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Hi, My hood release works inside my car and I can hear the click, but the latch under the hood is disconnected. I just learned there is a recall for the subaru tribeca for this problem.

Is it safe to drive 20 miles to the dealership to fix the recall on it. I have read in many places that the hood has flown open and smashed the windshield..because of this defect. I cannot get the hood open so I pushed down on it and it clicked locked again. i am scared to drive on the freeway just in case it pops open, should I put tape on the hood to the car...I know it sounds silly but I am just freaked after reading all the reports about this defect.

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Put some tape over the front like they do on racing cars

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Testimonial: "Thank you so much for your suggestion. I know nothing about cars, so had to google racing cars with tape...the lever inside the car still works. I only have electrical tape on hand and have to drive there in the morning, its seems like the hood is locked but I am just nervous. Will electrical tape work without also damaging the paint work"

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    Rod Kowald Apr 21, 2017

    it wont harm the paint. use about 6 strips to give you confidence

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2017

    Okay great :) Thank you so much again. I really appreciate your help!

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