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2021 Model Y Delivery Checklist

T-esla626

Member
Oct 23, 2017
39
33
Pasadena, CA
Hello - I was doing research on Model Y Deliveries and just thought that we could come together and help each other put together a checklist for new customers getting their Model Y (or any other car).

So, if you could, please add what you checked out or are planning to check out on your Model Y. Here's a great list I found so far, but would love those "didn't think of that" checkpoints

Link: Tesla Delivery Checklist

A. Verify pre-delivery vehicle records

  • Check for the correct full name and address on your paperwork.
  • Confirm the vehicle’s VIN matches your paperwork.
  • Bring written or digital proof of your down payment having been made and the final payment details
  • Bring a printed insurance card.
B. Exterior inspection

  • Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
  • Inspect vehicle underside (front and rear) for signs of scraping, or damage.
  • Check for any obvious body panel misalignment, or gaps. Especially the frunk gap, charge port, front and rear lights flush with hood/panels, glass roof panels aligned, no leaks.
  • Inspect wheel rims for damage, and that all 4 valve stem covers on tires.
  • Inspect all glass for signs of distortion, scratches, or cracks.
  • Check for proper windshield and windshield trim installation.
  • Inspect all edges of the roof glass panel and rear window.
  • Test all doors to ensure they open and close without unreasonable effort or sound. Check paint in areas such as door hinges, that are not visible when doors are closed.
  • Test opening and closing of the trunk with auto-close button. The door should latch and seal automatically.
  • Test opening and closing of the frunk. Check paint in areas that are not visible when frunk and trunk are closed.
  • Check for the towing eye under the frunk mat, and that it can be easily removed.
  • Ensure door windows auto-close completely when doors are closed.
  • Check all front and rear exterior lights for signs of internal condensation.
  • With all doors open, inspect the weather seals around door gaps and windows. NOTE: Some deliveries have reported seals being “overlapped” incorrectly. This is easily fixed by hand in a few seconds, but worth noting.
C. In the driver seat

  • Check for any error messages on the display screen.
  • Touch the “Tesla T” at the top of the screen to bring up the “About Your Tesla” window. Tap the unicorn drawing to access the Sketch Pad. Leave the Sketch Pad up for a minute to make sure there are no phantom touches happening on the display.
  • Gently test the driver and passenger door emergency release.
  • Check all 4 windows to ensure they open and close properly.
  • Make sure AC/Heat works at full power without strange noises.
  • Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working (move fade/balance to all four points to verify)
  • Test the steering wheel position controls to ensure proper operation.
  • Press the center of the steering wheel to make sure the vehicle’s horn works.
  • Check windshield for distorted view.
  • Test the windshield wipers.
  • Test the rearview camera.
  • Check side mirrors for proper operation of folding and position adjustment (minimal noise).
  • Check sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
  • Check the rearview mirror for any warping or distortion.
D. Interior inspection

  • Inspect interior seat upholstery, door surfaces, dash, liner & carpets (including rear seats, frunk, and trunk).
  • Check the windshield and windows for ripples in the glass.
  • Check left and right clothing hook operation.
  • Check all seat belts for proper operation.
  • Both front seats don’t squeak when moving (check all directions of motion).
  • Check the rear seats for proper fold-down operation.
  • Try to lift the bottom of the back seat to ensure it is securely attached to its base.
E. Connectivity inspection

  • Test connectivity in all USB ports (1 USB-A/1 USB-C in the front, 2 USB-C in the rear).
  • Check 12 volt DC receptacle has power.
  • Test connectivity of wireless phone charger.
  • Music streaming & phone streaming work, radio reception is good.
  • Test both key cards to ensure they work on B-pillar. Keep one key card on your person in case the phone app does not operate properly.
  • Pair your smartphone to your vehicle over Bluetooth. Check functions work (unlock, precondition, etc)
F. Lighting inspection

