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    Default How do I find production number?

    Newbie question - is my production number (the xxth made) the same as the last 4 of my serial number? Or is there another way to tell number my Volt is?

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    Yes, the last 4 digits of your VIN. Take those and add a B or C depending on 2011 or 2012 model year.
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    I think now days your production number would be the last 5 digits of your VIN, not the last 4, for the year of production (2012). The year 2012 is designated by the letter C in the VIN.

    I also understand the VIN is assigned when the body enters the paint department, which often is not exactly the final order the Volts come off the assembly line. The VIN is probably assigned at this point so all the component parts can be stamped with the same VIN.

    If you follow the links in my signature below you can find a complete description on how to decrypt the VIN.

    Enjoy your new Volt!

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    Last edited by WVhybrid; 01-01-2012 at 01:04 PM. Reason: add mention of component VIN stamping

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVhybrid View Post
    I also understand the VIN is assigned when the body enters the paint department, which often is not exactly the final order the Volts come off the assembly line.
    My understanding is the numeric portion is assigned when the body exits the paint shop, not enters it. But that's probably a quibble.

    Not all components of the VIN are complete when the number is assigned. Options such as the premium interior and navigation also affect the final full VIN, and are added in later as the car is assembled.

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    So, how can I figure out what my Volt's production sequence number is over the entire production run for 2011-2012 up to that point? I have a 2012 with last five VIN numbers: 01728.

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    We would refer to your car as C1728. C for 2012, and car number 1728.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arveedee View Post
    So, how can I figure out what my Volt's production sequence number is over the entire production run for 2011-2012 up to that point? I have a 2012 with last five VIN numbers: 01728.
    I don't know that we know that exactly. As was pointed out further up the thread VINs don't necessarily exit the production line in exact order. For a rough idea, though, you should be able to add the 2011 VINs onto the front of the 2012. I know there's at least 3961 2011 VINs assigned (we have car B3961 on voltstats.net, as the highest 2011 VIN participating.)

    I'm not sure if that's the last 2011 or not, though (maybe someone here knows for sure?)
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    Thanks. Zero-ing in, now. That would make my car something around 5,689 for 2011-2012. It was manufactured during the third week of August and delivered to me on November 5, 2012.

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    I ordered my 2012 Volt on 15 Oct, it went into production on 14 Nov, and I took delivery on 13 Dec 2011. My VIN contains "...CU110127" at the end. So the C means 2012, and it's the 10,127th (roughly) 2012 Volt produced in this model year? Seems a little high.

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    You have it right. GM built 15k this year, including Amperas (which we believe share the VIN serialization, though it hasn't been confirmed.)
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