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Thread: Front trunk release might be causing hood to open wide while driving?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Northern NJ

    Default Front trunk release might be causing hood to open wide while driving?

    Actually a few guys are finding not having a second latch for the frunk a real pain as the frunk flys up and backward causes severe damage. Not sure if its a fob or in car frunk release being tapped before drive off. Making a mess

    Please make sure your frunk is closed before driving off.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    New Haven, Ct


    HI there,

    There are 2 latches, and also descriptions of the reason for the lightweight nature of the front lid.

    Here is the information from the owners manual.

    Closing the Hood

    Warning: Do not drive the vehicle if the hood is not latched completely. The hood could open fully, block your vision, and cause acrash. You or others could be injured. Always close the hood completely before driving.

    The hood is not heavy enough to latch under its own weight. The hood will remain open until the striker is pushed into the latch. Ensure the hood is fully latched before taking the vehicle out of P (Park).
     1. Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly, and all tools are removed.
     2. Ensure that all cargo is placed away from the emergency hood release button.
     3. Pull the hood down and set the striker gently into the latch.
     4. Firmly press down on the front edge of the hood until the latch clicks twice.
     5. Check that the hood is flush to the fascia to ensure the hood is fully closed.

    And I am pretty sure that this is not gone thought during the delivery process and IT SHOULD BE!

    Allthebest, Paul
    GM World Class Certified Service Technician.
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