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Model 3 VIN - But what does it really indicate?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by noicepls, May 4, 2018.

  1. noicepls

    noicepls Member

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    What EXACTLY does it mean when Tesla updates your account page with the VIN for the Model 3 that was ordered?

    I am looking for help to demystify this "achievement" as there are so many unsubstantiated opinions out there, e.g. that VINs are assigned before build/after build/during build/after paint/before paint/just before shipment/ etc. Knowing the truth would narrow down where in the production/assembly/shipping phase my car might be!
     
  2. leftyguitarman

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    My VIN is in the 11700s. I got the car 8 days ago. They sent me the VIN when they said I would have the car in 3 to 5 weeks. This is great car. Already put over 1k miles on it.
     
  3. Brando

    Brando Active Member

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    VIN number details [VIN number decoder] AND many other great facts about Tesla vehicles:

    teslatap.com

    VIN numbers are registered - which helps with recalls - then Tesla assigns a VIN to a customers order (configuration) and then this order gets into the manufacturing que and later you are delivered your car.

    For many more details search:
    vin number registration
     
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  4. yabuki

    yabuki New Member

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    Interesting, it's been over 4.5 weeks from config and I still haven't gotten my VIN. However, when I call Tesla, they tell me I'll still most likely get the car within the 6-week timeframe from config to delivery that was stated when I configured.
     
  5. Mxbzz

    Mxbzz Member

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    I received an instant VIN when I configured on 4/7, and took delivery 8 days later. In my experience, getting assigned a VIN means your vehicle has been completely built.

    Paperwork shows my TM3 was built in April as well. VIN 156XX.
     
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