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Prior to my purchasing my 2017 SLR, I've never purchased a new vehicle that is actually advertised as the following year's model, so pardon my ignorance.

The title for my SLR just came in - but it reads 2016 in the model year - anyone else with a 2017 model seeing the same thing on their titles? This is also the case with my Tag registration - but that's to be expected since they base the information off of the title.

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Is this normal? Do titles for models released the year before, actually list the model year as the newer year, or do they read the model year as the year they were released?

The insurance for my SS is also set up with 2017 as the model year - so I'm also wondering whether there is cause for concern on that front (ie - my insurance reading a different model year from my registration)..
 

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only a problem on resale value. as long as insurance has same vin# call them to correct. most likely it has a leftover 2016 frame and drivetrain (to which the vin is placed) This issue happens a lot with motorhomes chasis model year is older than the house part
 

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only a problem on resale value. as long as insurance has same vin# call them to correct. most likely it has a leftover 2016 frame and drivetrain (to which the vin is placed) This issue happens a lot with motorhomes chasis model year is older than the house part
My VIN# is indeed a 2017 VIN, based on how the VIN is decoded (I have an "H" in my 10th position - which decodes to 2017)

Below is how the SS VINs are usually decoded...
- The first 3 characters identify the manufacturer of the vehicle
–Digits 4-8: Are the vehicle attributes
–Digit 9: Is a check digit
–Digit 10: Is Model Year (F=2015, G=2016 H=2017)
–Digit 11: Is plant code
–Digits 12-17: Are sequential numbers

So, regardless of what parts were used in my SS, the VIN# should have pulled up as 2017 in the Title office - although I suspect maybe the issue is with the info my dealer submitted...?

I definitely wouldn't want my SS undervalued as a 2016 model down the road - but as I mentioned, I don't have any experience with this kind of thing.

Do you know of anyone with a 2017 SS that has a title that actually reads 2017? Maybe it's normal for the title to simply show the year of manufacture?
 

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the title should reflect year on vin . not sure how to correct it , dmv can be hard to deal with
I would expect so too, but I've never actually seen a title for a Vehicle model released the year before, so I don't know that for sure.
 

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So if I built a 1947 coupe, exactly from the 1947 model year design, from off-the-shelf replacement parts, they'd title it as built in '47?

o_O - I don't think the model year is necessarily the year of manufacture, but it should be. Otherwise, when Apple releases their car, what's to stop them from claiming that their design is actually a futuristic design for the year 2030...
 

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DMV screwed up and will need to fix it. Just tell them the year was input wrong, show them the VIN and they will correct it.
DMV wanted me to get the title fixed first - they only work off of the title information
 

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What is the 10th digit from the left of the VIN #. Maybe you really do not have a 2017?

Digit 10: Is Model Year (F=2015, G=2016 H=2017)
 

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o_O - I don't think the model year is necessarily the year of manufacture, but it should be. Otherwise, when Apple releases their car, what's to stop them from claiming that their design is actually a futuristic design for the year 2030...
I have a turbine driven force-induction system up front, and captive bearing lubricative retention system in the final drive, so technically I have a 2020 Slingshot?

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I have a turbine driven force-induction system up front, and captive bearing lubricative retention system in the final drive, so technically I have a 2020 Slingshot?

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Turbine driven?? You sir, are riding a Slingshot from the pre-Steam-Engine era.

Your Model year sounds like something in the 1600's to me.... ;)
 

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I have an H
IMO Kagai, you have a 2017. I suspect that your Bill of Sale says 2017. It is then, a 2017. IMO, it is up to the dealer to correct the problem on my assumption that he handled the title and registration. If that is true, I suggest that you demand that he sort the problem out or rescind the sale and provide you with a proper 2017. Further, if there is a lien on the vehicle, the lien holder will be interested as he does not have as valuable a security interest as was bargained for.
 

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I can tell you from experience that if your title says 2016 that's what you bought if your paper work says 2017 you need to return to the dealer he has probably made a honest mistake....also the serial number is coded to the year of the model ...the 10th digit is the model year of a automobile I can only assume that it is the same with our slings your tenth digit should be a H mine is a 2016.5 and it has a G hope this helps
 

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Just received my 2017 Replacement Title today! The dealer got the titling error fixed with the Dept of Revenue. The dealer's original paperwork was in fact correct- but someone in the GA Dept of Revenue took it upon themselves to "correct" the year. Probably a newbie who didn't realize that it's possible to have a 2017 title issued in 2016.
 

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Thanks for the update! Glad it worked out in your favor, DMV can be a nightmare sometimes to change a title.
 
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