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Old 06-23-2016, 12:00 PM
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how to find out the exact build date?

so i bought my 2016 JGC the other day. i ordered it may 13, and it was delivered to the dealer lot on june 16. a hair over 4 weeks from a 6-8 week window...no complaints at all.

my question is about the build date. particularly pertaining to waxing it and letting the paint properly breath and cure for 30 days. if you look on the door tag it says production date is 06/16, so it was build less than one month ago. i figured i'd wait until july 4th weekend to give it the once over with sealant and all. but it would be nice to know exactly when it was built. how does a novice go about finding that out?

any help is appreciated. thanks in advance.

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so i bought my 2016 JGC the other day. i ordered it may 13, and it was delivered to the dealer lot on june 16. a hair over 4 weeks from a 6-8 week window...no complaints at all.

my question is about the build date. particularly pertaining to waxing it and letting the paint properly breath and cure for 30 days. if you look on the door tag it says production date is 06/16, so it was build less than one month ago. i figured i'd wait until july 4th weekend to give it the once over with sealant and all. but it would be nice to know exactly when it was built. how does a novice go about finding that out?

any help is appreciated. thanks in advance.
On the door label look for mdh. That stands for, month, day, and hour built.
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Re: how to find out the exact build date?

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On the door label look for mdh. That stands for, month, day, and hour built.
so it says "060112 511AB"

not sure if the 511ab means anything in particular, but i'm gonna take a stab at guessing it was built june 1st at noon?
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Re: how to find out the exact build date?

Since you ordered it, it's a shame the dealer didn't include the actual build sheet that went down the line as it was assembled. It gives you down to the second when it came off the line. I wouldn't let them touch a thing when it came off the carrier and made sure the build sheet was included.
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Re: how to find out the exact build date?

Level IV and LifeTime JeepGarage Premium Members can get a build sheet for their GC by requesting it in the VIP forum. With membership comes privilege.
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There is also another set of #s on the door .

It's in the area of the VIN.

Above the VIN # .

Mine says Date if manufacture 03/2012 .


Try that.
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Re: how to find out the exact build date?

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so it says "060112 511AB"

not sure if the 511ab means anything in particular, but i'm gonna take a stab at guessing it was built june 1st at noon?
built 060112 is June 1st at Noon (military time)
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Re: how to find out the exact build date?

As far as waxing it. Go right ahead. The paint is cured already. If you ever get it repainted, like after an accident, then you need to wait at least 30 days.

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