Minor accident- hybrid system

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  1. jmarkd7

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    I have a 2017 Prime Premium- yesterday an SUV changed lanes into my lane while I was still there. Minor contact (see photo), a little paint taken off. Other vehicle (‘17 Honda CR-V) will probably be fine with rubbing compound. Other driver was cited for improper lane change and admitted fault. Very nice lady, actually.

    I drove it to work and back (81 miles each way)without problems. However I’m wondering if i should have toyota inspect the hybrid system. Is that prudently cautious or too cautious?

    Other thought: it’s got to be tough to see a low, dark gray car from even a small SUV. For comfort reasons I'm already considering an Avalon hybrid, maybe safety and visibility from a larger, brighter car should also enter my calculus. Then again, you gotta check your blind spot! Front of her car hit the back of mine which means i was almost past her- when i think “blind spot accident” i think the back of at-fault car hits front of other car.

    36,800 miles, 66.3 mpg, bought Nov 2016 from Jim Coleman Toyota, Maryland
     

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    unnecessary. if you are already thinking of changing cars, it tells the whole story. safety concerns are not easily dismissed, all the best with your decision, avalon is a nice car.(y)
     
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    no way in hell would I drive on that tire. Any hit to a sidewall like that can severely impact it's integrity.
     
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    At the very least have a four wheel alignment check. Wheels and suspension are not good at absorbing a side impact without damage.

    As far as changing to a "stronger" vehicle, tanks get lousy mileage! ;)
     
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    Pretty much all vehicles these days get pretty messed up in any impact. They're rolling crumple zones.
     
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    Lol! I am in the Army and I work near Richmond where that guy ended up (out of diesel) with his stolen armored personnel carrier! He only went 60 miles before running empty.

    I say kudos to the mechanics, because those old things are crap. I’m surprised it didn’t break down twice in between Ft Pickett and Richmond.
     
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    See post #11 in this thread, with a link to the relevant Toyota bulletin.

    I agree with @bisco that the hybrid system is unlikely to have been damaged in a minor collision. The Health Check might still reveal other electrical faults, though.
    I recommend サーモテクトライムグリーン (= Thermo-Tect Lime Green) (6W7, Japan only); export-import formalities and RHD-to-LHD conversion are left as an exercise for the reader.
    Indeed. The body shop should also compare the actual dimensions between reference points with those shown in the Collision Repair Manual, available by subscription to techinfo.toyota.com, or in similar resources published for the collision repair industry. This may reveal non-obvious damage to the body.
     
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