Lexus RZ 450e Checklist


Lexus RZ 450e EVU


The Lexus RZ 450e is a stylish electric SUV that offers a spacious interior and a powerful electric engine, defining itself as a luxurious electric vehicle in the automotive market. This Lexus RZ 450e checklist will guide you through your buying experience.


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(A) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: Pre-Pickup Items

1. Check all dealership paperwork for the correct name and address of all buyers.
2. Confirm that the actual vehicle’s VIN matches all the paperwork.
3. Verify that the vehicle’s body color, interior, options, and wheels match your configuration.
4. Bring proof of down payment if it was sent before, and the final payment if required.
5. Bring a printed insurance card if possible, or a digital copy if not.
6. Download the Lexus App.

(B) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: Exterior Inspection

1. Inspect the body exterior paint for any defects.
2. Check under the car for signs of damage or scratches from test drives or transport.
3. Check along all body panels, including the hatch gap, charge port door, and passenger side door/quarter panel alignment, for gaps or misalignment.
4. Inspect the wheel rims for any damage, and ensure all 4-valve stem covers on the tires are present.
5. Inspect all the glass surfaces, ensuring they are clear and without any damage.
6. Check for proper windshield trim installation.
7. Test all doors to ensure they open and close easily.
8. Test the opening and closing of the hatch with the auto-close button, ensuring it latches and seals automatically.
9. Check all exterior lights for any condensation.
10. Inspect the all-weather seals around door gaps and windows for any damage or poor fitment.
11. Test the opening of the hatch and the unlocking of doors with the key fob.

(C) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: In The Driver’s Seat

1. Verify that the vehicle is charged to 100% if required for travel to your home destination.
2. Set the driver profile and seat memory system.
3. Check for any error messages on the display screen.
4. Ensure that the latest system software updates are installed by checking for updates on the system screen.
5. Test the wireless phone charger.
6. Check each window operation for speed and any noises.
7. Make sure the heat and air conditioning work at full power.
8. Ensure that the heated seat, steering wheel, and vented seats (if equipped) work properly.
9. Test the sound system to ensure all speakers, especially the amp, are working.
10. Test the steering wheel repositioning.
11. Test the vehicle’s horn.
12. Check the windshield for any distorted view.
13. Test the windshield wipers.
14. Check the side mirrors folding and positioning operation.
15. Check the sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
16. Check the rearview mirror for clarity.
17. Understand the different drive modes and how to switch between them.
18. Test the navigation system and voice command.

(D) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: Interior Inspection

1. Inspect the interior upholstery and all surfaces for any damage or issues with build quality.
2. Check the windshield and windows for any cracks, chips, or distortion.
3. Check all seat belts for proper operation and condition.
4. Check the seats for any noises and test all directions of adjustment.
5. Ensure that the rear seats fold down properly.
6. Test the back seat to ensure it is securely attached by pulling upwards.

(E) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: Connectivity Inspection

1. Test the connectivity in the USB ports, including the three USB-C ports in the front and two USB-Cs in the rear passenger area.
2. Check if the 12-volt DC receptacle has power.
3. Test the connectivity of the wireless phone charger.
4. Test the operation of both key fobs.
5. Pair your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth.

(F) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: Lighting Inspection

1. Check the vanity mirror lights and front lights.
2. Check the dome light.
3. Inspect and check all door lights, including the latch and window button.
4. Check the steering wheel control lights.
5. Check the glovebox operation, including the light.
6. Check the trunk lights.
7. Test the headlights in both low and high beam modes.
8. Check the front and rear turn signal lights.
9. Check the brake lights.

(G) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: Inspect Charging Ability

1. Check that the charge port door opens and latches correctly.
2. Verify the charge port indicator light.
3. Test the charger on-site.
4. Test the charging ability at Level 2 and Level 3 chargers if available.

(H) Lexus RZ 450e Checklist: App Setup And Final Items

1. Sync the Lexus App to the vehicle.
2. If there are multiple drivers, add them to the driver profile both on the app and on the vehicle.
3. Verify any additional items that were specified as being included with the purchase.


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