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I have been compiling a Delivery Check List for myself to use when I pick up my C7 next month. Some may find this helpful. Please add more items to this list as they develop.

I'm going to send this list to my dealer so he can check these items during the PDI and if any problems are discovered, perhaps they can be fixed before I arrive for the pick up. I don't regard any of these issues to be major problems and they should all be fixable or replaceable by a competent Corvette dealer.

It does not appear any of these issues are systemic and I don't think they could be considered first year model problem. In fact I view them as human error omissions. You are only as good as your weakest link.

The only problem that could be a design problem is the over-dimming instrument lights. Do all owners experience this problem?


Inspection Check List:

Interior trim –
Upper dash to door alignment, continuous stitching line
Door sills in place
Seat emblem on both seats
Inside of glass hatch, rubber seal continuous and undisturbed
Hatch hard to shut
Dash cluster – goes black because illumination and dimming with light sensor
Instruments operational – electric short causes jittery behavior
Bad pixels on screens
AC working properly
Brake pedal attachment
Steering Wheel- pinched wiring causes electronic glitches
Radio jumps stations, same with Iphone music/ Audio off message?

Mechanical –
Oil in deferential - check
Brake fluid leak

Check window sticker with actual equipment

Wheel gap – Acceptable range
front: 1.75”/ 27.25” from ground
rear: 2.75” / 29.25 from ground

Orange Peel Paint

Body Panel Gaps (front and rear bumpers)
 
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Geez...are all these things reported problems?
 

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Thanks Ron for putting this together. it is good for us all to be thinking of things to look for when we pick up our cars, as human nature tends to let our "over-the-top excitement" take over.

Georgio51, no, not problems on each car, though some, like the dash gauge lights not properly adjusting to darkening lighting conditions, appear to be repeatedly showing up (a simple software fix that is coming). Others seem to effect one car or two. Of importance to all, not just at the time of delivery pick-up, but starting with your initial ordering is is to, each step, check and re-check that you car is be ordered, then delivered with each and every options you have selected. For example, occasionally a sales person miss codes an order option by one "little" digit, or similar, so that when the car is finally delivered, a wrongly-constructed car is traced back to the initial ordering. Also, having worked on an assembly line, though admittedly many decades ago, more than one car received the wrong interior option, or similar, when going doing the assembly. While checks and balances are now build in place, Ron's message to all of us of being prudent all the way through delivery "inspection" first by the dealerships PDI staff, and then by you, is a smart one.

Here's another forum thread that helps on this "check off list."

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum.../890-important-when-you-pick-up-your-car.html

Ron, are you willing and "time-able" to update your list for a couple of months, so as these occasional problems get fixed at assembly, or new ones come up, your list remains up to date, or would now or later, you be willing for some to come, through an edit, to update your list for that purpose?
 

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Thanks Ron for putting this together. it is good for us all to be thinking of things to look for when we pick up our cars, as human nature tends to let our "over-the-top excitement" take over.

Georgio51, no, not problems on each car, though some, like the dash gauge lights not properly adjusting to darkening lighting conditions, appear to be repeatedly showing up (a simple software fix that is coming). Others seem to effect one car or two. Of importance to all, not just at the time of delivery pick-up, but starting with your initial ordering is is to, each step, check and re-check that you car is be ordered, then delivered with each and every options you have selected. For example, occasionally a sales person miss codes an order option by one "little" digit, or similar, so that when the car is finally delivered, a wrongly-constructed car is traced back to the initial ordering. Also, having worked on an assembly line, though admittedly many decades ago, more than one car received the wrong interior option, or similar, when going doing the assembly. While checks and balances are now build in place, Ron's message to all of us of being prudent all the way through delivery "inspection" first by the dealerships PDI staff, and then by you, is a smart one.

Here's another forum thread that helps on this "check off list."

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum.../890-important-when-you-pick-up-your-car.html

Ron, are you willing and "time-able" to update your list for a couple of months, so as these occasional problems get fixed at assembly, or new ones come up, your list remains up to date, or would now or later, you be willing for some to come, through an edit, to update your list for that purpose?
The items on the list were reported by at least one owner. It may have only been a one time incident or even owner error but since the problem has been reported, there is no harm to check your car upon pick up. As Elegant says the problem of the dimming dash lights is being experienced by more than one owner but a fix is on the way.

I plan to update this list when "fixes" are found and completed and I recommend forum members to add/subtract other items to/from the list.
 

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A list by NAV on other site:


Customer C7 Inspection List

1. Make a list of all options and carry with you.
2. Carry smart phone, MP3 player, USB stick, SD card as appropriate to check proper operation of jacks. Carry tire pressure gauge.
3. Inspect exterior for fit and finish. Check VIN.
4. Spoiler present if Z51.
5. Proper wheels installed.
6. Hub caps aligned properly.
7. Hood, doors and hatch open and close properly with proper fit. Doors lock and unlock as intended.
8. Fluids correct and topped off (oil on Z51 should be checked with vehicle level, warmed up and engine off for 5 minutes)
9. All lights operational (DLR, headlights, turn signals and back up). Interior lighting including vanity mirrors.
10. Windshield wipers properly installed without nicks and rubber in new condition. All speeds are present including adjustable intermittent. Windshield washer functions.
11. Window glass clear without streaks or ripples.
12. Windshield and rear glass are without visual distortion.
13. HUD is functional and all modes are supported. *
14. Interior seams are straight and stitching is even and of proper color.
15. Seats are as specified and emblems are present (LT2 & LT3).
16. Driver and passenger seat adjustments function properly (manual and power).
17. Steering wheel is "round" and all buttons/switches function properly while the wheel is turned. Horn works. Wheel stitching is well done and of proper color.
18. Steering wheel power telescope/retract and up/down work properly.
19. Gauge cluster and center stack display are functional without a undue number of dead (stuck on or off) pixels.
20. Driving mode selector works appropriately.
21. Performance exhaust (if present) functions properly.
22. Gauges work properly...especially check tire pressure monitoring system.
23. Speed control works properly.
24. MRSC (if equipped) works appropriately.**
25. ELSD (if Z51) works properly. ***
26. Center stack screen raises and lowers smoothly. USB jack behind screen functions.
27. Radio works.
28. Media works from all jacks.
29. Phone can "pair" and works.
30. NAV (if present) works properly.
31. Clutch functions well.
32. Manual transmission-all gears engage smoothly. Rev matching is functional and paddles switch on and off.
33. Auto transmission-all gears shift smoothly. Paddles work properly.
34. Brakes stop car evenly and pedal is firm.
35. Parking brake works.
36. Heating, ventilation and cooling work well including passenger controls and sync feature. Front and rear defroster work.
37. Driver and passenger seat heating and ventilation work well, if so equipped.
38. Center console opens and closes well with good fit and finish. Jacks are functional. Console power port opens and closes properly and power is present.
39. Top does not rattle.
40. Top removes and installs properly with good fit and finish.
41. Top stores properly.
42. Fuel filler door opens properly and locks as designed.
43. Hatch opens remotely to fob, to button push in rear of car and to button push at the dash.
44. Key in fob(s) will open hatch.
45. All remote fob functions work properly (both fobs) including remote start if auto. transmission present.
46. Check battery for proper installation and that cables are tight.
 

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Great info, NAV. Thanks for the re-post Glen E
 

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A list by NAV on other site:


Customer C7 Inspection List

1. Make a list of all options and carry with you.
2. Carry smart phone, MP3 player, USB stick, SD card as appropriate to check proper operation of jacks. Carry tire pressure gauge.
3. Inspect exterior for fit and finish. Check VIN.
4. Spoiler present if Z51.
5. Proper wheels installed.
6. Hub caps aligned properly.
7. Hood, doors and hatch open and close properly with proper fit. Doors lock and unlock as intended.
8. Fluids correct and topped off (oil on Z51 should be checked with vehicle level, warmed up and engine off for 5 minutes)
9. All lights operational (DLR, headlights, turn signals and back up). Interior lighting including vanity mirrors.
10. Windshield wipers properly installed without nicks and rubber in new condition. All speeds are present including adjustable intermittent. Windshield washer functions.
11. Window glass clear without streaks or ripples.
12. Windshield and rear glass are without visual distortion.
13. HUD is functional and all modes are supported. *
14. Interior seams are straight and stitching is even and of proper color.
15. Seats are as specified and emblems are present (LT2 & LT3).
16. Driver and passenger seat adjustments function properly (manual and power).
17. Steering wheel is "round" and all buttons/switches function properly while the wheel is turned. Horn works. Wheel stitching is well done and of proper color.
18. Steering wheel power telescope/retract and up/down work properly.
19. Gauge cluster and center stack display are functional without a undue number of dead (stuck on or off) pixels.
20. Driving mode selector works appropriately.
21. Performance exhaust (if present) functions properly.
22. Gauges work properly...especially check tire pressure monitoring system.
23. Speed control works properly.
24. MRSC (if equipped) works appropriately.**
25. ELSD (if Z51) works properly. ***
26. Center stack screen raises and lowers smoothly. USB jack behind screen functions.
27. Radio works.
28. Media works from all jacks.
29. Phone can "pair" and works.
30. NAV (if present) works properly.
31. Clutch functions well.
32. Manual transmission-all gears engage smoothly. Rev matching is functional and paddles switch on and off.
33. Auto transmission-all gears shift smoothly. Paddles work properly.
34. Brakes stop car evenly and pedal is firm.
35. Parking brake works.
36. Heating, ventilation and cooling work well including passenger controls and sync feature. Front and rear defroster work.
37. Driver and passenger seat heating and ventilation work well, if so equipped.
38. Center console opens and closes well with good fit and finish. Jacks are functional. Console power port opens and closes properly and power is present.
39. Top does not rattle.
40. Top removes and installs properly with good fit and finish.
41. Top stores properly.
42. Fuel filler door opens properly and locks as designed.
43. Hatch opens remotely to fob, to button push in rear of car and to button push at the dash.
44. Key in fob(s) will open hatch.
45. All remote fob functions work properly (both fobs) including remote start if auto. transmission present.
46. Check battery for proper installation and that cables are tight.
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How can you quickly check to see if you have MRSC during delivery inspection and that it may work correctly? Same with ELSD. Thanks.
 

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How can you quickly check to see if you have MRSC during delivery inspection and that it may work correctly? Same with ELSD. Thanks.
To check for the existence of both, I'd check the window sticker, for, to the best of my knowledge, no one has paid for these things and had them listed on their window sticker, yet later found that either of these items were missing. However, if you want to personally check for your MSRC, climb under and see if there are wires coming out of your shocks, for those wires are necessary to power the coils found inside of every one of the MSRC shocks. To check is you have eLSD, climb under and check for hoses/lines coming into the diff, from further rear of the diff, from the separate fluid reservoir and electronic module, as per this picture that Chip found.


Your dealer's PDI Technician will drive your car during the PDI to check that these things are working. Not a bad idea to discuss with that Tech, or his/her supervisor, that some eLSD's have been delivered with insufficient fluid (actual service bulletin) and that you want them to please carefully check the diff's fluid level (they already know about this, so suggest being gentle in how you present this request).

Lastly, your car is warranted, so if there is a subsequent problem, GM will address these issues.
 
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