My sister has a 2007 Rabbit 2.5L and was recently in an accident where her cars nose met another. Not terribly fast, it was a yield sign, but it definitely messed up her bumper and looked like it had done some other stuff.
Anyway, fast forward to today. Her car has been "Fixed" but when I took a look at it, they really did a crummy job. Looking down on the car, the right fan is actually touching whatever is behind it, her intake was not put back together properly, and I don't know if this is just me not knowing how her car was pre-accident, but the hood seems like it overlaps a bunch more than it should.
In addition, she had a CEL come up yesterday, P0480...for...Surprise!...Cooling Fan 1 Control Circuit.
So I don't know if the fan isn't working because it's colliding with the wires, etc, or if it isn't connected because they put it back together, realized it was touching, and just didn't hook it up.
Anyone know if there is some serious damage here or is it simply that the radiator was pushed back a bit? She's supposed to drive from PA to Massachusetts tomorrow...I'm hesitant to have her drive it that far if it is unsafe.
Here is the hood. It just seems to be a pretty large gap to me....