Bulletins & Advisories Complete VIN Explained

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  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    On HK we like to refer our cars by a chassis codes, so if you find someone says CU2 or CW3 this thread should be helpful.
    For all 8th Generation saloon owners your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number ) is made up of 17 characters.Please note this example of of a facelift 8th Generation 2012 Accord, prefacelift models do have some minor changes in engine as well as gearbox codes.
    Vehicle Identification Number
    JHMCU2580CC200001

    JHM =A
    CU2=B
    5=C
    8=D
    0=E
    C=F
    C=G
    200001=F

    A= Manufacturer, Make, and Type of Vehicle
    JHM: Honda Motor Co Ltd, and Honda passenger vehicle

    B= Line, Body, and Engine Type
    CU1: Accord Saloon/R20A3
    CU2: Accord, Saloon/K24Z3
    CW1: Accord Tourer/R20A3
    CW2: Accord Tourer/K24Z3

    C= Body Type and Transmission Type
    5: 4-door Saloon/6-speed Manual
    6: 4-door Saloon/5-speed Automatic
    7: 4-door Tourer/6-speed Manual
    8: 4-door Tourer/5-speed Automatic

    D= Vehicle Grade (Series)
    0: EX, Executive
    1: S
    3: ES, Comfort
    4: ES, Comfort, Accord EURO
    5: ES GT, Elegance, Type-S
    6: Elegance, Type-S
    8: Accord EURO Luxury, Executive, Elegance Pack

    E= Fixed Code
    0
    F= Model Year
    C: 2012

    G= Factory Code
    C: Saitama Factory in Japan

    H= Serial Number
    200001
    Engine Number

    K24Z3 3400001
    K24Z3=A
    3400001 =B
    A= Engine Type
    R20A3: 2.0 L SOHC i-VTEC Sequential Multiport Fuel-injected engine
    K24Z3: 2.4 L DOHC i-VTEC Sequential Multiport Fuel-injected engine

    B= Serial Number
    Transmission\Gearbox Number
    S8RM 1000001
    S8RM=A
    1000001=B
     
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  2. Nikonandmac Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    CJ, the above was very helpful. My VIN is similar but has a D before the year of manufacture, C. ie JHM CU2 6 8 0 D C 203621? Not made at Saitama?
     
  3. Nikonandmac Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    So, desu ka! D= 2013, C = Saitama as above.
     
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  5. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I didn't know that !
     
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