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如标题所述,我的汽车在高速公路上以正常速度行驶,一块石头飞了过来,当我回到家时,我看到一个洞,是的,好像它被子弹穿透一样,你可以想象这辆车有多薄身体是,我不知道该找谁!我认为我不应该为此维修付费。我不知道有人遭受过与我相同的痛苦。请告诉我一个合理的解决方案!谢谢!
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As the title said, my car was driving at normal speed on the highway, a stone flew over, and when I got home I saw a hole, yes, as if it was penetrated by a bullet, you can imagine this car How thin my body is, I don't know who to look for! I don't think I should pay for this repair. I don't know anyone who has suffered the same as me. Please tell me a reasonable solution! Thank you!

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I’m not sure if your intentions were to blame the car for the hole but it sounds like you are. That would be comical. Like someone else posted, contact your insurance agent and end of thread. Sorry this happened to you but it’s a case of bad luck.
 

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That is one heck of a stone.

Were you going 150mph behind a gravel truck?

I honestly don’t believe the story. I drive 35k miles a year, and my van gets hit by stones every day, never once seen anything like that. When you’re going at speed, the stones have energy and they skim across the hood.


You could take the claw end of a hammer and wack your hood, and it wouldn’t penetrate like that.
 

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如标题所述,我的汽车在高速公路上以正常速度行驶,一块石头飞了过来,当我回到家时,我看到一个洞,是的,好像它被子弹穿透一样,你可以想象这辆车有多薄身体是,我不知道该找谁!我认为我不应该为此维修付费。我不知道有人遭受过与我相同的痛苦。请告诉我一个合理的解决方案!谢谢! View attachment 153617 View attachment 153617
 

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Here is a rough, literal translation. At least we can get a rough idea of the post from this...

... traveling at normal speed on the highway, a stone flew over, when I got home, I saw a hole, yes, as if it was the same bullet penetrated, you can imagine it the car how thin body, I do not know who to turn to! I think I should not pay for the repairs. I do not know anyone and I suffered the same pain. Please tell me a reasonable solution! Thank you!
 

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I recommend keeping a closer eye on your enemies. Good thing they have a bad shot.


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As the title said, my car was driving at normal speed on the highway, a stone flew over, and when I got home I saw a hole, yes, as if it was penetrated by a bullet, you can imagine this car How thin my body is, I don't know who to look for! I don't think I should pay for this repair. I don't know anyone who has suffered the same as me. Please tell me a reasonable solution! Thank you!

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哈哈, 我刚刚在找关于我的Honda Odyssey的问题,竟然就看到你发帖! 哈哈 好巧嗄 我是Frank那个朋友
 

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That is one heck of a stone.

Were you going 150mph behind a gravel truck?

I honestly don’t believe the story. I drive 35k miles a year, and my van gets hit by stones every day, never once seen anything like that. When you’re going at speed, the stones have energy and they skim across the hood.


You could take the claw end of a hammer and wack your hood, and it wouldn’t penetrate like that.
Joking aside, I have to agree with this. I cut and form sheet metal of similar gauge (16 Awg down to 30 awg) on a daily basis and part of those activities involves making holes using the sharp end of a flat head screw driver and striking it with an 8oz hammer. In order to make a hole that big with one blow to it uses more force than any normal road debris or gravel would have when it is thrown up by tires or bouncing along the road. Often times it’s multiple strikes with a hammer and that is opening a hole with a sharp object, not a blunt rock. You either had a boulder hit your car (the damage would be larger than what you show) or something else happened to it that is beyond normal circumstances. Is it possible this happened while you were away from it and it was only noticed on the arrival at that destination? Such as a trailer backed into you or something fell onto the van?

Contact your insurance company. The deductible will probably be cheeper than the repair. If the metal is fatigued or cracked they should be able to determine that pretty quick. The edges of the metal looks a little uncommon for the impact you described but even if there was a pre existing fracture in the metal it would still take a mighty large jagged rock to push it in and cause damage like that. The odds are against you on that one. If they determine the metal had a defect that happened to get hit by a rock with a high enough velocity and mass and hit the defect with a precision strike to cause that damage, first buy a lottery ticket then take it to Honda and have a discussion with them. But what you’ve described and what you have shown don’t match up. Seems like something else caused that damage. Can’t see how this is a quality issue yet. Let us know what your insurance company determines.

How loud was the impact when the rock hit your van?

If you have dash cam footage of the impact we would also like to see that as well.

Post a picture a little further zoomed out and without your finger next to it.


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  1. As the title said, my car was driving at normal speed on the highway, a stone flew over, and when I got home I saw a hole, yes, as if it was penetrated by a bullet, you can imagine this car How thin my body is, I don't know who to look for!
How sure are you that it was not really a bullet? Ain't no rock off a tire that can do that - there's no way it had that much energy coming off a tire. Assuming your finger is roughly the same size as mine that hole is an inch long.
 

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From the image, it looks like the hole was made from the inside --> out. Does anyone else think that? It's as if a bullet was fired from somewhere inside the panel in an outward direction. Just look at the way the metal is bent outward instead of inward. Something's fishy here.
 

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What about the fact that the metal edges are bent outward? As PJones mentioned, if one was to puncture the metal with an awl and hammer to create a starter hole (for example), the metal edges would be bent inward. How does the OP explain that? That impact came from the inside unless I'm missing something here.
 

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What about the fact that the metal edges are bent outward? As PJones mentioned, if one was to puncture the metal with an awl and hammer to create a starter hole (for example), the metal edges would be bent inward. How does the OP explain that? That impact came from the inside unless I'm missing something here.
That's a good point - I didn't notice that at first. So maybe something went in and then got pulled out? Is this Tiger Woods' van? Maybe the OP's wife came at him with a golf club? :p

I'm positive Honda's not going to lift a finger for that - that's purely environmental damage. So if the OP is here looking for a way to get Honda to pay for this and hasn't already thought of calling his insurance company, I'd have to ask why. That should be an obvious first step.

I'd guess it's because there's no comprehensive coverage in place. And if there's no comprehensive coverage on a $35K-45K van, it couldn't have been financed. If it wasn't financed, it was bought for cash. And if you have that much cash at your disposal, maybe a new hood isn't that big an outlay. Bernardi Parts is quoting about $425 for a new hood panel for a 2019 Ody. By the time you get it painted and installed, it's probably up to a grand or so. Painting it should be easy for any body shop. It's a mostly flat rectangular panel that doesn't really have to be colour matched or blended in - how much could a 2019 Odyssey's paint have faded? It may be not even worth pursuing through insurance, even if it were in place. Most comprehensive deductibles I'm aware of range from $500 to $1000 anyway.

Another possibility is that the OP actually has spoken to his insurance company and they're not buying the story either. That would make it an at-fault claim which would send his premiums skyward and which any of us would always try to avoid. So now he needs to find a way to get someone else to pay for the repair.
 

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I've come close to doing something similar when servicing my F250 Ford trucks years ago. In a rush, sometimes I left a substantial tool on the rad or engine block and then closed the hood. If the tool was tall enough, it would have poked through the hood from the inside to outside. Fortunately, I never made that error but I came close a few times! That's the only way I can see damage like that occurring. The only other way is if the hood on the OP's car was open and someone fired a shot. Where's Inspector Clouseau when you need him :D!?
 

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All you guys above posting reasonable reasons why it could happen are all wrong!!! No matter what happened, how fast OP was going and who threw that rock at him - It is clearly Honda's issues!! Shame on you Honda for not giving us bullet proof Odysseys !!!! HOW DARE YOU!!?!??!??! Honda such a fraud! Very disappointing!!
 
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