Accident

Tiny
SHREEN
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  • 2006 VOLVO XC90
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Hello,

My volvo XC90 was hit in the rear by a Chevy Suburban while I was stopped at a stop light. The Suburban was totaled and my truck seemed fine with the exception of the tailgate, back bumper and side quarter panel. While driving it home from the accident, a couple of miles, I realized that the steering was very tight and I able to make a turn without putting all of my force into making the turn. The insurance company does not believe this is a result of the accident because it was a rear end collision. I know that my truck was not driving in this condition prior to the collission. Does this seem like a possible condition that could have occurred due to a rear end collision?
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 7:05 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there and hope you are doing fine after the accident. Some quick questions I want to ask? Have you noticed other components not working as well right after the accident? Check your 12 volt outlets. Are they working yes or no? Do you have seat heaters? Are those working? Do you have an ABS light that has come on (could or could not be related)? Do you have Bi-Xenon lights? Do the adjustment motors operate? If the passenger seat is powered, does it move back and forth? And last after vehicle has sat for a while, do you notice the brake pedal is really hard at the first start up (this could be related but you could also have another problem as well)? If those components are not working then the accident most likely caused the main fuse at the battery to blow? The battery is located in the back and you would need to remove the rear storage to access. You should take it in to the body shop so that they can inspect the damages with the adjuster. You may want the body shop to take it in to the dealership to run a scan of the control modules to make sure nothing else was damaged like the rear level sensor for the headlights since it sounds like you were hit pretty hard. There are several main fuses back there so they all need to be inspected and make sure all control modules are online and functioning. Also have them inspect/replace the WHIPS brackets on the front seats. The drivers only if you were driving by yourself or both front seats if you had a passenger. The anchors bend while it cradled your body during the rear end collision. If the rear end accident is as bad as it sounds, you will see a gap between the seat and backrest. And again, I hope you and any passengers with you are doing fine. Good luck and keep me posted please.
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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 1:02 AM

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