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Build Date

Quick question for the experts out there. I'm looking at picking up a 2014 Overland and can choose from those in inventory at the dealership.

After reading all of the problem threads on these forums, I'm inclined to try and get the most recent build date possible of the inventory that I like. I have the luxury of being OK with several different color combos.

Can I determine the build date from the VIN? Or do I have to look at the vehicle sticker?

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:50 PM
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Re: Build Date

Just look at the sticker on the drivers door.
Month, Day, Hour (MDH)

050912 May 9th 1200hours or 12PM
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Re: Build Date

Thanks MMAG, I'm aware of that method but was hoping to do some research from the website and listed VINs vs having to drive to the dealership and ask them to find and open the door on 10 different jeeps.

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Just look at the sticker on the drivers door.
Month, Day, Hour (MDH)

050912 May 9th 1200hours or 12PM
How would you know from this if it was built May, 13 or May, 14?


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Thanks MMAG, I'm aware of that method but was hoping to do some research from the website and listed VINs vs having to drive to the dealership and ask them to find and open the door on 10 different jeeps.

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I could be wrong but I think the VIN will only provide the year, unless you can extract more detail out of the 6 digit numeric serial number.
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I guess you could not as its only a month day hour code.
The same sticker has the Year and build month.
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you could decode the year from the VIN. EC123456 E=2014
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I guess you could not as its only a month day hour code.
The same sticker has the Year and build month.
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you could decode the year from the VIN. EC123456 E=2014
I haven't looked at the sticker on mine ... thanks.

The vin wouldn't help because that "E" indicates model year, not build year. They started building '14s in January of '13 and they are still building them.(AFAIK) and they will all have the "E".
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This is my door sticker:

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...They started building '14s in January of '13 and they are still building them.(AFAIK)...
The last 2014 WK2's were built on July 5th; 2015 production started July 21st.
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