Came across this in another thread in the VWVortex Forums. Any possibility that the 3.6L engine failure is linked to the factory in which the car is assembled at?
I noticed that someone had posted a VIN. Checked it out and it says that the car was manufactured at the Emden, Germany factory. Are the others coming from the same factory?
Pasted the posting on VIN and determine factory.
Quote, originally posted by fincher »
AFIK, if you have an 'M' in your VIN -- somewhere in the middle -- then your Passat was made in Mosel.
Almost. VIN charater 11 represents the plant location. Mosel is location "P". See below for the entire list, or you can use this handy tool http://www.abvwc.org.uk/vw_vin.htm
K=Karmann, Osnabruck Germany
R=Martorell, Barcelona, Spain
T=Kvasiny, Czech Republic
U=Uitenhage, South Africa
V=Palmela, Portugal (Westmoreland, PA, USA before 1988)
Z=Filler character: No meaning