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The VIN Number year is encoded to position no 10 of VIN codes. The letters U and Z and the numerical digit 0 are not used for VIN year codes.

The year 1980 has been encoded by some manufacturers, such as General Motors and Chrysler, as "A". However, some car manufacturers such as Ford and AMC still used a zero for 1980.
Subsequent years increment through the allowed letters, so that "Y" represents the year 2000. 2001 through 2009 are encoded as the integer numbers 1 to 9, and subsequent years are encoded as "A", "B", "C".

Note: The year code can be the calendar year in which a vehicle was built, or a model or type an abitrary year allocated by the manufacturer.
Code Year Code Year Code Year Code Year
A = 1980 L = 1990 Y = 2000 A = 2010
B = 1981 M = 1991 1 = 2001 B = 2011
C = 1982 N = 1992 2 = 2002 C = 2012
D = 1983 P = 1993 3 = 2003 D = 2013
E = 1984 R = 1994 4 = 2004 E = 2014
F = 1985 S = 1995 5 = 2005 F = 2015
G = 1986 T = 1996 6 = 2006 G = 2016
H = 1987 V = 1997 7 = 2007 H = 2017
J = 1988 W = 1998 8 = 2008 J = 2018
K = 1989 X = 1999 9 = 2009 K = 2019