About 100 Thunderbird VINs in the Registry were found to be “duplicates” …. resulting in about 50 Registry Numbers to be re-assigned to 2002 Thunderbirds which were documented back in 2002 but never registered.
The duplication errors happened because of incorrect reporting of the VIN… for instance the correct VIN of M6FH220446 was in the Registry, and then the incorrect P6FH220446 also registered. This happened because there was no check field of just the “last six”…the data validation considered the entire VIN as being in the Registry, or not.
Going forward, a check field for the last six numbers of VINs has been added to the database. It is a tedious process to correct the duplicates, as of today about 20 of the affected cars have been processed.
The good news is that because the check field of the last six was added, the VIN sorter page has now been condensed into one unit, no more flipping between pages for 10/11/17 character VINs. The VIN sorter page has a lot more options and filters.
Until all of the duplicate errors can be fixed, you may run across duplicate entries for the same car in the VIN sorter page. If you do, please consider notifying the Registry. While I do have a list, it is probable that I may have missed some, and any help is greatly appreciated.
The Registry was updated today – 4 cars updated, 20 cars added for a total of 75,355 Thunderbirds in the Registry.