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Originally Posted by Leadfoot_Rick View Post
Thanks again for the input guys, I do appreciate it. Looking at the tsb it says if engine build date is on or before 11/10/2011, my car is a 2013 and the tag says mfg date of 12/12? Is 12/12 December of 2012 or what? How do you know when your engine was built. I know this has all been beat to death but in all my reading I haven't saw anything on how to decipher mfg date, or how to determine engine build date?
It is MM/YY. Mine is a 2005, and my door pillar sticker says MFG DATE 04/05, which is April of 2005, so yes, your car was built in December 2012. The engine build date is the same, since the lines run simultaneously. Not sure where to find the engine build DAY date.

Most, about 80% of all cars of a given model year are built during the preceding year, and for most American builders the production year runs from June to June with the last couple of months at a reduced rate while the plant is re-tooled.

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