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T-Boned in a Shopping Center

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Zroiron, Dec 3, 2016.

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  1. Zroiron

    Zroiron Poodle Pack Leader

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    Lady (Bad) Luck visited me this week! I was T-Boned in a parking lot by an old guy who ran a stop sign! This town has more people who run stop signs than you can imagine! I wanted to put my foot in his a@@ but I was too shaken up to even think clearly. The repair shop tells me that Tesla has been really slow about providing replacement parts for our cars lately...they are estimating 4-6 weeks before they even get the parts. I'm stuck driving a junk ICE SUV for Christmas! I'm not injured physically thanks to the fact that a lesser SUV would have had significantly more damage and I would have had some injuries as well....
     

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    Bummer. Glad you're OK though!
     
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    Sorry to hear about your (bad) luck! That should buff right out ;)
     
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  4. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Ouch. Two new doors in your future plus associated parts. Any idea from the repair shop if the opening was damaged too? That could be a killer to repair if so. Otherwise new doors, painting and swapping parts would do it.
     
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    Ouch... firstly, really glad that you're OK (physically at least)!

    Really sorry to see what happened to your beauty – I really hope that Tesla can pick up the pace with delivering parts to customers who really need them!
     
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    4 weeks seems like a pipe dream from what I read.
     
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    -Absence makes the heart grow fonder :rolleyes:
     
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    Is the rear quarter panel damaged or is the damage mainly the two doors and the wheel/tire/suspension. (Uh Oh, the suspension failed better submit a report to NHTSA... :rolleyes:)

    I'm curious what the repair estimate will be for this, my guess is $24.5k, but that could go up quickly if the rear drive unit got damaged. (Not counting rental and diminished value claims.)
     
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    Wow, I hadn't even considered the price of a rental vehicle for that long a period! o_O

    I really need to spend some time on the other threads that talk about the best insurance policies... coming from a Toyota and Honda family, my Model X will be a huge step up for me in terms of automobile class.
     
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    I'm more worried about what appears to be damage to the rear wheel/suspension.. If the drive shaft got pushed into the drive unit it could be bad.
     
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    Tap the other FWD door with a hammer and you are looking at totaled X with new ap2.0 X on the way. I won't tell
     
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    Even after that accident, your X has nearly flawless panel alignment and seal working. Those are rare...
     
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    Zroiron Poodle Pack Leader

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    Your humor is misguided! Thank you for trying!:(
     
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    I was moving about 15 mph, otherwise, it could have been much worse!
     
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    Thanks but no interest in starting over!
     
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    #17 Zroiron, Dec 3, 2016
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    I know. I've already gotten an estimate from Liberty Mutual and it does not include the drive shaft or the drive unit! I will be staying in touch with the repair shop on that possibility...
     
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    Do you care to share the estimated repair price with us?
     
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    $12,000 ballpark, with possibility of more once they open it up...I have already mentioned to the insurance adjuster that the left rear drive axle could be bent,,,
     
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    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    That hurts! Glad you are ok. I do fear that rear axle damage might prove too much for repair. When do they "open it up"?
     

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