VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

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VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

Post by Ben98gs » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:40 pm

For the Caprice PPV, the digits 1-6 and 10-11 are the same for the all vehicles in a given year:

1st - Headquarter Location (6 = Australia)
2nd - Manufacturer (G = General Motors)
3rd - Brand Division (3 = Chevrolet)
4th-5th - Model (MK (2011-2013) or NS (2014-2017) = Caprice PPV)
6th - Body Type (5 = 4 door sedan)
7th - ???
8th - Engine (2 - 6.0L V8 (L77); 3 - 3.6L V6 (LFX))
9th - Check Digit (Confirms valid VIN)
10th - Year (B = 2011; C = 2012; D = 2013; E = 2014; F = 2015; G =2016; H = 2017)
11th - Manufacturing Plan (L = Elizabeth Australia)
12th-17th - Sequence/Unique Serial Number

Does anyone know for sure what the 7th Digit of the VIN indicates option-wise? It appears this is typically used by Chevrolet for security/safety systems in the vehicle... My thought is this could indicate the rear passenger cabin side airbag option (according to the Technical Manual files, RPO code AYO in 2011 (would correspond to the E/T digits I have found???); AYG in years 2012-2016 (would correspond to the R/U digits I have found???), and no such option in 2017 (reason I have only seen U in 2017???).

Can anyone confirm?
2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan - Slipstream Blue / M6 / Sunroof / Spare - 1 of 69 as optioned

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Re: VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

Post by Navy Lifer » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:23 pm

my recollection is that it identifies the occupant restraint/collision safety system configuration

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Re: VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

Post by 119C3NJ » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:16 pm

T - police vehicle restraint system
2011 9C3 Caprice PPV Phantom Black
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Re: VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

Post by 119C3NJ » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:19 pm

E - active belts airbags
Driver & pass 1st row. Front seat side. Roof side all rows
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Re: VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

Post by Ben98gs » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:47 am

So it seems both of you confirm it is the collision/airbags option. Thank you!
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Re: VIN Decode - 7th Digit of VIN Indicates???

Post by s/c'd cav » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:54 pm

GM lists its as the RESTRAINT SYSTEM

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