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Old 12-12-2013, 11:58 AM
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So, I was rear-ended leaving a parking lot this afternoon. My rear bumper has a nice imprint of the woman's license plate, with 4 screw/bolt marks.

Does anyone have an idea of final cost for a fix? My insurance tells me that my deductible will be waved and presented to her insurance if the fix is more than $500.

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Old 12-12-2013, 12:36 PM
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Replace the bumper OEM should be about $750 plus labor....Get an up-graded M-tech or "Is" they look tons better and roughly same price just take it to "Your" Auto body not theirs.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:47 PM
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That's not rear-ended.

THIS is rear ended: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ghlight=maxima
Total cost was around $11,000, none of it out of my pocket.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:00 PM
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A garage told me it would cost $650 to fix this. I didn't pay out of pocket, though.

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Old 12-12-2013, 03:42 PM
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A garage told me it would cost $650 to fix this. I didn't pay out of pocket, though.

$650?? Maybe @ Maaco
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:44 PM
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Just don't let them fix it, replace the bumper cover, it rarely cost much more if any than trying to fill and repair the holes and the repair is much better with just a new cover painted.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:44 PM
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Sorry for the delay. Here is a picture. I wiped the road salt off the area. It's not TERRIBLE damage, but I would really like to have a good fix.



Thanks everyone for the feedback!

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Old 12-12-2013, 07:49 PM
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That's not rear-ended.

THIS is rear ended: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ghlight=maxima
Total cost was around $11,000, none of it out of my pocket.
OUCH, that's bad. What all did they have to replace on that?
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Hi All,

So, I was rear-ended leaving a parking lot this afternoon. My rear bumper has a nice imprint of the woman's license plate, with 4 screw/bolt marks.

Does anyone have an idea of final cost for a fix? My insurance tells me that my deductible will be waved and presented to her insurance if the fix is more than $500.

Thanks in advance!

And if it's less than $500?
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:22 PM
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And if it's less than $500?
Well, that's just it. They said that if it's under $500, my insurance won't submit the claim to their insurance because it won't cover the $500 deductible. Anyone hear of that? Thought it was a bit odd.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:28 PM
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Just go through her insurance direct. Call her insurance company and tell them that one of their insured struck you. File directly with them......forget your insurance.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:59 AM
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OUCH, that's bad. What all did they have to replace on that?
Trunk lid, bumper subframe, bumper packing, bumper skin in back. One of the front grills and front bra where I got pushed into the guy ahead. Lots of clips, pins, and other bits & pieces. Much painting.

Came out great. Car operates and handles as if it were new. Only way you can visually tell the work was done is where they couldn't match the orange peeling in the paint.
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Well, that's just it. They said that if it's under $500, my insurance won't submit the claim to their insurance because it won't cover the $500 deductible. Anyone hear of that? Thought it was a bit odd.

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Old 12-13-2013, 05:12 AM
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None of us will be able to provide you with anything other than a guess as to the cost of repair. Perhaps a better question would be: What types of things should I be aware of when looking for a body shop to repair my vehicle. Zooks527 has provided some useful information along those lines.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:35 AM
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Sorry that happened. I hope they get it fixed quickly (and free to you) for you. N4S
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:26 AM
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What a pain. So, I'm now working with the other person's insurance to get things fixed. It came to $483. I guess they are going to fix the screw holes in the bumper and not replace. Was kind of hoping for a new bumper, ah well. Thanks for everyone's response!
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:54 AM
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What a pain. So, I'm now working with the other person's insurance to get things fixed. It came to $483. I guess they are going to fix the screw holes in the bumper and not replace. Was kind of hoping for a new bumper, ah well. Thanks for everyone's response!
This result is because you got conned into going to the shop "they" chose...Big time mistake.You can choose the shop it's the law and if you had done so it would have been a full replacement,trust me i know.Let me guess the insurance agent must be Progressive or All-State right??
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:02 AM
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I guarantee you have some broken tabs that are not visible without disassembly. Mine was more lightly damaged than yours and I got a full skin. About $1,100 all in. $0 out of my pocket.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:11 AM
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Re: Rear-ended this afternoon

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A garage told me it would cost $650 to fix this. I didn't pay out of pocket, though.

Crest Cadillac quoted me $582 for a minor bumper scrape like yours.

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Old 12-17-2013, 05:38 AM
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I got rear ended two weeks ago in my e92. It was not as bad as yours but my shop said that these bumpers are not worth fixing, because it could make for problems with the paint in the future. The shop quoted me $1150 with a new bumper, paint and install. I decided to upgrade to the Msport rear bumper and ordered it myself for the same price as they could get the original bumper. Labor will also be a lot less with a new bumper vs repair also. The new bumper can be had for $500 shipped.
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I was the last car to be hit in a low speed chain reaction rear end accident. It happened in bumper to bumper traffic and I was able to get over to the side several hundred feet earlier than the other involved cars got over. The cop did not think I was involved and thought I was just trying to get previous damage repaired. Luckily the car that hit mine was missing one license plate bolt. When I showed the cop that the bolt pattern matched up with the imprints in my bumper, he was convinced. As far as cost, to remove the rear bumper, patch the 3 dings, paint and replace the bumper it was about $850.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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I was the last car to be hit in a low speed chain reaction rear end accident. It happened in bumper to bumper traffic and I was able to get over to the side several hundred feet earlier than the other involved cars got over. The cop did not think I was involved and thought I was just trying to get previous damage repaired. Luckily the car that hit mine was missing one license plate bolt. When I showed the cop that the bolt pattern matched up with the imprints in my bumper, he was convinced. As far as cost, to remove the rear bumper, patch the 3 dings, paint and replace the bumper it was about $850.
Doesn't make any sense to repair for obvious reasons besides $850 to repair is a total rip off...You can purchase an OEM bumper anywhere from 6 to 71/2 bills so do the math What happened to the OP?? Did a cut & run on this topic.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:11 PM
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If the other person's insurance is going to pay, why not. If you buy a new bumper you still have to pay several hundred dollars to have it painted or painted and installed. I paid nothing to have mine fixed. Insurance company would not have paid to have it repaired if replacement had been cheaper.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:47 AM
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Well, the fix is done. It actually looks really good and Abra even fixed some unrelated scratches that were on the side of the bumper. Lesson learned though, next time I'll take it to a different body shop in hopes of having the piece fully replace. Thanks everyone! Happy Holidays.
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