Has this happened to anyone?
I was pulling out of Sam's parking lot and accelerated quickly to make it into the turning lane. After I entered the lane I began to brake quickly. At this point I am headed straight. There was quite a jarring bump in the road unbeknownst to me. It was enough to cause the ABS to kick in but the tires seems to stay planted.
I proceed to the highway... after some spirited merging I'm driving along (at the speed limit) when I notice my hood started popping up/bulging.
My first thought was catastrophic engine failure, but then my brain quickly realized that the engine wasn't sputtering, I wasn't decelerating, etc.
I move over to the far right as quickly as I can while letting off the gas.
The whole time my brain is analyzing (while in a bit of shock, mind you) and I realize that the hood had become unlatched and the secondary hood catch was preventing my hood from slamming into my windshield.
After I pull over I pop the hood and eye over the engine bay quickly.. everything looks in place so I slam the hood down ensuring it is in place.
As I drive home I'm a bit gun shy at this point...
I've never had this happen before...Now I'm a bit leery of driving down the highway..
Has this happened to anyone before? Is there a recall on the hood latches I'm not aware of?
I can't believe that going over a well placed bump could cause the hood latch to release.
Thank goodness for that secondary latch!
I would have been screwed.