As my luck would have it last week I witnesses, and very thankfully avoided being in, a car accident in the morning. However, fate deemed it my day for one! I was sitting at a stoplight a few blocks from my office on my way home for the day and BLAMO!...rear ended! Thankfully there were no injuries and the Volvo took the hit like a champ while I'm certain the Mustang that hit me is totaled.
To get to my question I took the car to several collision centers. At the first one the gentleman preparing the estimate was looking over the damage and had me open the rear liftgate. For fear it might not close I hadn't opened it since the accident but was surprised to see that it had cracked horizontally and vertically around the latch. The guy giving the estimate made a comment that it was fiberglass and that was normal after an accident and easily patched. We opted to go with another body shop that's replacing, rather than attempting to patch, the entire liftgate but curious if anyone knows for certain that the liftgate is made from fiberglass?