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2013 Hood will not open

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Two weeks ago I opened the hood to add wiper fluid, and it was unusually hard to close. The usual drop from 12" did not work, so I actually had to "slam" it shut. Now, when I pull the release handle, nothing happens. The hood remains locked shut.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to open the hood?
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Try having someone push down fairly hard on the front of the hood above the latch and see if you can get the handle to move.
While I agree with the concept of compressing the bumpers (and then adjusting them rather than "slamming" the hood), with an aluminum hood, that will almost certainly result in a dented hood. I'd be inclined to muscle the lever; if something breaks, so be it.
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