Citroën, Hyundai, Porsche… 17 cars on which the bonnet may open while driving


opening-bonnet-while-driving

21. 11. 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Category: Misc


Opening the bonnet while driving is certainly one of the many things we’d rather not experience during our lifetime. You can find many videos on YouTube where the drivers shared this unpleasant experience.

The locking mechanism of the engine compartment is also occasionally the subject of a manufacturer´s recall through the Rapex system. This was the case with the cars listed below the video. If you own any of mentioned cars, you should have the bonnet lock checked as soon as possible. But on the video, we can see the camera record from the Mercedes-Benz´s dashboard, which does not appear on the list. That’s why you should be interested in the condition of the bonnet lock also on other brands and models.



List of the models recalled due to the risk of opening the bonnet while driving


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