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Car Safety, Buying Insurance
Aug 01, 2007 (5:37 am)
A reporter would like to talk to owners who have purchased a car that was found to be flooded by Hurricane Katrina or another recent hurricane. Please respond to jfallonedmunds.com no later than August 6, 2007 with your daytime contact information.
#27 of 31 refurbishing cars
Aug 24, 2010 (2:03 pm)
Contrary to what above say, water doesn't damage solder connections. Likely gunk in water screws up the mechanical parts of window openers and locks. It irritates me when body-shop guys say you cant fix something up. I have fixed up two cars I've totalled. The body-shop guys charge one price for insurance work and another for cash. For instance extimates on my 5th Avenue were over ten grand but I fixed it for less than $4,000. My Suzuki Sidekick estimate was $7,500 but $3,500 fixed it up but not perfect. Nothing inside the body shell was damaged. I wish I could get an honest post from someone who refurbished a flood car not for insurance purposes. I'd expect to replace ignition parts. If the engine checks out on the dynomometer it should be good. I think, in my non-expert opinion. I could expect a computer unit to be hosed.
#28 of 31 FLOOD DAMAGE INSURANCE
May 02, 2011 (8:49 pm)
MB 2009 flooded in parking lot to just below exhaust overnight. Residual of water to seat tracks in the interior. Wiring harness and other electrical parts below floor were replaced by dealer. New carpeting. Insurance company states not enough damage to be total.
#29 of 31 Re: FLOOD DAMAGE INSURANCE [e2009]
May 03, 2011 (10:34 am)
What a Blessing that its Baptism was not by immersion, only sprinkling. Drive it. Is not the rest of the baby just fine?
Jan 09, 2012 (1:46 pm)
Have you ever bought a used car, only to find out later that the vehicle had suffered flood damage? A TV news show is working on a story about the resale flood-damaged vehicles, and would like to help tell your story. If you’ve ever been a victim of this practice, please send your contact information and a brief description of your experience to predmunds.com by no later than January 16th, 2012.