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Hood release electric in the Lyriq?

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    I was watching a YouTube channel where a guy had his 12volt battery die (software issue) and since the Rivian has an electric hood release he couldn’t get the hood open to put a charger on the battery, I was wondering if the Lyriq could have a similar issue? Can you open the doors to get to a manual hood release or is the hood release electric in the Lyriq? If it is, when I finally get my car, I will pay particular attention to the 12V battery’s health.


    Manual hood release, there is a key inside the FOB that book says will work on all doors but I’m not sure where you put the key into the door. The owners manual is online so you can check it out before you get your Lyriq. Warning it is 424 pages.


    Thanks. I didn’t know the manual was online. Most of those 400+ pages are safety warnings like the “Remove windshield sunshade before driving “. 😂

    I looked it up and the Lyriq has a standard hood release in the driver’s footwell and the fob has an emergency door key in it so even if the 12V battery dies, you can still access it to “jump start” or charge it.

    That poor guy with the Rivian had to have his truck towed.

    Raymond J Ramirez

    All the GM vehicles that I have own or driven (including rentals) have manual cable hood releases. So it is expected to have the same on the Lyriq. Anyway, there is little need to access the hood because there are few fluid reservoirs to check such as battery coolant, brake, and washer fluid.


    It’s interesting to hear about the issues with the Rivian’s electric hood release and the potential concerns for the Lyriq. From what I’ve read, the Lyriq does indeed have a manual hood release in the driver’s footwell, and the fob includes an emergency door key to ensure access even if the 12V battery dies. This setup should give some peace of mind to potential owners.

    However, it’s always wise to be prepared for any situation. One additional tip is to consider services that offer roadside battery exchange. If you ever find yourself with a dead battery, having a service that can come to you and swap out the battery on the spot can save you the hassle of being stranded or needing a tow. These services are especially handy in unexpected situations and can quickly get you back on the road.

    In my experience, being proactive about battery health is crucial, but knowing you have a backup plan like a roadside battery exchange can provide an extra layer of security. It’s always good to know your options and have a contingency plan in place.

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