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I made a delivery checklist for the Q50.

So when I originally ordered a Tesla Model S, A forum member did a great job creating a delivery check list which you would go through with the delivery staff at the point of receipt. This was extremely helpful for me to go through all of the areas people had found they needed to review.

Why is this checklist list important?

At the moment of delivery things are so exciting you WILL overlook all sorts of things from scuffs to wheel damage, software version numbers etc. Other owners may have uncovered imperfections which can be addressed before leaving the dealership. Also, if there are any issues you can have them documented and have them handled properly in an adult manner (not an angry phone call two weeks after delivery).

For the Q50 I figured I could get a list together to help new owners take delivery of their cars (including myself when the order arrives). The document is a Google doc which should be accessible by nearly all devices.

Here it is: Checklist


Thanks!
Mike

Full credit for this document template goes to the Tesla S owners Forum.
 

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Thanks very much. What a cool thing to post. I hope to use it very soon.
 

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Everyone, if you have any items you would like added tell me I can update the document regularly.
 

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Great work!

I took delivery this Saturday and was experiencing a very choppy ride.
Kept cursing the run flats tires till I discovered that they were inflated to
50 PSI all around (35 is recommended).
 

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I'll try to give this some thought as I deliver Q50's over the coming days/weeks. Here are a couple of settings things I change before I even give the customer their car. I could go through all the myriad instructional stuff I cover during my delivery, but that's my own secret sauce and why my customers love me so much.

Create at least one named user (presumably the customer's first name). If time allows, attach a picture of said customer that I pull off the web somewhere.
Set voice recognition to minimize voice prompts (make her talk less and stop reading you every menu item before letting you give your voice commands).
Turn on Gas Stations only on POI visible on the map.
On a hybrid, change the meter display to show EV Miles. On any tech car, change meter display to show Chassis control.

...more to come
 

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I've posted this before: On three of the six Infinitis that I've bought, three of them had the tires WAY overinflated. Obviously, Infiniti ships them that way(I guess, to keep flat spots from forming). For some reason, the pre-delivery inspection is skipping checking the tire pressure.

By the way, with colder temperatures coming, you'll need to add some air to them - I've already done so, as the temperatures here are supposed to be in the 20's tonight.
 

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My Q50 was delivered with underinflated tires. After three trips to the dealer, they still could not get the inflation correct. I just gave up and purchased an air pump to use in the garage.
 

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Just adjusted tire pressure to 35. Wow, totally different ride and steering feel. I was ready to post a negative review about the choppy ride and nervous high speed handling.

I understand the need to over inflate during storage but whomever did the PDI should have set it back to specs.

If I mention it on the post sale survey the sales person would get the blame for it (that's how Infiniti operates). I will just bring it to his attention so he can speak with the tech who perform the PDI.
 

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That's the best thing to do. I didn't check my tires psi for a month and notice my car suddenly drive a little sluggish. Check my tires in the morning and notice it was 32psi (3psi under recommended). I pump all my tires to 35psi and the ride/handling/gas mileage is much better now. The nice thing with the Q50 is it give you a beep when you reach 35psi when you pump air into the tire. Kind of freak me out at first.

I just gave up and purchased an air pump to use in the garage.
 

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If I mention it on the post sale survey the sales person would get the blame for it (that's how Infiniti operates). I will just bring it to his attention so he can speak with the tech who perform the PDI.
This is totally true. However, if you bring it to his attention and still take care of him on the survey, he'll owe you one. Having a salesperson owe you one can pay off in any number of ways. :)
 

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Awesome! Thanks Mike! Do you mind if I use this checklist as a baseline for creating one for other models? I just bought a 2016 Q70L and I really wish I had something like this available when I took delivery of the car. A lot of things were overlooked, including the recent TCU upgrade issue

Thanks again!

Chris (nupect)
 

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Yeah! go ahead and use it. I had to sell my beloved Q50s back in March. I really miss that car, but it wasn't worth owning a car and a truck so I had to consolidate.

I hope to make it back to the brand in the next few years. Every-time I see the exact model Q50s I had I get a sad gut feeling. But, I really love the new LR4.

Cheers
Mike
 
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