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Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by AutoJoshNG: 6:26pm On Sep 05
Two Cars d0n’t come with the same VIN (Verification Identification Number) just like human beings don’t have the same fingerprints.. but Audi did the unthinkable. They did not only make two cars with the same VIN, they made thousands of them.

This was discovered by some Investigators, as German prosecutors discovered documents which suggested thousands of cars may have been shipped to China, Japan, and South Korea with the same VIN.

This would be a serious problem as we all know that every vehicles is supposed to have its unique 17-digit numbers that isn’t supposed to be repeated for at least 30 years.

We all know that VIN numbers help owners, insurance companies, and government agencies to track a vehicle’s history, ownership, and legal status.

Still it remains unclear why the company will use the same VIN on multiple vehicles or maybe it has something to do with importation issues such as restrictions or taxes.

Audi defended by saying “We are not aware of the fact the VIN numbers have been issued more than once.”

https://autojosh.com/autojosh-comaudi-reportedly-made-thousands-vehicles-vin/

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by vault(m): 6:40pm On Sep 05
if I had a new Audi, good...... since I don't av

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:36pm On Sep 05
Kia and hyundai nigeria are worse, they used paper stickers to write vin grin
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OCTAVO: 10:58pm On Sep 05
shocked
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by modelmike7(m): 7:11am On Sep 06
Can they recall thousands of cars?
This will be a serious problem!

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 7:14am On Sep 06
hmmmmmmmm, no wonder.
My dad got an Audi A4 recently, i did a check, it shows a 1997 sedan while ours is a 2003 wagon.
Still trying to figure out how come i got a different history to the one that came with the vehicle, was thinking that the nigerian factor changed the model year and body type as nothing illegal is illegal for our obodo contiri.

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by djakinwande(m): 7:15am On Sep 06
How r dey goin to recall does cars nw
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by Felixalex(m): 7:15am On Sep 06
And I was planning on buying a brand new Audi next month... Change of plans undecided
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by Asology(m): 7:15am On Sep 06
vault:
if I had a new Audi, good...... since I don't av


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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by tuoyoojo(m): 7:19am On Sep 06
this corruption na evri where e dey o

but them go make am seem say na we invent am

the rationale behind it is what I cannot understand
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by id4sho(m): 7:19am On Sep 06
Oyibo don dey do ABA cars
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by menstrualpad: 7:20am On Sep 06
cheesy
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by menstrualpad: 7:21am On Sep 06
OlujobaSamuel:
hmmmmmmmm, no wonder.
My dad got an Audi A4 recently, i did a check, it shows a 1997 sedan while ours is a 2003 wagon.
Still trying to figure out how come i got a different history to the one that came with the vehicle, was thinking that the nigerian factor changed the model year and body type as nothing illegal is illegal for our obodo contiri.
Pictures...

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 7:22am On Sep 06
that audi spokesman must be a nigerian, see excuse.
each country of production, plants, year, etc has a unique code, how come a plant issued same serial number to different vehicle?
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by seangy4konji: 7:25am On Sep 06
how it take concern person weh deh find how to cchop bread and beans this morning
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 7:26am On Sep 06
menstrualpad:
Pictures...
cant get pix of the search result now, will do that soon and upload both
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by Onyenna(m): 7:26am On Sep 06
Fvck!!!
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by menstrualpad: 7:27am On Sep 06
OlujobaSamuel:

cant get pix of the search result now, will do that soon and upload both
I meant car picture
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by Onyenna(m): 7:28am On Sep 06
OlujobaSamuel:
that audi spokesman must be a nigerian, see excuse.
each country of production, plants, year, etc has a unique code, how come a plant issued same serial number to different vehicle?

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by heffem(m): 7:34am On Sep 06
undecided if those audi cars mistakenly enter naija....our police them don hammer be that...even IG sef go dey stand for road dey expect...

