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post #1 of 20 Old 11-30-2009, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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I recently was in a car accident (everyone is okay)in my 2008 honda accord 4dr lx-p. My car hit a curb and the front left wheel was ripped out along with the axle and all attached on the left side. The police officer on scene said that because it was a FWD and that there was serious damage on the axle and the transmission most likely that it would be totaled. Is this true? I know its hard to answer without pictures, but just imagine the front left wheel ripped out with everything thats attached to it up to the transmission, needs a new front bumper and 2 rims(theres no other damage besides that)The adjuster is suppose to check the car out this week but i want to get a feeler for the car while i wait for him to check it.


TL;DR- Is a FWD car that has front wheel damages totaled?/ how much to repair.


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hard to tell, wait for the adjuster

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If you have photos, take them to Honda, asking them for a ball park estimate, list assumptions, left front wheel, left suspension, left drive, transmission rebuild, body work, frame work, etc. price it as materials and labor with a 15% contingency, then compare with Adjusters estimate. Regards

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Judging from what you said, front wheel getting ripped out, w/ axle getting messed up, no doubt that hitting the curb did damage to the sub-frame. I would think that your car is totaled. If your car is not totaled, i would think it would never drive the same. Good to know that you and your passengers are okay.

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Thanks for everyone's input, it will all help dealing with Allstate and getting my car fixed/totaled

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I recently was in a car accident (everyone is okay)in my 2008 honda accord 4dr lx-p. My car hit a curb and the front left wheel was ripped out along with the axle and all attached on the left side. The police officer on scene said that because it was a FWD and that there was serious damage on the axle and the transmission most likely that it would be totaled. Is this true? I know its hard to answer without pictures, but just imagine the front left wheel ripped out with everything thats attached to it up to the transmission, needs a new front bumper and 2 rims(theres no other damage besides that)The adjuster is suppose to check the car out this week but i want to get a feeler for the car while i wait for him to check it.


TL;DR- Is a FWD car that has front wheel damages totaled?/ how much to repair.


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Based on the above, you'll almost want to hope that the car is totalled. Whenever you are dealing with a big hit on the suspension, it will never drive the same.

Don't know how insurance works in your neck of the woods, but here where I am, there is an option for "replacement insurance" whereby if the car is a total loss, the insurance company replaces it with a brand new one (providing it is within 3 years). Hopefully a similar plan is available where you are and that you took advantage of it.

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Sounds like it will be repaired. From your description repairs should not exceed 7K and that is less than 85% value.

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yea you better hope its totalled
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At least he has Allstate, I have heard nothing but good things regarding them as a company.
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UPDATE: Adjuster looked at the car today, $3500 in damages as of now, im sure they will find more later as they start pulling everything apart. I figured it would be alot more, but I guess the front tire took most of the impact and saved the rest of the car.

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we need carnage!!!! at least no one got hurt.

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we need carnage!!!! at least no one got hurt.
Pics are on the camera at home....3 hours away and i wont be home till after dec 17th (which by then this thread will be dead)

but i will post pics of the 1st accident when i got T-boned, he ran a stop sign and hit me.... my car isnt very lucky...







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gdamn..... 2nd accident? sorry about ur accident.. that must suck.. i feel ur pain
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Man I feel for you dude. Second accident? Sounds like ur car is a little unlucky. Glad all are ok though.

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