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Thursday, March 29, 2012

US Fiat 500 Abarth Production and Online Tracking

US Fiat 500 Abarth production line

The Fiat 500 Abarth is on track to be one of the most sought after performance cars this year.  Fiat 500 Abarth orders are coming in at high rates and the factory is funneling them into production quickly and at an orderly rate. While this is all happening, Fiat USA has an asset for owners to track their new 500 Abarth as it makes its way through the system.

US Fiat 500 Abarth production image

The link below goes to a vehicle tracking website that enables you to monitor the production status of your new Fiat 500 Abarth. You will first need your Vehicle Order Number (VON), which you can get from your Fiat Studio.

Fiat 500 Abarth Vehicle Online Tracking Image
This is what you will see on the Fiat Vehicle Online Tracking website.  It is important to note that this is not a real time overview of the status of your car and it may lag behind somewhat. Rest assured, your car is moving along in the system as the logistics fall into play. The Fiat 500 Abarth is produced at Chryler's Toluca plant in Mexico; one of the most advanced car manufacturing facilities in the world and has been building cars for more than 40 years.

Fiat Production Codes and what they mean. These codes describe the various stages in the build process.
Unscheduled: BX – good order available for scheduling
BB – fleet order only – review by bid department
BD – special equipment processing
BE – edit error – coding error which must be corrected before order can be scheduled
BG – order has passes edit but cannot be scheduled regardless of sold status
Reason Codes: F – finance hold – automatic cancellation after 15 days
B – model or option build out
L – material restriction
M – material hold (fleet)
ZA – canceled order
Scheduled: C – tentative schedule
D – firm schedule: serial number assigned, approx time in station – 5 days
D1 – gateline: unit sequenced for production, est ship date assigned, Approx time in station – 12 days
Build: E – framing
F – paint
G – trim
I – unit built, pending final inspection
J – vehicle passed final inspection but not released to carrier
JB – shipped to body vendor
JE – shipped to emissions
JJ – consigned to body vendor
JS – shipped to storage
KZ – released by plant and invoiced
Traffic Codes: KZ L – released but not shipped KZ M – first rail departure
KZ N – first rail arrival
KZ O – delayed/received
KZ OA – plant hold, quality audit
KZ OB – zone, dealer, sales, vehicle prep, tax, diversion or derailment hold, dealer refusal, vehicle diverted
KZ OC – carrier delay, strike-bound, emission or safety hold, rail car shortage, bad or insufficient load, inclement weather, need shipping order, manifest error
KZ OD – mechanical failure, glass damage, vehicle in repair, lacking parts or storage hold
KZ OE – mis-dropped or mis-shipped vehicle
KZ OF – shipped air freight, stolen vehicle recovered, show vehicle, test info code, vessel sailed
KZ OG – damaged vehicle, stolen vehicle, abandon to carrier, vehicle scrapped, donate vehicle, repair and auction
KZ OH – all other “O” type carrier codes
KZ T – second rail departure
KZ U – second rail arrival
KZ X – delivered to dealer
KZ Y1 – major damage – must not be sold as new
KZ Y2 – major damage – vehicle sold at auction

US Fiat 500 Abarth final assembly image

Images and sources: Chrysler LLC


Anonymous said...

I am still unable to see the status of my order using the VON said...

Sometimes there is a delay in getting a status update or even seeing it on the site. I know it's tough to wait, but don't get frustrated. It eventually will pop up.

Anonymous said...

I had my VON and VIN wintin a week, but it took about a month to move from production scheduled to frame