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by Bawsse(m): 7:34am On Sep 06
Unprofessional
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by erico2k2(m): 7:45am On Sep 06
OlujobaSamuel:
hmmmmmmmm, no wonder.
My dad got an Audi A4 recently, i did a check, it shows a 1997 sedan while ours is a 2003 wagon.
Still trying to figure out how come i got a different history to the one that came with the vehicle, was thinking that the nigerian factor changed the model year and body type as nothing illegal is illegal for our obodo contiri.
Vin swap for cheaper duty

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 7:47am On Sep 06
menstrualpad:

Pictures...
I believe you must have seen it.
REMOVED. THANKS.
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by erico2k2(m): 7:47am On Sep 06
AutoJoshNG:
Two Cars d0n’t come with the same VIN (Verification Identification Number) just like human beings don’t have the same fingerprints.. but Audi did the unthinkable. They did not only make two cars with the same VIN, they made thousands of them.

This was discovered by some Investigators, as German prosecutors discovered documents which suggested thousands of cars may have been shipped to China, Japan, and South Korea with the same VIN.

This would be a serious problem as we all know that every vehicles is supposed to have its unique 17-digit numbers that isn’t supposed to be repeated for at least 30 years.

We all know that VIN numbers help owners, insurance companies, and government agencies to track a vehicle’s history, ownership, and legal status.

Still it remains unclear why the company will use the same VIN on multiple vehicles or maybe it has something to do with importation issues such as restrictions or taxes.

Audi defended by saying “We are not aware of the fact the VIN numbers have been issued more than once.”

https://autojosh.com/autojosh-comaudi-reportedly-made-thousands-vehicles-vin/

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 7:57am On Sep 06
erico2k2:

Vin swap for cheaper duty
as how? you mean to lay claim to an old vehicle so the dealer can pay less?
the dealer's document and custom check given to my dad when i asked him stated a wagon of 2003, so that should invalidate the dealers claim(if any) to the vehicle been an older model compared to the one on record.
Also, i seriously doubt if our naija custom dey do vin check for vehicle to know if the dealer is lying or not, what they do is just to check the shipping document to be a valid one and do their own estimate of the true value of the car in nigeria. That's why when you import a 2016prado salvage and another imports a clean title, na same duty una go pay.
Also, i never knew the vin is removable, that's serious gbege, so I fit carry person nissan jeep go sell, commot the vin, then put am for my micra, i kuku know sey our police no dey do vin check and dey no fit stop me for my micra except to collect white(#50)
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by amazingspiderma: 8:00am On Sep 06
I would love to it, if the VIN was stated so that we can understand magnitude of the problem, when people start verifying their own VIN..

Disgusting....
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by erico2k2(m): 8:14am On Sep 06
OlujobaSamuel:

as how? you mean to lay claim to an old vehicle so the dealer can pay less?
the dealer's document and custom check given to my dad when i asked him stated a wagon of 2003, so that should invalidate the dealers claim(if any) to the vehicle been an older model compared to the one on record.
Also, i seriously doubt if our naija custom dey do vin check for vehicle to know if the dealer is lying or not, what they do is just to check the shipping document to be a valid one and do their own estimate of the true value of the car in nigeria. That's why when you import a 2016prado salvage and another imports a clean title, na same duty una go pay.
Also, i never knew the vin is removable, that's serious gbege, so I fit carry person nissan jeep go sell, commot the vin, then put am for my micra, i kuku know sey our police no dey do vin check and dey no fit stop me for my micra except to collect white(#50)
Let us see the front of your Dad's car again

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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by JayJayGee: 8:26am On Sep 06
erico2k2:

Let us see the front of your Dad's car again
whatsup with you and his dad's car
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by wildchild02: 8:28am On Sep 06
How did this happen?


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Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 8:31am On Sep 06
erico2k2:

Let us see the front of your Dad's car again
the front is similar, they are both A4, one is a sedan while the other is a wagon
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by Exponental(m): 8:34am On Sep 06
Bad NEWS for custom.
Re: Audi Reportedly Made Thousands Of Vehicles With The Same VIN by OlujobaSamuel: 8:34am On Sep 06
JayJayGee:
whatsup with you and his dad's car
seems someone is reading my mind here.

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