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Model X NHTSA VIN Filings

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Winston, Sep 24, 2015.

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  1. Winston

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    #1 Winston, Sep 24, 2015
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    I just found the documentation Tesla submitted to the NHTSA for VIN deciphering.
    This one says Model X at the bottom, but seems to be referring to Model S information.
    On the other hand, this one seems to have some info on the Model X.
     
  2. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Thanks, very useful. But both links go to the same document.
     
  3. Winston

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    Thanks, fixed
     
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    Looks like third row will definitely be standard. GVWR will be 6001-7000 lbs. Seems to be a configuration with knee airbags for the front row and one without. Model S has knee airbags in both restraint configurations.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this. Getting close!
     
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    Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

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    I thought that was a Europe thing - the U.S. Likes or requires knee airbags but the EU won't permit them or some such?
     
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    There is no option for SUV per the NHTSA. The choices are: Passenger car, Multipurpose passenger vehicle, Truck, Bus, Trailer, Motorcycle, and Incomplete vehicle other than a trailer. Therefore an SUV would be classified as an MPV.

    Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 12.11.34 PM.png Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 12.12.36 PM.png

    Source: Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 Transport, Parts 400-571, Revised as of October 2009 https://books.google.com/books?id=K7OqEdViZBkC
     
  9. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    If you look into the NHTSA info, the only choices seem to be car, multi-purpose passenger vehicle (MPV), or truck.

    Search "Manufacturer_Information_March2014.pdf" on "nhtsa.gov" to get the boring detail.
     
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    Ha. So if an MPV "is rated at 6000 pouds gross veihicle weight or less" then what is an MPV 6001-7000 lbs GVWR?
    Just asking :)
     
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    It weighs less than 6000 pounds (GVW) on its own, but can be loaded down with passengers and cargo to weigh somewhere in the range of 6001-7000 pounds (GVW*R*).
     
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    Interestingly with the new development of a 2 seat second row, this VIN decoding is already outdated as it does not show that configuration.
     
  14. engle

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    Hmmm... We don't see alpha codes for 'F' founder, 'S' signature, 'P' production here like Model S? I wonder if it will be the first serial number digit, but I doubt it. Perhaps they decided to dispense with F/S/P and just start the serial numbers at 000001 for Founder #1. Let's check some VIN's at the party Tues. night.

    I'm happy that model year is shown as G = 2016 for the lucky folks who will receive their X's in 2015.
     
  15. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    10th digit is a G. These are 2016s. I guess Tesla is joining the rest of the automotive world, at least in this one respect.
     

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