Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


471 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92


Topic # 196488 2-Jun-2016 09:35
Send private message

So, I took my car for a warrant yesterday and they failed it due to a bent chassis.

 

I have had the car for 14 years and this has never been seen before.

 

I have a had 3 "collisions" in the car over the 14 years

 

  • 2x I have been rear ended at slow speed and had cosmetic damage to rear bumper, both fixed by insurance (8Years ago)
  • 1x My brakes failed while parked on a steep driveway and the car went slowly through a fence, again fixed by insurance (5 years ago)

What I want to know from someone more intelligent than me is can a chassis get bent with out a collision ie over time

 

If the only probable cause is a crash, would it be possible to go back to the insurance company and say they didn't fix it right the first time?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8846 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1303

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1564019 2-Jun-2016 09:55
One person supports this post
Send private message

I'd get it to someone who knows exactly what they're doing to assess it - I've been failed for things in the past (not a bent chassis tho) , and when taken it to be looked at, they cant find a problem, so take it back to original WOF station, and get it passed. 

 

How old is the car and what is it ? 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz




471 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92


  Reply # 1564034 2-Jun-2016 10:01
Send private message

xpd:

 

I'd get it to someone who knows exactly what they're doing to assess it - I've been failed for things in the past (not a bent chassis tho) , and when taken it to be looked at, they cant find a problem, so take it back to original WOF station, and get it passed. 

 

How old is the car and what is it ? 

 

 

 

 

The car is 20years old now, and its a Nissan Silvia. I got the guy at the shop to show me and one of the rails is defiantly deformed.

 

 

 

 


I fix stuff!
1663 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 330

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  Reply # 1564036 2-Jun-2016 10:04
One person supports this post
Send private message

throbb:

 

 

 

The car is 20years old now, and its a Nissan Silvia. I got the guy at the shop to show me and one of the rails is defiantly deformed.

 

 

 

 

I would go back to the insurance company and mention that their repairs were inadequate. 

 

Might be a bit of a fight though due to the length of time


26784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6253

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1564037 2-Jun-2016 10:05
One person supports this post
Send private message

Sounds like the car has had damage in one of those accidents that was never picked up previously.

 

 


12690 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5979

Trusted

  Reply # 1564049 2-Jun-2016 10:25
Send private message

One of the collisions would have caused it, normal driving unless you are doing very high torque actions or very rough roads would not cause this. Monocoque construction can lead to subframe  distortion with quite low speed impact.  





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


438 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  Reply # 1564100 2-Jun-2016 11:18
Send private message

Did they show you where it was bent?

 

 

 

It's possible that the chassis has been bent without you really realising ie driving over something, running up a curb or something like that. Chassis damage is repairable so the first step would be to understand where it is and see what's required to get it sorted out.

 

 

 

Matt.


21294 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4297

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1564103 2-Jun-2016 11:22
Send private message

I got failed at a picky wof place in the skyline where the sill under the door was lightly dented from when it hit a tree stump on a lawn at low speeds. Dent was about 100mm by 40 and was the type that would push back out if could get to the other side.

Happened 5 years before that and was never an issue akso was fine after that when I went elsewhere.




Richard rich.ms



471 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92


  Reply # 1564159 2-Jun-2016 12:04
Send private message

Mattmannz:

 

Did they show you where it was bent?

 

 

 

It's possible that the chassis has been bent without you really realising ie driving over something, running up a curb or something like that. Chassis damage is repairable so the first step would be to understand where it is and see what's required to get it sorted out.

 

 

 

Matt.

 

 

They did show me where it was bent, the left hand rail has what I would class as a crinkle in it. I'm getting it quoted today, but if I could claim insurance for it that would be best for me. Its only a $6k car so I don't want to spend a lot.

 

 




471 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92


  Reply # 1564160 2-Jun-2016 12:05
One person supports this post
Send private message

richms: I got failed at a picky wof place in the skyline where the sill under the door was lightly dented from when it hit a tree stump on a lawn at low speeds. Dent was about 100mm by 40 and was the type that would push back out if could get to the other side.

Happened 5 years before that and was never an issue akso was fine after that when I went elsewhere.

 

 

 

I have been told you cant go elsewhere anymore, they log all failed WOF in a system now. Can someone confirm this?


2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 535
Inactive user


  Reply # 1564177 2-Jun-2016 12:22
Send private message

throbb:

 

richms: I got failed at a picky wof place in the skyline where the sill under the door was lightly dented from when it hit a tree stump on a lawn at low speeds. Dent was about 100mm by 40 and was the type that would push back out if could get to the other side.

Happened 5 years before that and was never an issue akso was fine after that when I went elsewhere.

 

 

 

I have been told you cant go elsewhere anymore, they log all failed WOF in a system now. Can someone confirm this?

 

 

I disagreed with what a mechanic had said on my car for a WoF so I took it to a testing station, it went straight through. I never had any issue with doing that.

 

I didn't persue the mechanic, which was good as they were owned by a motor cycle "club"

 

 


21294 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4297

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1564179 2-Jun-2016 12:22
Send private message

throbb:

 

I have been told you cant go elsewhere anymore, they log all failed WOF in a system now. Can someone confirm this?

 

 

They log it, other place sees that and says that they dont know what the other place was on about and pass it.





Richard rich.ms

26784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6253

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1564187 2-Jun-2016 12:34
Send private message

throbb:

 

Mattmannz:

 

Did they show you where it was bent?

 

 

 

It's possible that the chassis has been bent without you really realising ie driving over something, running up a curb or something like that. Chassis damage is repairable so the first step would be to understand where it is and see what's required to get it sorted out.

 

 

 

Matt.

 

 

They did show me where it was bent, the left hand rail has what I would class as a crinkle in it. I'm getting it quoted today, but if I could claim insurance for it that would be best for me. Its only a $6k car so I don't want to spend a lot.

 

 

 

 

I can't imagine them repairing something that's worth so little. They'll probably just pay out on it.

 

 

 

 


21294 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4297

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1564194 2-Jun-2016 12:44
Send private message

If you dont have agreed value they will also value it way down inorder to pay out less.

 

Basically they take any modification as a reduction in value and give you a really low offer. Insurance are scammers.





Richard rich.ms

2493 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 310


  Reply # 1564257 2-Jun-2016 13:34
One person supports this post
Send private message

throbb: They did show me where it was bent, the left hand rail has what I would class as a crinkle in it. I'm getting it quoted today, but if I could claim insurance for it that would be best for me. Its only a $6k car so I don't want to spend a lot.


 



Does the crinkle look like a front/back collision or something pushing up? Any chance that someone has thrown a jack under the wrong place while doing tyre work since your last warrant. Your car would have had quite a few 6 monthly warrants since the accidents.



471 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92


  Reply # 1564280 2-Jun-2016 13:57
Send private message

Bung:
throbb: They did show me where it was bent, the left hand rail has what I would class as a crinkle in it. I'm getting it quoted today, but if I could claim insurance for it that would be best for me. Its only a $6k car so I don't want to spend a lot.

 

 

 



Does the crinkle look like a front/back collision or something pushing up? Any chance that someone has thrown a jack under the wrong place while doing tyre work since your last warrant. Your car would have had quite a few 6 monthly warrants since the accidents.

 

Can't remember having to jack the car up for at-least a couple of years.

 

 


 1 | 2 | 3
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.