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Just curious...does GM start each model year with the sequence number part of the VIN at 000001, or will the sequence continue for a model from the previous year?
 

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Just curious...does GM start each model year with the sequence number part of the VIN at 000001, or will the sequence continue for a model from the previous year?
...no, the Production Sequence/Serial Number starts at 100001; each year is unique.

...see this earlier thread about VIN's: http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/25-service-issues/565-how-read-your-vin.html#post4131

...here's GM's 2012 model year VIN: http://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/pdf/vincard%202012%20car.pdf
 

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I've read how to decode the VIN...but I have read that some vin sequence numbers do not "reset" from one model year to the next. I guess Chevy does....any idea why the 6 digit sequence has a leading "1"...?
 

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...did you read the GM 2012 VIN information provided?

...it says on page 7 of 11 (lower righthand corner):

"12~17: SEQUENCE NUMBER: Consecutive 6-digit number, number starting each new model year with 100001."
 

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...did you read the GM 2012 VIN information provided?
Sure did...I can decode the VIN using this key...thanks!

...it says on page 7 of 11 (lower righthand corner):

"12~17: SEQUENCE NUMBER: Consecutive 6-digit number, number starting each new model year with 100001."
At this point I am just curious as to "why" the leading "1"...obviously, the first car off the production line is not the one hundred thousand-th and one car for the year?? So it would appear that the last "5" digits are the actual/real serial number of the car rolling off the line.:D
 
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