[V8] V8 insurance saga continued (sorry, long again)

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Wed Jun 15 07:21:38 EDT 2005

Daniel O'Dell wrote:
> Knowing that this is a knee bolster, and is there for a very specific
> purpose, do I stand my ground, and force them to replace the damaged
> one with a new one? or should I just let them repair the existing one
> and/or replace it with a used one.

Since many V8s end up in the parts yard due to expensive
mechanical issues (broken t-belt, dead transmission), you
should be able to find a knee bolster in good shape.  The
one in there was 10+ years old and you never worried about
it; why worry about the "new" one?

IANAL, but I would think if the part failed in an accident,
the body shop (for doing the work) or insurance company (for
approving a used part) could be held liable.

I'd get a used bolster and not worry about it.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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