Your hood just wants to say hello.
It’s funny how the simplest things can ruin an awesome build. This boosted Honda Civic learned his lesson the hard way and the greater internet got to witness the carnage thanks to a video upload that hit the web earlier today (July 28, 2015.) Although you’re more likely to see this happen to cars with lightweight carbon fiber hoods, it can honestly happen to any car if you head out for a drive without first securing your hood and hearing the “click clack” of both the safety latch and hood latch engaging.
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Although the video is pretty much self-explanatory, we’ll give you the play by play. The video starts out like any normal “we’re gonna rip it” video with the Civic audibly flexing some serious boost potential with a couple of WOT’s and BOV’s letting off boost pressure with that audible SUTUTUTU we’ve come to know and love. After first stopping at an intersection than proceeding to find traction through first and second, the owner clearly is satisfied with the power and stomps on it in third. But not before his hood flies open and proceeds to K.O. both his windshield and roof.
Although there’s no confirmation if something happened under the hood to cause force to be exerted upwards and subsequently the hood to fly open, most likely it was just a case of not closing the hood securely before taking off. So before you go for a joyride after you just installed that short ram intake or authentic Mugen headers, make sure that you do a 10 second walk around of your pride and joy making sure that everything looks the way it’s supposed to and all things that should be secured…are.