Front bumper repair

nr_2013
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Asked by nr_2013 Jul 10, 2013 at 11:39 PM about the 2010 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello

Recently my car met with an accident and front bumper crashed out. I did talked to
body shop  of toyota and gave for repair. Everything is replaced with OEM parts. But i
didn't see same fitting like toyota. I was dissappointed with toyota dealer.

Question is  with OEM parts  shall expect original factory fitting or not ?
Even though they did test drive, how it impact on my car.

Please advice.

Thank you
NR

4 Answers

judge_roy
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are you pushin' or pullin' on it...demanding a solid connection? or is it more for show...as long as four hearty bolts are fastening it to the unibody...who cares?

jamnblues
7,755

You did everything right -you even took it to the dealer, who should be expected to make the car look like new if anybody can- if it doesn't look right- if it looks like it's been repaired- that is sloppy work- and I'm sure the repair bill was a large chunk of money- are you still making payments? the bank should be unhappy because now they are holding the title to a devalued car- and if you own it- you now own a car that looks like it has been wrecked- it is worth much less- and it makes you feel worse to drive it- a 2010 Rav 4 is a valuable car, but not looking right, you have just lost a lot of resale value- I guess your insurance company paid for the job, and they should be unhappy that they paid full price for a sloppy job- dealerships and body shops get away with this kinda stuff because nobody complains- they just accept the shoddy work and slink away, wanting to avoid a confrontation- if it looks bad to you, then demand it to be done right- talk to the service manager, the body shop manager, show them what is wrong- demand that it be fixed correctly- talk to the general manager of the dealership- talk to the better business bureau, the Attorney General of your state, your insurance company, and the local news stations who have consumer affairs segments as part of their news- DO NOT JUST GIVE UP and let them get away with being lazy- it is a form of theft

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BURT100
565

If it doesn't look like it should follow the list jamblues gives you. just keep going up the ladder of responsibility until you get what you paid for; Also if the dealer won't cooperate; ask the have a Toyota Zone Representative evaluate the situation- they can call for ANYthing they want to get a problem solved; They have final authority over the dealer Good Luck HTH

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judge_roy
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Just need the bumper fastened...it's like having an oral hygienist that has chronic halitosis~you still get your teeth cleaned anyways~

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