Hood and Rear Hatch Supports May Fail on Pontiac Firebird

The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.

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Average mileage: 89,750 (15,000–145,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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The hood just gave way and fell on my hands
hood & rear hatch will not stay up - not repaired