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Minor damage to bumper but Jesus H Christ. In a Tim Horton's drive through. How slow should you have been going in a slow moving line of cars and still slide into someone. Big high Ford pickup - cracked the right corner of my bumper - pretty sure there's a sensor there. Called in my claim, taking it in for assessment on the 30th and then I'll get an idea of when it will be repaired.
I don't know how many times I told the claim agent it was a brand new car when he went through his list of questions

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Sorry to hear. Poor thing. There is a radar unit at both corners. It does blind spot and rear cross traffic when backing up. They are aimed precisely at the factory using targets and software. If they get bumped it could affect the accuracy of the coverage area, even if the audio/visual indicators work.

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sorry to hear this...I've had 2 vehicles where the vehicles that hit me actually backed up in a parking lot about 50 feet further then they needed to and about 30 years ago I got hit in the front corner of my vehicle and it was a school bus that went through a stop sign that hit me...another piss off!
 

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Oh wow that sucks. I got hit on side when mine had 5k on it last year. A kid in a parking lot violently threw his door open and put a dent in door. Thank God I had just walked out and was loading groceries or else the mother and kid would've walked off. And it was passenger side so I wouldn't have noticed.

Bright side is that Enterprise rent-a-car ran out of most economy cars and gave me a free upgrade to a Dodge Challenger in Tor Red. I wish the body shop had kept the Venue longer than 2 days. Lol

I'd let your Hyundai dealership handle the repair as they probably have a body shop either on site or off-site that they deal with. So they can make sure those sensors are working and adjusted correctly. Also they will use genuine Hyundai parts.

You have the right to take your vehicle to any body shop may as well let Hyundai repair it correctly. I just took mine to place 3 kilometers away because no sensors were involved, and the Hyundai dealer is 50 kilometers away.
 

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I'd let your Hyundai dealership handle the repair as they probably have a body shop either on site or off-site that they deal with. So they can make sure those sensors are working and adjusted correctly. Also they will use genuine Hyundai parts.

You have the right to take your vehicle to any body shop may as well let Hyundai repair it correctly. I just took mine to place 3 kilometers away because no sensors were involved, and the Hyundai dealer is 50 kilometers away.
I assume I would have that choice and would def take it to hyundai - they're about 10 minutes away from me. I'm hoping he doesn't say I backed into him - our conversation started off a bit sketchy. I told him I was absolutely making an insurance claim . When I was still considering Toyota, the add-on dash cam was appealing I'm afraid to add anything aftermarket for fear of voiding the warranty. Things could have been much worse - I'm not without a car and everything seems to be functioning so far. I did expect the first injury to be a shopping cart or door ding though
 

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I assume I would have that choice and would def take it to hyundai - they're about 10 minutes away from me. I'm hoping he doesn't say I backed into him - our conversation started off a bit sketchy. I told him I was absolutely making an insurance claim . When I was still considering Toyota, the add-on dash cam was appealing I'm afraid to add anything aftermarket for fear of voiding the warranty. Things could have been much worse - I'm not without a car and everything seems to be functioning so far. I did expect the first injury to be a shopping cart or door ding though
Hopefully he doesn't perjure himself and lie about it. Consequences would be way more severe than a minor fender bender. Tim Hortons might have surveillance footage for you.

I figured you'd know you could take it anywhere, but I used to work for a car rental place and we did mostly rentals to people whose cars were in body shop. And the adjusters would suggest certain mega body shops that would use like cheap third party parts and cut corners.

Um no please take your baby your 2 year old Ford Escape to the Ford dealership where they have a nice body shop with onsite access to Ford genuine parts and Ford trained mechanics in case there's a mechanical or electrical issue that the body guys can't repair.
 
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