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Hi all, I'm on my way home to Tampa, FL from Atlanta GA with my new 2012 black edition and stopped for food only to notice the drivers side of the hood was not closed all the way. Not a huge gap but easily noticeable, maybe 1/2 centimeter. I opened, closed, etc. and can't get that side to stay down. The little bracket and latch on that site appear to be function just like the passenger side when I move them through the motions. Do I just need to really shove that bad boy down to get it to latch or could there be an issue? I don't want to damage something before I get to 200 miles so I'm being cautious lol.
 

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Hi all, I'm on my way home to Tampa, FL from Atlanta GA with my new 2012 black edition and stopped for food only to notice the drivers side of the hood was not closed all the way. Not a huge gap but easily noticeable, maybe 1/2 centimeter. I opened, closed, etc. and can't get that side to stay down. The little bracket and latch on that site appear to be function just like the passenger side when I move them through the motions. Do I just need to really shove that bad boy down to get it to latch or could there be an issue? I don't want to damage something before I get to 200 miles so I'm being cautious lol.
Congrats! I'm Jealous. LOL. Have you checked the tracts where the hood lays, maybe something obstructing it from closing all the way?
 

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Yeah, I just drop it and it closes fine. That hood is heavy as fcuk. Maybe check to see if the support rod is down all the way?
 

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Make sure the hood prop is placed in the clip, mine was off a little when I closed it and the hood prop wasn't in the right place.
 

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Thanks guys; yeah I was just trying to be too nice to it. Texted a friend who also has a '12 and he said he had the exact same issue and I just needed to push it down harder. Just got it home; kind of sucks putting 500 miles on in the first day.
 

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Thanks guys; yeah I was just trying to be too nice to it. Texted a friend who also has a '12 and he said he had the exact same issue and I just needed to push it down harder. Just got it home; kind of sucks putting 500 miles on in the first day.
Wish I could have done 500 miles in the first day, your that much closer to the end of break in.
 

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Have you looked at the black rubber thingo attached to the underside of the bonnet (hood), there is 1 ea side and these are an adjustable screw in "stop". Mine had a gap on 1 side and I screwed the RHS 1 in a little more and it made the gap even both sides.
 

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Have you looked at the black rubber thingo attached to the underside of the bonnet (hood), there is 1 ea side and these are an adjustable screw in "stop". Mine had a gap on 1 side and I screwed the RHS 1 in a little more and it made the gap even both sides.
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my 2012 some times needs a push in the driver side corner even after dropping. nissan told me its normal lol
 

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Dont push it, its aluminum and it will dent. Drop it from 2ft.....sounds worse, but the panel wont have dents in it late
This. Don't push, drop.

Beats me how Nissan managed to make an ali hood that heavy though! Can't imagine a steel one being much heavier, although I guess the lack of gas struts means you feel all the weight.
 

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Thanks guys; will try the drop method next time I have it open. Just dropped it off for window tint.
 

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evo911, when you say "Nissan", who are you referring to? Your Dealer?
 

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congrats on the new car. mine did the same thing. Had to push my half of the time. I drove me 800 miles the first day. raced Z06, Vette, Mustangs... anything that wanted to race on the way back. Enjoy it. I don't think you need to break it in.
 

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congrats on the new car. mine did the same thing. Had to push my half of the time. I drove me 800 miles the first day. raced Z06, Vette, Mustangs... anything that wanted to race on the way back. Enjoy it. I don't think you need to break it in.
This is why I buy new cars.
 

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So, here we go again. The great run in debate.

Yes there are 2 schools of thought on this and lets not go there.
 
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