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Old 09-13-14, 07:28 AM   #1
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Hello, was involved in a rear-end collision in my 2007 GS450h. Moderate damage. After the impact, the car won't start and the "hybrid system inoperable" message appears when I try to start the car. It was towed to a local collision repair shop. The insurance initial repair estimate is $8k before teardown. Question - can I assume the local collision shop will know what to do with the hybrid system? thank you
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I'd call the local dealer and see what shop they recommend.
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With that in mind, I'm leaning towards the vehicle being totaled.
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there are some safety features, when battery moves or touches chassis it will shutdown.
or else it will electrocute you, its 600V in those and its a post collision safety.
All repairers will be able to repair and they will have to buy genuine lexus parts to replace it and lexus will send them a repair method which shows what they have to check and what they have to fix.
$8000 is the price to replace battery system, seems pretty cheap.
Rear bumper is over $1000 new, boot lid hinges plus paint and man hours.
Seems about right
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