2007 Touring. My daughter was parking in our garage today. She hit the gas instead of the brake and hit the corner of the garage wall with the drivers side front corner at about a 30 degree angle. Got the front bumper off.
Driver's side headlight pushed back and damaged
Fender tip was bent to standing almost straight up, I bent it back down.
Driver's side Foglight broken
(Believe it or not, I had just received new headlights and foglights yesterday, was looking forward to putting them in today. Surprise! Is my daughter's name Murphy? No, but I may have it legally changed)
Driver's side headlight bracket bent-will have to replace
Driver's side parking sensor broken-will have to replace
Front bumper broken-MAYBE can patch/bondo/duct tape. Maybe not.
I can deal with all this. The problem is that the front corner has been pushed back. See pictures. You can see in the 1st one where the silver paint is showing on the metal where it slid out from under the other panel.
I am not concerned with everything looking cosmetically perfect, the van is 11 years old with 217K on it, and it is not a beauty contest winner on the outside to start with at this point.
I am wondering if there is a way I can push that back into place. Not just the little tip of the fender that's crinkled, the entire corner. I received one suggestion from a local shop that I could try to wedge a deflated basketball between the tire and the metal, then reinflate it. That actually makes a strange kind of sense.
But wanted to ask here first before trying anything that may cause more problems.
Thanks in advance for any wisdom.