What's up guys! I just bought my new jeep JK rubicon about 3 months ago and have driven it about 2000 miles so far.
So it was involved in an accident the other day while parked in front of my house. Someone hit the left rear tire and pushed the jeep about 20 feet over a curb, through my lawn and into my driveway.
The damage done that I know of right now is that the rear axle was pushed forward and completely pretzeled the control arms and upon dealership inspection the rear axle housing and differential are both bent, the body mount bolts on the left side are crooked as if the frame was moved forward or the body was moved backwards, there is a little bit of body damage where the fender meets the body, looks as if the crossmember/transmission skid plate has shifted a little, and the front tires are pointed outwards a little bit.
I have contacted my insurance company and filed a claim and have a police report also.
So here's my questions.
1. If the vehicle indeed has frame damage, can I say I'm not comfortable driving it if it were to be repaired?
2. Is it possible that the frame could not be bent even though the body is shifted backwards only on the left side?
3. I'm afraid of future problems such as transmission/transfer case problems caused by the axle being pushed forward causing the driveshaft to jam forward. Am I being over cautious about that or can that really cause me future troubles?
Overall I just paid almost 40 grand for the jeep of my dreams and even added wheels and tires and other odds and ends. I don't want to keep paying hefty payments for something that just diminished half its value and could possibly have many major future problems. I don't really know my options as this is my first encounter on having to use my insurance for an accident. I need some guidance on what to do and how to go about doing it. I appreciate any and all help you guys can offer.
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