Major (ugh) car accident. Will my car be safe to drive after repair?
April 29, 2014 5:14 PM Subscribe
My 2012 Prius's driver-side front corner hit the passenger-side rear corner of the car in front of me. Thankfully, everyone was fine, sans my bruises and bumps. The insurance adjuster says the car can be fixed. The repairs are over $10,000, and most are unsurprising. But the estimate says they also need to replace the suspension crossmember and the left axle assembly. I don't see anything else on the estimate about frame damage. I drive a lot. Will my car be safe after repair?
posted by Meifa to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
Just a little over a week ago, I got in an accident coming off the highway. My driver's side front corner to the passenger side rear corner of the car in front of me.
No airbags deployed, but the damage was ugly at the scene, and uglier now, to me, looking at the pictures my insurance adjuster took.
The major parts being replaced, it looks like, are the left side headlight assembly, the left side fender, and front suspension crossmember, and the left axle assembly.
When I first heard the car could be repaired, I was relieved, because I'm not really in a position to buy a new car. But the last two items scare me. I'm afraid about the safety of the vehicle going forward. I drive a lot and though I've never been in an accident like this before. What should I do? What can I do?