  • Vanity mirror lights, Front overhead driver & passenger lights.
  • Rear overhead left & right side lights.
  • Driver & passenger foot wells, Driver & passenger door pockets
  • Rear left & right door pockets.
  • Driver & passenger door puddle lights.
  • Console middle compartment light, Console rear compartment light.
  • All door latch button lights, All door window button lights.
  • Steering wheel control lights.
  • Glovebox light (check glovebox opening and closing).
  • Frunk light.
  • Trunk lights (2).
  • Fog lights.
  • Headlights (low & high-beam).
  • Front park lights.
  • Front turn signal lights, Left & right side turn signal lights.
  • Rear running lights.
  • Brake lights.
G. Inspect charging ability

  • Check the charge port door for proper operation and alignment.
  • Check charge port indicator light.
  • Ensure the vehicle will accept a charge.
  • Check the mobile charging kit with cable. Test it to ensure it works and each connector charge, latch, unlatch
  • J1772 adapter.
  • NEMA 5–15 120v adapter.
  • NEMA 14–50 240v adapter.
  • Test supercharger on site.
H. Final items

  • Ask your delivery specialist to make sure that your car is marked as DELIVERED in Tesla’s network. There have been reports of cars being delivered and the phone app doesn’t allow log in the following day.
  • Make sure you have copies of all paperwork necessary for good documentation of your purchase, including a copy of your signed purchase agreement. If your delivery specialist suggests that you can get your documents electronically on your Tesla account, ask for paper copies you can take with you anyway.
 

Papagiorgio

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Oct 26, 2020
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There is an app you can use as well I don’t know who created it but I do appreciate their efforts it’s called Inspect T allows you to take photos make notes. Great checklist extraordinarily beneficial
 

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ahcpa

Member
Nov 30, 2020
22
14
Philadelphia
I would personally not copy the entire contents of someone else's Medium post into my own forum post, but perhaps you are asking whether there are things not included on their list that should be checked upon delivery.

In any case, note that the 14-50 adapter is not included with the mobile connector kit in the Model Y (or the Model 3 for the past year or so).
 

loanchau2k

Member
Nov 25, 2020
129
62
Fremont, CA
Thx so much for the checklist. But, man, this is crazy. I have bought a lot of new cars, never once checking on anything. After negotiation with dealers, sign papers, then drive the car home. Never once checking on anything and I don't recall any cars had major issues after taking home from dealers. Why Tesla is so bad about quality control. Or it's just me, people also do check cars from dealers before they take them home
 

Gman201

Member
Nov 28, 2020
41
23
Maryland, USA
OK Team. Picked up this morning!!! And the car was in perfect condition. I was extremely nervous and spent a long time testing everything.
  • VIN 758XX
  • Great Panel Alignment
  • NO Strange Panel Gaps
  • No Smudges on the interior.
  • No bad paint
  • Seat went down and up with no problems
  • blinkers worked
  • headlights work
  • Trunk worked
  • Frunk worked
  • etc....etc...etc. The whole checklist looked goodl
All upgrades included.
  • New steering will buttons included
  • Double Pane glass included
  • USB Drive Included
  • Auto dimming mirrors included.
No problems except for one minor issue- The mirror problem mentioned in another post is absolutely real. The driver's side mirror would not go up so that I can have good visibility. It is still usable but not optimal. They checked three other 2021 MY and the problem was also present. The passenger mirror was fine.The service department took the car back and determined that the motor does not pull up as much as it should and will be replaced. They ordered the part and a service appointment has been scheduled. They will also install the homelink system at the same time. The car was absolutely gorgeous!!!

Club Blue is so True!!!!!!
 

