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2001 Hyundai Elantra accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 212001


  • miles


The latch mechanism failed to hold the hood closed after a minor collision. The hood opened up and flipped back unto the windshield, breaking the glass, damaging the hood. The vehicle was being driven at 40 mph at the time. The latch popped out from the hood thus releasing the hood. This latch was revitted on to the hood on thin sheet metal which stretched and release the latch. It should be note that I was blinded when the hod flew opened and was lucky to be unhurt. I looked at other car latch and they are of a superior design.

- Cliffwood, NJ, USA

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