Lexus Hood Latch
My 2013 Lexus ES350's hood latch sometimes seizes up and will not allow the hood to be fully closed. When this happens, my fix is spray it down with WD40 or a penetrating oil, let sit for a few minutes, bounce around a rubber mallet on the sides of it, and eventually it will latch. I'll finish with a spray of white lithium grease. Not too much of a problem when I'm at home changing the oil, but kind of a pain when I'm on the road and filling up my windshield wiper fluid. Is there a way to make a "fix" permanent? This doesn't happen every time I open the hood, but enough to be a concern. Thanks!
don't forget to adjust the hood bump stops