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I recently picked up a 2011 V Sedan. I'm doing the brakes today and went under the car to jack it up. Check out this front left jack point (see attached photo)...

How the heck did this happen?? Is this something that can/should be repaired?
 

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My best guess is someone tried to secure the metal hooks in the jack points when they were towing it and eventually sheared the metal during the long road trip.
 

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http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/CTS_V_JackingPoints-1.jpg

This is what I based the location of the jack point on. Shouldn't the jack points be oval shaped for the pucks?

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My best guess is someone tried to secure the metal hooks in the jack points when they were towing it and eventually sheared the metal during the long road trip.
Yeah, it was rear ended at one point.. That makes perfect sense. Is this a safety concern? Would a shop be able to weld something to add integrity?
 

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Yeah that looks like a tow hook tearing the sheet metal. Dumbass. I use the psuedo frame rail in front and the metal pad that connects to the rear control arms in back. I use the same whether using a lift or jacks. You could certainly have it bent back and welded for cheap I would think. I could probably do that in less than 15 minutes. I"m not sure I would be concerned enough to pay somebody to fix it. THen again if it really bugs you, by all means have at it. I could definitely understand that.
 

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I am of the opinion that there is no loss of structural integrity.
 

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the value dropped ...that is now a frame damaged car and upon trade in if they lift the car or look underneath it will affect the value, most tier 1 dealers send "FRAMERS" straight to auction
 

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Bring it to my shop. It'll cost you beer.
 

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still a framer after a repair...if you want a chance at it not being labeled as one when you do the repair do it to both sides and get underbody paint protection, like they used to try to sell people to hide weld marks on the paint

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drill a like sized hole in the repair plates and weld right over the top so no ton or compromised metal can be seen
 
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