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Montana registration problem

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Tom Trigg, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Tom Trigg

    Tom Trigg Member

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    Tesla promised to FedEx the necessary registration papers. In Montana, where I live, that means something called a "Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin," created and supplied by the manufacturer.

    My car registration appointment is tomorrow, but no paperwork has arrived. Weekly requests to Tesla haven't worked. More frequent requests this week haven't worked.

    Can anyone suggest who I should contact at Tesla to get the right paperwork?
     
  2. rdunniii

    rdunniii Member

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    Any other cars registered in Montana where Tesla sent the buyer the MSO? Tesla REALLY doesn't not want to send you the MSO. If it is lost or destroyed the car can never be titled unless Tesla goes through a lot of Federal BS to create a replacement. In Nevada Tesla sends the MSO to Nevada DMV who sends Tesla a document they send to you to go to DMV to register the car.
     
  3. Tom Trigg

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    Tesla's FAQ appears to say it sends paperwork to the buyer. However, I'd just as soon have the paperwork waiting for me at the local DMV (in MT, the County Treasurer's office). I've sent the correct official address to everyone I know of at Tesla who might help.

    If someone has a likely Tesla contact person, let me know and I'll send the address there, too.
     
  4. qbert

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    When did you buy the car? It took nearly a month for Tesla to send my MCO (by FedEx overnight). They sent it to me, and I brought it in to the courthouse for registration. If they send it to the state, I think you’ll get a postcard?

    Honestly, I’d just cancel your appointment tomorrow and reschedule once you get the MCO.
     
  5. rdunniii

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    Yes, they will send you the necessary paperwork, just not the MSO. I'm waiting for the Nevada paperwork and a few people have said what I'm waiting for is called an EDRS in Nevada that I take to DMV to complete the registration. If you have not received something a week or so before the temp expires call the delivery center manager and say skuzme...
     
  6. SMAlset

    SMAlset Well-Known Member

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    You might also want to post your question on the MCO in the Regional section for Montana. That way owners in that particular area who have their cars already will see it and let you know what their experience was.

    Northwest
     
  7. qbert

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    ... were you the plateless white 3 that just waved to me at Higgins and Broadway? :p
     
  8. Brando

    Brando Active Member

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    bureaucratic terrorism? WTF?? They can't check the internet to see where the car is made?
    The world just get more insane by the year. Better bring your passport or enhanced ID.
    </rant>
     

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