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This upcoming Saturday I should be purchasing a 2003 GMC Sierra. I haven't seen it in person yet, but so far it seems to check out well. Until I tried to view the Carfax and it came up as a 2003 Chevy Silverado.

A few other VIN decoding websites later, and I got a few more 03 Silverados, an 03 Tahoe, and a few no results. Why is this happening? Is it possible it's stolen or salvaged and been swapped? The dealer didn't know why, and said they would look into it.It's not a dealer I've ever heard of and it seems like it's just a small used car lot. I don't think it's possible for them to get mixed up online being similar vehicles, but am I missing something?
 

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Whats the vin#

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Gets flagged on this site!

https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud_awareness/vincheck

Also, does this sound like the truck other than being a Sierra?
Result of VIN decoding process (No guarantee)

VIN: 1GCEK14V13E109506
WMI / VDS / VIS: 1GC / EK14V1 / 3E109506

Model: Silverado
Type: Truck
Make: Chevrolet
Manufacturer: General Motors Corporation
Model year: 2003
Country (Region): U.S.A. (North America)
Plant: Pontiac, Michigan
Sequential number: 109506

Body style: Pickup
Doors: 2
Driveline: 4WD
Engine series: V-8 4.8L
Engine type: V8, 4.8L
Fuel type: Gasoline
Safety restraints: Driver and passenger front airbags, active belts
 

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03 silverados dont have the same front end as 03 sierras they went slant eyed!

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i just recently bought my 2000 silverado 4x4 ext cab from a guy and i checked the vin number online at a couple different places and it says that the truck is a 2wd regular cab. idk how that happens but maybe your in the same boat as me
 

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If you do go to look at it you might want to make a call to the BMV to verify the vin/title. Sounds a little fishy.
 

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It's likely one of two things; someone wanted a GMC so they swapped the front clip(most likely after an accident), or it really is a GMC that's stolen and was vin swapped with a wrecked Chevy. Either way, I wouldn't touch it.
 

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welmade said:
http://www.zarzourmotors.net/mobile/mdetails.aspx?VID=213976297

It does seem too good to be true for those miles
I don't believe that truck would have come from the factory with a chrome grille. It would have been the matte black one. Most likely a swap at some point.
 

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Comes up as a GMC for me on my magical site. But then again I imputed just the last 8 of the vin, it is totally possible someone might have made some mistakes in the vin and that is what's throwing everyone else's search off.

Vehicle Information
VIN: 1GTEK14V13E109506 Model: TK15903-2003 GMC SIERRA 1500 4WD REG CAB PICKUP
Service Contract: No Branded Title: No Warranty Block: No PDI Status: No
Order Type: 70 - RETAIL - STOCK
Field Actions: 1 Open

Vehicle Build
Model: TK15903-2003 GMC SIERRA 1500 4WD REG CAB PICKUP Order Number: FHGFND
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,906 Build Date: 07/23/2002
Build Plant: E

Option Codes

1SW - WORK TRUCK PACKAGE INCLUDES: WIDESIDE BODY AIR COND., DUAL ZONE MANUAL CHROME FRONT BUMPER 1SZ - MARKETING OPTION PKG. DISCOUNT
69C - DARK PEWTER CLOTH 69I - DARK PEWTER INTERIOR TRIM
6YH - COMPONENT FRT LH COMPUTER SEL 7YH - COMPONENT FRT RH COMPUTER SEL
91U - MARINE BLUE METALLIC AE7 - FRONT 60/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT
AL0 - SENSOR INDICATOR, INFLATABLE RESTRAINT B30 - FULL COLOR KEYED CARPET W/MATS
B32 - FRONT COLOR-KEYED FLOOR MATS C7H - GVW RATING - 6,400 LBS
CJ3 - AIR COND., DUAL ZONE MANUAL DE2 - BLACK FOLDAWAY EXTERIOR MIRRORS
E63 - WIDESIDE BODY EVA - EVAP EMISSION REQUIREMENT
FK2 - TORSION BAR SPRING ADJ - LH FK3 - TORSION BAR SPRING ADJ - RH
GMC - ASSEMBLY PLANT-PONTIAC EAST GT4 - REAR AXLE - 3.73 RATIO
JC3 - 4 WHEEL ANTI-LOCK DISC BRAKES K34 - ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
K68 - ALTERNATOR 105 AMP KUP - THROTTLE CONTROL ELECTRONIC
LR4 - VORTEC 4800 V8 SFI GAS ENGINE M30 - 4-SPD AUTO TRANS W/ OVERDRIVE AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL
NF2 - FEDERAL EMISSION SYSTEM NG1 - FEDERAL/NY/VT EMISSIONS
NP2 - MANUAL SHIFT TRANSFER CASE QNK - P245/75R16 ALS BW TIRES
R9Z - POMS EXPEDITE-SOLD ORDERS SLM - STOCK ORDERS
TFE - SALES INCENTIVE-COMMITMENT PLUS UM7 - AM/FM STEREO
UQ5 - STANDARD SPEAKER SYSTEM V43 - PAINTED REAR STEP BUMPER
V73 - STATEMENT OF CERT. U.S. VG3 - CHROME FRONT BUMPER
VK3 - FRONT LICENSE PLATE MOUNT VXS - COMPLETE VEHICLE LABEL
XNK - P245/75R16-109S ALS BW TIRES YD3 - BASE EQUIP FOR SCH GVW PLATE
YD6 - REAR SPRING - BASE EQUIPMENT YNK - P245/75R16-109S ALS BW TIRES
Z83 - SOLID SMOOTH RIDE SUSPENSION Z88 - GMC TRUCK NAMEPLATE
ZNK - P245/75R16-109S ALS BW TIRES ZY1 - SOLID PAINT

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wildchevy said:
Vehicle Information
VIN: 1GTEK14V13E109506
This VIN is one letter different, and Carfax shows this vehicle as being an 03 Sierra with 12 incident reports. Not sure if this is related or not? Could really be this vehicle and be a clerical error like you said.

Is there any way to tell just by looking if this is a GMC or a Chevy?
 

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welmade said:
wildchevy said:
Vehicle Information
VIN: 1GTEK14V13E109506
This VIN is one letter different, and Carfax shows this vehicle as being an 03 Sierra with 12 incident reports. Not sure if this is related or not? Could really be this vehicle and be a clerical error like you said.

Is there any way to tell just by looking if this is a GMC or a Chevy?
Yes the front ends are extremely different in 03... a gmc sierra will look like my truck in the front end. a silverado will be more boxy and have slanted headlights. Also the steeringwheel usually will say gmc or have a bowtie...

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