Can exterior door (front and rear) damage on a 2012 gmc terrain be repaired? All power locks and windows work and airbags were not deployed.


Asked by Oct 13, 2014 at 04:08 AM about the 2012 GMC Terrain SLT1 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Plastic bottom rocker panels were
damaged/came off and front and
back drivers side doors are dented.  
Back door is Jared a bit downward
and not closing completely.

5 Answers

Sure, yes, with time and money. But if you are asking for a DIY how-to that may be difficult. Did your insurance deny a claim? The reason I ask is it may (read: will be) expensive, so much so you may want to let them pay instead of paying yourself to keep it off your record, if that's what you have in mind. I also don't see how they (insurance) could possibly declare it totaled, it worth well over $20,000 and that work as I say will be expensive..but not all THAT

My rambling is moot if the vehicle paid for and you only carry liability ....unless somebody hit you...then it's back to my opinion

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Thank you for your reply... No I have full coverage insurance with a $500 deductible but before I ran it through Allstate was curious about the ability for that type of damage to be repaired and what it may cost or if the doors actually had to be completely replaced. The damage is confined to the bottom portions of each exterior driver side door Panels .(dented and a little rippled and back for slightly ajar). I know a couple of really inexpensive but really good collision repair men. So if your answer is yes it can be repaired, I will at least let them take a look and get me an Estimate. Thanks for your reply!

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Body/collision repair and Especially Dealers that do Body/collision are more and more replacing doors and other things, they do little repair. Bondo is just about a thing of the past, but that's not necessarily bad. Bondo has a finite life and is much more vulnerable to damage if bumped, it will not hold up as well. New is better quality repair albeit more expensive. ( I would never allow Bondo on my car, but I am a bit OCD about it, to a fault) I have no clue what it will cost, but no doubt CAN be done. And You're very welcome


The doors and body panels today are so thin it will not take the heat and hammering to repair the parts of the body on today's autos. It is much better to remove/throw away and replace with new than taking the labor and time to hammer out the damaged body panels. In the long run is is cheaper.

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