Jacobislky
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Advice after front end accident

Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:07 am

Newbie here. I tried searching and didn’t see a relevant thread. I had a front end collision with my 2018 Leaf a few days ago. Significant enough that airbag deployed, leaking fluid in front, car wouldn’t turn off, had to be towed. Haven’t had insurance inspection yet - my question is: what should I be asking/checking/be wary of when I hear from insurance claims adjuster and repair shop? I am not sure how much experience they have with EVs, though I did my best to check out shop. Thanks!

gncndad
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Re: Advice after front end accident

Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:57 am

Jacobilsky: Sorry to hear about your accident on such a new car.

Can you post photos? The visual will help. Also, post your location in your signature. Someone in your area/region might have first-hand experience with Leaf body/mech repair.

Good luck!
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coleafrado

Re: Advice after front end accident

Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:59 am

No idea where you are, but if your car ends up being totaled, it may be worth buying the wreck from your insurer to recover the battery. Someone on this forum would definitely pay you $5-8k for the pack.

Jacobislky
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Re: Advice after front end accident

Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:38 am

Thanks for replies. I am in Montgomery County, Maryland. I was too rattled to take photos at scene, and car was towed away before I thought to.

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Re: Advice after front end accident

Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:51 am

Don't let a repair shop use a paint baking room to dry the paint! That will cook the battery as well. Good luck!
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