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Does anyone know how to determine the date and production # from the VIN? Mine was made in May and I took delivery June 3.
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REQUEST THE DEALER GO TO GM DEALERWORLD TO THE GMVIS APPLICATION ,THIS IS IN THE SERVICE AND PARTS APPLICATIONS TAB INPUT YOUR ENCLAVES VIN IT WILL THEN SHOW THE VEHICLE SUMMARY AFTER THAT REQUEST VEHCILE BULID WHICH WILL BRING UP A PAGE THAT SHOWS BUILD DATE AND OPTION CODES IT WAS BUILT WITH
 

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I checked with a dealer and found out our Enclave's manufacture Date was May 21 , 2007. That would be on a MONDAY!!

Does the same saying still apply "Beware of cars made on Fridays or Mondays"??
Mine seems to be fine so far!! (4,493 miles.)
 
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Top Dog said:
I checked with a dealer and found out our Enclave's manufacture Date was May 21 , 2007. That would be on a MONDAY!!

Does the same saying still apply "Beware of cars made on Fridays or Mondays"??
Mine seems to be fine so far!! (4,493 miles.)
I dont know, but i work better on monday.

and isnt most of the build my robot now, are the robots like bender from futurerama were they need booze to keep running.
 

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How to Decode a VIN
When decoded, the VIN tells the country and year of manufacture; make, model and serial number; assembly plant; and in some cases it even identifies equipment specifications.

The system goes something like this: sequence for characters is first A to Z, then 1 to 9, and last 0. The letters "I", "O" and "Q" are typically omitted from system.

The vehicle identification number is divided into four parts:

World Manufacturer's Identification (WMI - three characters)
Vehicle Description Section (VDS - five characters)
The VIN Accuracy Check Digit
Vehicle Identification Section (VIS - eight characters)
World Manufacturer’s Identification (WMI)
The first character in the WMI sequence represents the country where the vehicle was manufactured. Countries like the United States (1 or 4), Canada (2) and Mexico (3) are represented by numbers while other countries such as Germany (W), Italy (Z) and Japan (J) are represented by letters.

The second character refers to the manufacturer. The characters can be either letters or numbers. For example: Jaguar (A), Dodge (B), Chrysler (C), Jeep (J), Buick (4), Cadillac (6) or Saturn (8).

The third character represents the vehicle type or manufacturing division.

Vehicle Description Section (VDS) and Check Digit
The vehicle description section consists of five characters (the 4th to 8th characters) which identify everything from the body style, engine type, and braking system to model, series, restraint system, etc. The 9th character is a VIN accuracy check digit which verifies the previous VIN numbers. It is determined by carrying out a mathematical computation developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Vehicle Identification Section (VIS)
The vehicle identification section includes the last eight characters in the VIN number. The numbers identify the model year (10th character) and the assembly plant for the vehicle (11th character). A number or letter may represent the model year. For example: 1998 (W), 2000 (Y), 2007 (7) or 2008 (8).

The 12th to 17th characters are the actual serial number of the vehicle—these last 6 digits make the vehicle unique (think of DNA). It can also help to identify whether the vehicle was the first, the hundredth, or the last vehicle off the manufacturer’s assembly line. This is valuable information for collectors.
 

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comiccolec said:
How to Decode a VIN
When decoded, the VIN tells the country and year of manufacture; make, model and serial number; assembly plant; and in some cases it even identifies equipment specifications.

The system goes something like this: sequence for characters is first A to Z, then 1 to 9, and last 0. The letters "I", "O" and "Q" are typically omitted from system.

The vehicle identification number is divided into four parts:

World Manufacturer's Identification (WMI - three characters)
Vehicle Description Section (VDS - five characters)
The VIN Accuracy Check Digit
Vehicle Identification Section (VIS - eight characters)
World Manufacturer’s Identification (WMI)
The first character in the WMI sequence represents the country where the vehicle was manufactured. Countries like the United States (1 or 4), Canada (2) and Mexico (3) are represented by numbers while other countries such as Germany (W), Italy (Z) and Japan (J) are represented by letters.

The second character refers to the manufacturer. The characters can be either letters or numbers. For example: Jaguar (A), Dodge (B), Chrysler (C), Jeep (J), Buick (4), Cadillac (6) or Saturn (8).

The third character represents the vehicle type or manufacturing division.

Vehicle Description Section (VDS) and Check Digit
The vehicle description section consists of five characters (the 4th to 8th characters) which identify everything from the body style, engine type, and braking system to model, series, restraint system, etc. The 9th character is a VIN accuracy check digit which verifies the previous VIN numbers. It is determined by carrying out a mathematical computation developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Vehicle Identification Section (VIS)
The vehicle identification section includes the last eight characters in the VIN number. The numbers identify the model year (10th character) and the assembly plant for the vehicle (11th character). A number or letter may represent the model year. For example: 1998 (W), 2000 (Y), 2007 (7) or 2008 (8).

The 12th to 17th characters are the actual serial number of the vehicle—these last 6 digits make the vehicle unique (think of DNA). It can also help to identify whether the vehicle was the first, the hundredth, or the last vehicle off the manufacturer’s assembly line. This is valuable information for collectors.

For the 1st digit, USA can also be 5
The 2nd digit is the manufacturer G=GM, F=Ford
The 3rd digit is the division 4=Buick, T=GMC
 

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I just stumbled up on this info from the Tahoe forum:
You can't get the date from the vin UNLESS you give that vin to a dealer and have them put it in the system to get a readout of everything that was on that vehicle plus the exact build date and any work that's been done to it at a dealer.

Otherwise, the build date month/year is always on the sticker in the driver's door jamb. Won't give you a specific day, but will a month & year.
 

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Top Dog said:
I checked with a dealer and found out our Enclave's manufacture Date was May 21 , 2007. That would be on a MONDAY!!

Does the same saying still apply "Beware of cars made on Fridays or Mondays"??
Mine seems to be fine so far!! (4,493 miles.)
Yeah cause assembly plants are only open 9-5 Monday through Friday.

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Top Dog said:
I checked with a dealer and found out our Enclave's manufacture Date was May 21 , 2007. That would be on a MONDAY!!

Does the same saying still apply "Beware of cars made on Fridays or Mondays"??
Mine seems to be fine so far!! (4,493 miles.)
So I called the dealer today and found out my '08 was made on April 24, 2007 which is a Tuesday. So my assumption is, it has the original wave plate at 71k miles and still doing very well. Coinky-dink thing is, April 24 is the wife's and my anniversary date! So, I guess it was meant to be that we owned this particular E! HA!
 

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redvett said:
If you havent been on the tour at the Delta plant (you really should) you do not know that the plant runs 3 shifts 6 days a week and 2 on sunday.
That IS interesting. It sounds like fun, but being 4.5 hours away - not an easy feat for me to feasibly do it. We drive by the train loading yard to the west of I-69 going to my in-laws and I always pat the dash and ask the "Cherry-Ot" if it feels good to be home. My wife just groans....
 
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