Re: VIN doesn't match the build or compliance date
The MY2012 model was released in 2011, so your numbers seem OK.
Mine is the same - MY2012 model built October 11 but compliance plate Jan 12.
You might have noticed that the MY2014 model was just released in the USA a few days ago on 14/1/13. Those Crazzyyy Americans!!!
As far as TSB's are concerned, it is the build date that matters.
Current : 2015 Overland CRD Brilliant Black, Cooper AT3 on 2012 Laredo rims, full size alloy spare, Chief bash plate and recovery point.
Past and now sold : 2012 Mineral Grey CRD Laredo, Off Road Adventure II, Quadra Drive II, Quadra Lift, Only driven to church on Sundays