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Hit and Run No Sentry

RobC

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Apr 4, 2016
106
63
Philadelphia PA
Someone apparently backed into my front bumper in a WaWa parking lot yesterday. Didnt notice it until this morning. Unfortunately didnt have Sentry mode on. Lesson learned. Are lead times for parts still in the months?
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joebruin77

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Dec 23, 2018
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Encino, CA
Someone apparently backed into my front bumper in a WaWa parking lot yesterday. Didnt notice it until this morning. Unfortunately didnt have Sentry mode on. Lesson learned. Are lead times for parts still in the months?
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Sorry this happened to you. Same thing happened to me. Good news - car insurance covered mine and did not cause my rate to go up. Also the local Tesla approved body shop completed the repair in about 4 days. Good luck.
 
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KenC

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Sep 4, 2018
3,627
3,290
Maine
Terrible, that's more like someone swiped by and misjudged the distance. Make sure that sensor is working.
 

Rockster

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Oct 22, 2013
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4,617
McKinney, TX
If your sensors are still working okay you can at least drive the car while parts are on order. (You can, of course, still drive it even if the sensors are not working but you might be nagged by alerts the entire time.)
 

RobC

Member
Apr 4, 2016
106
63
Philadelphia PA
If your sensors are still working okay you can at least drive the car while parts are on order. (You can, of course, still drive it even if the sensors are not working but you might be nagged by alerts the entire time.)

Sensors are working though I havent checked the accuracy. Police wont ask the Wawa for camera files. Im on my own if I want to investigate. Not sure how forthcoming Wawa will be but I will give it a shot.
 

RobC

Member
Apr 4, 2016
106
63
Philadelphia PA
Sorry this happened to you. Same thing happened to me. Good news - car insurance covered mine and did not cause my rate to go up. Also the local Tesla approved body shop completed the repair in about 4 days. Good luck.
Did the 4 days include the lead time to get the parts in? Or was that just the repair time after parts arrived?
 

joebruin77

Active Member
Dec 23, 2018
1,102
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Encino, CA
Did the 4 days include the lead time to get the parts in? Or was that just the repair time after parts arrived?

The repair shop just happened to have the part needed in stock. I got lucky. So I guess it would normally be from the time the parts arrived.
 

WilliamG

Active Member
Apr 20, 2019
3,237
3,872
Seattle, WA
Sucks this happened, but let this be a PSA to everyone - ALWAYS have Sentry Mode enabled. It won't stop the incident happening in most cases, but your percentage chances of catching whomever it is that caused the damage is likely high when it's another vehicle involved.
 

RobC

Member
Apr 4, 2016
106
63
Philadelphia PA
Yes no doubt sentry would have caught this. I now have it enabled everywhere.... Video from the Wawa is inconclusive. A white right hand drive USPS truck does back into the spot next to me while there. You cant see on the video if they clipped my car and cant see my car move at all from an impact. My coworkers (law enforcement personnel) think 100% it was the USPS vehicle and the driver couldnt see the approach because it was a right hand drive vehicle.
 
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RobC

Member
Apr 4, 2016
106
63
Philadelphia PA
$4301. Estimated 4 business days for the parts, 4 business days for the work.
The headlight alone was $900. Im gonna ask to keep the old one as a spare. It still works.
 
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N.Y.R.

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Mar 30, 2019
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Calgary
I'll never understand how people leave sentry mode off. Your car is equipped with the most advanced automobile recording system in HUMAN HISTORY and people don't use it. Blows my mind.
 

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