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Here's an issue I haven't seen addressed. I hit a deer last night and have some damage; however much less than you would expect. Traveling at 60 mph and this

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Old 01-22-2021, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's an issue I haven't seen addressed. I hit a deer last night and have some damage; however much less than you would expect. Traveling at 60 mph and this buck ran right out-I guess he wanted to commit suicide. He slid over the hood and windshield and flew across the opposite lane.
The nose is pushed in but not cracked and the hood is pushed in a little. No damage to the headlights, fenders, or windshield. And, fortunately the airbags didn't deploy.
I am getting excellent treatment from the insurance company and a the car goes to a respected body shop on Monday. My question is: other than the obvious body damage, are there other things that I should be concerned about?
If you are interested, the insurance company is State Farm, I live in South Carolina, and the deer lived in Georgia. Oh yes, there were deer whistles.

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Deer whistles don't work. I got 7 deer with the truck I have now. 3 deer with the truck before that. 1 deer, 1 dog, and 1 turkey with the truck before that one. 1 cow with a motorcycle. Almost got a black bear with the Z.
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Deer whistles don't work. I got 7 deer with the truck I have now. 3 deer with the truck before that. 1 deer, 1 dog, and 1 turkey with the truck before that one. 1 cow with a motorcycle. Almost got a black bear with the Z.
And you, yourself hit a sheep behind the barn
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And you, yourself hit a sheep behind the barn
You want me to post the video of you and the calf on the farm?
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If it's a good body shop, you shouldn't have any problems. From your description, there is no major damage, just stuff like bumper cover, some foam, etc.

I'd check the windshield washer bottle and pump. It's kind of buried and easy to overlook.

If you want to dig deeper into what parts could be involved, the FSM (link in my sig) has exploded diagrams.
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Thanks to South Ark370Z for actually sending useful information.

Here is the final story: The body shop found far more damage than was obvious. While the headlights looked OK, apparently some tabs were broken underneath on one. In addition to the hood and nose, they also replaced the radiator, condenser and a bunch of fittings and brackets. They did excellent work and painted not only the new parts but blended in the fenders, which I thought was unnecessary. However, now there are no stone chips at all. The car looks great and we'll probably keep it another five years.
Apparently, the insurance company had no problem with the body shop raising the estimate from $4500 to $5600 so I guess that's the going rate. We are real happy that we didn't have to pay for it.

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Sorry I didn't respond sooner - I failed to see your post.
I did take some photos but they weren't impressive. They showed the front edge of the hood pushed in as well as the nose. The damage looked minimal and easy to fix. Who knew?
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