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My bonnet catch is not fully securing the bonnet. It won't

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Hi. My bonnet catch is not fully securing the bonnet. It won't fully close and is only held down by the secondary catch mechanism. I am miles from home . Is it safe to drive slowly to my home where there is a garage. I have a skoda Octavia vrs 2016.
Assistant: What is the model/year of your Skoda?
Customer: Octavia vrs 2016
Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just tried closing the bonnet after putting some oil in
Assistant: When was your last oil change?
Customer: 6 months ago
Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so thanks

Hi my name is ***** ***** I help you with this ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
please Gavin. Advice would be appreciated

It will be ok on the secondary latch but have you got time so we can try and get it fully closed ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Can we do that by messaging?

Yes can you keep operating the pull lever inside the car for a few mins.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm inside just now. Will put kn rainwear and go out to the car. Please give me a couple of minutes

Have you got any WD40 to hand ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't think so. I'm on holiday

No problem keep working the latch for 5 mins.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok I'll do that. It has quite a lot of slack in it

try closing the bonnet quite hard in between working the latch.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Great - the bonnet has now shut. Thank you!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Should I keep working the lever for a bit to loosen it more?

Good you will need to get the latch cleaned and re greased if you need me just get back to me and if you get time feel free to rate me regards Gavin.

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