I have tried that several times. Last night I sprayed some WD40 the best I could into the hood through a nozzle.
The wire seems loose although I can hear it moving something. The hood does not pop up at all. I haven't tried extreme measures yet but maybe I do that next.powersurge wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:07 amOne of the problems with the Leaf is the hood release. There is nothing wrong with it, but since you do not need regular checking under the hood, the latch starts to get hard to open from lack of use and rust.
First pull the inside lever until the hood pops up.
with a flashlight and a can of wd40, spray the hinge of the handle paddle latch. If you have to close the hood and repeat several times, you will get the hood open.
When you get the hood open, spray the hinges with wd40, oil, or silicone, or grease.. move parts until they move freely.
I suggest you lubricate the mechanism with clean oil or some kind of grease, as WD-40 leaves a sticky residue as it dries - it is a poor lubricant for the long term.Then got some WD-40 and sprayed a lot of it on the metal latch cleaning off the excess gunge/oil with wipes.