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Well, I have 75 miles on my QV and my first little problem. I opened the hood this morning and the opening lever/cable felt like it had a lot of play. It did open but this afternoon I tried again and the hood won’t open.

Anyone else have this issue?
 

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Yes, I have the same issue on my 2017 QV. After releasing the lever near the driver's left knee, walk to the front of the hood and give a quick press down on the forward edge and rapidly release the pressure. the hood should then pop up.

On my car, it is the passenger side latch that does this, so you may try pressing down on the passenger side of the front edge of the hood if it doesn't release after pressing down in the center. I don't apply a lot of force, just a quick press down and release with my fingertips.
 

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I gave that a shot but didn’t work. I will try it again though. I have to think it is something simple to fix.
 

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The slide stop at the handle is a little wonky. Quick trip to the dealer will get it going again. Easy adjustment. Seems as though some of the cars came through with the assembly being just a wee tad too loose.

As mentioned earlier, if you give the handle a pull (or have someone hold it in the open position) and gently push down on the corners of the hood to get it released. If it doesn't work, don't force it! Time for a dealer visit then
 

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Just an update on my hood latch. Nothing was broken and the cable was not loose. The tech got the hood opened and the latches just needed some silicone spray.

I asked about pricing for some services. $159 for oil change. They do not know a price yet on 30k service. They have not yet had to do one.
 

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Just got my 2017 QV back from the dealer yesterday. It was in for this same issue. This was the third time around. The first time they blamed the expel wrap that they thought was making the hood fitment too tight. My son later got a 2018 QV and had the very same wrap with no issues at all, so it took it back to the dealer. The second time they tried silicone spray and it worked for a few days, but not like it should have, and then it wouldn't open at all again.

This time in they noted that the latches that are mounted on the hood on both sides were badly adjusted. They simply adjusted them and now the hood pops open with authority and works as it should! The latches were not properly adjusted from the factory.

The two "U" shaped latches I am talking about are attached to the hood on both sides, and are what actually seats in the spring loaded latch releases. When you open the hood, just look up on both corners and you will easily see them. You will also see how easy it is to adjust them.

Hope this helps.
 

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...but this afternoon I tried again and the hood won’t open.

Anyone else have this issue?
Yes, I have the exact same issue with my 2017 QV. As others have noted, I sprayed some lubricant, and then it worked fine for a while, maybe a few weeks. Then it went back to its misbehavin’ ways. Ah, Alfa.
 

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This sounds right. Mine is ok but I could tell something was up when I pulled the release the first few times. But you know, I would rather the U plates be too loose rather than overtightened, and crack the carbon resin. Yeah this may sound like an excuse but maybe it's also a sign of high demand and stress on the production line? ;)
 

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Well, I have 75 miles on my QV and my first little problem. I opened the hood this morning and the opening lever/cable felt like it had a lot of play. It did open but this afternoon I tried again and the hood won’t open.
Anyone else have this issue?
Yes, I have the same issue on my 2017 QV. After releasing the lever near the driver's left knee, walk to the front of the hood and give a quick press down on the forward edge and rapidly release the pressure. the hood should then pop up.
On my car, it is the passenger side latch that does this, so you may try pressing down on the passenger side of the front edge of the hood if it doesn't release after pressing down in the center. I don't apply a lot of force, just a quick press down and release with my fingertips.
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