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Howdy partners,I'm excited to find a club to exchange ideas.I have a rental return 2013 challenger RT with 5.7 and six speed,love it! I have a problem with the hood popping open to the safety catch while driving!..Is this a common problem? My dodge dealer tried adjusting the hood for me,but that didn't solve the problem completely. I don't want hood pins,does anyone have a fix?
 

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Welcome from AZ, I have not heard of this problem before.
 

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Welcome to the Z from New Mexico! You have found the absolute best spot for a Challenger lover to be except for behind the wheel! Enjoy the ride! I have never heard of the hood issue you describe. Sounds like it could be a dangerous problem if not taken care of. Try another dealer. It sounds like they don't know what they're doing or don't care.
 

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Hello from Strasburg, VA

Hello and Welcome to the 'Z' from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. :4-wavey: Enjoy your Ride and the Site! You'll find some knowledgeable and friendly people to answer your questions or just entertain you. Glad you could join us!
 

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Welcome from AZ, I have not heard of this problem before.
Thank you for the kind welcome.I bought my car 3 weeks ago and the hood has popped 1/2 open 5 times before the dealer worked on it,two times since.I have learned to look at the edge of the hood while driving to confirm the hood is closed,but I have bad memories of the happening to a 68 mustang my brother had just bought (used). I love driving the car-it's a real hot rod from the factory.
 

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:Racing:Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Enjoy the forum !!!:Racing:
 

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Welcome to the forum from Central Ohio!

I would have the dealer replace the hood catch and the under side hook. It is a rare issue of a minor bend in the parts I have been told. It may have been in a front end incident...have you gotten a history on the vehicle like a car fax to see if it has been?
 

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Greetings and welcome aboard from Killeen!!

I would get a Carfax report, it may have been involved in an accident. But it sounds like the dealer you've been going to doesn't care about trying to help you. Try going to another dealer in your area.
 

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Hello and Welcome to the “Z” from Pittsburgh, PA! Congratulations to you on the Challenger! Never heard of this problem before. I would recommend having it checked out by another dealer or body shop. Good Luck!
 

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It seems that I have stuck the hood release in the process of raising my left foot off the clutch and stepping on the parking brake.I didn't even feel the bump until yesterday when I did now it makes sense.Thankyou people who responded to my post..
 
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