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So it seems like this isn't a new issue as google shows others have had similar issues, but my hood is really really difficult to close (i.e. have to drop it from a few feet up for it to latch properly).

any thing I can do to make this work better? I doubt I'll have to go into it often, but I was freaking out a little earlier today when I couldn't get it to close properly.
 

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So it seems like this isn't a new issue as google shows others have had similar issues, but my hood is really really difficult to close (i.e. have to drop it from a few feet up for it to latch properly).

any thing I can do to make this work better? I doubt I'll have to go into it often, but I was freaking out a little earlier today when I couldn't get it to close properly.
Take it to a trusted panel beater or mechanic, possibly someone has played with the adjustable rubber bump stops and or latch.
If the bump stops are adjusted too hard this would cause the problem you are having, if they are adjusted too loose - vibration and over slam which will damage other parts.

Hoods should close nicely with a foot or less of drop (Usually).
 

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Check the hook and the latch to make sure neither are loose.
 

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I had the same problem and took it into the dealer. The solution was to reroute the primary latch release cable. Technicians comment is: Found primary cable routed wrong and pulling on latch, R&R and route hood release primary cable. (OP Code: 1410470, FC: 6011)

Works fine now. Closes just like my 215 Volt in that it latched by dropping it the final 12-18".
 

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Are all dealers aware of this so if I call to complain it should be a known issue? I just got my car 2 weeks ago and it took me like 10-15 drops in order to get the hood to close so don't want to come off as someone who doesn't know how to close a car hood.
 

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I had difficulty as well when I went to check the oil level on my new Volt (2017). It took me several tries and I have decided NOT to even try again until I take it in for it's first service. I will then give it a try while at the dealer and if there is any difficulty will ask them to check it out. I wish these vehicles had sensors to monitor fluid levels, including oil level. That would be neat.
 

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I had difficulty as well when I went to check the oil level on my new Volt (2017). It took me several tries and I have decided NOT to even try again until I take it in for it's first service. I will then give it a try while at the dealer and if there is any difficulty will ask them to check it out. I wish these vehicles had sensors to monitor fluid levels, including oil level. That would be neat.
Heh. Gen 1 HAS such a sensor for coolant level. It works so well that WoT made a defeat device to bypass it.
 

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Heh. Gen 1 HAS such a sensor for coolant level. It works so well that WoT made a defeat device to bypass it.
:p :p :p

I have one, just waiting until the near end of my CPO to install it :)
 

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I had difficulty as well when I went to check the oil level on my new Volt (2017). It took me several tries and I have decided NOT to even try again until I take it in for it's first service. I will then give it a try while at the dealer and if there is any difficulty will ask them to check it out. I wish these vehicles had sensors to monitor fluid levels, including oil level. That would be neat.
Had the same issue when I did my first Volt test drive two weeks ago. For a while, I thought I was gonna have to admit defeat since I couldn't seem to get it to close properly. Kind of embarrassing. Glad no one else was around. For the first time doing a test drive, I regretted opening a hood on a vehicle. I just thought it was me but glad to hear it isn't.

Joe
 
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