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Old 04-01-2005, 12:30 PM
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Mysterious hood depression. Help!

There is a very slight depression in the middle area of my hood (towards the windshield). You have to look carefully at the correct angle to see it. I first saw it when I cleared snow off it. There were no marks on the snow so I don't think anyone sat on it or anything. It isn't really a dent of the regular sort nor does it look like vandalism.

I really think this buckling is either from about 10" of snow or from some kind of heating/cooling cycle. Perhaps the new '04 hood design has a slight chance of developing this problem.

Given that, do I have any chance with the dealer? What are my options? If I owned it (leasing currently) and if the car were a bit older, I might ignore. As yet I'm still in the perfectionist stage. Perhaps I'll give it a try next time I'm at the dealer.
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