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Mercedes E350E Country of manufacture

Does anyone know if the E350E made in USA or Germany? I found it very confusing since I've encountered with an GLE500E that has VIN starts with W, which indicates that the car was manufactured in ...
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Do 'factory' options appear on VIN report?

I have a vehicle with an LSD option, where if fitted, wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. Nor would it be apparent while driving. I have looked up the VIN but the option does not seem to show up. ...
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Is this Vehicle id number VIN incorrect/flawed ZFA225000-0-0138627?

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 ...
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What’s the part reference for the knocking sensor’s plug of my car?

I just changed the engine of my car, but a part from the new engine is missing as the old engine knocking sensor doesn’t fit inside the engine (despite both new and old engine being 190000J060 ...
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Determining my Kia Forte Trim Level

I'm trying to figure out my trim level on my kia forte from 2011. The sticker on the inside of the drivers door jamb says "trim: WK". What trim level is this and what engine do I have? Is there anyway ...
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when I plugged in my OBD scanner, I got not connected to the vehicle and the dashboard going crazy

when I plugged in my OBD scanner, I got not connected to the vehicle and the dashboard going crazy, and when I unplug the ODB scanner everything going back to normal... the vehicle I am talking about ...
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Where can i find the serial number on engine for a Mercedes-Benz OM651?

As the title says, I would like to know where I could find the serial number (or VIN) on the engine on a Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 CDI W204 from 2012. The engine is the OM651. I am looking for it as ...
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Is it legal to cover VIN? and/or useful? [closed]

A recommendation I heard recently to avoid some types of car theft is to cover your vehicle's VIN plate so potential thieves don't have ready access to the VIN. I would like to know: Is it legal (in ...
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Vehicle specification information by VIN lookup

I was curious if there was a site to look up vehicle manufacturer specification on a vehicle by its VIN? For example, I'm interested in buy some new rotors and calipers but I want to find the exact ...
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Missing Vin number Doors replaced

I brought a 1995 Buick Park Ave into California and the DMV will not register it because it only has the VIN on the dashboard. Both doors have been replaced and the CA DMV requires two forms of ...
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Is the use of the Vehicle Descriptor Section of ISO 3779 Standard VIN Numbers public information?

From what I understand, in ISO 3779 Standard VIN Numbers, the 4th-9th digits are used (differently) by manufacturers to indicate things like Make, Line and Body Style. But after some research, I can't ...
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my hyundai vin code is not valid

I have Hyundai Elantra 2015 My Hyundai VIN code is : KMHDG41LBEU462988 And it's not a valid code in https://autoservice.hyundaiusa.com/campaignhome What should I do? I bought it when I was in a ...
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Getting VIN's of North American Vehicles

I'm considering getting a BlueDriver scan tool, but to use it's reports feature either it needs to detect or you need to manually enter a North American VIN. Since I live outside the USA, I was ...
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Relation of VIN of a car with emission norms of a country it is sold

A VIN of a car determines the country of manufacture. So if a car has a VIN of Canada (CARB emission standard) and is sold in India (BS-IV emission standard), will the car comply with BS-IV standards? ...
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Search car parts by VIN

Is there a way to find out which vehicle part (from multiple part versions) do I need if I know vehicle VIN? I mean, for instance to see what ABS unit/s are compatible with an exact given vehicle? I ...
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VIN information such as Moonroof, engine, etc

Supposed I want to buy a new car and I have its VIN. Is it possible to find information about the car such as whether it has a moonroof or turbo engine from its VIN number? There are services which ...
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Is it possible to have a vehicle with no VIN?

I've recently purchased a Kawasaki GPZ500S (AKA EX500 or Ninja 500R) circa 1998. I can't seem to find the VIN which should be embedded into the right hand side of the steering head (it's got the frame ...
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How much of a VIN code is needed to identify make & model, across model years?

In a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) code, do the first 8 digits always refer to the same make/model, or does it change from year to year? For example, here is a VIN (5TDDKRFH5ES03F736) decoded: ...