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Check AWD system appeared after a flat tire on 2011 Lexus IS 250. Also, when the error shows up my air conditioning shuts itself down and is not cooling anymore. What is happening?

Car was fine. Ran over hole in free way got flat tired and the rim broke. swapped the flat tire with the replacement tire, drove off and error "Check AWD system appears" When turning car off and back on error is gone but reappears after driving it a bit.

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That hard of an impact caused damage to the sensors for the antislip and brake system. Make an insurance claim because this needs to go to a dealer and could be expensive to fix.

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