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How to figure out build date

I am looking at 2011 Summits to see what kind of deal I can get since the 2012s are are coming soon. When I look at stock on dealer websites I want to know if they were built after feb/march to determine if they have the RHR radio in it. Is there any way to tell that from the VIN number or something? It also gives me an idea how long they have been sitting on the lot.
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Re: How to figure out build date

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I am looking at 2011 Summits to see what kind of deal I can get since the 2012s are are coming soon. When I look at stock on dealer websites I want to know if they were built after feb/march to determine if they have the RHR radio in it. Is there any way to tell that from the VIN number or something? It also gives me an idea how long they have been sitting on the lot.
You can tell if the build was prior to or after May 2nd because the destination cost increased $45 from $780 to $825 so that's an easy way to tell. If it was built after May 2nd, it definitely has the RHR. Other than that, I'm not sure how you can tell because I think it lists both the RER and RHR as 730 radios.
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Re: How to figure out build date

There is an "insight" web site where you can plug in the VIN and see exactly when the car was built and delivered... but we are not allowed to post the link in this forum.

The dealer should be able to tell you build date by looking in the same system, but usually its not posted on their web sites. You may be able to get it from Jeep customer service

VIN numbers above 706000 were delivered starting early May. I've seen some Vin 605000 vehicles built early Feb, the upgraded RHR started to be installed mid January. So you probably would be safe with a 730 in a VIN higher than 605000 then verify by looking at the drivers door, the sticker will have the build date.

If you become a site supporter you can see Milous's tracking pages and find the VIN numbers corresponding to build times.
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