Thanks for your quick response. The damage is an actual 1 to 1.5" crack on the bottom of the front bumper. If you look at the bumper straight on, you can't see the crack, just a minor "v" along the lower edge of the bumper. This was a rental vehicle, and is covered under my insurance except, of course, for the $500 deductible. So I'm just weighing whether to pay out of pocket rather than claim it. BTW, I can't think of any incident while I was driving this van that would have caused this crack — are these bumpers easily cracked, or are they considered strong? Thanks, Andrea
No these bumpers are not easily "cracked", usually if they crack it is due to impact or contacting a curb when parking, keep in mind that these vans have to meet strict crash testing regulations, the front end is designed to give under stress. IF the bumper is cracked then the bumper cover will have to be replaced.
Depending on the options I just checked the bumper cost, the part is around $265 USA dollars, so add paint and labor and this is about a $600 repair roughly.