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Guess how much the damage cost to fix...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Hota, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Hota

    Hota Member

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    A few weeks ago, someone crossed into my lane on the freeway and their driver's side mirror hit my model S on the rear passenger door. It was a minor impact as I barely heard the impact and pulled over just to be safe. This could have been much worse as we were travelling at about 60mph. The other driver immediately admitted fault and consented to a recorded admission right there on the side of the freeway (wow!).

    As his insurance was paying for it, I took it to a Tesla certified body shop to get fixed as soon as they had availability and I just got the car back last week. Any guesses to much the final bill came out to be?

    A few hints:
    1. There was a very, very minor dent in the rear passenger door. I only was able to see it when the insurance adjuster pointed it out.
    2. There is minor scuffing around the wheel well. Again, I didn't notice it but the insurance adjuster pointed it out
    3. The car had Opticoat applied previously. I can't reapply for a couple of months though.
    4. No deep scratches to the Midnight Silver Metallic paint.
     
  2. Vern Padgett

    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    I'd say between 8 and 15 thousand dollars.

    Insurance Co. report last week-- Teslas cost a whole lot more to fix than do other cars. AAA raised their rates because of that report.
     
  3. Algbc

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    for the scratch on the door $800.00 and the wheel $1200. total repair cost: $2000?
     
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  4. azred

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    If you have AAA Insurance I hope it costs them at least a hundred large.
     
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  5. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy Ludicrous + you say, well I got Ludicrous -

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    $7000
     
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  6. NoMoGas

    NoMoGas Member

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    You're around 10 - 15 k. Tesla DOES NOT REPAIR DENTS. You are in all liklihood getting a new door (mybe) and rear quarter panel (probably), and that is a job.
     
  7. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete Champion

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    I agree maybe around $7k. Great seeing you this morning! Love your car. That is annoying you could park it up there. Here is the thread about my X. ACCIDENT!!!
     
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  8. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy Ludicrous + you say, well I got Ludicrous -

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    Nice to meet you today as well!! Wish you the best of luck with your Model X!!
     
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  9. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete Champion

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    Thanks. Really appreciate it. You are very kind. That was a great turnout!
    Zack
     
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  10. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete Champion

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    When did you get the arachnids? I was just going to tell you to update sig after I saw your car but too late:)
     
  11. No2DinosaurFuel

    No2DinosaurFuel Active Member

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    So spill the beans. How much was the cost? I say pretty pricey because like others have said, tesla do not repair, they replace. So you are looking at a rear quarter panel, 2 side doors. Since the are aluminum, I suspect they are quite expensive. Did you also claim the Opticoat as a cost? If would suck if you have to cover that cost to put it on again.
     
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  12. steveho

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    I'm sorry, i think it's totalled. Might as well buy a new one.
     
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  13. Algbc

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    Hota the suspense is killing us... what is the cost of the damages?
     
  14. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    $8,391.38

    Give or take.
     
  15. kingjamez

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    So more than I paid for my Nissan Leaf then.
     
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  16. demundus

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    You're getting a new rear door for sure. they won't fix dents as someone said previously. There's 5k with paint. Plus another 1K for the new gen door handle that matches the new door mold. you're at 6k. I can't see the scuffs but as long as its paint only, theres another 2k for feather prime and block. You're at 8K +/- for additional crap they might try to do.
     
  17. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    It cost ..

    MORE THAN IT SHOULD!

    All these scary repair stories have made me a very safe driver. Safest car on the road! LOL
     
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  18. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Umn... what?

    I'm not sure what this "new gen door handle" that you're talking about, but if it looks different they need to replace all 4 handles. Or use an old one.

    But from what I know, the door handles haven't been changed in a while...
     
  19. demundus

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    When i had my 2013 door replaced last month... it had a goodwill doorhandle that was given to me by the SVC in Jan of 2016 (to replace the original 2013 handle). I was told that the new door design (rear pass) needed a different door handle. Because of this... whatever the reason... I got a new door handle, and got to keep the old (new) one.

    Make sense? It's kinda confusing lol
     
  20. VashX

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    Tired of seeing all these "guess how much" posts on forums and facebook pages. Just put the amount so we can all see it and move on.
     
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