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Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

With their Dodge Ram. He almost cleared me too, 1 more feet to the right. Claim is setup with his insurance already. Don't know if they have to inspect it, or I can just take it to a couple of shops for estimates this weekend. Adjuster or whatever they call it is suppose to call me tomorrow though.

Hopefully they wont try to screw me over using aftermarket parts. I will not be happy with that. Especially for the immaculate condition my jeep is in. Have no idea how much this will cost, but will throw $3500 out there.

I see damage on the body, inside the hole of the bumper. Not big dents or anything, but looks damage. And paint peeling because of the curviness of the impact area. So I will want them to fix that, before covering it all up with a bumper. Don't want to rust from the inside out.

Maybe I can get an Altitude painted lower trim instead of my plain black.....

The nice surprise was, the rear taillight is still all red at night. I thought it would have been white, with the missing lens. But my right turn signal is half red, half white/yellowish.


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Old 06-19-2015, 06:59 AM
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

That sucks! So sorry you have to deal with that because someone wasn't paying attention. Hopefully because of the age of your Jeep they'll put new OEM parts on it. Let us know how it works out.


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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

I would also get your insurance company involved, it case the other drivers insurance starts to give you the run around.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:22 AM
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

That sucks sorry that happened. I cant tell in the pictures, but did the rear quarter panel get damaged as well or was all the damage isolated to the lift gate, tail lamp, and bumper? That would suck if they have to repair the quarter panel and im not sure how they would do that short of having to use bondo and junk like that since I would highly doubt that would be replaced.
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Have you tried buffing it out yet?



I just so happen to be selling Mopar touchup paint in your color if you're interested.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:43 PM
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

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With their Dodge Ram. He almost cleared me too, 1 more feet to the right. Claim is setup with his insurance already. Don't know if they have to inspect it, or I can just take it to a couple of shops for estimates this weekend. Adjuster or whatever they call it is suppose to call me tomorrow though.

Hopefully they wont try to screw me over using aftermarket parts. I will not be happy with that. Especially for the immaculate condition my jeep is in. Have no idea how much this will cost, but will throw $3500 out there.

I see damage on the body, inside the hole of the bumper. Not big dents or anything, but looks damage. And paint peeling because of the curviness of the impact area. So I will want them to fix that, before covering it all up with a bumper. Don't want to rust from the inside out.

Maybe I can get an Altitude painted lower trim instead of my plain black.....

The nice surprise was, the rear taillight is still all red at night. I thought it would have been white, with the missing lens. But my right turn signal is half red, half white/yellowish.
Be glad he had valid insurance!
Had an old Bonneville clip me (lower down so only plastic damage) and she pulled out what appeared to be a valid insurance card.... Until I called them later in the day and they stated that she had been dropped.

Lesson #1: Always call the insurance company at the scene of the accident in Minnesota. If they aren't insured. the next call is to the cops.
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

A) Insist on OEM parts, it's your right.

B) Make SURE the alignment on the liftgate is 100% perfect no matter how good it looks post repair. If not, insist on a new one. I have yet to see a repaired litigate that wasn't f'd up somehow, often not found until it was too late. Listen for pops, creaks, and groans.


Oh, and yes, bodyshop time is a good opportunity for upgrading so go for the painted trim.
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Estimate at first location is $5600. I would have no issues taking it to this place. Has great reviews and it's close. I still haven't heard from their adjuster yet. I don't know if protocol requires me to, or I can just proceed.


I also find it odd the body shops I checked out are all closed on the weekends. So that sucks.


I did call the cops when it happened. But dispatcher said they don't send cops to the scene. Just make sure you pull over to the side of the road and exchange info. Thanks a lot 9-1-1.
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

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I did call the cops when it happened. But dispatcher said they don't send cops to the scene. Just make sure you pull over to the side of the road and exchange info. Thanks a lot 9-1-1.
A lot of states don't send officers to a crash scene unless there was an injury or worse. In South Dakota, if it happens on private property (shopping mall or a parking lot, for example), the city police don't even care as long as there wasn't an injury.

I would definitely get your insurance involved, right now, if you have not already done so. It does not cost you anything extra, you don't have to file a claim through your insurance. You pay them partly for this reason: they will pressure the other guy's insurance, and get you back your Jeep faster. I can guarantee that the other insurance company will try to push aftermarket parts, they always do. You pushing back is one thing, but your insurance pushing back for OEM parts will count for a lot more, especially if the other guy admitted fault.
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I agree with Jason. It's your insurance company's job to help you get your claim settled, even if they are not the ones on the hook to pay it. In some states, like PA where I live, they do the payout and you get your deductible back when the other party's insurance pays...which speeds up the process of getting one back in their own vehicle.
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

Agreed, that you get your insurance involved. A few years back I got rear ended in my JGC while I was in Virginia (home was NJ). When I got back, the guys adjuster came and gave me an estimate that seemed fairly low (I was hit at ~40 MPH almost in the identical spot as you were. My biggest fear was that the chassis was misaligned due to the impact - luckily not). When I got the car to my local body shop I used for quite a bit, I asked them for an additional "off the record" estimate with all the correct OEM parts. Needless to say, the two estimates were VASTLY different and the other guys insurance was totally low balling the repair estimate. I had been in contact with my own insurance broker the whole time and they were able to lay down some heat and pressure to get me my OEM replacements Came out good as new. The real hero was my trailer hitch that was still on. It saved the day - that car was totaled and needed to be flat bedded off I-95.
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Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

Sorry that your Jeep got hit. The important thing is that no one was injured.

Someone kissed mine a couple of years ago, when I first got the Jeep. I was fortunate because it was a low speed impact in stop-n-go traffic and they hit the tow hitch, no damage to my car except a couple of very minor rub marks on the bumper cover.

That experience, plus the overall feeling that cars were getting too close during braking, prompted me to replace the rear Brake lights with LEDs. LEDs come on quicker and brighter. Since then, most cars behind me tend to stop sooner. I just replaced the lower reflectors with LED lights as well...

Of course, nothing is going to stop inattentive drivers...
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