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Old 05-21-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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2010 Rear Bumper Replacement?

Hello everyone,
Looks like someone hit my 2010 SES in a parking lot... The left side of the rear bumper is no longer fully attached to the car.

I can pull the bumper away from the car very easily. The clips on the bumper itself appear fine. But, it looks like there is some sort of plastic bracket that the bumper clips into that has broken tabs on it. Anyone know what this part is called, and where I might find one? How much would something like this cost?

Thanks, guys!


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Old 06-06-2011, 01:24 AM   #2
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Have you taken it to a body shop? In some caes, they can fix thse types of things. But remember that a new bumper cover may cost upwards of $500 (I've had to replace a few and its not pretty).

Start there and see how things turn out. Basically you're looking at a fix by the dealer or a new bumper cover, or just don't worry about it. I had someone back into one of my Focus' a few years back and put a hole in the front bumper. Sort of sucked, but I wasn't going to pay $500 for someone else's mistake, so I just left it and when I traded it in, it sort of hurt the value, but I still saved a few hundred by not replacing it.

Point being, either way you go about it (unless you just leave it alone) it's going to be expensive unfortunately. A new cover installed and painted shouldn't be any more than $500 total. You could try a junk yard, but this might be hard, and Ford uses variations of the same color across years, so it would have to be from a 2010 model. For example, I've got a Sangria Red 2010 Focus. Not all 2010 Sangria Red Focuses are painted the same, as I've found from a body shop manager. There are slight variations even within a particular color scheme, depending on what factory built and painted the car (bumper covers usually don't match 100% anyway because they are plastic and the car is metal, and that makes a slight color difference anyway).
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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You may be able to find replacement bumper covers on eBay, or from a late model 'recycler' yard. These cars are too new for pick and pull yards.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:16 PM   #4
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You may be able to find replacement bumper covers on eBay, or from a late model 'recycler' yard. These cars are too new for pick and pull yards.
I was looking for a fender for a red 08 focus two years ago, and nobody had them. And those who did, they needed some body work to get them back to spec (they would have come from cars that were total losses). Anyway, point being it was a little more to go to the dealer and get it new and installed, but in the long run, it was the better choice since at the time, the car was only 1 year old.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #5
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And, yes, ebay is an option. My only concern is color matching. As mentioned above, you can get a bumper from a Focus of the exact same color, year, and trim level, but still have it not quite match. bumpers don't quite match the metal painted parts anyway, but it may be more of a difference than your previous original bumper. That's my problem with buying pre-painted parts on ebay. If you get one that is not painted or just primed, and then have your local dealer install it, then that'd be fine. But the bumpers only cost $100-$150 from the dealer. It's the painting that kills you. They charge about $250 just to pain the damn things. But at least, they can do some color blending to match the car as much as possible. more expensive, yes, but I think with a car that new, you should try to keep it in the "like new" condition as you can. If it was a 10 yr old+ car, then I'd say it might not be worth it, and to go with an aftermarket or something else, but only being a year old, spend the money now... you'll feel better about it in the long run (especially if you try to sell the car....)

The only way I'd buy a used bumper off a wrecked car, etc, (or a pre-painted bumper) is to see it in person, and compare it to your car first hand...
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