Glad you are OK. Sorry for the bad luck. Hope they fix it to your satisfaction and soon.
They're designed to do that -- let the car absorb the pressure instead of the human's spine. Too bad the kid didn't have a Venue instead of a Patriot. The Venue has emergency braking if you're about to hit someone.That’s good to know. Most of the venues I have seen in accidents looked like a folded up paper cup. 😳
Sounds like they are OK electrically but if any of the brackets were disturbed in any way, the alert may still sound but the coverage patterns might not be correct.They seem to be working . I was in a parking lot the other day backing up had it go off from both left and right. 3 weeks later waiting on parts. :O
I understand completely.So the other day was driving the #1 in BC between Chilliwack and Langley. This highway is horrible for bumper to bumper traffic. Driving can go anywhere from 100KM > 60> 0 > 60 >0 in seconds. So needless to say I am diligent in watching in front of me so I don't hit the person in front. So on one of these 60>0km times, I stopped and the kid behind me hits me at around 40 km/hr. From the sounds of it I am thinking the whole backend is crushed and the hatch is pushed in. Luckily the person that hit me was in a Jeep Patriot and it was a bumper to bumper hit.
On the outside it looks not bad, it will need a new bumper skin but I am assuming most of the damage is to the bumper bar underneath. The hatch alarm goes off saying it is open or ajar if I don't slam it shut, so I'm assuming there is some frame issues as well....
My insurance came back with $2700 CAD damage. I'm now waiting on the parts to come in. Body shop guy says he is having issues getting Hyundai body parts in lately... So guess we wait.
So the morale is this little SUV can take a punch....