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Model X NHTSA VIN Filings

Winston

Member
Nov 8, 2014
38
37
Western Australia
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.
 
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vandacca

ReActive Member
Oct 13, 2014
3,371
2,202
Hamilton
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.

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

CmdrThor

Active Member
Jul 24, 2013
1,102
877
Marietta, GA
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.
 

dwebb66

Member
May 11, 2014
349
85
Ladera Ranch, CA
Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

Screenshot 2015-09-24 08.38.29.png
 

Saghost

Well-Known Member
Oct 9, 2013
8,217
7,010
Delaware
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.

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?
 

CmdrThor

Active Member
Jul 24, 2013
1,102
877
Marietta, GA
Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

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.

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

Cottonwood

Roadster#433, Model S#S37
Feb 27, 2009
5,088
166
Colorado
Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

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.
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
126
Portland, OR, USA
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.

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

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 :)
 

flar

Member
Apr 20, 2013
452
381
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 :)
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*).
 

timf

Active Member
Apr 14, 2013
1,042
160
Michigan
Interestingly with the new development of a 2 seat second row, this VIN decoding is already outdated as it does not show that configuration.
 

engle

In 1976 Looking ahead to 2030!
Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

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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.
 

Lyon

2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D
Dec 26, 2011
2,004
215
Eugene, Oregon
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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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