Deer Collision - Availibily of parts issue So, two weeks after picking up the Tesla and only 600 miles on her, I get T-Boned by a deer at 6:15 am on the way to work. I was on a country road, rounding a curve, deer darts out of the tree line and thump. Sounded like I was pelted with a few sacks of potatoes. The photos show the rear quarter panel damage, with deer hair in the wheel. At the body shop, they found a cracked rear bumper, dents in the passenger front and rear doors. The little bastard bounced all the way down the side of the car. I guess this is better then it going through the windshield. The rat with antlers, got up and ran away, so no deer burgers. I have State Farm and this qualifies as an 'Act of God' so my deductible is $200. The body shop estimate is approximately $3600. The shop is Criswell Collision Center in Annapolis. They are the preferred repair shop of the Rockville Tesla service center. I Took the car right in. Since the car is new, State Farm just went with the estimate as written since they have no data on the car in their database. They started repairs right away, they have a Tesla charging cable to keep the car charged. High-end shop, got the tour and saw a few $100K Audis being repaired. Interestingly, there were 3 other Teslas in the shop, one in for delivery/transport damage, another smashed up in the rear really bad and one for paint cleanup. Two weeks in, all is done pending a bracket to attach the bumper. Tesla is pulling the part off the assembly line and sending it to the shop. So I will hopefully get the car back next week. Just in time for the first car payment. :biggrin: Anyway, I am starting a new group: T.O.A.D -- Telsa Owners Against Deer My friend has hit four already in his new Charger, another totaled a $70K Porsche after 2 weeks of ownership. Ahhhh. I never had any problems with Deer with my Truck or on my motorcycles. Criswell and Tesla Rockville have been excellent in getting the car repaired. I know I will now be afraid to drive her again. Currently driving the 13 year old Sequoia -- total opposite end of the car spectrum. p.s. On another note, Penfed's web site now has a pic of a Tesla on the Auto loan advertisement.