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Old 09-21-2003, 10:41 AM
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Unhappy Isabel Flood Damage

MY 2000 E320 was flooded to the bottom of the seats during Hurricane Isabel. My insurance company wants to send an appraiser to look at it. I am thinking that 48 hours in salt water probably wasn't to good for the car. I am hoping that it gets totaled.

If the Insurance company decides the car is repairable, what do I need to insist gets replaced. Right now the car will start, but I get ABS, ESP failures. The windows, locks, power seats are inop. The lights will not go out (until the battery dies).

Obviously, I am concerned about the long term reliability of a car that has had a lot of electronics immersed in salt water.
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:48 AM
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Personally I'd write it off. I've saved a few flood cars over the years and some worked out ok. (82 911) and some were not worth a damn. (94 s320). The electronics is the E will be very unhappy and unless 90% of the modules and the body harness is replaced, its never going to be right.
Sorry to hear about it happeneing, that sucks.

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