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Low speed accident

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by TaylorK, Aug 30, 2012.

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    [Aug 30, 2012]
    Driving back from the beach this morning, I had a slight collision with a van... I was only only doing about 5-6mph, my front bbumper tapped the back of the van. The number plate has cracked but other than that the exterior damage to the bumper seems very limited. Is there anything mechanical I should check? Thanks
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    Your brakes? jk

    If you have sensors, make sure they're working, and maybe get a VCDS scan in case the airbag sensors aren't happy either. Other than that, low-speed impact shouldn't do anything but superficial damage.
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    Haha! Can't blame the car at all! Was definately down to operator error! Thanks for the advice!
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    Even in low-speed impacts damage can hide itself. If I was you I would have look under the bumper to see if any mounting brackets etc etc have snapped/detached. Sounds daft but better to be on the safe side.
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