Krock65

Supporting Member
Nov 21, 2020
55
25
Ridgecrest, CA
I see a lot of people commenting that their headlights are out of alignment. How do you check that during the day when picking up the vehicle? Guessing there aren’t a lot of walls you can point the car at in a pick up lot? (And please be kind. I hate flaunting my ignorance! :()
 
Nov 23, 2020
102
115
Chicago
I see a lot of people commenting that their headlights are out of alignment. How do you check that during the day when picking up the vehicle? Guessing there aren’t a lot of walls you can point the car at in a pick up lot? (And please be kind. I hate flaunting my ignorance! :()
They’re not talking about the direction the light beams are shining; they’re talking about the headlight housings themselves not being aligned with each other or adjacent body panels.
 

fiveofus

Member
Feb 22, 2021
18
24
Vancouver
Hello - I was doing research on Model Y Deliveries and just thought that we could come together and help each other put together a checklist for new customers getting their Model Y (or any other car).

So, if you could, please add what you checked out or are planning to check out on your Model Y. Here's a great list I found so far, but would love those "didn't think of that" checkpoints

Link: Tesla Delivery Checklist

A. Verify pre-delivery vehicle records

  • Check for the correct full name and address on your paperwork.
  • Confirm the vehicle’s VIN matches your paperwork.
  • Bring written or digital proof of your down payment having been made and the final payment details
  • Bring a printed insurance card.
B. Exterior inspection

  • Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
  • Inspect vehicle underside (front and rear) for signs of scraping, or damage.
  • Check for any obvious body panel misalignment, or gaps. Especially the frunk gap, charge port, front and rear lights flush with hood/panels, glass roof panels aligned, no leaks.
  • Inspect wheel rims for damage, and that all 4 valve stem covers on tires.
  • Inspect all glass for signs of distortion, scratches, or cracks.
  • Check for proper windshield and windshield trim installation.
  • Inspect all edges of the roof glass panel and rear window.
  • Test all doors to ensure they open and close without unreasonable effort or sound. Check paint in areas such as door hinges, that are not visible when doors are closed.
  • Test opening and closing of the trunk with auto-close button. The door should latch and seal automatically.
  • Test opening and closing of the frunk. Check paint in areas that are not visible when frunk and trunk are closed.
  • Check for the towing eye under the frunk mat, and that it can be easily removed.
  • Ensure door windows auto-close completely when doors are closed.
  • Check all front and rear exterior lights for signs of internal condensation.
  • With all doors open, inspect the weather seals around door gaps and windows. NOTE: Some deliveries have reported seals being “overlapped” incorrectly. This is easily fixed by hand in a few seconds, but worth noting.
C. In the driver seat

  • Check for any error messages on the display screen.
  • Touch the “Tesla T” at the top of the screen to bring up the “About Your Tesla” window. Tap the unicorn drawing to access the Sketch Pad. Leave the Sketch Pad up for a minute to make sure there are no phantom touches happening on the display.
  • Gently test the driver and passenger door emergency release.
  • Check all 4 windows to ensure they open and close properly.
  • Make sure AC/Heat works at full power without strange noises.
  • Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working (move fade/balance to all four points to verify)
  • Test the steering wheel position controls to ensure proper operation.
  • Press the center of the steering wheel to make sure the vehicle’s horn works.
  • Check windshield for distorted view.
  • Test the windshield wipers.
  • Test the rearview camera.
  • Check side mirrors for proper operation of folding and position adjustment (minimal noise).
  • Check sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
  • Check the rearview mirror for any warping or distortion.
D. Interior inspection

  • Inspect interior seat upholstery, door surfaces, dash, liner & carpets (including rear seats, frunk, and trunk).
  • Check the windshield and windows for ripples in the glass.
  • Check left and right clothing hook operation.
  • Check all seat belts for proper operation.
  • Both front seats don’t squeak when moving (check all directions of motion).
  • Check the rear seats for proper fold-down operation.
  • Try to lift the bottom of the back seat to ensure it is securely attached to its base.
E. Connectivity inspection

  • Test connectivity in all USB ports (1 USB-A/1 USB-C in the front, 2 USB-C in the rear).
  • Check 12 volt DC receptacle has power.
  • Test connectivity of wireless phone charger.
  • Music streaming & phone streaming work, radio reception is good.
  • Test both key cards to ensure they work on B-pillar. Keep one key card on your person in case the phone app does not operate properly.
  • Pair your smartphone to your vehicle over Bluetooth. Check functions work (unlock, precondition, etc)
F. Lighting inspection

