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Feb. delivery, will my VIN change to reflect 2017 build year?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by agloutney, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. agloutney

    agloutney Member

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    Ordered a 60D with a February delivery date but the VIN in My Tesla which was issued last week is showing a 2016 build. Has anyone seen this scenario before? I can't imagine they would hold on to it for two months before delivery. Does the VIN change to show a 2017 build in January if they haven't started building it yet?
     
  2. Lees90D

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    On my VIN the 10th digit is G for 2016 model year. Likely "H" is for 2017.
     
  3. agloutney

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    Yes, same here. Showing G for 2016. I asked for a February delivery to get a 2017 (H?). I know they will be physically the same but want a 2017 model year for my own reasons. I'm sure they don't know for sure this far ahead of the actual build exactly which cars will be built in 2016 and which ones will be in 2017 so hoping all the VINs assigned a G will be changed to an H in January to reflect the actual build date.
     
  4. mrElbe

    mrElbe Active Member

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    VINs will not be changed once assigned. My VIN was assigned in 2014 and production finished in 2015. I found 2015 parts stickers in the car but VIN is still 2014.
     
  5. Watts Son

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    @mrElbe-So was your car titled a 2014 or 2015 ultimately ? I think once the VIN is assigned as 2016 you're stuck with a 2016 title
     
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    Is is titled as a 2014 vehicle.
     
  7. ShadowR55

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    Same thing here, I asked for a 2017 for my X and S, my S was assigned a 2016 VIN after the order confirmed. I will not accept delivery unless it is a 2017.
     
  8. bonaire

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    For this situation, they will build it, offer it to you "by end of December" with a possible incentive and then if you refuse, will sell it as inventory car and build you another.
     
  9. Watts Son

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    "Build you another" probably means early March
     
  10. bonaire

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    Feb Delivery in Montreal is more like:
    - probably build last production week of December if a slot is available.
    (I hope that they are going to give workers some holiday this year - but may not happen until week 1 of Jan)
    - Ship it week of Jan 1-8
    - import into Canada takes a bit of time
    - prep at end of january
    - Delivery early February or late January.

    They are building US-specific as much as possible right now for year end push. Since you didn't want it in December, it will possibly be built early in January but it could be built at end of December if there is room. And, it's a 60D which is probably the lowest-margin model in the book, so it may not be as high a priority to do what you would want versus a P100DL at nearly twice the revenue.

    If you want a 2017 build, it's best to order it roughly mid-December due to how things are scheduled.
     
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  11. agloutney

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    I actually spoke to my DS who said it was on track to be built towards the end of January and definitely a 2017. I'll let you guys know what happens with the vin.
     
  12. agloutney

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    My first S is a December 2014. It left the factory on December 5th and was in my hands in montreal on December 11th. It's pretty quick when they want to. I'll look for my vin in the inventory cars lol.
     
  13. Watts Son

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    What kind of "incentive" would make it worth your while to take a 2016 titled car ?
     
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    Would a "2017" car still get unlimited Supercharging?
     
  15. MP3Mike

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    If it was ordered before the end of 2016 and is delivered before April 1st.

    But maybe Tesla is going to make the VIN a breaking point to make it easier. Any car ordered in 2016 with planned delivery before April will get a 2016 VIN. (Such that no 2017 VIN would ever qualify for unlimited Supercharging.)
     
  16. bonaire

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    Order before 1/1/17. Check.
    Take delivery by April 17. Check.

    So, sure, 2017 builds will certainly get supercharging. They are getting ready for Model 3 but it is a few months away.

    Why are they not printing the cost of the above-400 kWh per year? That is only one supercharge per quarterly. Some Uber guys may supercharge daily in some areas. Order last week of december, no real reason to think it will be built in 2016.
     
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    My VIN was replaced:
    12/7 placed order
    12/14 order confirmed
    12/18 2016 VIN issued
    12/21 VIN changed to 2017 VIN

    Not sure if this was triggered by an email to my DS or not.
     
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    I am in a similar situation. I placed order on 12/10, confirmed on 12/18, and a 2016 VIN was assigned later that same day.

    I emailed my SA about the 2016 vs. 2017 VIN he said, "my records show you have a 2017 Model S, so you should be fine". Not quite sure what "be fine" means.

    I noticed recently that I have now been assigned a DS, whom I emailed with a similar 2016/2017 VIN question, but I have not heard back yet. Also, my VIN has not changed (yet).
     
  19. Watts Son

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    My DS keeps telling me my 2016 VIN will be "Re-indexed" so be patient...ordered November 6 for 2017 delivery
     
  20. DougS

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    order date: 10/14
    order confirmed: 10/21
    2016 VIN: 10/29
    order delayed to Jan - early Feb mid Nov
    VIN changed to 2017: Dec 12/19
    car went into production: 12/22
     

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