Questions tagged [accident]

Colloquialism for when 2 or more vehicles occupy the same space at the same time, and the consequences thereof.

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Brake issues after little accident

My car is a brand new Volkswagen Golf (2019, 7 000 km), and is equipped (among other equipments) with Autohold, it is important for the rest of the story. This system, once the car is stopped, locks ...
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Got into an accident, at fault, don't have comprehensive, should I repair this or just take the loss and buy a cheaper vehicle? [closed]

As the title mentions, I got into an accident, my first. I wasn't driving recklessly, it was slick out and when I turned onto downward highway merge lane the car at the bottom was stopped completely ...
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Proof accident (wheel related)

like a student on forensics I study how we could detect some accident trace on a car who look like nice. I should find something related to wheels. I think I have find already one. After an accident,...
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Can an air conditioner cooling condenser warp when the engine overheats?

My car blew a head gasket. The workshop is now reassembling it. They've told me that because of the heat when the engine overheated, the air conditioner's cooling condenser has warped and needs to be ...
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Can this piece of metal be straighten after an accident…?

I was involvedin a front collision accident and my left side had some damage(headlights, hood, brackets etc..) Car drove fine and alignment was correct and no mechanical problems. The biggest worry ...
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Did I damage my transmission by bumping into a lamppost?

I bumped my car into a lamp post and it stopped completely while still in Drive. It was not a severe accident or anything, I merely scratched a little of the paint next to my left headlight. You know ...
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Advice on buying this car that has been in an accident [closed]

I'm thinking about buying something small and fast like the Golf GTI. I found this one, unfortunately, it has been in an accident. I need some advice on whether I should even consider buying it, your ...
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Shall car accident witnesses try to turn a capsized car back wheels down? [closed]

In car accident videos on Youtube, I often see that when car gets upside down, other drivers and spectators typically team up to turn the car back to normal position. Is it recommended course of ...
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I got in my first accident. What do I do?

I just got in my first accident, and I'm not sure what to do. I hit a tire on the highway. I have geico insurance. I have dashcam footage of the incident. This happened at around 9:45pm, it was dark ...
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Can reversing into another vehicle damage your engine or other vital components?

If you are reversing your car at a rate of about 5km/hr and you hit something in one of the following scenarios A) a stationary vehicle Or B) a vehicle moving into your rear at a speed of at least ...
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Hazard lights in accidents

No matter how terrible and split-second an accident, in their aftermath many vehicles have their hazard-warning lights flashing. Is this a feature of modern vehicle management systems: to ...
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Damages checklist after rollover

What I'm looking for is a checklist of items to look when considering what repairs a car involved in a rollover needs, something like: check the [...], if it seems to [...] check next item, otherwise ...
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How to fix scrapes and a small dent from other car

When I pulled into my drive I accidentally scraped the side of my wife's car and now there is a black line down it and some marks near the Fender. As well as a dent in my car. What is the best way to ...
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Does accelerometer log data in Toyota Camry?

After car accident (rear end hit) I need data of peak acceleration. Does accelerometer log data in Toyota Camry LE 2015? How to read?
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How common is this ? (Burst a strut)

This is just for my interest. There are cheap shock absorber rebuild services. They tell they can rebuild my strut. But manufacturer has told that it couldn't be rebuild (Twin tube oil-gas cartridge)....
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Can a rear end collision cause damage to the brakes?

My 2017 Subaru Outback was rear-ended a week back. I took it to two independent body works shop for damage estimates. Both shops were in agreement and said the following: The rear body panel needs ...
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Alignment Measurements after hitting a curb

I hit a curb with my front right tire. I hit with an angle and with 25-30 Miles per hour speed. I took my vehicle to an auto pair, and surprisingly they told me that nothing is bent or damaged. They ...
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Who is responsible for making sure the correct insurance is on a car with a lien on it? [closed]

I have a 2009 Nissan Sentra. It was my understanding that in NYS, if you have a lien on a vehicle, the vehicle must have collision and liability coverage. I purchased the vehicle from a 'Buy here, Pay ...
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Totaled car; should I buy my own parts?

I rear ended a car and there is over $5k damage. That is what the body shop quoted me on. But, he said it was because he couldn't find any used parts. Now I have rockauto.com - I can purchase (or it ...
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I thought my brakes went out, but now I still don't know what caused my accident

I recently had a car accident where I gave myself a couple hundred feet to slow down before a car stopped at a red light. My car did not stop, even after pushing my brake pedal as far as I could. I ...
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Hit by a bus - can I use a dent puller to fix this?

It turns out that two vehicles shouldn't occupy the same space at the same time :( Thankfully the damage is superficial. As the local dealership is notorious for its long body shop waiting list, I ...
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My scooter got tipped over by a parking car. How to make sure there is no serious damage?

Got a scooter recently which I leave parked on the street while at work. A couple of days ago I was about to ride it home when I noticed a note saying that this person tried to parallel park near it ...
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2003 Honda Civic Pulling to the left after collison

Car was in a very bad curb jumping accident. Had asked a previous question on here, to find out that my tie rod bolt had came off completely & detached the tie rod causing car to come to complete ...
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Do self driving cars talk to each other?

It is now getting to the point that there are enough self driving cars on the road that should be encountering each other. Accidents happen when one vehicle does something the other is not aware of ...
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2003 Honda Civic steering problem after collision

When attempting to pull forward car stops & wheel does this I have a 2003 Honda civic that was recently wrecked by my husband. After the wreck, my car was pulling to the right and my steering ...
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Possible chassis damage [closed]

I have had an accident where my Toyota Camry 2004 slipped from a curvy road into a ditch. There was no frontal collision or at least no something that I noticed but the car did have a good slide on ...
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What to look out for when buying a car that hit a deer?

I'm looking at buying a car that is only 2 years old, has good miles, a price about a third lower than I would expect...but it had an accident listed on the CarFax. The previous owner hit a deer and ...
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

I go 4-Wheeling A LOT with groups in Arizona. A slow speed rollover is a relatively frequent event. You just get a bit to much lean on the vehicle trying to navigate a difficult section of a trail ...
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What's the best place to safely store a life hammer?

This is not really a maintenance question, but I figured this would be a good place to ask. I have a life hammer in the glove compartment, but I'm having doubts about where to store it. I figure that ...