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Old 01-05-2016, 12:37 AM   #1
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When a good time goes bad

So this happened almost 4 hours ago. Needless to say I was in a front end accident and my "recalled" airbags didn't deploy. So I'm curious to hear back from the insurance co and see what they say.

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Old 01-05-2016, 12:45 AM   #2
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The airbags not deploying could have turned out to be a good thing if you're not injured. That's such a bummer, nothing like ruining your day with an accident. Sorry to see!
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:51 AM   #3
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The airbag not deploying was a good thing. The recalled ones are exploding shrapnel into people's faces and killing them.
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Well that's good then, thanks


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Old 01-05-2016, 03:12 AM   #5
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The airbag not deploying was a good thing. The recalled ones are exploding shrapnel into people's faces and killing them.
The metal was replaced with a type that will not create shrapnel; I'd be very concerned that they did not deploy with that front end damage you experienced; a passenger could have had some bodily injury from that type of accident. Seems the replacement airbags went the opposite direction, and are still defective. Glad to hear that no one was hurt though!
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:08 AM   #6
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The airbags for the passenger side will not deploy if there is no weight on the seat.
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Sorry to hear about the accident. That sucks!
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:39 PM   #8
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Update: I've spent the past two days trying to reach my claims adjuster and after a dozen or so calls on my part he calls me back once and I missed it so here I am still waiting to get the ball rolling. Not to mention that everyday the car sits in storage is $100.


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Good lord that's expensive storage! Do you have full coverage or liability?


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Well I'm new to town so I didn't know of a shop to send it to right away so it's at the tow yard, however from what the insurance lady (not my adjuster) said that I will be reimbursed for towing and storage. And luckily I have full coverage.


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You should be set then, at least that'll take a big financial load off your shoulders. I had some front end damage on mine, same place as yours, and everything ended up working out in the end. It's just a pain!


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Doesn't look bad enough to have set off the drivers bag and no one in passengers seat is why that side didn't go off, imho
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Better the car is damaged and you're not.
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Thankfully it's only a a few thousand at most in damage as it appears as if it didn't go deep enough to damage the frame, the engine is fine, and the major transxle components aren't connected to the front wheels ( another plus of a RWD car ). I think you'll be surprized at how quickly it can get fixed.

And that the airbags are intact is another $3-4K damage you dodged.

That said, insist on OEM parts as knock-off parts are just plain junk these days. I mean, most of them don't even look like they are trying to get a good fit. I know this is preaching to the choir here a bit, but most insurance companies have clauses about using knock-off parts, so you have to insist or pay the difference. These cars aren't the most robust things to begin with ( it's a Mustang, not a 4Runner, after all ), so cheap parts usually add up to a major headache years down the line.

Case in point, my Mom's CTS has almost twice the thickness of sheet metal on the hood - Something even thinner/ a knock-off hood would seriously worry me as Ford didn't build a lot of redundancy or extra mass into these cars. Of course, for $45K vs $25K, I'd expect the Cadillac to be better built.
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Thankfully it's only a a few thousand at most in damage as it appears as if it didn't go deep enough to damage the frame, the engine is fine, and the major transxle components aren't connected to the front wheels ( another plus of a RWD car ). I think you'll be surprized at how quickly it can get fixed.



And that the airbags are intact is another $3-4K damage you dodged.



That said, insist on OEM parts as knock-off parts are just plain junk these days. I mean, most of them don't even look like they are trying to get a good fit. I know this is preaching to the choir here a bit, but most insurance companies have clauses about using knock-off parts, so you have to insist or pay the difference. These cars aren't the most robust things to begin with ( it's a Mustang, not a 4Runner, after all ), so cheap parts usually add up to a major headache years down the line.



Case in point, my Mom's CTS has almost twice the thickness of sheet metal on the hood - Something even thinner/ a knock-off hood would seriously worry me as Ford didn't build a lot of redundancy or extra mass into these cars. Of course, for $45K vs $25K, I'd expect the Cadillac to be better built.

I hope mine will go as smoothly. Just got word today they took it out of storage and over to a body shop so I should be hearing back early next week.


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Well the mechanic said I have a bent lower control arm, bent tie rods, needs new radiator support and now I'm again waiting on insurance to get back out there to do another estimate. Any opinions on these kind of repairs anything I should worry about in the aftermath?


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Old 01-20-2016, 05:35 PM   #17
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Well thank goodness for insurance just got word that the damage is just over $7k. Mechanic will start sourcing parts tmw and install as soon as he receives them. I can't wait to be back in my stang!


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Good news! And that is why it pays to have full coverage!
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Just got off the phone with body shop and car will be ready for pick up around 4 o'clock today. I never want to have to deal with insurance co again. It was a horrible experience and I know that isn't always the case but mine was beyond đŸ’©'y.



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When a good time goes bad

^ they suck, more of an irritation than beneficial. Well at least you get the Mustang back.


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^ they suck, more of an irritation than beneficial. Well at least you get the Mustang back.


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Yes they do but I think the car came out very well. I'll post some pics tomorrow in the daylight.


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