  • Vanity mirror lights, Front overhead driver & passenger lights.
  • Rear overhead left & right side lights.
  • Driver & passenger foot wells, Driver & passenger door pockets
  • Rear left & right door pockets.
  • Driver & passenger door puddle lights.
  • Console middle compartment light, Console rear compartment light.
  • All door latch button lights, All door window button lights.
  • Steering wheel control lights.
  • Glovebox light (check glovebox opening and closing).
  • Frunk light.
  • Trunk lights (2).
  • Fog lights.
  • Headlights (low & high-beam).
  • Front park lights.
  • Front turn signal lights, Left & right side turn signal lights.
  • Rear running lights.
  • Brake lights.
G. Inspect charging ability

  • Check the charge port door for proper operation and alignment.
  • Check charge port indicator light.
  • Ensure the vehicle will accept a charge.
  • Check the mobile charging kit with cable. Test it to ensure it works and each connector charge, latch, unlatch
  • J1772 adapter.
  • NEMA 5–15 120v adapter.
  • NEMA 14–50 240v adapter.
  • Test supercharger on site.
H. Final items

  • Ask your delivery specialist to make sure that your car is marked as DELIVERED in Tesla’s network. There have been reports of cars being delivered and the phone app doesn’t allow log in the following day.
  • Make sure you have copies of all paperwork necessary for good documentation of your purchase, including a copy of your signed purchase agreement. If your delivery specialist suggests that you can get your documents electronically on your Tesla account, ask for paper copies you can take with you anyway.


Thank you very much!
Just printed it.
Delivery of my Y today.

Carole
 

fiveofus

Member
Feb 22, 2021
18
24
Vancouver
Hello - I was doing research on Model Y Deliveries and just thought that we could come together and help each other put together a checklist for new customers getting their Model Y (or any other car).

So, if you could, please add what you checked out or are planning to check out on your Model Y. Here's a great list I found so far, but would love those "didn't think of that" checkpoints

Link: Tesla Delivery Checklist

A. Verify pre-delivery vehicle records

  • Check for the correct full name and address on your paperwork.
  • Confirm the vehicle’s VIN matches your paperwork.
  • Bring written or digital proof of your down payment having been made and the final payment details
  • Bring a printed insurance card.
B. Exterior inspection

  • Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
  • Inspect vehicle underside (front and rear) for signs of scraping, or damage.
  • Check for any obvious body panel misalignment, or gaps. Especially the frunk gap, charge port, front and rear lights flush with hood/panels, glass roof panels aligned, no leaks.
  • Inspect wheel rims for damage, and that all 4 valve stem covers on tires.
  • Inspect all glass for signs of distortion, scratches, or cracks.
  • Check for proper windshield and windshield trim installation.
  • Inspect all edges of the roof glass panel and rear window.
  • Test all doors to ensure they open and close without unreasonable effort or sound. Check paint in areas such as door hinges, that are not visible when doors are closed.
  • Test opening and closing of the trunk with auto-close button. The door should latch and seal automatically.
  • Test opening and closing of the frunk. Check paint in areas that are not visible when frunk and trunk are closed.
  • Check for the towing eye under the frunk mat, and that it can be easily removed.
  • Ensure door windows auto-close completely when doors are closed.
  • Check all front and rear exterior lights for signs of internal condensation.
  • With all doors open, inspect the weather seals around door gaps and windows. NOTE: Some deliveries have reported seals being “overlapped” incorrectly. This is easily fixed by hand in a few seconds, but worth noting.
C. In the driver seat

