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#11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 12:58 PM
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Never had this happen - I use the ball of my foot. And I don't have small feet (11 - 11.5 size)

Are you using the arch of your foot on the pedal? That's about the only way I could see that possible.

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I suspect your problem is with the hood latch. I had a problem with my Mustang GT where the hood would pop up to the safety catch if I hit a bump in extremely cold weather (below about 20 degrees anyway, which is rare for here) I assume it had to do with the contraction of metal vs. the factory fiberglass hood.

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Smile Hood Release

Thanks a lot for your input......
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I've had this happen to me twice already,but only when I release the pedal after I park.Size 16 here,lol.
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Size 15's here and yes I've done it. Its happened a few times when going to get out of the car, not during actual driving

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15s here and I did it a few times the first month not even realizing that I did and wondered how the hood poped. Have not done it since I realized by I'm sure it will happen again?

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YES!! It has happened to me several times! I had hood pins installed when I purchased my R/T 6 spd, thank goodness. I was wondering if the latch release could be adjusted(tightened)?
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I have done this several times also, but I find myself doing it when I go to exit my foot hits the latch and pops it open , some times I don't notice I've done it til I get back in the car and drive away...


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Yup, and i have small feet 9-10. Seems to help if u dont have mesh type shoes. The mesh seems to catch the latch better.

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