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Hi guys,

New to the forum. I own a 06 dx-g (canada) sedan.
I was wondering how I can tell where the car was built/assembled
by the vin?

I've searched, and some guys are saying J-vins were built in Japan and
that car id number 1342 were ohio? (id number=vin?)
http://www.8thgencivic.com/honda-civic-forum/550-oil-leak.html#post5986

My vin starts with 1HG and the last three digits are 896.
Any ideas.

Thanks
 

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Here are a couple sites that offer information regarding VINs (please note I make no promises as to whether these guys are just selling you something!):

http://www.analogx.com/contents/vinview.htm

http://www.vehicleidentificationnumber.com/

It looks like all the VIN will give you regarding plant is a designation for that plant, such as "manufacturing plant A." So you might still have to figure out which plant is "A" or whatever your number is, for Honda.
 

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New here! :)

I was just test-driving this weekend. Talked to the dealer and he mentioned the VIN# staying with "1" is made in Ohio, "2" is made in the new Honda plant in Ontario Canada. For Canada, except the early/current shippments with some "1", we'll prbably be getting mostly "2" later.
 

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All VIN's starting with a 1 are manufactured in the United States. J is for Japan. The last 3 -5 digits is your specific vechicle number. I did all the reading for you and it is summarized below.


Check your MSRP sheet. Mine shows that it was manufactured in Ohio and Japan. 85% in Ohio and 15% in Japan (engine).



Cool! (see below) - http://www.analogx.com/contents/vinview.htm

Good Info! - http://www.vehicleidentificationnumber.com/
WMI - World Manufacturer Identifier, which uniquely identifies the maker of the vehicle. It occupies the first three positions of the VIN
VDS - Vehicle Descriptor Section. These 6 characters occupy positions 4 through 9 of the VIN and may be used by the manufacturer to identify attributes of the vehicle.
VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section. The last 8 characters of the VIN are used for the identification a of specific vehicle. The last four characters shall always be numeric.


My VIN: 1HGFA16846L010551
Description | Position | Raw Data | Decoded Data
Region: | 1 | 1 | North America
Country: | 1-2 | 1H | U.S.A.
Manufacturer: | 2-3 | HG | Honda
Model Specific: | 4-8 | FA168 | Unknown
Check Digit: | 9 | 4 | Valid
Year: | 10 | 6 | 2006
Assembly Plant: | 11 | L | L
Serial Number: | 12-17 | 10551 | 10551



Each character or digit has a particular purpose.

They are as follows:
1 G 1 J F 2 7 W 8 G J 1 7 8 2 2 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Country Manufactured
Manufacturer
Vehicle Type
Vehicle Features
Accuracy Check Digit
Model Year
Production Plant
Sequential Number

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The first character vehicle identification number (VIN) serial number identifies the country from which the vehicle was manufactured.

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First vehicle identification number digit: U.S.A.(1 or 4), Canada (2), Mexico (3), Japan (J), Korea (K), England (S), Germany (W), Italy (Z)

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Second vehicle identification number digit specifies the manufacturer. Audi (A), BMW (B), Buick (4), Cadillac (6), Chevrolet (1), Chrysler (C), Dodge (B), Ford (F), GM Canada (7), General Motors (G), Honda (H), Jaguar (A), Lincoln (L), Mercedes Benz (D), Mercury (M), Nissan (N), Oldsmobile (3), Pontiac (2 or 5), Plymouth (P), Saturn (8), Toyota (T), Volvo (V).

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Third vehicle identification number digit indicates the vehicle type or manufacturing division.

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Fourth through eighth vehicle identification number digit reveals the vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

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The ninth vehicle identification number digit is a VIN accuracy check digit, verifying the previous VIN numbers. This is how the check digit works
 

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Did you not get your window sticker?

Mine says it on the Sticker. Ontario Baby
 

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Beat me to it, but...

JHM: Honda Motor Co., Japan
1HG: Honda of America, USA
2HG: Honda of Canada, CDN

I believe all of the Coupes and Si's are built in Canada and the Sedans made in the US. Some may have come from Japan I've read and I think Ohio made a few Coupes too. Mine was made here and when I ordered it, I requested one that was built here.
 
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