2020 volvo hood wont open

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by Vaso.L, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Vaso.L

    Vaso.L Light Load Member

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    just 6 months old truck and driver side hood lock got stucked,speedco guys tried to fix it and nothing,i tried pulling it nothing,just as i thought ill have to go to the dealer jamaican guy came from the bay next to me and he just used some old trick he used on old chevies he said,he just hit with a bottom of the fist just above the lock and it opened.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yeah my chevys always stuck. Put some penetrating oil on it , probably has a #### ton of dirt and grime in it and got jammed up.
     
  4. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    I’m not sure on the new Volvos but the 2013 Volvo I drove had releases you could reach in under the fender and pop yourself If the hood release didn’t work.
     
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  5. Vaso.L

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    we could reach partially but couldnt do anything,lesson is grease every 3 months
     
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  6. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    You can reach it if you know what to look for. The cable release is easily reached when you pull back the overspray fender above the steer tire.
     
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  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Yep, study how it looks under there with the hood open and you'll see how you can easily get in to it from under the fender if you need to. Keep white lithium grease on everything under there and you're cables and springs will last a lot longer.
     
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  8. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    I've found that anti seize on the release arm of the latch will make it release smooth like butter...
     
  9. Mudman78

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    The 2020 latch is totally different than the 2013 latch. You can't pop it by hand under the splash shield. All 13 of our 2019's had the problem. The dealer started replacing cables under warranty. From what I can see, the factory ran the cables with some very sharp bends near the latch causing the cables to bind. The dealer does not zip tie the cables in the same place as the factory did and we haven't had any problems since.
     
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