What you will need
- Remove the rear bolt cover panel to expose the rear bumper's retaining bolts. Each side will have three retaining bolts.
- Remove three 7mm upper retaining bolts on each side.
- Remove the rear fender liner to expose the retaining support screws of the rear bumper.
- Remove the 7mm retaining screws that are located near the rear wheel.
- Remove the two 7mm retaining bolts situated below the vehicle on the lower side of the bumper.
- Have an assistant pull the bumper off from the other side while pulling it off on your side until the entire bumper snaps off.
Note if you want to replace just one side of the bumper, you still need to do steps 1-6, but you can detach each side of the bumper once the whole bumper is taken off.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you drive with a broken rear bumper?
- If your bumper is missing, damaged, or unsafely attached, it's possible the police in your area could consider your car unsafe and issue a ticket, even if your state's legal code does not explicitly mention missing or damaged bumpers.
How much does it cost to buy a rear bumper?
- A rear bumper replacement cost comes between $700 to $1,750 (before shipping), depending on the model.
Will a cracked bumper get worse?
- Even though the damage to your bumper may seem small, unless it is repaired ASAP, a future accident could worsen damage on it because of the weakened structure.