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Bad luck. Small tree branch got into the front bottom light.

matt4EV

Member
May 15, 2019
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RI
It is this time of year in the Northeast. Tree leaves and branches fall on the ground. Yesterday in a parking lot, my model 3 hit a small branch. Magically, the branch got into the front bottom light. So unlucky.

I have already scheduled an appointment next week with the Tesla Store. I also filed a claim to my insurance company. My deductible is $500 so at least that is gone.

Who has similar or relevant experience? How much and how long to fix this?

The car is still driving fine.

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Skione65

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May 5, 2016
1,567
816
Kentucky
It is this time of year in the Northeast. Tree leaves and branches fall on the ground. Yesterday in a parking lot, my model 3 hit a small branch. Magically, the branch got into the front bottom light. So unlucky.

I have already scheduled an appointment next week with the Tesla Store. I also filed a claim to my insurance company. My deductible is $500 so at least that is gone.

Who has similar or relevant experience? How much and how long to fix this?

The car is still driving fine.

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Wow! Looks like Medieval Game of Thrones jousting! And also looks like you won!:D My wife’s van roof and windshield got nailed by a giant hedge apple/Osage yesterday.....need PDR on the roof now. Right where it meets the windshield.

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KenC

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Sep 4, 2018
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3,501
Maine
Could have been worse, instead of a branch, it could have been the whole log, or a family of logs.
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PLau

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Jun 26, 2019
31
26
Toronto, Canada
Had a piece of concrete come off a truck and hit my bumper. Missed the sensors and just put a dent in it.
4-5 day quoted repair. Driving a 2019 Mercedes C300 rental (and I hate it compared to my Model 3).
The dashcam caught the incident, truck plate, company, and truck #, so they waived the deductible and put me 0% at fault.
 

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