View Full Version : Broken hood release!

01-19-2013, 03:49 PM
I took my Abarth in for an oil change and ECM update today and they were unable to open the hood.

It appears that the hood release is no longer functional. When operating the release lever I can here cable movement under the bonnet, but it doesn't release it/let it pop up.

It seems that the cable is no longer attached to the release mechanism.

Does anyone have any ideas and can I get some pics of under the hood near the release?


01-19-2013, 03:58 PM
It's your dealers problem - not yours (warranty) :suspicion:

Abarth Five O
01-19-2013, 04:48 PM
I had the same problem. Took it to the dealer and their tech with long spider like arms got underneath it to release the latch. The cable connection by the latch got loose.

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
01-19-2013, 05:19 PM
I had a hood latch cable replaced under warranty, had to order took a few days.