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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.

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