Model Y

Jump to Inspection

This pre-drive checklist is designed to be done in a specific order to save time and make sure nothing is missed. You will essentially do several "laps" around the car. Locations are referenced as Off and Near sides - these refer to the kerb, therefore Nearside is Passenger and Offside is Driver.

Start at the beginning and work your way down the list. By the end, your car will be fully reviewed.

Don't feel like you need to rush through the inspection. The delivery team at Tesla will certainly seem like they want to move quickly, but you don't need to leave the collection centre until you're 100% satisfied.

Take your time!!


Checklist

Personal Info


SECTION A - Verifying pre-delivery vehicle records

In this section we will make sure that the car being handed over is the correct one. Ensuring the correct paint colour, wheel choice, VIN Number etc.
1. Is your Name and Address on the paperwork correct?
2. Does the vehicle VIN match your paperwork?
3. Does all expected information match between paperwork and vehicle info screen?
4. Is the vehicle as per your configuration?
5. Front and Rear Number Plates are both present, and correct?

SECTION A NOTES:


SECTION B - Exterior Inspection


PANEL GAPS


During this section we will do a lap of the car and check for any obvious body panel misalignment or large gaps in the most commonly affected areas.
1. Frunk alignment to body and front bumper
2. Boot lifter arm alignment to rear quarter panels
3. Head/Tail light alignment to body
4. Charging port alignment to body

PAINT/CONDITION WALKAROUND

5. Vehicle Underside (Is plastic trim etc. all OK.)
6. Front bumper
7. Front offside quarter panel
8. Front offside wheel
9. Offside sill
10. Drivers door
11. Rear offside door
12. Rear offside wheel
13. Rear offside quarter panel
14. Boot
15. Rear bumper
16. Rear nearside quarter panel
17. Rear nearside wheel
18. Nearside sill
19. Rear nearside door
20. Front passenger door
21. Front nearside wheel
22. Front nearside quarter panel
23. Frunk

FUNCTIONALITY TESTS

Open all doors including frunk and boot before proceeding.
24. Does powered boot operate as it should?
25. Do the doors all operate as they should, with minimal noise/resistance?
26. Does window auto-close operate as it should, when doors are closed?
27. Frunk and Boot lighting works as it should?
28. Paint in less visible areas (Door shuts etc.) is of acceptable quality?

GLASS AND SEAL CONDITION

29. Is all glass (including side mirrors) free of damage?
30. Are weather seals well fitted and in good condition?
31. Are waterguards to rear windscreen unobstructed?
32. Is windscreen and windscreen trim correctly fitted?
33. Is all roof and rear windscreen glass free of damage?

SECTION B NOTES:

SECTION C - Interior Inspection

GENERAL INTERIOR

1. On first inspection is the seat upholstery, headlining, Carpets etc. all in good condition?
2. Is the screen free of errors?
3. Do all 4 windows open and close as they should?
4. Do the windscreen wipers work as they should?
5. Are all 3 rear view camera feeds operational?
6. Do the wing mirrors fold and adjust without issue?
7. Do the steering wheel controls adjust the wheel accordingly?
8. Does the vehicle's horn works?
9. Is the rear view mirror free of warping or distortion
10. Do the sunvisors move freely, and their vanity mirror/lighting work?
11. Are both front reading lights functional?
12. Does centre console slide cover move freely and all centre console lights work?
13. Does the glovebox open without issue, and the light inside works?
14. Do all seating position controls work, moving the seats as intended?
15. Do the driver and passenger footwell lights work (where equipped)?
16. Do the steering wheel lights work correctly when enabled?
17. Are both wireless phone chargers operational?

INFOTAINMENT INSPECTION

18. Are all speakers working with no distortion?
19. Is the screen free of 'phantom touches'? (Open Sketchpad and ensure nothing appears to be drawn without the screen being touched)

MISC. INTERIOR CHECKS

20. Do driver and passenger door emergency releases work?
21. Do the driver and passenger door puddle lights work?
22. Are lights on all door open buttons illuminated?
23. Are lights on all window control buttons illuminated?
24. Do all 5 seatbelts operate as they should?
25. Do clothing hooks in the rear operate as they should?
26. Do the rear seats fold down as they should?
27. Do the rear reading lights work?
28. Do all USB ports function?

SECTION C NOTES:

SECTION D - LIGHTING INSPECTION

In this section we will check the functionality and condition of the lights around the vehicle.
1. Front headlights (dipped and full Beam)
2. Side lights
3. Front foglights (where fitted)
TURN ON YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS
4. Front indicators
5. Side repeaters
6. Rear indicators
TURN OFF YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS
7. Tail lights
8. Brake lights
9. Reverse light(s)

SECTION D NOTES:

SECTION E - CHARGING ABILITY

1. Does the charge port door operate correctly?
2. Does the charge port indicator light work?
3. Will the vehicle accept a charge?
4. Is charging kit present?

SECTION E NOTES:

SECTION F - CHECK ACCESS

1. Do both provided key cards lock and unlock the car?
2. Are you able to pair your smartphone as a Phone Key?

SECTION F NOTES:

SECTION G - OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

1. Are the front and rear number plate mounts present?
2. Is the Towing Eye in the Frunk?
3. Is the emergency kit present?
4. Are the floor mats present?
5. Is the Sentry Mode USB stick present in the glovebox?

SECTION G NOTES: