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Hit the curb with my brand new Acura RDX 2019

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Hit the curb with my brand new Acura RDX 2019

I bought an Acura RDX 2019 last week and hit the curb (on the driver side) due to icy conditions. After hitting the curb, there was a scratch on my wheel and the steering is no longer centered. I have to turn the steering to the right to keep the vehicle straight. I was able to drive the vehicle to dealership but I noticed that the suspension was not like before. Also the following lights came on indicating that they are not working
1. Electronic Wheel Assist
2. AWD
3. Lane Departure
4. Vehicle Stability Assist
5. Hill Park Assistance
The car is with the dealer and he is going to provide me the estimates tomorrow. I am very scared as this is a brand new car. What would be the expenses I should be looking at . Should I use insurance.?
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I can see your bill would be around $2000. (I did the exact same thing 15+ yrs ago and my steering wheel was knocked to a big angle)

Wheel alignment is required after parts replaced. I suspect the lists will grow bigger too

Depends on your past claim history and your deductible, if you can pay it, then do so.
Last edited by booblehead on Dec 9th, 2018 6:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Let me guess, no winter tires?

If so, good thing you saved yourself the cost of those so you can use it towards your repair bill.
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I thought AWD is supposed to stop this from happening?
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booblehead wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:40 pm
I can see your bill would be around $2000. (I did the exact same thing 15+ yrs ago and my steering wheel was knocked to a big angle)

Wheel alignment is required after parts replaced. I suspect the lists will grow bigger too

Depends on your past claim history and your deductible, if you can pay it, then do so.
When you say the lists will grow bigger what else can go wrong? 2000 $ is a lot... My deductible is 1000$ and this would be my first claim (i have accident forgiveness) but not sure whether to still use that or not.
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Yup, I would suggest you contact your insurance company.
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AWD makes your car into flying popsicle without winter tires. But who needs winter tires when you can drive fast on ice and need assistance of curb to stop.
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Swerny wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:40 pm
Let me guess, no winter tires?

If so, good thing you saved yourself the cost of those so you can use it towards your repair bill.
This is a brand new car and I was told with AWD you dont need winter tires..Disappointed But Relieved Face
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At what estimate should I go with insurance and not pay it out of pocket?
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viv901 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:53 pm
This is a brand new car and I was told with AWD you dont need winter tires..Disappointed But Relieved Face
Lol whoever told you that ain't the brightest. Winter tires always help!
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viv901 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:53 pm
This is a brand new car and I was told with AWD you dont need winter tires..Disappointed But Relieved Face
lol who told you that?
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viv901 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:55 pm
At what estimate should I go with insurance and not pay it out of pocket?
Since you have accident forgiveness, any estimate higher than your $1000 deductible. Which it will be.

edit: actually, if it's only a few hundred more than $1000, maybe just pay out of pocket, and save the accident forgiveness where damage is like $2,3,4k+. You have to pay at least $1000 either way.
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viv901 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:50 pm
When you say the lists will grow bigger what else can go wrong? 2000 $ is a lot... My deductible is 1000$ and this would be my first claim (i have accident forgiveness) but not sure whether to still use that or not.
For claims involving multiple vehicles, if it's over $3000 consider using your insurance because to fix the other car you are looking at double. If it's under $3000, better to pay this amount to the other driver if you are at fault. Usually settle for few hundred imo and consider cheaper way to fix your own car or not fix it.

So for self inflicted damage, using above rule, I would say $6k+ to make a claim.
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viv901 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 6:53 pm
This is a brand new car and I was told with AWD you dont need winter tires..Disappointed But Relieved Face
Lol ! Who ever said that is an idiot. Lucky it was only a curb and not people you hit.

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