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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 2017 outback broken hood latch cable

My hood latch cable is broken somewhere between latch mechanism and inside the cabin. Can't get the hood open. Anyone know of any tricks to get the primary latch to open. A mechanic wants $250 +. Heard the same thing from a body shop.

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Are you out of warranty? If not why not take it to the dealer.

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I purchased the car used. They said that if it would have been within 30 days. No problem. Now it's my problem.
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Did you buy it CPO or Private, AFAIK warranty is transferable for the first 3 years I maybe wrong. Sorry.

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I purchased the car used. They said that if it would have been within 30 days.
If your 2017 has less than 36,000 miles on it, it's still covered under the original new car warranty. Whether you bought the vehicle new or used has nothing to do with it, as long as it's within 3 years/36,000 miles (5 years/60,000 miles for the drive train). From the Subaru Warranty & Maintenance Guide, page 4:
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(RTFM!) If the dealer still balks, call or email SOA Customer Service. On the other hand, if the hood release malfunction is due to collision damage or something similar, fixing it is not Subaru's responsibility.
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Anyone know how the dealer or a repair shop would actually get the hood open to fix/replace the broken cable?
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Anyone know how the dealer or a repair shop would actually get the hood open to fix/replace the broken cable?
I think it would be determined by where the cable broke.

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Uh, yeah, but obviously the question is assuming the cable broke in an inaccessible area (presumably by the latch). I was wondering the same thing.
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I suspect you could get at it by pulling the bumper and grill, or maybe the belly pan. Nothing definitive in the FSM or parts diagrams. I'm all about DIY, but in this case I'd likely take it to a dealer or body shop and pay the man.

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I suspect you could get at it by pulling the bumper and grill, or maybe the belly pan. Nothing definitive in the FSM or parts diagrams. I'm all about DIY, but in this case I'd likely take it to a dealer or body shop and pay the man.

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That's my first thoughts. But, it it broke closer to the lever, a tech might be able to trim off some of the outer cable and grab the inner cable with a pair of pliers.


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