Originally Posted by TURBS
Which is why a fender bender will total a vehicle nowadays
Replacement alot of times is cheaper compared to the labor involved.
What totals out a vehicle so quickly is airbag deployment. Reason being is after a crash the insurance company has to factor in ALL of the SRS components if there was a deployment. That means not only the deployed bag but also all the sensors, the module, clockspring, ect. associated with it. Plus the labor quickly adds up greater than the value of the vehicle. Especially if it's over 5 years old.