Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th July 2007, 14:30   #1
BHPian
 
kapilsharma80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 175
Thanked: 24 Times
Default Palio 1.2 nv accident!!

Got hit by a maruti car on front left hand side (tyre and fender).

Left shocker and axle are totally damaged. The tyre got stuck into the suspension. the dealer has made an estimate of 75 K (the car is isured by oriental insurance company). I bought it last month only. The bonnet is slightly disfigured. no harm to engine and passenger door.

Being a novice nNeed your inputs/suggestions please.
kapilsharma80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2007, 17:16   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,521
Thanked: 7,202 Times
Default

Kapil, very sad to know this incident. Sometimes we never know what comes our way. There seems to be no go but claim the insurance, all mechanical parts will be replaced free of cost. However, rubber and bumper will attract 50% contribution from your end.

However, i think the estimate given to you by dealer is way too high. Make sure you double check this with other dealers by talking to them on phone and tell them the parts this dealer mentioned have to be replaced.
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2007, 17:30   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
sammyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Gurgaon/Doon
Posts: 1,711
Thanked: 290 Times
Default

Shucks thats bad . Kapil , i would suggest you call a few friends and get an idea of how much it would cost. I also checked with a couple of friends who in turn knew some ford service guys to get the info in my case.
sammyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th July 2007, 17:36   #4
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 6,572
Thanked: 6,036 Times
Default

A few pictures will help us get an idea of how bad the damage is. Pictures from various angles will also help in assessing if 75k is justified for repair.
moralfibre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 00:39   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,141
Thanked: 2,244 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kapilsharma80 View Post
Got hit by a maruti car on front left hand side (tyre and fender).

Left shocker and axle are totally damaged. The tyre got stuck into the suspension. the dealer has made an estimate of 75 K (the car is isured by oriental insurance company). I bought it last month only. The bonnet is slightly disfigured. no harm to engine and passenger door.

Being a novice nNeed your inputs/suggestions please.
Doesn't dealer should have a cashless facility with the company or you bought the insurance separately.
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 09:47   #6
BHPian
 
kapilsharma80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 175
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

I got the insurance from the dealer (Hind Motors)only. But after the accident I have given the car to another dealer (Anbros) because they have better equipped workshop. Will try to post the pictures.

The dealer has assessed that the entire steering assembly has to be changed since the chasis. power steering rod, left Head light etc have been damaged.

Will post another thread sometime later in the evening after visiting the the workshop. hope they'll open the car by that time to assess the real damage.
kapilsharma80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 11:49   #7
BHPian
 
rishibravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 579
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

kapil, sorry to hear about the accident man.. I hope you are safe and sound. Make sure you get the headlight assembly fitted properly and ask them that it shouldnt get fogged. Its a common problem in palios
rishibravo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 13:52   #8
BHPian
 
kapilsharma80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 175
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Thanks Rishibravo. Will ensure.

I went to the workshop a while back and the service guys told me that:

1. the shocker, axle and arm (steering or something..) and headlight will be replaced.

2. no damage to the chasis.

3. Once they install all the above, the steering assembly would be checked after taking a test drive for any faults in it.

4. by coming Monday the car is expected to be ready.
kapilsharma80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 14:18   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
speedmiester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 1,295
Thanked: 775 Times
Default

Sorry to hear about the incident dude. Did you check with other dealers for the estimate of the repair.
speedmiester is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 14:28   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
typeOnegative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vikhroli, Mumbai, India
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Which maruti did you get hit by? And at what speeds? Do keep us updated on the progress of the job. Let us see if there is some satisfactory movement on the A*S*S front this time at least.
typeOnegative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 14:31   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
srishiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,469
Thanked: 696 Times
Default

Would really like to know which maruti car it was and what happened to the maruti car.
srishiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 14:43   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
Zappo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 5,631
Thanked: 1,976 Times
Default

Is the power steering assembly on the left hand side in Palios? How come a car hits your left fender and the PS assembly gets damaged? Uhuh... Are you sure the dealer is not taking you for a ride?
Zappo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 15:11   #13
BHPian
 
kapilsharma80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 175
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

What the dealer told me that if there is even a slightest of breakage/errror/fault in steering assembly..it entirely has to be changed. And this could only be checked once the shockers,arm and axle are refitted.

Lets see what they got up thier sleeves on monday!!
kapilsharma80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 15:17   #14
BHPian
 
kapilsharma80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 175
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

I got hit hit by a maruti 800 (new model) at a speed of around 55 - 60 km/hr. i was doing around 35 - 45 km/hr. maruti's bumper, almost half bonnet and right fender was in bad shape (it had curled inside twice ..just like you fold a crumpled alluminiumn sheet into two folds). The radiator also broke at different points.this was on the outside...didnt get a chance to check the engine.

GOD BLESS!!
kapilsharma80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 17:15   #15
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kapilsharma80 View Post
4. by coming Monday the car is expected to be ready.
If they really give you the car by this monday, then we can very well assume that Fiat Spares are moving faster now.
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fiat Petra 1.6 ELXP or Palio 1.6 sports or Palio 1.2 nv ELX? Travel-X Hatchbacks 20 8th November 2006 18:36
Palio V/s palio fight_club Hatchbacks 83 26th October 2006 11:57
Facelifted Palio?????? A completely new PALIO on the way!!!! redcandle The Indian Car Scene 14 7th May 2006 01:42
Palio 1.2 NV or Palio 1.9 D pmishra Hatchbacks 3 4th November 2004 19:10
Palio NV slower than the older Palio? DCEite The Indian Car Scene 2 13th October 2004 00:03


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:14.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks