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Hit a deer...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by zambono, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. zambono

    zambono Member

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    Hit a deer yesterday with my 2 month old S. I'm still pissed, just venting. It's a solid car, saw it coming from the left slammed on brakes and veered slightly to the left. Bumper and hood took the brunt, seems like the fender is untouched and the light might be pushed slightly down. Could have been worse, everything works, now let's see if Tesla has gotten better with these parts.
     

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  2. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

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    Ouch ... sorry to hear that. Fortunately, damage doesn't look too bad -- cosmetic only. They should be able to fix that up as good as new for you.
     
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    bmah Obscure Member

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    That sucks but hopefully it'll be easy to fix. Did you at least get some fresh venison out of this? :)

    Bruce.
     
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  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully your parts are repaired/replaced and you're back to pristine shape in short order.

    Would have been interested, had this happened after the upcoming 8.0 release, if the radar had identified the threat and applied the brakes. But I suppose we'll find that out over the next several months.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Best of luck with getting the body work done quickly.
     
  6. zambono

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    Doubt it highly, 2 lane road. Came from the farms in the left, I saw it before any front facing radar or cam would have. I didn't see it after hitting, my father said it flew over the car. You can thank that on the hood angle. Some guys in a pickup stopped, they are probably eating it now.
     
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  7. Saghost

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    Did the car give any sort of warning?

    It sounds like you're saying the deer was outside of a 45 degree arc to each side of the nose for most of the time to react?
     
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    I hope they're at least thanking you for the $2k tenderizing job... ;)
     
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    I wonder if this kind of accident was preventable at all.

    At some point Tesla will have the new tri-camera setup with a wider angle camera. So that may have picked it up, but probably not enough time for the system to react and to stop.
     
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    @0:20
     
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  11. zambono

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    Made me laugh thx
     
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    So sorry to hear man. Looks like it should be an easy fix. Fingers crossed.

    That deer video is hilarious!
     
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    Zbo, man, you're damn lucky. Living near the woods/farms you've probably seen your share of 'deer totals'......usually not a good ending. Glad to hear you're unharmed. Keep us posted on the repair progress and insurance company's cooperation. Thanks.
     
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    I hope your car is repaired quickly!
     
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    I am afraid this will cost you deerly. :D
     
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    Who would have thought a bug could knock a deer that far in the air.
     
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  17. Reekdog

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    Zambian, I'm truly sorry for unfortunate situation and hope you can get your baby repaired to like new condition and back on the road in the shortest time possible. That being said, it could have been worse and your misfortune brought to mind a similar situation that occurred about 25 years ago that was captured on a 911 call. Hopefully enough time has passed since your accident and I hope your name isn't Joe. Enjoy Man hits deer with car
     
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    stupid deer.
     
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  19. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Very sorry to hear this. It's one of my big fears, living in deer country. Fortunately, the fix should bring you right back to new.
     
  20. Mknac

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    Sorry to hear. I hit dear with a 6 month old Ford Edge a few years ago. I was pissed to. Right where the hood, grill and left fender come together. All three pieces had to be replaced. They fixed it up good as new. Hope you get fixed quick.
     

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