Question on Misc S60 Issues

Hey all -
I've got a 2001 S60 2.4T with 115k miles on it. It was involved in a pretty nice accident 7 months ago (hit a curb head on at about 20 mph).
Needless to say there was $10k worth of damage (mostly to the underside of the car). Everything was repaired, but for the last month or so, the car has been pulling to the right.
I took the car into the shop for an oil change and they noticed the steel belts showing on the inside of the right front tire - probably due to the excessive pulling. They also found that the upper torque mount on the engine and the lower control arm bushings are torn.
I looked on my repair bill from the accident and don't see these items. I'm wondering if these could have been damaged in the accident or if these things are most likely wear and tear items. The mechanic told me that the front end being out of alignment might have to do with the control arm bushings being bad.
Thanks, Charlie
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Hi, Charlie - - -
Your "new" problems are pretty clearly on-going issues related to the original crash. Certainly there's nothing unusual about items that don't show up until some time after initial repair.
That said, a lot now depends on your insurance company and/or the repairing service. Any items showing up much beyond 90 days tend to be a matter for "meaningful discussion" amongst the parties. I'd visit the repairing entity first and then, if needed, talk to your insurance carrier. If you live in the States, and one that is on the side of the consumer (California comes to mind), you have all manner of channels to pursue as may be necessary.
Bood luck.
bob noble Reno, NV, USA
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Thanks for the input Bob... I'm in PA and State Farm has been great to work with so far - hopefully they'll come through for me on this one.
Regards, Charlie

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