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Wow, all the gadgetry makes repairs complicated and expensive. Dunno if I'll hang onto this thing after the extended warranty runs out.
I hit a deer on the highway a few weeks ago and watched it slide off my nice rounded front end. It was late and far from home and the car didn't make any strange noises or anything so I kept going. Next morning I looked for damage; grill pushed back a little, hood had a slight tuck at the front edge, very slight crease in the passenger-side fender. It didn't look bad at all!
The body shop estimate was about $2,300 before they found one sensor was disabled, camera mounts broke, one radiator had broken mounts, 1 headlight mount broken on each side.
They fixed all that in about 5 days, and called in a Chrysler specialist to align the camera and sensor.
Things were looking good until they called me and asked "Did you ever have trouble starting the car?" Apparently they got a code for Inverter Fuse, replaced the fuse and got a code for Faulty Inverter.
They made an appt. with the local (Waldorf, MD) Chrysler dealer and transported it over there. Three days later the dealer called them and said they didn't have anyone to work on hybrids.
Now it's at another Chrysler dealer 40 miles away.
It's been 12 days so far, and though I have another car, so it's not a problem now, it seems to bode ill for the future.
Actually, it's kind of nice to be driving my simple old Mazda MPV again, and not having to take my eyes off the road every time I want to change any settings on anything....
 

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Wow, all the gadgetry makes repairs complicated and expensive. Dunno if I'll hang onto this thing after the extended warranty runs out.
I hit a deer on the highway a few weeks ago and watched it slide off my nice rounded front end. It was late and far from home and the car didn't make any strange noises or anything so I kept going. Next morning I looked for damage; grill pushed back a little, hood had a slight tuck at the front edge, very slight crease in the passenger-side fender. It didn't look bad at all!
The body shop estimate was about $2,300 before they found one sensor was disabled, camera mounts broke, one radiator had broken mounts, 1 headlight mount broken on each side.
They fixed all that in about 5 days, and called in a Chrysler specialist to align the camera and sensor.
Things were looking good until they called me and asked "Did you ever have trouble starting the car?" Apparently they got a code for Inverter Fuse, replaced the fuse and got a code for Faulty Inverter.
They made an appt. with the local (Waldorf, MD) Chrysler dealer and transported it over there. Three days later the dealer called them and said they didn't have anyone to work on hybrids.
Now it's at another Chrysler dealer 40 miles away.
It's been 12 days so far, and though I have another car, so it's not a problem now, it seems to bode ill for the future.
Actually, it's kind of nice to be driving my simple old Mazda MPV again, and not having to take my eyes off the road every time I want to change any settings on anything....
Glad you weren't hurt. It was good that the inverter problem was found while you had the van in.
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