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Question about VIN assignment

GuyQ

Member
Oct 31, 2019
37
27
Sloatsburg, New York
I had no vin, not hidden. I received a text to schedule delivery, and 30 minutes later I received a call and she said she sees the vin and the car is on the way. 2 days later and still no vin on the account page, but she did email me the vin.
interesting! Keep us informed of when it does show up on the site (and hopefully it'll match what you're been given!)
 

TesLee

Member
Dec 3, 2019
14
1
South Florida
Saw my vin in my MVPA via email. Didn’t show up on my account page under the Reservation Number until a week before delivery was scheduled.

Thanks for this. I'm two weeks away from picking up my M3 and I still don't see a VIN.

I suppose I'll wait another week before I start calling someone at Tesla.
 

JohnnyBoy011

Member
Nov 7, 2019
74
45
Miami
Thanks for this. I'm two weeks away from picking up my M3 and I still don't see a VIN.

I suppose I'll wait another week before I start calling someone at Tesla.

Did you get the text/call to schedule delivery? If so, when? I got the text to schedule delivery 3 days before my VIN appeared on my source code.
 

TesLee

Member
Dec 3, 2019
14
1
South Florida
So it turns out that when I tried to add the car to my insurance (so that I could upload my proof of insurance) they didn't recognize the VIN in their system.

I'm going to check and wait until the RN number changes to my VIN and then try to add the car to the insurance again. I wonder if that's why Tesla waits to update your account with the VIN??
 

JohnnyBoy011

Member
Nov 7, 2019
74
45
Miami
So it turns out that when I tried to add the car to my insurance (so that I could upload my proof of insurance) they didn't recognize the VIN in their system.

I'm going to check and wait until the RN number changes to my VIN and then try to add the car to the insurance again. I wonder if that's why Tesla waits to update your account with the VIN??

It's possible. Do you have an SA? You can always ask them to confirm the VIN and see what they say regarding insurance.

I know it's different depending on where you live, but my SA told me I don't have to have insurance finalized until 60 days after I get the car.
 

TesLee

Member
Dec 3, 2019
14
1
South Florida
No SA yet. I can bring proof of my current insurance to the pick up location. That will satisfy FLDOT requirements but I was hoping to take advantage of just doing everything online before I picked up the car. I wanted to upload the proof of insurance with the VIN. I'll check again in a few days.
 

George75

Member
Sep 23, 2019
116
62
Florida
I had the same issue with adding the VIN to my insurance, I had to call them and they forced it on their side. I had my VIN in source code a few weeks back, they scheduled delivery the same day. Same day my sales guy called and also emailed me the same VIN. I'm picking up the car in a few days time. The VIN just appeared a couple of days ago in my account. I've not got an MVPA yet.
 
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JenniferH

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Oct 17, 2019
86
76
Kea'au, HI
My VIN showed up in source Nov.27th and I have yet to be contacted about delivery or have my account display it so there is quite a bit of variation with VIN timeline, with location being factor number one.
 

TesLee

Member
Dec 3, 2019
14
1
South Florida
I got a text from the Tesla sales rep asking me to upload my insurance information to the website. I told them that I couldn't get insurance because I didn't have a VIN (even though I had it from the source but not officially on the site).

She told me that I just needed to upload my current policy. This was confusing because the note on the website said that the policy needed to have the VIN. Anyways, I did as she asked. She also verified my VIN.

However, as of today, my VIN is not on the site and my insurance company doesn't recognize the VIN. I'll see if things change as I get closer to pick up next Friday.
 

TydalForce

Member
Nov 24, 2019
224
158
West Chester, PA, USA
She told me that I just needed to upload my current policy. This was confusing because the note on the website said that the policy needed to have the VIN. Anyways, I did as she asked. She also verified my VIN.


I don't think that list of states is accurate. Here in PA, we've bought a couple cars and didn't inform State Farm until after we got it home (just did this like 2 months ago with my husband's Prius - even took them a couple days to process and update everything).

My SA had me upload my current policy (for the Impreza I'm trading in) and nobody's said anything else to me. So I'm gonna wait it out.
 

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