Q: Small bump caused rear-end suspension & stabilization bar damage

asked by on

A small bump scraped the right-front tire, but it did not scrape the exterior of my car. However, I am being told that it caused the entire rear-end suspension and the stabilization bar to need total replacements. It seems strange to me that it could cause such severe damage when it didn’t even scrape the exterior of the car. My car was only moving less than 10 mph while I was crossing an intersection from having been stopped at a red light, when the right-front tire bumped something in the intersection. Plus I was going straight across the intersection. Before I agree to spending so much on repairs/replacements, please explain to me how a small bump in the road could have caused such severe damage.

This sounds interesting. I have not experienced such a situation before. I can’t imagine a small bump causing such damage unless the vehicle crossed over the object with the rear end and possibly bent something. You may want to at least get a second up-close opinion from another mechanic regarding your concerns before moving forward. If you would to have this done, a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can come to your car’s location to inspect the suspension and give you their take on the situation.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Small bump caused rear-end suspension & stabilization bar damage

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 2006 Volvo S40 - Engine cut out twice last week - This week check engine light w/ P0420 code reading.

Hi there. When the oxygen sensors have readings that are similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor decreases, and begins to fluctuate...

Q: Feels like something it grinding

It sounds like you may have a failing or worn out wheel bearing. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the...

Q: Q: Low Tire Pressure light is on

You need to reset your TPMS system. This is done through the controls on your steering column. Consult your vehicle owners manual or look for a simple "how to" video such as this one here. If the system still will...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...