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Front Bumper About six months ago, I had to have my front bumper replaced, thanks to a teenage driver who didn't "know I was backing up" and hit my car. Since then, whenever I park in a spot that may have a raised sidewalk or concrete barrier, my front end will scrape and pull on my bumper. Today, I didn't even realize I had parked over a concrete barrier and upon backing up, my front bumper came apart on both sides. I couldn't get on the interstate because of the flapping of the cheap bumper, so I drove slowly to the repair shop associated with the dealership, and the mounts were broken, so now they expect me to fork out over $1200 for a new bumper. What has caused this problem that I didn't have before the kid hit me and why can't they reuse the same bumper???

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Chances are the shop that initially replaced your bumper didn't do it right and the shoddy install left it sitting lower than it should have. Because of this, you were able to snag the bumper on the parking block. The reason you have to replace it is most likely the mounting bolt holes were torn out or otherwise damaged when the bumper was caught, and there is no longer a mounting surface to use with new mount bolts to put the bumper back on.

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