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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Lower Michigan, USA
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    33

    Default Hood will not latch

    2004 XC70. My hood would not latch after opening, and the release handle didn't return to "rest" Temp is just under 32F/0C. I started the car, turned the heat to full-hot, fan on full, walk away. I had already pulled the release handle gently and slid my hand off it to allow it to snap back. 25 minutes later, I repeated this last action and then dropped the hood. The catches accepted the hood as locked.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Northeast
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    521

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    Might want to spray down the latch mechanism real well with WD40 or similar penetrating oil; you could have some crud buildup. Lube the points on the latch which pivot and move the release handle back and forth several times to see if that helps!
    2007 XC70, 206,000 miles
    2002 V70XC, 130,000 miles, parts car

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