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Crosstrek Pre-delivery Checklist, compiled by forum members
updated April 22, 2020


1. Check the ignition wiring under the driver's side to make sure the dealer hasn't installed an immobilizer, etc. See this thread for details: Model Year 2018 and Newer - Button under driver-side fuse box

2. Check if the HU firmware needs updating.

3. Check that the sill plugs were installed.

4. Check the fluid levels for overfill.

5. Check the tire pressures.

6. Confirm that any recalls affecting the vehicle have been resolved. https://www.subaru.com/vehicle-recalls.html/

7. Inspect body and wheels for scratches or imperfections.

8. Confirm that all removable accessories are present -- 2 key fobs, floor mats, lug wrench/jack, owners and service manuals, etc.

9. If you're in a state that doesn't require front license plates, make sure the dealer doesn't drill new plate mounting holes in the front bumper!

10. Confirm mileage is consistent with vehicle history — was the vehicle just delivered or has it been test driven by other customers?

11. Confirm everything checks out before filling out the 'dealer satisfaction form'. This is important for dealerships and thus offers a point of leverage for the consumer.

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I know there was talk about creating a Pre-Delivery Checklist, but I can't find it anywhere. Maybe we can start one here...

I've heard of the sill plugs often being left out. (There are only two, right?)

But what else should I look for? What did your dealer forget to do?
 

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I know we talked about it, LOL.

 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
So let's add @AstroKats list:

1. Check the dealer hasn't installed a crappy aftermarket immobilizer
2. Check if the firmware needs updating
3. Check the sill plugs
4. Check the fluid levels

What else?
 

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Recalls...
 

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Shouldn't any [known] recall issues have been corrected at the factory?
Not if the recall happens while it's being transported to the dealer. They're not supposed to sell a car with an outstanding recall but then there's a lot of other stuff they're supposed to do (or not do)... ?
 

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No kidding.
Not if the recall happens while it's being transported to the dealer. They're not supposed to sell a car with an outstanding recall but then there's a lot of other stuff they're supposed to do (or not do)... ?
No kidding. I just had a dealer tell me I don't need snow tires. :rolleyes:
 

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Btw, this site doesn't have the ability to edit the first post but if you want to maintain this thread, @Montanan has said he'll do updates for us.
 

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Btw, this site doesn't have the ability to edit the first post but if you want to maintain this thread, @Montanan has said he'll do updates for us.
I'll let this thread go for a few more posts, and then circle back and update post #1 with the info. Feel free to ping me if I forget. ;)
 

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Another important one: tire pressure. (Tires are typically over-inflated for shipment to the dealer.)
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
1. Check the ignition wiring under the driver's side to make sure the dealer hasn't installed an immobilizer, etc.
2. Check if the HU firmware needs updating.
3. Check that the sill plugs were installed.
4. Check the fluid levels for overfill.
5. Check the tire pressures.
6. Confirm that any recalls affecting the vehicle have been resolved.
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
1. Check the ignition wiring under the driver's side to make sure the dealer hasn't installed an immobilizer, etc.
2. Check if the HU firmware needs updating.
3. Check that the sill plugs were installed.
4. Check the fluid levels for overfill.
5. Check the tire pressures.
6. Confirm that any recalls affecting the vehicle have been resolved.
7. Inspect body and wheels for scratches or imperfections.
 

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8. Confirm that all removable accessories are present -- floor mats, lug wrench/jack, owners and service manuals.
 

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8. Confirm that all removable accessories are present -- floor mats, lug wrench/jack, owners and service manuals.
And two keys/fobs - we've seen that reported here (only one key supplied)...
 

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Full tank of gas
 

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Maybe check the mileage. If it's a brand new car it shouldn't have more than a few miles on the odometer.
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
1. Check the ignition wiring under the driver's side to make sure the dealer hasn't installed an immobilizer, etc.
2. Check if the HU firmware needs updating.
3. Check that the sill plugs were installed.
4. Check the fluid levels for overfill.
5. Check the tire pressures.
6. Confirm that any recalls affecting the vehicle have been resolved.
7. Inspect body and wheels for scratches or imperfections.
8. Confirm that all removable accessories are present -- 2 key fobs, floor mats, lug wrench/jack, owners and service manuals, etc.
9. Confirm mileage is consistent with vehicle history — was the vehicle just delivered or has it been test driven by other customers?
 
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