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    Quality Control/Production Issue Checklist Upon Delivery

    Here's a laundry list of things to check for before we should drive off the lot. These have been been observed/recorded by more than one individual here or at FordSTNation.

    Major Issues:
    - Per Jeffs FRC, lower control arm bolts observed to be insufficiently torqued to the point of coming off completely (MAJOR hazard).
    - Loose air intake piping observed in air filter outlet.
    - Insufficient clamp tension on air intake/intercooler hoses (results in blown hoses and malfunctioning boost).
    - Insufficient clamp tension on radiator hoses (SEVERAL instances resulting in the complete loss of radiator fluid on the road and a tow).
    - Take engine cover off and look for an orphaned vacuum port. If present, cap/seal off or take to dealer (results in malfunctioning boost).
    - Headlight delamination from seal (leading to water ingress and fouling).
    - Shifter linkage coming apart (somebody got stuck in 2nd gear).
    - Loose battery wires (make sure tightened before driving off the lot!).
    - Warped plastic at the exterior base of the front windshield.
    - Damaged windshield side moulding.

    Minor issues:
    - "Hood gap" height/alignment adjustment.
    - Rear tail light contact with body / rubbing paint.
    - Rubber insert for center console cupholders missing (check glove compartment, spare tire cubbies).
    - Door sill decal plate missing.
    - Functional wipers and not in contact with body.
    - Scuff marks.
    - Check all fluid caps.
    - Check spare tire well for pooled water after rain/wash.
    - Glitches/bugs with the ST2/ST3 sound system (system will continue playing, even when car turned off), may require software update.
    - Broken hood release.
    - Cut/torn seats when dealer removed plastic wrap with a knife (not a manufacturing defect).
    - Rear tailgate not aligned properly.


    These are real issues, and I really do think we should be cognisant of these issues, either at the dealership or inspect at home before you do serious miles on your new vehicle. I know I will.

    I'll be updating this list as time goes on.

    Good luck!

    Regards,
    Andrew

    PS: My car had to go through a pre-delivery checklist before I received it. I get the feeling that not all dealerships do this.
    Last edited by ajwan; 03-19-2013 at 11:32 AM. Reason: Updated March 19, 2013 - Added "control arm bolts".

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    Excellent Thank You!

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    Will do!

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    Didn't someone heave the shfiter linkage come apart also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STeve View Post
    Didn't someone heave the shfiter linkage come apart also?
    Don't know. I'll have a look around the web and see what I can find, and update my original post. Thanks.

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    It happened ajwan...add it to the list! Members ST got stuck in second

    thinking i will print this list out and take it with me whenever i get the call for my car!
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    Thanks for the list, I am a headlight de-lamination myself. I will be checking all my hoses this weekend now.


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    Given what we've seen, maybe the adage of "build-date-during-the-week" holds true. I hope my car is finished on a Wednesday and NOT a Monday or Friday, wouldn't want to see an engine or windshield missing!!!

    Andrew
    Last edited by ajwan; 10-26-2012 at 04:32 PM.

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    Thank you so much for this post! And, yes please update if more info comes your way.


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