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Wrecked my 6 month old 2011 DCSB 9-23-11

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dan0, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    dan0

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    On friday yokel in his $45,000 Chevy HD 3500 pickup pulling his $60,000 boat stops
    in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in town to turn left at the bank
    (probably needed money for beer on the way to the river)
    Suv in front of me slams on brakes and rear ends the boat
    I slam on brakes and rear ended the SUV
    I had just picked my daughter up from school
    She received a little minor irritation from the seatbelt but whats worse is the emotional trauma,
    poor kid cried called her mama cried some more, then cried again after we got home
    ABS kicked in thus it didnt stop

    dude stopped to turn left over a traffic barrier like this
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    I thought that was illegal. but the cop found me and the SUV driver at fault.
    my truck is worse than the pics look
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    I hit and got stuck on his trailer hitch.
    brakes got stuck down, etc

    after geting the brakes to release the pedal now makes a loud pop when you take your foot off
    anyone know what to look for to fix it?

    wonder if I should get one of those heavy steel bumpers like this?
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  2. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    ^ X2. Live and learn. Maintain a greater following distance from now on. The Taco's brakes are best in class, but the truck still weighs two tons.

    Take a look at the bumper removal instructions start at page 4:
    https://www.allprooffroad.com/images/stories/Instructions/TacoSheetmetalBumper.pdf

    Frame is probably fine. The plastic bumper cover is cosmetic and can't take any load. There's an aluminum square beam behind it for impact absorption, but its height was designed for car bumpers. Page 5 step 9 shows a slender bracket for mounting the inboard lower corner of the head light. That bracket is probably bent and is responsible for the "tweaked" look. It's about $15 online and simple to replace:
    http://www.villagetoyotaparts.com/s...y_TrimLevel=0&ukey_modelRange=0&searchString=
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    X2

    Sorry about the wreck man, I know I'd be sick as mine is about 6 months old also. Hope your daughter gets over it with no emotional trauma. :pray:
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    Try to use the insurance money to get a better bumper.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    I rear ended someone about 8 years ago and it wasn't my fault. The police found the lady I hit to be at fault because she stopped in the middle of the highway. This was in PA in the winter, Christmas eve
     
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    VERY rare situation-Usually only on freeway/thru-way type roads where someone comes to a complete stop in the moving lanes for no valid reason.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    What the police report says isn't always the last word, not that it would help here.

    My wife had similar situation where she was number 2, and come to a stop, then number 3 rear ended her pushing her forward into 1.

    Woman panic stopped in straight lane to try to move to left turn lane at last second. To the cops she said she only felt the one impact not 2, and that was the police report. After talking with her insurance she after the fact decided that she felt 2 impacts like my wife hit her. Now my wife is at fault due to lying accident causer.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    EXACTLY what happened to me at a red light, i was 2 and got rear ended and pushed into one, tow truck drivers in the parking lot next to the light saw the whole thing, (and the girl that hit me was drunk) so there was no question about it.

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  13. Sep 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    I was rear-ended one week ago. Thankfully it was just a tap - the dumb driver behind me wasnt paying attention at the stop light we were at, and for no reason at all just decided to give it gas when the light was still red. Barely any damage on my car, but when I got out to exchange information (which is the LAW in Oregon) she was EXTREMELY hostile to me and, among other things, claimed I BACKED into her. I had to call the cops just to get her to exchange info with me.

    Now I am having to jump through hoops with my insurance just to get it as a no-fault accident. Which is complete bullshit, seeing as I was just minding my own damn business when some crazy lady bangs into me, and then for no other reason than to avoid looking like an idiot tries to pawn it off on me. AARRGGG people piss me off so bad sometimes. I dont know how she sleeps at night being such a scum-eating lying pile of shit. You can tell I'm still a bit peeved over this...
     
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    should have taken it to the dealer to see if it has a black box thingy to prove you didn't put it in reverse.
     
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    A few years ago, I was following my friend on a two lane road. The lady in front of him decided to slam on the brakes to make an illegal left across the road (double yellow line, partial concrete median). My friend stopped just short of her, I couldn't stop in time and rear ended my friend, then some guy rear ended me. Cops said everything was my fault...if her car had been hit, they said she would have been to blame. The drivers of all 3 cars involved (myself, my friend, and the guy behind me) all agreed that she was 100% at fault because she was making an illegal turn and stopped way too fast. But the law didn't see it that way.
     
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    I would be concerned that the frame was tweaked. Since the gas filler cover won't close right. I'd have it checked over by a dealer if they have a body shop or some shop that specializes in frames. We have a few in our area. Bumper wise I like that rear bumper someone posted with the tow hooks. I'm more concerned with getting hit from the rear. I have rear ended a two people though. I received minimal damage both times and their cars were pretty messed up. First time with a half ton GMC and second with Dakota.
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    you guys will like this, i live in so cal near long beach. I had just left king taco heading down long beach blvd. that in compton (the hood)right in front of the compton fashion center hookers gather on the sidewalks. this brand new pearl white caddy rear ends me ,while im sitting at the light.we pull over, this had to be a pimpass gangester.he had gold and diamonds onand he was a big mo- fu all tattooed down. i asked what happened man, he started to say paused..... and i was said you were checking out those hooker hon....... he was like yeah you know.his front bumper must got jacked up ,i had that 2x2 soild chunk of steel that hold 3/4"clevis that stuck out of the hitch point.. nothing happened to my truck thank god because i really didnt want to try to deal with this guy in the ghetto.....
     
  18. Sep 25, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Glad you and your daughter werent hurt


    Those who said that you were found at fault due to following distance etc are correct

    In SC you can be found at fault of a rear end collision regardless of what the car in front of you was doing because you should at all times be able to stop your vehicle at all times...People are regularly cited for Too Fast For Conditions or Following Too Closely

    Conditions do not necessarily apply solely to weather, but all roadway conditions including traffic

    Does it suck? sure, but it is what it is

    With that being said, ABS is not designed to assist in stopping your vehicle quicker, but rather it allows you to be able to steer during an emergency braking situation

    Basically, with an older vehicle without ABS (such as my truck) if you locked up your brakes and tried to steer, you're going to continue to slide forward...with ABS, you can steer the vehicle while the brakes are locked up

    They should not be counted on to stop the vehicle quickly, but to provide you with more vehicle control when in an emergency braking situation
     
  19. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Yeah well this is bogus, my mom just had a car drive onto her lane at a supermarket and hit her head on, a town sheriff saw it and told the lady that hit my car that she was at fault, yet my mom still has to deal with all the bs of dealing with insurance companies!
     
  20. Sep 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Man that sucks getting into ANY wreck and i can imagine how traumatised your baby must of been. Good thing no one was hurt or killed and yeah, X2 on that bumper!
     
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