According to what I have read about the vehicle identification number encoding (model year)
One consistent element of the VIS is the 10th digit, which is required worldwide to encode the model year of the vehicle. Besides the three letters that are not allowed in the VIN itself (I, O and Q), the letters U and Z and the digit 0 are not used for the model year code. The year code is the model year for the vehicle.
However in the documents about a Fiat Qubo vehicle I read this VIN:
It appears to me that it contradicts the rule, as its 10th digit is a either
O(letter oh), of which both should not appear here, (i.e. I read the VIN visually and hence the uncertainty about the
O situation, which either way should be "wrong", right?)
Not only wikipedia, but also this source https://researchmaniacs.com/VIN/VIN-Decoder.html mentions
O being not correct in that location.
VIN is from an Italian car, from an Italian manufacturer, offered to me in Italy, from an Italian person.
Hence I imagine:
- Wikipedia and the other source being inaccurate (i.e.
0may appear in the 10th position of the VIN), or
- Fiat made a mistake
- The documents are maybe counterfeit?