Under Hood I.P. inspectors collect pamphlets (Owner’s manual, OnStar, XM radio) and proceed to car where they record V.I.N. at the top V.I.P. sheets Step 1: Under Hood Inspectors are checking under the hood and looking for/at: Hoses, links, pipes, seals, kinks, gaskets for leaks, and correct alignment Presence of all under hood labels
Vehicle Verification Step 2: Vehicle Verification After the inspector shuts the hood they are moving on to and opening the passenger door: Verifying the V.I.N. on paperwork (Monroney, Manifest and S.P.I.D.) Placing the paperwork on dashboard Inserting the owner’s manual in glove box and attaching the S.P.I.D. inside glove box lid Putting “getting to know you” pamphlet around gear shift knob Placing the Monroney on the back seat Removing V.I.N. label from windshield and any extra adhesive Making sure passenger seatbelt is plugged in properly Go to rear passenger door: Checking rear for correct seatbelt attachment
Visual and Physical Inspection While completing steps 1 and 2: An exterior inspection of vehicle is being performed Complete visual and physical inspection of car exterior by checking: The exterior finish for dents, scratches, blemishes and imperfections The overall fit and finish (includes all glass surfaces) For the correct alignment of all body moldings, emblems, and door fits The ease of opening and closing of hood and doors
Electrical System Check Step 3: Electrical System The inspector gets into driver seat and is checking the electrical system looking for: Correct dome, door, map and vanity light operation HVAC fan motor and mode operation Proper window function (manual and power) Power door lock function Instrument panel cluster and telltale operation Proper Radio-CD, clock operation and speaker check Key fitness and remote start operation Ignition key chime telltale operation
Interior Scan Step 4: Vehicle Interior While seated in driver’s seat the inspector is scanning the vehicles making sure that / and or looking for: Trim parts are free of dirt, scratches, scuffs, Proper fit and finish Carpets, door pads, headliner, headrests, instrument panel, sunroof are clear from any scratches, scuffs of flows or fits Fitness of seat belts, glove box door Presence of all applicable labels (price/fuel econ.CIL/SPID) Accessibility of rear seat pass through The proper tire pressure label in kPa and PSI
Vehicle Operation Check Step 5: Vehicle Operation The inspector drives the vehicle (if conforming) off the V.I.P. conveyor and around to the final inspection and release conveyor making sure that: There is proper engine operation There is proper transmission and ‘PRNDL’ operation There is proper brake and parking brake operation There are no observable fluid and water leaks The inspector then gets out of the vehicle and repeats steps 1-5
F.Q.I. Step 6: Final Quality Inspection and technician comments The Monroney and OnStar (if applicable) stickers are placed onto rear driver side window (parallel to the ground) and the inspector Verify presence of applicable vehicle owners manual package(s) Evaluator comments The car then moves on to Scanner where they are : Making sure that manuals are paperwork are properly placed in car Pulling V.I.P. sheet Pulling the manifest, writing down the bay location and re- inserting it on the dashboard Scanning the vehicle
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