Hi all: My daughter had an accident where she hit someone with the front driver’s side of the car. The car was not drivable and we had it repaired. The fender was replaced as well as the wheel, left radiator side panel, left inner and outer tie rods, and the wheels were all aligned after the repair. When we got the car back, all seemed fine, except for a loud squeak coming from under the car. I took it back to the repair shop and they said it was a strut bushing in the rear that was unrelated to the accident. They said it was not dangerous. I took it last week to Subaru for a service check and asked them to check out the squeak. They reported that it was the right upper control arm and they also found a broken exhaust hanger. They don’t know if it’s related to the accident but said it could be. I called the insurance company and the adjustor is insisting that because it’s on the right side, it couldn’t possibly be related to an impact on the left side.
I’m getting frustrated because the squeak did not appear until after the accident. Does anyone know anything about this issue? If someone tells me that the adjustor is right, I will accept that, I just need a second opinion. Thank you!!