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Vin numbers may be running out?

This article that was posted on Slashdot says that car manufacturers are running out of possible new VIN numbers to issue

http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosins...a01-200548.htm

I guess the current VIN numbering system was set up in 1981 and was expected to last 30 years. I guess they built VIN numbers the same way they built domestic cars in the early 80s... they were to be replaced in a few years anyway


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Vin numbers may be running out?

Wow, thats hard to believe that the number combinations are running out. I would think they can develop a way to keep them going.

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Vin numbers may be running out?

damn when that happens ill be selling my vin on ebay for $1,000,000!!!!


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Vin numbers may be running out?

They will use letter and number combinations if that was the case.

I always wondered if the industry could really run out of VINs. There is so many combinations, and even if it was in the millions... there is a few million cars on the road.

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