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April/May Deliveries Build Quality

Discussion in 'Model X' started by K-MTG, Apr 7, 2016.

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  1. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I hope you get a trouble free Model X, my VIN is 57xx so I am surprised that I will get my X in a week or two. But I am also in SoCal, hopefully no build issues
     
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    ModelXBoy No More Door Captain of TMC! Oh Yeah Baby!

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    Yes, the car should be ready by next Tuesday! Finger crossed on quality!
     
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  3. Mark Z

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    #23 Mark Z, Apr 7, 2016
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    The Service Center may have tired of my complaining about the vehicle being left unlocked in their outdoor area today.

    They have shut off remote access as of Thursday evening. (I had constant access day or night.)

    With the recent horrors posted at the Tesla Forum about smashed falcon wing doors, I am thankful the car is still in one piece.
     
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  4. dwebb66

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    I h e had intermittent access to my X at the Costa Mesa Service Center. It tends to work during the day and not in the evening.
     
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    Repeat after me, I will resist making off color joke.
     
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    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Picking up my X tomorrow. Door is fixed.. I'll let you know the deal once I've picked it up.
     
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    Back in action.
    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  8. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    We only had them work on the door. Still have the due bill items outstanding as they await parts. They had to order proximity sensors, for instance. But it's driving nicely and the doors are happy (and aligned).
     
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    Beautiful shots, Ohmman. Our daughter has one similar to this ordered, in production queue, waiting for WHENEVER it's ready. I'm sending her these shots to keep her courage up.
     
  11. drayers

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    Problems with Model X:
    90D picked up in LA 2 weeks ago, and had some issues. Frustrating that the local SC hasn't even called back to schedule an appt. Must be really busy...

    1. Right 3rd row seat wont unlatch: hear it "unlock" when pressing button and head rest goes down but can't fold it.
    2. Heated seats passenger dont seem to work (just found that out last night)
    3. FWD didn't fully close when I first got it and spent 30min outside the garage trying to get it to reset. Finally fixed after multiple open/close, restarts, and nudging.
    4. Windshield wiper fluid empty or not working, I asked on delivery and they said it was full, but I didn't want to test it and ruin the clean windshield.
    5. Rubber covering at elbow of FWD pops out. Will have to check to see if it still does this.
    6. Blue tape still stuck in crevices of the exterior of car - annoying but not a big deal.
    7. Make sure you set the liftgate on the proper height - there is no sensor for the liftgate...
    8. Also noticing prominent wind noise at highway speeds - not sure if this is to be expected.

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    What should I look for alignment issues?
     
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  12. Mark Z

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    Open your front doors and check if there is a gap between the small and larger window.

    The larger window should be resting on the rubber seal next to the small window.

    If there is a gap, even though it tightens when the door is closed, that could add to the wind noise.

    If all is good, then look at the glass alignment when the doors and windows are closed. Is the wind flowing across the glass surfaces where the glass is aligned in an aerodynamic manner?
     
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  13. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Just to add to Mark's comments about the front window glass. The top inch is on the outside (actually pocketed) of the glass but the rest of the rubber should be under the glass.
     
  14. markwong

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    My X 90D should be deliver Apr/May VIN 40XX. Is that right? Will watch out for issues.
     
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    There are so many bits and pieces of advice all around these forums there is no way I'll remember to look out for these things on the big day :)
     
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    For me, the most important things to identify at delivery are cosmetic items. Things like scratched seat backs, scuffed or torn leather, marks on plastic trim, paint issues, etc. These are things that Tesla probably doesn't want you coming back and pointing out. We found a scuff on one of the UW seats, and my Service Center was cool about it, but I could see an easy argument that these things might have happened after delivery. Mechanical issues, on the other hand, would be covered without question.

    That's not to say you should ignore mechanical issues. Just that you can be assured those will be fixed afterwards. A bumper scrape, on the other hand, might meet some resistance.
     
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  18. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Excellent advice. It will make the experience better for both you and the delivery/product specialist too.

    While I can understand everyone's angst with the reports of issues that have been posted here, I thought it would be a little insulting to whip out a 5 page checklist in front of the Tesla employees. So we concentrated on the cosmetic and big stuff from memory of reading the list. Everyone was less stressed or not put off.

    And while you are looking for cosmetic flaws, ooh and ah a bit as you're inspecting. The Tesla employees are excited about their product and like it when you are too.
     
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    I agree, during delivery, concentrate on the items that could blamed as your fault during return visits.

    Tesla service personnel take note of every scratch, dent and scrape during your future service visits so Tesla Motors won't be blamed for them. You want to find those defects during delivery so they can be repaired.
     
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    A bit off topic just saw these cars on the I5 heading north from CA. Mostly MS with 3 MX
     

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