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Old 02-22-2013, 08:55 PM
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After my misfortune early last month I finally got my car back. It got $15000+ worth of hurt in what seemed to be a minor accident.
Well, if I have to say that, Zooks, I am eating my words, the car drives as it was before the accident. There was damage done to the lower subframe, intercooler, A/C compressor, reinforcement beam, hood, front bumper and headlights.
I have a one suspicion about the repair done to the lower rails, one of them was supposed to be replaced, but it looks like it was bent back into shape. I will post the pictures tomorrow to see your opinion.
At the end I am happy to have the car back, I can't stop driving it after 45 days without it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:22 PM
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Ouch! Sounds like a lot of repairs on a "minor" accident. Nothing like driving your own car though.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:20 AM
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I would check your repair bill and see if it said, Replace lower rails, and they didnt I would go back over and demand they replace it. I believe thats called insurance fraud

and in the end, if it has something to do with alignment you wont know for thousands of miles when your tire wears out prematurely and by then they will tell you too late to replace it

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After my misfortune early last month I finally got my car back. It got $15000+ worth of hurt in what seemed to be a minor accident.
Well, if I have to say that, Zooks, I am eating my words, the car drives as it was before the accident. There was damage done to the lower subframe, intercooler, A/C compressor, reinforcement beam, hood, front bumper and headlights.
I have a one suspicion about the repair done to the lower rails, one of them was supposed to be replaced, but it looks like it was bent back into shape. I will post the pictures tomorrow to see your opinion.
At the end I am happy to have the car back, I can't stop driving it after 45 days without it.
Both rails were replaced in my car. The original ones were grey and the new ones black. Not sure if bending them back is a good idea, but if your car tracks straight and you don't see any unusual tire wear you may be ok. My accident was at 9,000 miles and I just turned 39,750 and have had no issues and no abnormal tire wear. It's pretty amazing what a good body shop can do as my car still drives as if it were brand new. Total cost of damage exceeded $26,000.
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Does this look replaced or repaired to you guys?
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I would check your repair bill and see if it said, Replace lower rails, and they didnt I would go back over and demand they replace it. I believe thats called insurance fraud

and in the end, if it has something to do with alignment you wont know for thousands of miles when your tire wears out prematurely and by then they will tell you too late to replace it

Hondo
Yep I understand that part, hopefully geico can stand behind its claims to guarantee repairs for as long as you own your car; well I am glad it is a lease and I don't have to deal with the carfax/lowballing etc trying to sell it.
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Does this look replaced or repaired to you guys?
Can't say for certain. I see some marking but that could be from a pull after installation. You'd need to post a lot more pics for me to take a good guess.
As someone else asked, what does the invoice say was done? If it says 'replace' does it say with 'new'?
Don't think about it too much if the car rides right. BTW, wait 90 days and run a CarFax on your car just for the fun of it.
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