We did the Camry dent (singular) here a few months back. It’s not exactly my favorite subject, but I just couldn’t resist peeling off a shot of this Camry with dual dents. Could you?
Holy hollow bumpers!
as noted previously, wait for a hot day, pour boiling water over the area and push firmly from behind the softened bumper with a 2×4 or the like. Its amazing how flexible bumper covers are when warm
That’s exactly what goes thru my mind whenever I see a car with those dents!
Isn’t there a styrofoam block behind the bumper cover that gets crushed when the cover is dented, or is the block just in the center section and the curved ends have nothing behind the cover? The latter would go a long way to explaining why there are so many dented-bumper Camrys and Corollas.
Or how likely is it that these dented bumpers are the result of a previous accident where the bodyshop simply didn’t put in a new styrofoam block behind the refurbished bumper.
The curved ends typically have nothing but air behind them, although this is changing in the front as a first line of defense in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “small overlap” frontal crash test.
The Owner must have gotten a few grands from the insurance companies for those dents.the car is practically for free now to the owner.
Why it reminds me of that moment from Tex Avery’s cartoon “Car of Tomorrow”? 😉
If the left dent was pushed in to match the right dent, they’d look like part of the styling, a ‘reflection’ of the taillights.
It’s odd and odd is a good photography subject.
I parked my (nice, undented) car last week in a slot at the carryout pizza place near home. While inside and to my horror, a millennial female driver texting pulled her filthy Nissan something or other crookedly next to my car. The thing has Maryland plates; we are in Arizona. Relieved that the Nissan did not hit my car, I inspected it when I left with the pizza. This one hit a triple – dents in three of the four corners, only the right rear unscathed. Made me think about the Camry issue but this Nissan’s story may be more related to the driver than the vulnerability of the car.
Never saw the original posting – thanks for the link! I had a similar bumper mishap with an 05 Highlander; deflated one of the kids’ soccer balls and jammed it inside, then pumped the ball back up to size and VIOLA!! I had a bumper with a soccer ball inside it.
Of course there is no way of knowing what actually happened, but when I see something like this my first impression is elderly or impaired driver who shouldn’t be driving anymore. In this case that scenario is reinforced by the position of the car in the lane. A scary scene!
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