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.


throbb

638 posts

Ultimate Geek


#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

xpd
Im a pirate
10802 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1564019 2-Jun-2016 09:55
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^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter      My TradeMe Goodies

 

Pirating in Sea Of Thieves

 

Coming Soon - BBS door games - all the classics!

 

 


throbb

638 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #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.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


Sounddude
I fix stuff!
1850 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus
Lifetime subscriber

  #1564036 2-Jun-2016 10:04
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


sbiddle
29282 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1564037 2-Jun-2016 10:05
Send private message

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

 

 


MikeB4
15555 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #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.  


Mattmannz
470 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #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.


richms
23681 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #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

 
 
 
 


throbb

638 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #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.

 

 


throbb

638 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1564160 2-Jun-2016 12:05
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?


dickytim
2514 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #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"

 

 


richms
23681 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #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

sbiddle
29282 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #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.

 

 

 

 


richms
23681 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #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

Bung
3503 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1564257 2-Jun-2016 13:34
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.

throbb

638 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #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





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.