Submitted by reed_lewis on 08. Juni 2018
Two weeks ago, I hit a deer that jumped out in front of me on a back road in CT. I was going 45 MPH (The speed limit), and it smashed the headlight, and pushed the bumper in. I called the insurance company, and got an estimate for repair from a local Tesla approved body shop. The body shop estimate was $4K, and the insurance company was $2k (of course). Well the car went in this morning, and even though it is a headlight replacement, and removal of the front bumper and check inside to make sure nothing else was damaged, it is going to be two weeks.
I do not know what I will do without my Model S for two weeks. I may have to go test drive an X just to keep me Tesla smiling. Luckily we have a third car so I do not need to rent anything, but I really did not want to spend $1K for the deductible this month!
Luckily the car drives fine even with the damage (including autopilot and sensors), so it is not a major issue, but still it pisses me off. That deer sucks!