I know nothing
at all about distribution, that be 100 times over my pay grade.
and even more arcane than tag decodes. (for all those years, ouch)
Santana is a mfg plant. and may
have some located in other countries,?
SA what is the SA mark ? South America, ( Spain jargon for sure) Me clueless.
That mark is on my sample tag. (Spain, Axxxxx) what is A? guessing.
As a real suzuki dealer to look up that vin, its a SANTANA made car.
where you find a Santana USED , on mother earth is anyones guess.
to look up any car, we need the whole tag not just the vin.
The vin can even have the year, and plant codes.
and the santana data in the EPC is very very weak.
in fact only show ONE LETTER for petrol/diesle.
and leaves out all this. (a real EU suzuki) see this.?
santana , this data below was lost in the sands of time. seems so.
maybe suzuki today has better information, ask them. (id not hold my breath)
All Body tags collection. USA and other countries. - Image 24 of 30
vins and tag decodes are arcane and non standard, in many countries and cars.
i just found this.
the WMI ISO spec for vin lists 1st letter V is France.
my guess. made in spain. for France.
gee post the whole tag. x out last number for privacy.
we can count one hand the santana posts here. rare.
the mark III santana , the ECP shows suffix codes on all Suzukis,
that suffix is color
799 is special, its , primer. (for buying a new part)
unlike dash trim they have many color codes.
but not that santata.
post the full tag,
there are 5 Santana generations... in the ECP, VAST and not one listed
they are index by the SE416-xxx
16 total in EU
and of that 16 , 7 are tagged Santana, even Mygar Santanas, OMG
the #16 is se614 blank santana, 97-98
the front bumber (diff on 3 and 5 doors.
each have 2 choices here.
black code suffix 5PK and primer coat 799
the key to buying parts or decoding them them
is the SE416 suffix codes.
and if more data is on that tag, more decode. if there.
not seen yours. so cant speculate on that.
why not post your tag?
the older years santana all say , paint to match
so , the body has a paint code tag too.....
that be the correct color
but in USA we dont do that
if paint a bumper, we, use the computer color match system (after all the paint is faded after 20 years.) so we match realty.
if painting whole car we find the tag
in usa we have make year, and built year. and are not the same.
other countries use mfg build year. that is it.
and that is on the tag somewhere.
on our cars the make year is in the vin
and the left drivers B pillar is the mfg date real.
both are very important in buying parts, as parts change mid year, and by mfg,data, and vin serial...
not knowing both , makes parts buys wrong all the time.
Just like the classic thermostat change mid year 1992 , and later.
the tags show true year, not the registration,