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  • MadMo44Mag

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    Well this one of those WTF was the driver thinking!
    The driver hit a queen size mattress and kept driving until one of the springs whipped around and punched a hole in the gas tank at which time the vehicle finally came to a halt.(ran out of gas)
    The driver claims she never heard any noise - yeah, right
    Needless to say her claim for repairs under her vehicle service contract was denied. She just could not understand why she was not covered for road side mattress damage???? ROFLMAO

    I have been adjusting VSC claims for over 20 years and this is in the top 5 of the dumbest vehicle owners I have ever seen.

    Notice the looks on the faces of the shop techs, that says it all!!!
     

    M. Sage

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    Bust out the angle grinder on that one, and you'll have that sucker off quick.

    Probably need a new pinion seal, though. :p

    Looks like a Chevy truck to me.
     

    MadMo44Mag

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    Most probably it's going to take a pinion seal, drive shaft (badly out of balance now) carrier bearing and fuel tank.
    She drove it 30 plus miles before the spring punched the gas tank.
    We see these kind of things all the time but this was one of those !OMG - WTF! type claims.

    It amazes me how people can spend buckets of money on a vehicle and expects the manufacture or the Service Contract Company to pay for their stupidity.

    I have not spoke to the adjuster that handled this claim today but I would suspect the vehicle owner will sue us and the shop.
    If she draws a liberal judge we may have to pay for these repairs even though it is clearly NOT a defect in parts or workmanship.:banghead:
     
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