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Q: Hood latch stuck

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My car's hood latch is stuck.

If your car’s hood latch is stuck, that may be a sign that the latches have failed, or perhaps the cable that unlocks it has snapped. As a problem like this may not be immediately obvious to diagnose, I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, look at the vehicle’s latch and cable mechanisms to see what components are in need of repair.

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