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Delivery on September 30th

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by VladB, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. VladB

    VladB Member

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    Austin TX experience.

    So. It happened. I've got my MX. 7 cream seats, cream cabin, premium package, autopilot + charger installation.

    1. Placed order on August 27th almost midnight. Delivery date was late September. On August 28th it would be only late October.
    2. Applied for a loan on August 28th via Alliant. Got approved for 0.99% 72 months with 2500 down payment a day later.
    3. Around mid September Solar City folks came in to evaluate what would it cost to install a charger. Got a quote $3250. $1000 charger installation, $500 for charger, $1750 for main electric panel upgrade from 125 to 200 amps. Initially I wanted to install NEMA outlet by myself, so good that I didn't do it, my sub-panel in garage was only 80amps with a possible load up to 60 amps already.
    4. On September 29th at 8am, folks came in. It took around 7 hours for ~5 people to upgrade electric panel and run the new wiring to the garage. They used 3 AWG copper wire. After seeing how much effort and material that was in total... I think that $3250 is more than honest price. Haven't receive an actual bill yet.
    5. On September 30th arrived to SC to get my car. Found couple of issues as of now:
    a) There is a weird crack on a body right bellow falcon doors where welding is done on both sides. I am worried it is a structural damage. I've been told is it probably due to the welding paste that is dried out so... little crack happened. Other cars we checked didn't have that. Might be a production defect. See picture. They painted it over, so dirt doesn't get accumulated in that crack.
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    b) Automatic doors (auto present) are not working. Found out that at home. Car detects key fob presence, mirrors get unfolded, lights blink, but door never opens automatically when I approach driver door. (tried different angles).

    So. I am a new almost happy owner.
     
  2. VladB

    VladB Member

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    Forgot to mention. I've got $1K referral discount. Even more, Tesla has dropped prices for their X and S models on August 30th... and... I got that $3500 adjustment!
     
  3. NewTMSMan

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    Are you sure you have Automatic Doors set to On in Settings? This was not set to On in my X when I picked it up.
     
  4. Product_Guy

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    That’s what I was going to say! OP should make sure all settings are configured the way you want them.
     
  5. VladB

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    Yes, I am sure. I spent good ~8 hours playing with my car. Many settings were set to off.
     
  6. Ormond

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    Are there adjacent obstructions to your door? Perhaps the sensor is detecting an obstacle.

    I keep mine set to off, but that's my preference.
     
  7. VladB

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    I even tried on a flat surface with nothing around the car. Just asphalt.

    ps. I understand why you may want to keep it off, and I may turn it off at some point for security reasons, but you know... I want everything to work correctly.
     
  8. VladB

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    So, I went to Tesla service. It happened to be something wring with antenna that will be fixed as soon as a replacement part is delivered.
    One more item for checklist ;)
     

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