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    Thread: How to get build date on my Routan?

    1. 09-21-2012 05:27 PM #1
      I know it is a silly question. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to find the build date on my 2012 Routan. Thank you.

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      09-21-2012 06:10 PM #2
      There are no silly questions, only silly answers, so, here's the silly answer : The build date can be found on the white label on the rear inside edge of the driver's door [just look down as you open the door].

      It gives you the month and year of manufacture, but not the day. Mine, for example, says 11-08, so it's a 2009 model built in November of '08.

    3. 09-22-2012 06:53 AM #3
      Thank you!! I got it. Mine built in May 2012. Thank you for the help.

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      09-24-2012 06:28 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by vwroutan1 View Post
      Mine built in May 2012.
      Sounds like yours is almost as new as they come! Congrats
      VW 4 Life... For life, that's what the ex said... but i mean it...

    5. 09-26-2012 09:31 PM #5
      Thank you!! So far enjoying the van except the small vibration in cold start.

    6. 09-27-2012 10:01 PM #6
      If the Routan label is like the Chrysler/Dodge labels then there should also be a MDH field followed by a 6 digit code, this code is the two-digit Month, two-digit Day and two-digit Hour (in 24-hour format) that the vehicle was manufactured.

      My Caravan label has the following information:
      Date of MFG: 12-08
      MDH: 121815
      So my van was built on December 18, 2008 at 1500 hours (3 pm).


    7. 09-28-2012 08:21 AM #7
      Good to know. Thank you.

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      11-06-2012 10:20 PM #8
      that is very helpful, thanks.

      2012 Routan Highline
      1997 Jetta TDI

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