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Toyota dealership crashed my tacoma into a wall

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 911turbo, Oct 15, 2020 at 11:12 PM.

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Hook78

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    This reminds me of another thread where the dealer or shop put the truck on a lift and it fell off backwards. Haven’t yet read through the thread but I hope they repair it correctly and compensate you appropriately.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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    If someone else is at fault and pays it certainly wouldn’t affect your own rate. And usually if you have a comprehensive claim, say, for example, a deer hit your truck, one instance wouldn’t raise your rate. But if a deer hit your truck once a month for a few months your rate would eventually rise due to the obvious increased risk of deer hitting your truck, despite it not being your fault. Higher risk means higher rates.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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    An accident causing damage to a vehicle on private property does not preclude the police from coming to take statements and make a report. If that werethe case, if someone backed in to me in a private parking lot, and I called the police afterwards, they would tell me it’s a civil matter. Which I know is not the case.

    Maybe calling the police in this particular case wouldn’t be productive, and if you’re in a densely populated area it will be their lowest priority, but it would be an option to get some facts documented officially if the dealership was denying fault or refusing to repair the vehicle. In fact I think threatening to make that call would be decent leverage if things were going south from the start. Threatening to call the dealer’s insurance company would be good leverage, too.

    In North Carolina (my state), for example, you must call the police if there is vehicle damage greater than $1,000 or if required by your insurance company. Not sure if that would apply if this situation happened given that you’re not the driver, but again, public road or private property, doesn’t matter as far as whether police will respond to make a report.
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    Sure a attorney would love to take on a dealership :hattip:
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    I'd be happy if they fixed everything on THEIR dime, way more suitable rental, AND... free oil changes / tire rotations for life lol

    But for real. That would be nice though...
     
  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    This.:thumbsup:
     
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    I'm beginning to think the insurance companies have started the rumor about filing claims for instances where you aren't at fault raising your rates. That way people are afraid to use the services they have already paid for, thus saving the insurance companies a fortune.
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    Rule of thumb, don’t take your truck to the dealer for an oil change. As you have now learned, people that work at dealerships are usually fucking morons
     
  9. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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    that would put me out of a job :pout:
     
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    Nah, you'd just have to get a real one where keeping the customer happy is the primary goal. To some degree dealers have a built in customer base. Private shops have to earn repeat customers.
     
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    All depends on the dealer. When we were family owned it was much better than with a massive dealer group like now.

    independent shops around here pay nothing compared to what I make at the dealer (which is still mediocre compared to union shops)
     
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    What's the dealer group? AutoNation?
     
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    there are many ways this could have gone

    cant say what i would have done....................simply does not apply

    the OP needs to stop tap dancing on the head of a needle

    better to be strong & decisive
     
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  14. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    No.
    More localised one. But the owners still got own private jet and what not
     
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    Police report on private property is different from a commercial business if the entity that owns the property is at cause. That's why you make a report over the phone like I did where the police don't even need to come out but highly important that you take photos so gps/time/ location match to the occurrence. The dealer was almost upset I didn't make it off their property but if I did I could have gotten seriously hurt in traffic. Honestly I blew up at them because I had my wife drop me off and was deciding if I wanted my two toddlers in the back to take home. That would have warranted some serious issues for the dealer. I was pissed enough as is. They found the lug nuts in the mechanics drawer. This supposed mechanic that was working there for years of making a really bad mistake....I leave my lugs by the wheel if I take them off.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2020 at 4:13 AM
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    So, what has happened? OP's out?
     

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