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Q: Broken latch on hood

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Can't close hood due to a broken latch.

A: Hello. If your hood has a broken latch, the...

Hello. If your hood has a broken latch, then the latch must be replaced for proper operation. If you need help, you can enlist the aid of a mechanic.

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