GEICO replaced ours after a minor accident. No child in the seat. We told them the manufacture recommended it be replaced. if you push they will replace it.
Will Graco replace a car seat after accident?
A: Yes. Graco recommends replacing the car seat in the event of any type of accident.
What do you do with a car seat after an accident?
YES. The car seat will still take some of the crash forces even when a child is not in the seat. Therefore, if the manufacturer says to replace the seat, it should be replaced regardless of whether the child was or was not in the seat.
Why do you have to replace a car seat after an accident?
Many car seats do need to be replaced if they were in a vehicle that is involved in a crash — even if the child was NOT in the car seat during the crash. … The seat will withstand some crash energy even if the seat were empty. In a substantial crash, the crash forces may be enough to bend the steel in your car’s frame.
What is considered a moderate car crash?
A moderate to severe crash is defined as the “equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8-14 mph or higher. (This would be the equivalent of striking a parked car of similar size at about 16-28 mph or higher.)
Does insurance have to replace car seats?
Insurance companies in California are obligated by law to replace occupied seats. … An insurance company may instruct you to purchase a replacement seat and submit the receipt for reimbursement. It is important that you clarify what your insurance company will cover before buying a new car seat.
Do insurance companies pay for car seats?
Insurance companies reimburse you for the car seat you owned, not the car seat you purchase. So before upgrading your car seat to the most expensive model, make sure you are aware that the reimbursement will be for the amount paid for the original receipt.
Can you tell if a car seat has been in an accident?
Car seats that have been involved in a crash may not appear damaged. No one can visually inspect a car seat for you or certify that it’s safe to use if the history is unknown or it has been in a crash.
Can you use a car seat base after an accident?
Damage to the seat or base may cause it to fail in an accident, even a minor one. It is absolutely important NOT to use the safety seat and base if it is damaged or broken in any way. … The child restraint must be destroyed and replaced if it has been in a crash and does not comply with ALL safety conditions.