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I notice that a local Virginia dealer has several CRV (LX, EX, EXL Navi) with a VIN that begins with 7FA. Googling that prefix indicates that number is not US or Canada; it indicates that those cars were manufactured in Oceania. Is that not unusual for a US dealer. I thought the CRV sold here were US or Canada manufacture. Any pro or con to one of these vehicles?
 

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Slightly older thread. I just bought a 2018 CR-V EX and noticed the VIN starts with 7FA, which a google search showed being made in Oceania as said in an earlier post. I can't make that nhtsa link posted to work. I'm wondering why they would use the 7FA VIN for vehicles made in Indiana?
 

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Slightly older thread. I just bought a 2018 CR-V EX and noticed the VIN starts with 7FA, which a google search showed being made in Oceania as said in an earlier post. I can't make that nhtsa link posted to work. I'm wondering why they would use the 7FA VIN for vehicles made in Indiana?
Your Google search is wrong, sorry.
 

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Slightly older thread. I just bought a 2018 CR-V EX and noticed the VIN starts with 7FA, which a google search showed being made in Oceania as said in an earlier post. I can't make that nhtsa link posted to work. I'm wondering why they would use the 7FA VIN for vehicles made in Indiana?
Here's the current location of the NHTSA doc which says in part, "7FA - Honda Mfg., Indiana, LLC - HONDA, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle". Includes additional VIN decoding.

Update: FWIW, here's the link to the check digit math referenced in the NHTSA document as 49CFR565.15(c) -- see section 565.15 c1 to c4. It also spells out the entirety of US federal VIN requirements.
 
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