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Q: Hood won't open in 2007 Chevrolet Aveo

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The hood won't open. It looks like the latch is broken.

Hi there. Most of the time when the hood will no longer release on the Aveo. This is because the release cable has broken from the release handle under the dash. You can typically pull the handle and visually see if the cable is attached to it. If it is and it not releasing then it has broke at the hood latch. To access the latch to open the hood and repair it a mechanic would typically lift the vehicle in the air and remove the lower skid plate from the front bumper. With that out of the way, they could use a long screwdriver to move the hood latch manually to release it. At that point, the cable or the latch could be replaced. If this is not something that you want to attempt yourself, then I would enlist the assistance of a certified mechanic.

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