18 Digit VIN Number?

pwrycroft

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Hi

I am just about to take delivery of my new E280 CDI - new to me that is but first registered in Mar this year. While idly reading through some posts I found the Russian website where you can enter your VIN an dfind out information about your car. I was surprised to find that the VIN on my vehicle order is 18 characters long rather than 17 - very odd.

It may of course be a simple typo but has anyone else seen this length of VIN number? It is recorded as the chassis number but begins WDB which is how the VIN numbers start I thought.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Peter
 

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Hi

I am just about to take delivery of my new E280 CDI - new to me that is but first registered in Mar this year. While idly reading through some posts I found the Russian website where you can enter your VIN an dfind out information about your car. I was surprised to find that the VIN on my vehicle order is 18 characters long rather than 17 - very odd.

It may of course be a simple typo but has anyone else seen this length of VIN number? It is recorded as the chassis number but begins WDB which is how the VIN numbers start I thought.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Peter

what is the website do you have a link to it,..thnx
 

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That link is only good for cars up to 2006
 

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All Mercs have the 18th digit, its for factory ID only. The first 17 are all that are of interest to common V5 and parts ordering on EPC.
 
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Many thanks - I feel better now!

Looking forward to collecting the car tomorrow!

Peter
 


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