  • Check for any error messages on the display screen.
  • Touch the “Tesla T” at the top of the screen to bring up the “About Your Tesla” window. Tap the unicorn drawing to access the Sketch Pad. Leave the Sketch Pad up for a minute to make sure there are no phantom touches happening on the display.
  • Gently test the driver and passenger door emergency release.
  • Check all 4 windows to ensure they open and close properly.
  • Make sure AC/Heat works at full power without strange noises.
  • Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working (move fade/balance to all four points to verify)
  • Test the steering wheel position controls to ensure proper operation.
  • Press the center of the steering wheel to make sure the vehicle’s horn works.
  • Check windshield for distorted view.
  • Test the windshield wipers.
  • Test the rearview camera.
  • Check side mirrors for proper operation of folding and position adjustment (minimal noise).
  • Check sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
  • Check the rearview mirror for any warping or distortion.
D. Interior inspection

  • Inspect interior seat upholstery, door surfaces, dash, liner & carpets (including rear seats, frunk, and trunk).
  • Check the windshield and windows for ripples in the glass.
  • Check left and right clothing hook operation.
  • Check all seat belts for proper operation.
  • Both front seats don’t squeak when moving (check all directions of motion).
  • Check the rear seats for proper fold-down operation.
  • Try to lift the bottom of the back seat to ensure it is securely attached to its base.
E. Connectivity inspection

  • Test connectivity in all USB ports (1 USB-A/1 USB-C in the front, 2 USB-C in the rear).
  • Check 12 volt DC receptacle has power.
  • Test connectivity of wireless phone charger.
  • Music streaming & phone streaming work, radio reception is good.
  • Test both key cards to ensure they work on B-pillar. Keep one key card on your person in case the phone app does not operate properly.
  • Pair your smartphone to your vehicle over Bluetooth. Check functions work (unlock, precondition, etc)
F. Lighting inspection

  • Vanity mirror lights, Front overhead driver & passenger lights.
  • Rear overhead left & right side lights.
  • Driver & passenger foot wells, Driver & passenger door pockets
  • Rear left & right door pockets.
  • Driver & passenger door puddle lights.
  • Console middle compartment light, Console rear compartment light.
  • All door latch button lights, All door window button lights.
  • Steering wheel control lights.
  • Glovebox light (check glovebox opening and closing).
  • Frunk light.
  • Trunk lights (2).
  • Fog lights.
  • Headlights (low & high-beam).
  • Front park lights.
  • Front turn signal lights, Left & right side turn signal lights.
  • Rear running lights.
  • Brake lights.
G. Inspect charging ability

  • Check the charge port door for proper operation and alignment.
  • Check charge port indicator light.
  • Ensure the vehicle will accept a charge.
  • Check the mobile charging kit with cable. Test it to ensure it works and each connector charge, latch, unlatch
  • J1772 adapter.
  • NEMA 5–15 120v adapter.
  • NEMA 14–50 240v adapter.
  • Test supercharger on site.
H. Final items

  • Ask your delivery specialist to make sure that your car is marked as DELIVERED in Tesla’s network. There have been reports of cars being delivered and the phone app doesn’t allow log in the following day.
  • Make sure you have copies of all paperwork necessary for good documentation of your purchase, including a copy of your signed purchase agreement. If your delivery specialist suggests that you can get your documents electronically on your Tesla account, ask for paper copies you can take with you anyway.

Printed this checklist and used it for my Y delivery this week.
Thank you!
Carole
 

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EVO X

Member
Feb 28, 2021
30
20
NJ
Hi Everyone,

Im obviously not going to be able to wait because of my excitement, i just wanna drive my MYP and to excited to check most of those things.
im going to just take it and drive off as fast as i can.

Is it okay to do a really detailed check at home and then email Tesla with my findings for them to repair ALL MY ISSUES at another time?

OR seriously is it really that important to find all the issues in the Tesla parking lot before i leave?
 

Chrisoid

New Member
Mar 2, 2021
1
0
New Jersey
Just found this, thanks for sharing my list!
If it helps you and you plan to use it, please use the referral code in the linked article at the top! You'll get the 1,000 free supercharger miles, so if you didn't use a code yet, you can call the SC up to a day before delivery to add it.
 

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