How do you know the correct model year? Check the VIN –short for Vehicle Identification Number. The 10th digit always represents the model year. Decades alternate between numeric and alphabetic representations of the year. Numbers represented 2000- 2009 models: 1=2001, 2=2002, and so on. Letters (I and O are not used) represent 2010-2019 models: A= 2010, B=2011, C=2012, D=2013. If you want to see for yourself the model year – just count 10 digits from the left and look for the number or letter!