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My Element was hit from behind last night while it was parallel parked with the emergency brake engaged. The guy who hit it said his foot got stuck on his accelerator... the impact was so hard that my poor E was knocked across the street and spun around 180 degrees. The police officer on scene said he guessed there would be transmission damage as a result.

I was able to drive my E home. It handled well and felt normal. But I'm concerned about driving it until the claims inspector checks it out, which may not happen until Tues... if I"m LUCKY, I'll get a rental car tomorrow, but the insurance folks tell me nothing will happen today. I'd love to be able to drive my E to work tomorrow, but don't know anything about the dangers posed by a possible transmission injury from the wreck. Any thoughts? :?
 

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get a rental
 

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Ask your insurance co, if they'll cover the rental.

My kiddo had a similar thing happen to her E a few months ago.
The impact pushed out her subwoofer cover so we were concerned with hidden damage and she had to drive hers.

Luckily no damage was found and she just popped the sub woofer cover back in.
She was inside when she was rear ended and she said he hit her pretty hard, we were very surprised there wasn't any damage.

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Definitely get a rental!

The other person's insurance info should be on the police report if you don't already have it. Contact you insurance company as well and find out how much they will pay to cover a rental. That is on most policies, I think. The other person's insurance will usually reimburse for rentals.

Good Luck!

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I would get a rental until it gets checked out as well. Unfortunatly if it drives and shifts ok that may be all the attention the tranny gets by the shop as well. Good luck in getting your E back on the streets. I hate when cars get in wrecks like that. It's hard to get them back as good as new and you never know what problems will spring up down the road as a result of the accident. Hope yours makes a full recovery:)
 

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Thanks guys. The other guys' insurance will provide a rental, but they won't process anything on a Sunday so I won't get the rental in time to get myself to work tomorrow. I'll be bumming rides from a friend for the next 24-48 hours I guess :(

My poor E. It's tragic looking.
 

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Post some photos and your trans should be good. If it was a auto the park pin gets bent sometimes and it makes it impossible to get out of park. The worst thing is if you had it in gear it could have shock loaded the trans and chipped a tooth but probably just spun the motor instead.
 
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