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2012 Escape All Dash Lights Came On While Driving And Car Won't Start Anymore

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Hi all,

I was driving today when all of a sudden all of my indicator lights on my dash came on. The car was still driving normal and the gas, along with the speed, was working properly. The temperature wasn't though. All of the lights suddenly turned off not a minute later, then they came back on in about the same, but stayed on for 5 minutes (until I arrived at my deatination).

When I got to my destination, I turned the car off and tried turning it back on to see if the lights would go away, but the car wouldn't even start back up. The electronics were still working though, so the battery isn't toast. No cranking happening when I turn the key either.
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Something important to note is that I just hit a deer not too long ago, it messed up the driver's side front of the vehicle, and you can see the damage in the image attached.

What do you think is wrong with my car?? Anything would help! Thank you!
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Give me 5 min and I'll have that for you! Thank you guys for your input!
The temp Guage went flat to cold
Welcome to the city, Austin. Sorry it is under unfortunate circumstance. I think the problem is you hit a deer.
My friend, your battery tray is behind that headlight. to adjust the beam, or change the bulb you have to remove the battery. I am going to say, like Dwight, out on a limb that you need to remove your battery from its tray, have it tested.
I bet you will see it is damaged from impact. Your power distribution box is not far away either
I am guessing.
even a dismounted lead plate inside of your battery would not be visible, but it is very dangerous. It can potentially explode on you now.(your battery) when working on it, I would strongly suggest throwing a heavy blanket or towel over it before trying to lift it out of the vehicle. Don't shake it, don't mess with it.
If there is any moisture at all around/under the battery, it will eat your clothing, it will eat your skin, it will eat your pets.
if you notice any moisture at all, you will need to be wearing eye protection, rubber gloves, and a rubber apron, if you have it.
When you trade it in, please let the personnel know that it was involved in an impact, and should be treated with caution.
Take a picture with her hood up, showing how extensive the damage is behind the headlight.
your vehicle is repairable.


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Sounds good, will do!

Thank you for the help!
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