There are no scratches on the outside of this car, but the vehicle was completely destroyed !
A man in Waterton Park in Alberta , Canada, came out to find the inside of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia trashed.
A grizzly bear had somehow got a door open and once inside it got trapped when the door shut behind him, probably by the wind.
The Toyota was the Platinum edition. All the door panels were ripped off, the head-liner torn to pieces, all headrests, the leather seats, the dash shredded, and the steering column was twisted Sideways. Two of the six airbags went off and the other four the bear ripped to pieces.
Can you imagine a trapped grizzly being hit with an airbag in an enclosed space ? He must have figured he was in for the fight of his life, and by the looks of this car he definitely won the fight.
When the bear ripped off the door panels he also clawed all the wiring harnesses out before breaking out the rear window. Toyota figures every wire he pulled or clawed at resulted in alarm bells, voices or sparks.
The head mechanic at Calgary Toyota doubted they had the expertise to put this vehicle back together, even if they had enough parts to do it. This Toyota Sequoia had seen it’s last day.
Fish and wildlife officers have inspected the damage and figure it was a 3 year old Grizzly bear who accidentally ended up inside the car.
The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company, the cost of this fully optioned vehicle new was over $70,000, and they stopped count-ing the repair costs at $60,000 plus.
Lesson learned! Do not leave your car doors open when there are Grizzly bears in the neighborhood…
Instead come in to Toyota of El Cajon and get your very own TEDDY bear with the purchase of a new Toyota.