • Number 11
    • H = Alliston plant
    • E = Indiana plant
    • [_] = Swindon plant
  • Numbers 12-17
    • Sequential production number - i.e. #XX,XXX Civic made at the particular plant

So for example, the first 2016 Civic produced at the Indiana plant had a VIN of 19XFC1F74GE000001. This tells us that the car was made in the Indiana plant (19X), is a turbo sedan (FC1), 4 door sedan w/ CVT (F), 2016 model year (G), produced in Indiana (E), and is the first 10th gen Civic off the line at Indiana (000001).

Some codes are still to come - body codes of the coupe and hatchback and code for the Swindon plant.

Latest VIN Chart:

 

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For the numbers 12-17 those numbers bounce around I actually work at the east liberty plant and put on tire labels for the car and those numbers are not in order they bounce around a lot I don't know any reason behind that but it does not go in order
 

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For the numbers 12-17 those numbers bounce around I actually work at the east liberty plant and put on tire labels for the car and those numbers are not in order they bounce around a lot I don't know any reason behind that but it does not go in order
Thanks. I figured mine wasn't among the first 32 thousand produced at the plant. Now it makes much more sense.
 
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