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I hit a giant chunk of semi truck tire on the interstate at about 50 mph. I was in the center lane, in heavy traffic, so there was no way to swerve or avoid. The vehicle in front of me hit it at a higher rate of speed. I had time to brake slightly from 70 mph, but they were in an SUV of some sort and didn't even slow down. It hit the right front corner and tore off the entire lower plastic trim such that it was dragging under the car and was only attached at the front left corner.
I pulled over, took a few photos, ripped off the dragging pieces and threw them in the hatch, and secured the remaining loose and flapping plastic with some zip ties. I didn't see any leaking fluids, and the car started normally, so I headed home, about 15 miles away. I had already depleted the battery before the collision, so I was running on gas and never saw any warnings or CELs.
When I got home, it looked like front radiator for the battery coolant is slightly bent, but no leaks and all fluid levels are normal. I drove it to work this morning and plugged it into the level 2 charging station. Light on the dash stayed yellow and I got an "Unable to charge" message on the display. Unplugged, tried to start, got a CEL and I was unable to move the car. I pulled the codes with my OBDII reader: P0AF8 and P1E00. Cleared the codes and restarted and got "Propulsion Power is Reduced" but I was able to drive it at that point.
I'm going to take it into the dealer as soon as my insurance company gets back with me.
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