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X hit by 17 year old kid who just got his license, what now?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by frebay, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. frebay

    frebay Member

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    I have another question. Since Tesla or any approved 3rd party shops can't see the car until the first week of October. The car is just sitting in a tow yard. I asked them to plug it in and they said they couldn't (not sure if it would even power up anyways), is there any recourse if the battery loses range bc it went down to 0?

    We took the driver in the following day and she had a mild concussion, but now some other other symptoms are showing up like nausea and leg numbness so going to get that checked out today.
     
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  2. brkaus

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    Pricing would be value of the car prior to the accident. What a used car of same age, specifications and mileage would cost on the market. Something you should also discuss w/ the lawyer. There is a lot of flexibility in that analysis.
     
  3. brkaus

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    The main battery shouldn't degrade. The accident deployed the air bags which will blow the pyro-fuse disconnecting the main pack from the car. With no vampire drain the main pack will last a long time. Yes, the 12v will drain. But not a bit deal - easily replaced if necessary.
     
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  4. frebay

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    Ah ok thanks. That's probably why it didn't power up anymore.
     
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    ouch.....this makes me think twice before doing spirited runs through the neighborhood.

    i don't understand how the adjuster can't see this is a totaled car. frame is shot, all airbags are out. just the battery alone is going to be 20k.

    care to share the dashcam footage?
     
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  6. DoctorVenkman

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    Probably is an inexperienced adjuster and not used to the inflated costs of repairing luxury vehicles. They are probably thinking "this much damage would cost $30k to repair for a Camry and the Tesla is worth $80k" without really thinking through the actual costs involved. I would definitely push the adjuster, they will quickly come to the conclusion it's not worth repairing this.
     
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  7. frebay

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    THe night before the dashcam usb was full, so I took it inside to delete and forgot to reinstall it. SUPER fortunate that neighbor had a nest camera.
     
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  8. robski

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    I'd never let my family back in that car. Turo renters, sure, but not my family. Just couldn't live with myself if something really bad happened. The everyday uncertainty would kill me too.

    IANAL but IMHO the video hurts you more than it helps.
     
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  9. ash9.58

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    They're concussion symptoms- see a doctor quickly
     
  10. frebay

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    Update:
    Tesla said if I didn't want to wait another 3 weeks to tow my car to the Pomona Body shop they said I can tow it for Fremont or Las Vegas. I guess I should give them an A for effort?
     
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    While I don't have an X, I did come across the following video about a shudder fix TSB, fyi:
     
  12. MorrisonHiker

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    A couple years ago, a friend's Tesla was towed from Denver to Oklahoma City (nearly 700 miles away) for body work since the backlog in Denver was so long.
     
  13. forkee

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    Many of us X owners have already gotten the appropriate repair. Works better than new with no shudder!
     
  14. dennisvab

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    Definitely agree on this, as I’ve had experience with my model 3 sitting in a cold NY winter with minimal loss. Even if they wanted to charge it, they wouldn't be able to until the pyrofuse was replaced.
     
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