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Got into the first accident a few weeks back. Four lane undivided street, other party was traveling in the opposit direction, making a left turn across our lanes, off-centered head-on at ~25 mph, no air bags deployed but damages to the CR-V totaled $12,000. Pictures attached. Just picked up the vehicle from the shop two days ago and the work is very, very well done. From paint work to body panels, all very good. IMG_7411.jpg IMG_7410.jpg IMG_7409.jpg 09.jpg 11.jpg
 

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Got into the first accident a few weeks back. Four lane undivided street, other party was traveling in the opposit direction, making a left turn across our lanes, off-centered head-on at ~25 mph, no air bags deployed but damages to the CR-V totaled $12,000. Pictures attached. Just picked up the vehicle from the shop two days ago and the work is very, very well done. From paint work to body panels, all very good. View attachment 130035 View attachment 130037 View attachment 130039 View attachment 130041 View attachment 130043

Expensive repair bill for sure for what appears to be relatively minor damage. Then again.. I can see all kinds of stuff on the front of your vehicle appears tweaked, and would need to be replaced... not to mention the cost of getting your radar assembly back to true calibration. If the airbags had deployed... the insurance would probably have just totaled it out at that point as they are exceedingly costly to replace and re-certify to drive again.

But the important point is.. the CRV did it's job... keeping driver and any passengers safe from harm. :)
 

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Yes, at first I was like ?!?!? at the repair bill, but when they took it apart and I saw all the stuff going on, no wonder. The headlight alone (just the right headlight) was $1000 (that's dealer list price....you can get it online in the $700's). They said that even though the passenger side wasn't struck, the collision pushed everything just enough that all those other parts needed work. Keep in mind the other car that struck me was a Honda Element. I can't imagine if it was say, a Chevy Suburban.
 

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nope, I wouldn't say those are minor damages
In the grand scheme of things it is pretty minor but the relationship between car companies, owners and the insurance companies has now mimicked the medical industry. I could have gotten that car back to the same visible condition for half that price but today no one wants that. They want everything replaced, even parts that could be fixed with a couple of whacks of a hammer. Also the labor rates and part prices are so over inflated, but who cares! It's covered by insurance. One day this stuff will come to an end but for now we can all enjoy the benefits.
 

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After impact the engine was still running, oddly enough, I would have thought an impact like that would immediately shut down everything. Dashboard lit up like a pinball machine, what with all the sensors that were affected. I was able to drive it enough to pull it out of the lane and over to the curb but there was a noticeable grinding sound coming out of the front right somewhere so I assume it wasn't safe to drive it. In a review of the very detailed body shop estimate I saw that the repairs originally included a 4-wheel alignment but was later deleted back out. Though they did evacuate and recharge the freon. They did replace something called a front suspension cross bar. The final bill was $12,049.10 and my policy allows for all new OEM Honda parts (as opposed to aftermarket or salvaged, etc.) so I'm guess the bill would have been less had non OEM parts were used.
 

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Expensive repair bill for sure for what appears to be relatively minor damage. Then again.. I can see all kinds of stuff on the front of your vehicle appears tweaked, and would need to be replaced... not to mention the cost of getting your radar assembly back to true calibration. If the airbags had deployed... the insurance would probably have just totaled it out at that point as they are exceedingly costly to replace and re-certify to drive again.

But the important point is.. the CRV did it's job... keeping driver and any passengers safe from harm. :)
I am glad you are okay- but a bit surprised airbags did not go off - Have them check and Make sure it is working properly, because there is a whole new set of investigations on airbags

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27276435/nhtsa-investigation-non-deploying-airbags/
 
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