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      10-25-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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My car was hit while parked - transmission question.

Hi everyone.

My X1 got hit today while it was parked. I did not engage the parking brakes.

I came back to my car and saw it on the sidewalk - roughly 20 feet from where it was parked. My rear end damaged and my passenger wheels are messed up from hopping the curb. One wheel also looks like it has a few degrees of negative camber.

Luckily the other party was still there and very cooperative when I arrived.

I had to start the car and drive it back onto the street. There were no problems. So I decided to drive it home instead of waiting for a tow truck. As I was driving, I was thinking how far my car moved while it was parked. I am not sure what I should do. Driving home, there were no problems. It felt very normal. But I am afraid there are things I can not see or will not surface till later on.

Any idea on what I should do? I am taking it to a body shop in a couple days but I am not sure if they would look for hidden issues, like in the transmission or suspension.

I thought getting my first door dent will put me past the baby stage. This is quite the jump!

Thanks in advance.
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      10-25-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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If it's an insurance issue (the guilty party's insurance, presumably) then by all means have everything checked out - especially alignment, etc..
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      10-25-2015, 09:49 PM   #3
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Can up your dealership and ask if they do this sort of work or if they have a list of approved body shops. If you end up going with a different shop that BMW doesn't approve then they might blame you next time you get warranty work done.
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Given the damage you have described I would not have driven the car and waited for the tow truck. At this point if there is damage you could get into a pissing match about whether it was from the hit or from you driving it.

At this point, I would suggest that you do not drive it anywhere but to the dealer for an inspection.
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      10-26-2015, 11:36 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I will be calling the dealership in a moment.

It is odd because it seems like the car was actually rolling. There are no flat spots on the tires or marks on the ground. Is that to be expected?
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      10-26-2015, 11:47 AM   #6
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why didnt you get it towed?

hopefully its just cosmetic repair.
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