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Suggested Inspection Checklist?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by sdrevik, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. sdrevik

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    Picking mine up from GA next Friday the 27th (VIN 52xxx). I've read about people with a few issues here and there, but perhaps it would be good to collaborate on a checklist of possible manufacturing defects to look for. Might make a good sticky thread.

    Things I could think of:
    • Latest software (2018.24.1 currently?)
    • Open/close frunk, check for misalignment/uneven
    • Check door seals/alignment
    • Make sure steering wheel is aligned with travel on road (cant' do that until after delivery, but could do while close to shop).
    • Test phone app functions.
    • ???
     
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  2. sdrevik

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    Ah, there's a firmware 26.X with locking sounds now.
     
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    Add check operation of wiper sprayers, sometimes they need adjustment.
     
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    check glove box, mine won't open.

    App function doesn't matter that much, they can always disable it the day you drive off, mine hasn't worked for 5 days!
     
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    Picked up yesterday and while they were very friendly and feigned excitement for us, they made it clear I had 5 minutes. They did say that for any issues I found later at home (or outside in the street), a service center would be happy to help and fix to to my satisfaction.

    After going over the car this morning, I cannot find anything I need fixed. VIN is 45xxx.
     
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    Yikes. I live 220 miles from a service center. I hope to have a different experience. Where did you pick up? I am picking up in Georgia.
    VIN is 52xxx.
     
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    Try searching on TMC
     
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    Costa Mesa in SoCal. Service centers abound.
     
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    LOL they did the same thing with me!
     
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    check frunk and head light alignment
     
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    @forkee and @Promo714

    Picking up mine at Costa Mesa tomorrow.

    How long do they allow you to inspect the car for?
    Do you inspect before or after you make the payment?

    Did you guys find any issues that need to be addressed?
     
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    I will be picking up from Costa Mesa as well on 8/3. Keen to know how your experience goes!
     
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    well technically you can take as much time as you want. it's your car, make sure you get it in perfect condition. I would inspect before making the payment but i dont see why it would be an issue after. it's not like a problem came up suddenly after you give them the check.
    i found a small scratch looking thing above the driver's side back door handle. accepted it as is. im going to wrap it in a couple weeks, so not an issue.
     

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    Well, the car they delivered was the wrong color, so that was kind of easy to spot. I didn't even need a flashlight. :)
     
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    Headlight alignment= mounting and gaps, or the headlight beam itself?
     
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    Whoa. Vin and color on my tesla but actual car was wrong?

    This needs a story expansion.
     
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    Just picked up at Costa Mesa. Great staff there. Everything went pretty smoothly. I was not financing but had my MVPA and payment portal on my Tesla account the night before.

    They were running a bit behind but still got us in and out in pretty good time. I had ample time to inspect and go over the functions. Just found scratched rear wheel which they noted and set me up with a delivery center appointment to replace it. Every thing else was pretty good.

    And...the drive back home was something!!!!
     
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    VIN was right. Color was wrong. ISA never called, just an email to say sorry, and I was being handed off to a new ISA.
     
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