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Picking up my early VIN today - help!

Discussion in 'Model X' started by dnarva14, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. dnarva14

    dnarva14 Member

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    I was reservation holder 124 and I am VIN 14x. Confirmed initial configuration on 12/1/15 and changed to 6 seats in late January. Black metallic, black leather seats, black headliner, black rims, ludicrous. Basically every option except cold weather. I received that email from Tesla about the 3rd row recall and it said my build date was after the recall date. My DS confirms that my car didn't enter production until late March. It arrived last week and went through 7 or 8 days of quality control.

    I am thrilled to get my car, but can I please have some advice on what to look for in terms of issues? I am a little nervous having the early VIN and only getting delivery today, but I tell myself it was the Black Onyx wheels and the change from 7 seats to 6 seats.

    Thank you!
     
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  3. loganintx

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    Search the forum for the Checklist. It has more items then you will care to inspect for
     
  4. systemcrashed

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    Great news, let us know how it goes.
     
  5. X Fan

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    Congrats on the pick up.....

    I'm sure you are disappointed re: the wait but given the challenges of earlier models sitting around to be tweaked, your recent manufacture is optimal.
     
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  6. elguapo

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    @dnarva This is interesting. I am VIN 47x and your saying the car wasn't built until March proves they're building or of VIN order for some reason. My car has a February manufacture date and I received it March 23.

    Many people, including TM, have said they're building out of VIN order, but this is the first time I've been able to confirm. So odd.

    As for pickup. Congrats and use the checklist and take your time!
     
  7. dnarva14

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    Thanks for the advice. Will read now. They postponed my pickup by 90 minutes because they are replacing a door latch. I guess it's better now rather than later when I have already taken it home
     
  8. dnarva14

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    Also, where can I verify manufacture date to make sure what DS tells me is correct?
     
  9. loganintx

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    Should be on the sticker with the tire pressure info like all cars. B Pillar on driver's side. Open the door to see it. Should be just a Month and Year.
     
  10. onethumb

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    In almost your exact same boat (except still no delivery date) - RN #95, VIN 14x - so please keep us posted on how it goes. Good luck!
     
  11. xkwizit

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    Congrats! The checklist is quite exhaustive and some of the DSs are familiar with it and will walk through with you on it. It took me over an hour to go through the checklist and all we found was a couple of small sticky patches on the sides and under belly of seats.

    I hope you have a similar experience or even better.
     
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  12. Drives fast

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    Still no delivery date!?!?!??! WTF is going on? Are they doing anything for you?

    Picking mine up on Saturday. Fingers crossed all goes well.
     
  13. K-MTG

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    Did you get a sunshade?
     
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  14. jsollender

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    definitely look for the telltale rust behind 2nd row seats from excess moisture while sitting in purgatory in Fremont....
     
  15. onethumb

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    No idea. :( Which is really the big problem - I'm fine with delays, I want a great car, but I can't believe how in the dark I am. Literally have no idea what's going on.
     
  16. Aljohn

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    Quite honestly, I took @ohmman's advice. Instead of laboring through the Check List, I spent my tiime looking at the finish on the car, console, dash and seats. More checking for blemishes that could be attributed to wear and tear after delivery. My X was detailed well, and had nothing obviously wrong.

    After I cleaned the X "my way", I found no issues later as well. I did, however, go other the check list at home. Nothing, Nada.... no issues -- save the tires were slightly over-inflated (it's on the check list). A quick bleed off and issue resolved. The doors worked perfectly and driving is OUTSTANDING! Hope you find the same.
     
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    Congrats!!:)
     
  18. Dengar22

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    @Aljohn when did you take delivery and how high is your VIN?
     
  19. Aljohn

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    Picked up my X on 4/19 here in Atlanta. Vin is 318X
     
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    I think I already asked you about the sunshade right? Hard to keep count when I ask everyone :)
     

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