Deer collision front left; post body work, lots of codes

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Savvy peeps,

both a local member of the now reduced deer population and I had an unfortunate run-in on the highway, resulting in an impact on the left front. Fast forward to getting the truck back from the body shop, where they note that there are error codes, and that they appear to be "related to a tuner, and that when it's removed - they can clear them, but they plugged it back in." My immediate response was "what tuner?!?", but having bought the truck used (a 2017), I guess it was possible I missed something. I picked the truck up later that evening, and found out that whey they thought was a plugged in tuner, was really the OBD-II plug-in for the AMP Research Power Steps (note: I have since purchased their pass-through plug, and will add it post resolution).

The check engine light results in these three messages sent to my FordPass account:
1 - The powertrain control module lost communication with the vehicle active grill shutter module for a period of time. Additional alerts may accompany this alert when this fault is present.
2 - The powertrain control module has lost communication with the cruise control module for a period of time. This alert may invoke additional alerts and cruise control operation may not be available when the fault is present.
3 - The Service Engine Soon light indicates that your vehicle has detected a concern with the turbocharger/supercharger control system.


Steps take so far:
1 - Re-engaged the Body Shop, and have scheduled a service appointment with the Ford dealership (the body shop is their shop as well); also scheduled a back-up appointment with my local Ford dealership, who seemed oddly reluctant to work on it, due to body repair. My mistake appears to have been telling them that information up front, as when I asked them would they have the same reluctance if I had these issues and there had been no body work - the answer was "no". Hmm. An award winning dealership to which I will now add an asterisk.
2 - I went to the autoparts store and replaced my ancient OBD-II reader with the new version that utilizes Bluetooth to connect to your phone, where you run their app ("Repair Solutions 2").
3 - I unplugged the Power Steps and pulled the codes with the new reader. I was able to clear the codes, and upon restart - what I'm seeing is "P0035 - EGR Temperature sensor (EGRT)", and the parts indicated by the reader suggests the Turbocharger Bypass Valves.

What also doesn't work or is greyed out in the truck settings menu:
1 - Collision Warning pops up with each restart, and you're unable to make a choice.
2 - Cruise Control also appears to be disabled
3 - The camera button on the dash - no longer allows a full cycle through the the cameras. You get through two clicks, and then it exits.

My thoughts so far, other than frustration: none of these issues were present prior to hitting the deer, nor were they present for the month or so that I continued to drive it (it was safe to drive, and we taped the left front headlight assembly together with clear packing tape (works great, by the way, and is weather resistant). These codes/issues only appeared after the body work was complete. I ordered the pass-through plugin for the Power Steps so the port can remain available without needed to unplug the steps (which really isn't a major inconvenience, other then their retracting by default. Bringing it back in probably means another another stretch with a rental car or loaner, which also sucks, but beats the alternative. I was thinking I should replace the turbocharger bypass valves to eliminate them, but all of this has to be related to the body work, right? If there are suggestions of specific items to check that would possibly allow me to skip bringing it back - I will happily try them first.

Thanks!
 

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After spending over 25 years in the collision industry I know first hand that less than 10% of body shops understand ADAS equipment, even less have the proper equipment to repair- I've seen my share of dealers that are in the same boat. First off- it the shop isn't using an OE Ford scanner that a problem. Aftermarket and even Snap on scanners don't always communicate with all modules. I'd start at the dealer- see what the codes are
 

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The collision warning could just be the sensor is unplugged or the wire has an issue. It is located driver side under the plastic pad of the bumper.
 
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After spending over 25 years in the collision industry I know first hand that less than 10% of body shops understand ADAS equipment, even less have the proper equipment to repair- I've seen my share of dealers that are in the same boat. First off- it the shop isn't using an OE Ford scanner that a problem. Aftermarket and even Snap on scanners don't always communicate with all modules. I'd start at the dealer- see what the codes are
Thanks - that's good to know. I have an appointment with the dealership this Tuesday, so hopefully they'll be able to get it sorted out.
 
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The collision warning could just be the sensor is unplugged or the wire has an issue. It is located driver side under the plastic pad of the bumper.
Thanks - I will take a look at this today. Anything I can resolve ahead of the dealer visit would be good.
 
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